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Sutton Ag is the U.S. exclusive distributor of Zon bird scare cannons and accessories.

Since 1942, Zon Automatic Scarecrow Cannons have proven indispensable in protecting vineyards, orchards, vegetable crops, airports, etc. from pest bird and wildlife damage. Below is a brief comparison of the various Zon cannon models produced over the years.

ZON BIRD SCARE CANNON MODEL

PARTS / SERVICE AVAILABILITY

CANNON FEATURES

Zon Mark 4 Propane Cannon
Current mechanical cannon model
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Single megaphone Zon Mark 4 bird scare cannon
Zon Mk 4 cannon with single megaphone. Introduced May, 2015.

Zon Mk 4 bird scare cannon
Zon Mk 4 cannon with zinc-plated telescopic megaphone.
Introduced October, 2012
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Zon Mark 4 bird scare cannon
Zon Mk 4 Cannon with painted megaphone
(1996 - 2012 models).

Zon Mark 4 bird scare cannon parts are readily available. Visit our Zon cannon parts page for more information.

Introduced in 1996, the Zon Mk 4 is the most widely used bird scare cannon in the world.

Operator and parts manuals are available upon request. Zon Mk 4 diagram can be downloaded at our Zon Cannon Support page.

We provide parts and service for this bird scare cannon. Service may also be available through your local Zon cannon dealer.

  • Most reliable and user friendly bird scare cannon in the world.
  • Single shot bird scare cannon.
  • Shot / blast interval is from about 40 seconds,
    up to 30 minutes.
  • 100 - 125 decibels with telescopic megaphone model; approximately 125 decibels with single-megaphone model.
  • Full 20 pound (5 GAL) propane tank provides
    about 17,000 Zon Mk 4 detonations.

Electronic Zon EL08 Cannon
Current electronic cannon model
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Single megaphone Zon EL08 propane cannon
Zon EL08 cannon with single megaphone. Introduced May, 2015.

Zon EL08 electronic bird scare cannon
Zon EL08 cannon with zink plated telescoping megaphone.
Introduced May, 2013.

Zon EL08 propane cannon
Zon EL08 Cannon with painted barrel
(2008-2013 models)

Zon EL08 bird scare cannon parts are readily available.

The Electronic Zon EL08 was introduced in 2008.

Operator and parts manuals are available upon request. EL08 diagram can be downloaded at our Zon Cannon Support page

We provide parts and service for this bird scare cannon. Service may also be available through your local Zon cannon dealer.

  • Multi-shot bird scare cannon.
  • Shot / blast interval is about 5 seconds between blasts. Interval between blast series is adjustable
    from 1 to 60 minutes.
  • Capable of fixed or random blast intervals.
  • Up to 130 decibels.
  • Full 20 pound (5 GAL) propane tank provides about 15,000 EL08 detonations.
  • Auxiliary input for optional Push-Button Activator.

Electronic Zon Mark 3 Propane Cannon
Discontinued.
Zon Mark 3 bird scare cannon

Some Electronic Zon Mk 3 parts are available

Introduced in 2004, the Electronic Zon Mark 3 was discontinued in 2008 with the introduction of the Zon EL08 cannon, but some parts are still available.

Operator and parts manuals are available upon request.

We provide parts and service for this cannon.

  • Multi-shot propane cannon.
  • Shot/blast interval is about 15 seconds between blasts. Interval between blast series is adjustable
    from 1 to 60 minutes.
  • Capable of fixed or random blast intervals.
  • Up to 120 decibels.
  • Full 20 pound (5 GAL) propane tank provides about 10,000 Electronic Zon Mk 3 detonations.
  • Auxiliary input not included (Push-Button Activator
    not available).

Zon Mark 2 Propane Cannon
Discontinued. Also known as "Zon Export Scarecrow Gun"
Zon Mark 2 bird scare cannon

Zon Mk 2 parts are readily available. Visit our Zon cannon parts page for more information.

Introduced in 1972, the Zon Mark 2 was discontinued in 1996 with the introduction of the Zon Mark 4 cannon, but parts are still available. Operator and parts manuals are available upon request. Zon Mk 2 diagram can be downloaded at our Zon Cannon Support page.

The Zon Mk 2 has a "U" shaped stand instead of 2 separate leg pieces like the Mk 4 cannon.

We provide parts and service for this cannon. Service may also be available through your local Zon cannon dealer

  • Single shot propane cannon.
  • Shot/blast interval is from about 2 minutes,
    up to 30 minutes.
  • 70 - 120 decibels.
  • Full 20 pound (5 GAL) propane tank provides
    12,000 - 15,000 Zon Mk 2 detonations.
  • Label on lid / cover may read: "Zon Export",
    "Scarecrow Gun", "Automatic Scarecrow",
    "BM Lawrence", "HC Shaw Company", "Shawline"
    "MJ Flynn" or other
  • Options include rotating tripod assembly, tripod extension kits, on/off timer.

Zon Carbide Cannon/Models M60, 163, 167, VOX-61 Scarecrow
Obsolete.
Zon carbide cannon (obs)

Carbide cannon parts are NOT available

This cannon was discontinued in 1972 with the introduction of the Zon Mark 2 cannon.

We are unable to provide parts, service, or manuals for this cannon.

  • N/A. Obsolete bird scare cannon.
  • Carbide cannon / flint cannon parts are UNAVAILABLE from Sutton Ag.
ZON BIRD SCARE CANNON
TIMER MODEL

PARTS / SERVICE AVAILABILITY

TIMER FEATURES

Zon bird scare cannon timer
Zon Battery Operated Timer
Current timer model.

Zon Battery Operated Timer parts are readily available.

Introduced in 2001, the Zon GT300 battery operated timer relieves the chore of manually turning the cannon on and off each day. Replaced the heavier, more cumbersome and expensive wind-up Zon timer.

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  • Battery operated (no winding).
  • One AA battery powers the timer for an entire season.
  • Automatically starts and stops operation of the propane cannon each day at your specified time (minimum 10 hours, maximum 18 hours).
  • Lightweight, weighs about 13 ounces.
  • Can be used with cannon on stand or rotating tripod.
  • Enclosed in weather tight, lightweight plastic box.
Zon bird scare cannon timer
Zon Wind-up Timer
Discontinued.

Zon Wind-up Timer parts are readily available.

Introduced as a lighter-weight and more versatile replacement for the obsolete Horstmann timer, the Zon 8001 wind-up timer was replaced by the lightweight, less expensive battery operated timer in 2001 (ref. above).

  • Wind-up timer; requires winding about once per week.
  • Automatically starts and stops operation of the propane cannon each day at your specified time (minimum 10 hours, maximum 18 hours).
  • Heavy-ish, weighs over 3 lbs.
  • Can be used with cannon on stand or rotating tripod.
  • Enclosed in weather tight, sturdy metal housing.
Horstmann timer
Horstmann Timer
Obsolete.

Horstmann timer parts are NOT available.

The heavy, obsolete Horstmann 3A/UNI/43A wind-up timer was replaced by the lighter-weight, more versatile Zon 8001 timer

  • Wind-up timer; required winding about once per week.
  • Was capable of setting 1 or 2 on/off periods per day.
  • Heavy, weighed over 5 lbs.
  • Due to its weight and bulk, could be used only with cannon on stand.
  • Enclosed in water tight metal housing with glass window.
Along with an industry standard warranty, Zon cannons and accessories manufactured by Dazon are backed by over 7 decades of manufacturing experience and expertise. Since 1942, Dazon has been the foremost leader in the manufacture and design of bird scaring cannons, and continues to innovate to this day. Zon cannons remain the most effective, reliable, popular and affordable bird scaring cannons in the world.

Zon is the original bird scaring cannon and is incomparable to inferior products on the market - don't accept imitations!

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1044 Harkins Road

Salinas, CA 93901 USA
Phone: 866/280-6229 or 831/422-9693
Fax: 831/422-4201
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