(line of sight).
The PRO Trashbreaker works off of a different radio signal from previous Trashbreaker units. The PRO Trashbreaker uses MURS Frequency, the same radio frequency that Garmin uses with the Garmin Alpha and Astro which will give you range up to 4 miles in ideal situations.
The PRO Trashbreaker is the first Tri-Tronics system that allows you to control up to 9 dogs from one transmitter. The PRO TB uses a 3 position toggle switch that allows you to select between the 9 dogs.
To get the maximum range out of your PRO Trashbreaker, the collar receiver has a long range whip style cable antenna. This is the same kind of antenna used on the Garrmin Alpha TT 10 and the Garmin Astro DC 50 collars. They are extremely durable and hold up in the harshest of conditions.
While the antenna on the Trashbreaker collar is mighty tough, it is not chew proof. You need to keep this in mind if you kennel your dogs together or if you plan on using the Bark Limiter option on the Trashbreaker while your dog is in the backyard. Other dogs will be attracted to this antenna and chewing will be an issue.
The PRO Trashbreaker uses a removable flex VHF antenna. This is the same MURS antenna that is used on the Garmin Astro and Garmin Alpha handhelds. We have had good luck with them holding up with heavy use.
The PRO Trashbreaker has a Hi Viz Yellow faceplate on the handheld transmitter. This is designed to make the unit easier to see WHEN you drop it in the brush.
Transcript from Steve's Video:
This is the Garmin Tri-Tronics Pro Trashbreaker. Out of all the new pro units, this one has been changed the most, but it really has just been an increase of what this unit was designed for. The Trashbreaker was designed for long distance problem solving. And what they have done with the Pro Trashbreaker is just accentuated everything about it that was good. Instead of being a two-mile collar, the Pro Trashbreaker is now a four-mile collar. It is the longest range e-collar in the market. And it is designed for folks running big running hounds that need to have a problem solving unit, mainly for, the name says it all, stopping them from running trash.
To get the four-mile range out of the Pro Trashbreaker, Garmin has gone to the MURS-based radio system. What that means is that youíve got a little longer antenna and youíve also got an antenna on the collar. What this does is itís a different radio frequency than what weíve had before, and it can transmit a longer distance than the 27 megahertz that weíve used with older systems. A lot of folks probably arenít going to be happy to go back to an antenna on the collar, but all the hound guys that Iíve talked to donít seem to mind. They are already running systems that have antennas, Alphas and Astros, and so having a remote training collar that has an antenna, itís just not that big of a deal, especially if they are getting that long range in those tough situations. So far weíve been real impressed with what weíve seen range test wise. This system will throw a signal a long, long way. And thatís great, especially if you need to make a correction at a distance or if you need to use tone as a recall to get your hounds back to you.
Another new feature on the Pro Trashbreaker is the addition of beacon lights. What Garmin has done is they have taken what was the tracer light and they built it into the collar. Itís one button per dog, so on your dial you have an L position for lights. Turn your dial to L and then hold down your stim button and your lights come on. Itís great for folks that are running at night and want to be able to see their dogs. Itís perfect for dogs that might be crossing roads to protect them for cars. Itís just an easy way to keep up with them at night. Once you are through and need to cut them off, go back to your L position and press your button again. So, remote control on and off on the lights. Itís a great safety feature. It will help you keep up with your dogs and protect them while they are out there.
The Pro Trashbreaker also has a built-in bark limiter. To activate the bark limiter, on the collar you hold down the on/off button and then watch your indicator light. Itís going to turn red and then blue. When itís on the blue, you release the button and now itís in bark collar mode. The bark collar mode on this is an auto-rise. Itís an 18 level auto-rise collar. What that means is as your dog barks, the stimulation level is going to gradually increase until it finds the right level for him.
One thing I like to point out for folks, though, is that youíve still got this antenna on here. If you are kenneling your dogs together or if they are in the backyard and there are other dogs out there, you want to be careful about that. These antennas are incredibly tough and they hold up to a lot, but they are not chew-proof. So just think about it when you put it into a situation to make sure that you donít have a dog out there thatís just chewing up one of your antennas.
Another new feature in the Pro Trashbreaker is the addition of three more dogs. Instead of being a six-dog system, the Trashbreaker is a nine-dog system. So you can take your one dog collar and you can add eight additional units and operate nine dogs from one transmitter. What theyíve done is theyíve added an additional position on the toggle switch. In the up position you have Dogs 1, 2, and 3. And then in the down position you have 4, 5, 6. And then in the middle position we have 7, 8, 9.
If youíll notice, the rings are a little different also. Youíve got black, red, blue, and then we have purple, gray, tan, and then on the outside weíve got orange, green, and yellow. That gives you nine different collar straps. And you identify your dogs through the button colors. Everything matches up just like weíve done in the past, itís just that instead of having a two position toggle switch, we now have a three.
The Pro Trashbreaker is the ultimate collar for folks that are running dogs at great distances. Itís really designed for the hound owner that has big running dogs. So youíve got the option of having up to nine dogs from one transmitter and just superior range to anything thatís out there. Really impressed with what Garminís done with this unit. Theyíve taken everything that was good about the Trashbreaker and theyíve just made it better. So, for the folks that need that long distance control, this is the product for you.