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#5482613 - 12/16/14 11:03 PM Short feeders question?
spoon33 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/11
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Does anyone own a feeder they can fill without using a ladder/4 wheeler and have any problems with it? I found a feeder for sale, but it's only 6-7ft tall at the top and I was curios if that would be a problem. It's an automatic spinner with a varmit guard on it.

The reason I am interested in this is bc I don't have a 4wheeler to stand on. I can drive my truck about 50 yards from the feeder, but have to carry the corn in from there. I guess I can buy a step ladder, but was just trying to avoid that.

So any issues with a short feeder? Or should I just buy a taller one and step ladder?

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#5482630 - 12/16/14 11:22 PM Re: Short feeders question? [Re: spoon33]
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Or you could buy/build a feeder with a ladder on it. I prefer a taller feeder just to keep stuff from eating off the plate or banging the feed mechanism. Too many time I've had something damage and break mechanisms by banging them.
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#5482642 - 12/16/14 11:36 PM Re: Short feeders question? [Re: spoon33]
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You can buy these capsule feeders they start at about $600. http://www.westexhuntingsupply.com/capsule_game_feeder.htm
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#5482682 - 12/17/14 12:58 AM Re: Short feeders question? [Re: spoon33]
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I've got two of the short moultries. I got both on sale for less than $100. I love them and have had great luck with both of them. They have been goin strong for two years now and filling them is very easy. Also I have found a 6v rechargable battery lasts forever them.
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#5482742 - 12/17/14 05:54 AM Re: Short feeders question? [Re: spoon33]
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I use a wild game innovations feeder. I just used 2 out of the 4 leg sections when I put it together. Top of the barrel is 6ft from the ground. I can fill it standing flat footed.
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#5482823 - 12/17/14 07:14 AM Re: Short feeders question? [Re: spoon33]
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I have two capsules and they are the best. Never fail to feed and never clog. And best of all I don't have to climb an unsafe ladder with 50 lb.s on my shoulder. I also have a stand and fill that ramball36 made for me like the all seasons stand and fill. There is no reason to elevate the feeder with a good varmit cage around the spinner box. I will NEVER own a tall feeder again, unless it's a hang em high, but its still more of a pain to crank up those full barrels and dangerous if the cable or crank fails while you under it.
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#5483159 - 12/17/14 09:35 AM Re: Short feeders question? [Re: spoon33]
Dadeo Offline
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I have been looking at the all season stand and fill feeder at the feed store myself.

I have a homemade crank up feeder that works great just what if the cable breaks.

I am usually out there by my self when I refill, so besides the lost of the spinner and the barrell might get me.

The All Seson stand and fill are $500.00 but do have a strong looking varmit cage built around the motor / spinner asssembly.

Looks like with a 12 volt motor it would throw better than my old 6 volt too.

look them up on line.

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#5483190 - 12/17/14 09:44 AM Re: Short feeders question? [Re: spoon33]
Harley7892 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/14
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Loc: Denton
If you have cattle on the place get it high enough so they don't damage the spinner, deer horns also, or fence it in. Use PVC 4" on legs for varmint protection.

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#5483313 - 12/17/14 10:20 AM Re: Short feeders question? [Re: spoon33]
MikeC Offline
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This will be my next feeder. I'm getting to old to climb ladders.

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#5483341 - 12/17/14 10:33 AM Re: Short feeders question? [Re: spoon33]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
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The feeder your talking about it isn't the Moultrie one is it?

Why not get a hand crank and hang it from a tree?

I use a short one and have no problem with it other than the deer use it when they want

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#5483688 - 12/17/14 01:01 PM Re: Short feeders question? [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
I have two capsules and they are the best. Never fail to feed and never clog. And best of all I don't have to climb an unsafe ladder with 50 lb.s on my shoulder. I also have a stand and fill that ramball36 made for me like the all seasons stand and fill. There is no reason to elevate the feeder with a good varmit cage around the spinner box. I will NEVER own a tall feeder again, unless it's a hang em high, but its still more of a pain to crank up those full barrels and dangerous if the cable or crank fails while you under it.


I am slowly and surley lowering all my feeders to be able to fill from the ground or out of the back of the Ranger. A great Varmit cage and there is NO reason to have a feeder that tall, imo
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#5483702 - 12/17/14 01:06 PM Re: Short feeders question? [Re: spoon33]
Barcelona Rick Offline
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Check with Brother East in Mineola...

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#5483727 - 12/17/14 01:23 PM Re: Short feeders question? [Re: Barcelona Rick]
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GRAMPS!!!

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Originally Posted By: Barcelona Rick
Check with Brother East in Mineola...

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Alot of my reasoning is due to my Increadible Ability to Fall stepping over a Lady Bug rofl
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#5483833 - 12/17/14 02:10 PM Re: Short feeders question? [Re: spoon33]
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I have old timers by West Texas feeder supply. They where a little to short(control box is a pain to get to)and didn't like the cages so been slowly rebuilding them. 5'10 to the top.



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#5483838 - 12/17/14 02:13 PM Re: Short feeders question? [Re: MikeC]
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decoy

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Originally Posted By: MikeC
This will be my next feeder. I'm getting to old to climb ladders.

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All season version is a lot less $$

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