Tips & Tricks
Welcome to Expand-A-Pan, home of the Expand-A-Pan over size trap pans. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope that you will find some helpful information on this site that will increase your catch on the trap line and put more fur in your shed. Be sure to check out the “Tricks and Tips” page that is designed to show you a few of the things that we have learned or figured out along the way, and that have made our trapping easier and more productive. Visit our online store and read or watch the videos of our pans and products. While there, take a look at our tools for the trap line and check out our signs for the fur shed, trapper’s house, or anywhere you need a cool looking sign. If you like our products, please tell all of your friends. If you don’t like them or see areas for improvement, please tell us!
Expand-A-Pan was formed as an idea to help you, the trapper, to take more fur. After seeing countless misses on our own trap line with tracks inside the jaw spread of our traps, and also hearing one of our trapping mentors, Clint Locklear ofTrapping Radio, chronicle the same problems that he was facing, we were challenged to develop a solution to this problem. The problem was that animals were stepping inside the jaws of our traps, but not on the pans to fire the traps, and ultimately we were missing the catch. Being farm-boys by trade, versed in fabrication, working with metal, and solving problems, the light bulb went off in our head for the concept of Expand-A-Pan. We thought “what if we could fill as much space as possible inside the jaws of the trap with a huge, over-sized pan”. We guessed that the chances of a miss would be greatly diminished using this principle, and the idea proved to be correct. The engineering, geometry, tolerances, and clearances necessary for proper trap function were challenging to say the least! At one time while we were designing the different models of Expand-A-Pans, our scrap (or reject) pile was nearly 3 feet tall. But our “good enough ain’t good enough” mind set forced us, through trial and error, to find the correct tolerances and resulted in Expand-A-Pan products that work, are easy to use and install, and most of all, catches YOU, the trapper, more fur!
Expand-A-Pan | 404 County Road 288, Grenada, MS, 38901