Operating an Electric Branding Iron

L&H Branding Irons is recognized nationally as a leader in the field of electric branding irons. We manufacture a complete line of electric branding irons, fire-heated irons, freeze branding irons and decorative custom irons, with thousands of satisfied customers from all over the world. The irons can be purchased through distributors or directly from the us. We have on hand a wide range of letters, figures and numerals and also make custom irons.

Follow these simple steps to operate an Electric Branding Iron. If you have any questions, please contact us.

  1. Allow at least 90 seconds for brander to reach correct branding temperature. 
  2. Apply brand with moderate pressure to animal and hold until skin turns dark copper color, approximately 10 seconds. 
  3. Application time will vary with wind and weather conditions, thickness of hair, and age and breed of animal. After branding several animals, you will learn proper application time. If brand is not clear upon first application, it may be reapplied. 
  4. If brand is not clear or burnt hair builds up on iron, iron may not be hot enough. Electrical source and extension cords (if used) should be checked for proper connection and size. 


L&H Branding Irons Electric Branders and Dehorners are equipped with heavy duty three wire grounded cords. An adequate ground is required for safe operation of this unit for both humans and animals. Use only a heavy duty three wire grounded extension cord connected to a three wire grounded electricity source. The iron simply will not work properly if the extension cord is improperly sized too small. For recommended gauge cord, see chart below. Never submerge iron in sand, dirt or other substance. This will cause it to overheat and shorten its life. Use only, where conditions are dry. Do not stand or allow animal to stand in water or mud. Check before each use for cracks or breaks in the sheathing of the iron’s heating element and electrical cord. If cracks or breaks are visible do not use iron. Return it to the factory for inspection and repair. n If it appears the iron has transmitted a shock, stop using it and return to factory for inspection and repair. 


L&H Branding Irons warrants that its products are free from defect in material and workmanship and it agrees to repair or replace a defective product within one year from date of purchase. Repair or replacement does not extend the one-year warranty. Failure of a product caused by abuse, misuse, accident or disregard of operating instructions, removal of the ground prong, opening or disassembling the unit, and repair or attempted repair by anyone other than L&H Branding Irons voids the warranty. 


L&H Branding Irons makes no other warranty of any kind, express or implied, and it is agreed that in event of breach of any warranty, L&H Branding Irons liability shall be limited to the repair or replacement of the product and it will not be liable for any other damage, whether direct or consequential. 


Carefully pack unit and send postage paid, to L&H Branding Irons, Box 639, 410 6th St SE, Mandan, ND 58554. COD’s will not be accepted. A note of explanation along with proof of purchase, return address and telephone number must accompany unit. Bill of sale, receipted invoice, or other positive proof of purchase is acceptable. 


If you have any problems or questions concerning any of L&H Branding Irons products, contact us:

L&H Branding Irons
410 6th St SE, Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: 800-437-8068
Fax: 800-522-7091
Email: sales@lhbrandingirons.com