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#5599554 - 02/14/15 02:54 PM 55 gallon low boy feeder
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I am going to make a new feeder from a drum. I want it to be low where there is no ladder etc required. Basically walk right up and dump the corn. I am going to place a cage around the feeder for coon control. Any other recommendations that I need from your experience?

My back is too old and riveted to take on other feeders.
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#5599605 - 02/14/15 03:34 PM Re: 55 gallon low boy feeder [Re: 7mag]
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As long as you do not have any cows it should work. I did one like that.
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#5599632 - 02/14/15 04:15 PM Re: 55 gallon low boy feeder [Re: GLC]
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Originally Posted By: GLC
As long as you do not have any cows it should work. I did one like that.



There are cows, but I will build a pen to keep them and hogs out
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#5599636 - 02/14/15 04:21 PM Re: 55 gallon low boy feeder [Re: 7mag]
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Just by a regular feeder and cut the legs off to a height you like.
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#5600255 - 02/15/15 09:17 AM Re: 55 gallon low boy feeder [Re: stxranchman]
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Whether I buy it or build it any new feeders that I add will be like these.

http://judgefeeders.com/

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#5600278 - 02/15/15 09:36 AM Re: 55 gallon low boy feeder [Re: 7mag]
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Here is a post from back a few months on another thread by a guy out in your area.
Originally Posted By: txbobcat
I like these from west texas game feeders in San Angelo. Built like a tank and very easy to fill. I have pigs and cows with no issues and no feed pens.

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#5600358 - 02/15/15 10:42 AM Re: 55 gallon low boy feeder [Re: stxranchman]
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Years ago when I worked for Wagner Brown we had auger type feed systems for transferring plastic pellets and dry powders. I took one of the old enclosed hoppers an auger and a starter motor and built a feeder that cast from the top. The whole thing was only 5 ft tall and would hold 500 lbs of corn. Cows and hogs didn't mess with it and coons could only get the corn that was sitting on top of the auger which amounted to a couple of handfuls. Let me add that it was noisy but they got used to it.
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#5600433 - 02/15/15 11:56 AM Re: 55 gallon low boy feeder [Re: 7mag]
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I would love to have one of these low profile feeders but I still don't understand how the corn is thrown far enough from the feeder. If these work that well, why does everyone have tall feeders?

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#5600547 - 02/15/15 01:42 PM Re: 55 gallon low boy feeder [Re: Sidebuster]
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Originally Posted By: Sidebuster
I would love to have one of these low profile feeders but I still don't understand how the corn is thrown far enough from the feeder. If these work that well, why does everyone have tall feeders?


my thoughts as well. Curios how it works, unless its a directional in line feeder
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#5600662 - 02/15/15 03:05 PM Re: 55 gallon low boy feeder [Re: 7mag]
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Use a good 12 volt motor and battery, it will scatter corn. Narrow the gap a little so it is not just dumping corn out, and run it a longer to get your rpm up on the motor for the most scattering effect added bonus it sounds off longer catching their attention.
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#5600776 - 02/15/15 04:20 PM Re: 55 gallon low boy feeder [Re: 7mag]
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This is a homemade 55-gallon feeder with a 12-v motor, varmint cage and a wide base to ensure better stability. I'd build it just like any other feeder except put your leg brackets higher so your legs give it a wider base.

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#5600853 - 02/15/15 05:01 PM Re: 55 gallon low boy feeder [Re: 7mag]
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Originally Posted By: 7mag
Originally Posted By: Sidebuster
I would love to have one of these low profile feeders but I still don't understand how the corn is thrown far enough from the feeder. If these work that well, why does everyone have tall feeders?


my thoughts as well. Curios how it works, unless its a directional in line feeder


A12-volt motor gets it out there.
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#5602143 - 02/16/15 11:54 AM Re: 55 gallon low boy feeder [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Use a good 12 volt motor and battery, it will scatter corn. Narrow the gap a little so it is not just dumping corn out, and run it a longer to get your rpm up on the motor for the most scattering effect added bonus it sounds off longer catching their attention.



this is what I did. 12v motor gets corn way out there.


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#5602396 - 02/16/15 01:30 PM Re: 55 gallon low boy feeder [Re: 7mag]
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IMOP… If you’re going to put a cheap 6 volt control unit on a stand and fill feeder I you’re going to get much slinging distance.

I have an All Seasons 600lb stand and fill feeder equipped with the All Seasons 12 volt control unit. I’m guessing this feeder will sling corn out greater than 30ft.

I just purchased my second stand and fill from Ramball36 and I will be installing a good quality 12 volt control unit on it this week.

I will say... Ramball36 builds one hell of a stand and fill feeder and if you’re ever in the market for one you owe it to yourself to at least checkout his feeders before purchasing one up


I started using stand and fill last year and my only regret is I didn’t start using it sooner.

My plan is to replace all my remaining ladder feeders with stand and fill feeders in the near future.
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#5602634 - 02/16/15 03:18 PM Re: 55 gallon low boy feeder [Re: 7mag]
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I had a bunch of spare parts left over last year, including some short leg pieces of pipe for legs So, I built a low boy. It works great. Slings corn plenty far, even with the varmint guard on.

Only negative is you do not have a shot on an animal immediately behind the feeder. And, if you take a shot at a deer standing in front of your feeder there's a real good chance you'll hit the feeder via pass-thru. Other than that, they're great.

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