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After some web research we have put together some fair comparisons of three commercial harp traps available. Data is accurate to the best of our knowledge as of 1/26/11.

BCM
G7 Forest Strainer

Faunatech
Austbat 2 Bank Harp Trap

Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research Harp Trap

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Size

6' wide

6' wide

6' wide (assumed)

Weight

47 lbs. (with optional baffle bar)

27.6 lbs.

N/A

Structure Material

Aluminum and stainless steel.

Aluminum, brass, stainless steel.

Aluminum, iron

Catch bag material

PVC material makes washing/WNS decontamination a snap.

Full canvas with plastic lining.

Canvas with plastic lining.

Line attachment system

All stainless set screws forming tensionless knots.

All knots, can be tied tensionless.

All knots over sharp edge.

Tension system

Lines can be adjusted with individual set screws. Telescoping posts.

Line must be retied. Single lock on each post.

Line must be retied. Four locks total.

Final Tension

Effortless locking with mechanically levered columns.

User's full strength

User's full strength

Captures bats in front of line banks

Yes

Yes

No

One person setup (really)

Yes

No

Yes

Versatility

Telescoping legs extend up to 70"

Telescoping legs fall out when trap is picked up.

Telescoping legs. Leg attachment points can be moved up or down the frame to suit site.

Stability

Can be mounted on stakes, legs, or hung. Parts remain secure under any transport condition. Guy ropes possibly required if mounting on stakes.

Legs and guy lines required. Legs and headpiece must
have tension to prevent separation.

Legs required.

Max capture area

48 square feet (4.5 square meters), as tall as a 2H mist net

4.2 square meters

N/A, probably ~4.2 square meters

Manufacture process and design year

CNC machining ISO 9001 compliant, 2010 design

Welded, some machining,
design date N/A

Welded and machine screws,
design date N/A

Storage

PVC Bag

Tube (bag extra?)

Bag

Country of manufacture

USA

Australia

Switzerland

Cost

$1395 USD + shipping within continental U.S.

International shipping add quote from ups.com (United States zip code 17015 to your door).

$1,423 USD, + shipping.
$882 for 3' (1m) mini version.
Contact seller for exact quote.

About $1800 USD, supposedly including shipping anywhere? See seller.

Source:

www.batmanagement.com
Dec 2014

www.faunatech.com.au/
Jan 2011

http://www.wsl.ch/dienstleistungen/produkte

/hardware/Harfenfalle/index_EN

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