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#5412954 - 11/11/14 09:13 AM Gonna need a new feeder - need suggestions
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 4860
Loc: Central Texas
For years I've had a feeder hanging from a huge oak tree limb, and crank it up and down to fill it. Works great, but the tree died. Not another suitable tree around there, so I'll need a free standing one that won 't require a ladder to refill it. It'll need a varmint cage that works. I want a thrower with good battery life. Metal body, not plastic. But do I go with a low one that pigs could mess with, but would be easy to fill. Or would a tall one be better, but harder to fill. I've always gone with the higher ones, but have plenty of time to think this over and get opinions from ya'll.

What do you have that works, and why do you like what you have. I'm only gonna need to buy one, so cost really isn't an issue.

Went to Cabela's yesterday and looked at all the ones they had. Seems like each one had some of what I wanted, but none of them had all the features I want.

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#5412966 - 11/11/14 09:17 AM Re: Gonna need a new feeder - need suggestions [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 3366
Loc: Houma, LA
I'd recommend the All Seasons stand and fill. I outfitted my place before these were out but would have opted for these instead. When my feeders are empty at the end of this season, I'm cutting all the legs down to 4 ft. A 12-V motor can sling the corn far enough out that the height won't be a problem.

I'm just tired of climbing on my truck to fill what I have now.
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#5413101 - 11/11/14 10:13 AM Re: Gonna need a new feeder - need suggestions [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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I have a feeder stand that we built in our shop years ago. Bolts together and has a good boat winch on the leg. Angle iron. Assembled it looks like an old oil derrick sitting there - very tall. Hell-for-stout and the last one several generations of your family would ever need. It's just sitting on the old barn floor close to Fredericksburg, unassembled, but all the pieces are there. If you need it, I'm sure we can work something out. Just pm me. Definitely easier approaches out there, but this thing could survive a nuclear attack.
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#5413573 - 11/11/14 02:00 PM Re: Gonna need a new feeder - need suggestions [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 06/26/13
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Loc: Nevada, TX
Get a hold of rambal here on forum. He builds some awesome stand and fill feeders.

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#5413675 - 11/11/14 02:36 PM Re: Gonna need a new feeder - need suggestions [Re: 603Country]
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I would buy or build a tripod and use your old feeder as a crank up.
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#5414281 - 11/11/14 07:29 PM Re: Gonna need a new feeder - need suggestions [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 129
An All season Stand & Fill would be a good one to use. Easy to move & fill.


Edited by DUKFVR (11/11/14 07:29 PM)

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#5414368 - 11/11/14 07:52 PM Re: Gonna need a new feeder - need suggestions [Re: 603Country]
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I took a good look at the All seasons stand and fill. That might work for me. As for the crank up tripod Type, I had a local welder make one for me. Not bad, but not great. I wonder if that varmint cage on the All Seasons will keep out the little Grey Squirrels.

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#5414751 - 11/11/14 10:16 PM Re: Gonna need a new feeder - need suggestions [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 12/18/13
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I built this one for about $150.00 timer and all . So much easier to fill these shorter ones then those tall ones.

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#5416428 - 11/12/14 05:00 PM Re: Gonna need a new feeder - need suggestions [Re: 603Country]
mikey2 Offline
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Registered: 02/05/12
Posts: 196
Oldtimer feeders are hard to beat. Texas wildlife supply

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#5416654 - 11/12/14 06:59 PM Re: Gonna need a new feeder - need suggestions [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 10760
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Ramball built me a great stand and fill with an All Seasons 12V box with solar panel for $450. Very happy with it.
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#5417208 - 11/12/14 10:32 PM Re: Gonna need a new feeder - need suggestions [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 01/15/09
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Loc: Round Rock, ranch in Junction
bholt on here makes a real nice winch up feeder that would fit the bill. i have one and really like it
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#5417437 - 11/13/14 06:34 AM Re: Gonna need a new feeder - need suggestions [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 04/28/06
Posts: 669
Loc: Georgetown,TX
As rsquared so graciously stated I will try to help if you like. If you like your winch feeder why not stay with it if you like just get the frame work. In any event I will be happy to help if you like but understand it is deer season and if you are in a hurry I am not probably going to fit in a fast schedule to help. I still work on game hoist and feeders but if a buddy says "lets go" this time of year, well nuff said. Feel free to contact me with any questions about my equipment or others I will be happy to help. As far as Varmint cages, why not get some 1 X 2 welded wire and build your own?

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#5417643 - 11/13/14 08:59 AM Re: Gonna need a new feeder - need suggestions [Re: 603Country]
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Loc: Central Texas
I have decided to go with a winch up feeder. It will either be a Hang Em High or one made by a forum guy. As for timing, the oak tree holding up my feeder now is dead, but that limb should last through this season. All I really need, if I use my present feeder, is the tripod. And I have an extra varmint cage I got from On Time Feeders last year.

If you can sell me a good sturdy tripod, with winch and pulley. We can do business. I'm 90 miles from Georgetown, and have friends there I need to visit anyway.

Do you have pictures of your tripod setups?

We can take this to pm now, of you'd like.

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#5423709 - 11/16/14 09:03 AM Re: Gonna need a new feeder - need suggestions [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 10/16/07
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Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
Get one of these and then add legs. I use a cheap winch but everyone will tell you to get one with a brake built in.

http://www.basspro.com/Boss-Buck-Tripod-...p;kpid=10220941
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#5423766 - 11/16/14 09:33 AM Re: Gonna need a new feeder - need suggestions [Re: dlrz71]
Dove Weed Offline
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Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 57
I got tired of buying junk but cannot afford to buy a real nice one so I now build my own. This is a pick of my last one I built from spare parts. With light I probably have $100 into it.




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