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#5678750 - 03/31/15 08:43 PM Feeder throwers?
hunt-n-agg Offline

Registered: 08/21/09
Posts: 234
Loc: Texas
I am looking at replacing a couple of throwers on my feeders. I was wondering what is a good reliable 6 volt thrower that isn't going to brake the bank. Any input would be appreciated.

Edited by hunt-n-agg (04/01/15 05:17 AM)

#5679166 - 04/01/15 07:10 AM Re: Feeder throwers? [Re: hunt-n-agg]
Big_Ag Offline

Registered: 12/23/12
Posts: 903
Loc: Denton or Knox County
Sunslinger. Solar panel, timer all housed in a metal case. No wires or external parts for coons and squirrels to tear up. Very reliable. About $80 retail, but you can buy them at for $50.

#5679339 - 04/01/15 09:15 AM Re: Feeder throwers? [Re: hunt-n-agg]
sqiggy Offline

Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1857
Loc: Franklin, Tx Hunt in Panola ...
Do yourself a favor and get a 12 volt feeder.

#5679357 - 04/01/15 09:23 AM Re: Feeder throwers? [Re: sqiggy]
txvarminter Offline
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Registered: 02/11/08
Posts: 3000
Loc: Abilene, Texas
Originally Posted By: sqiggy
Do yourself a favor and get a 12 volt feeder.

This up Have several 6 volt and they are always having problems
Originally Posted By: Ramball36
My opinion is go with the fatties!

#5679456 - 04/01/15 10:20 AM Re: Feeder throwers? [Re: txvarminter]
Pope&Young Offline
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Registered: 02/02/12
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Loc: Watauga, TX / Hunt - Eastland
Originally Posted By: txvarminter
Originally Posted By: sqiggy
Do yourself a favor and get a 12 volt feeder.

This up Have several 6 volt and they are always having problems

They will save you money in the long run up

#5679589 - 04/01/15 11:52 AM Re: Feeder throwers? [Re: hunt-n-agg]
passthru Offline
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Registered: 12/05/06
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Loc: Saginaw, Tx
I don't understand that. I have a Triple C 6 volt unit and it has been running like a champ for years. If you buy that Wild Game or Moultrie garbage that's what you will get but there are some quality 6v units out there. Personally I would go with a 12 volt the next time but only because my cameras are 12v and one charger, one spare battery type would make it simple. And the 12v units sling corn farther.
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#5684161 - 04/04/15 11:44 AM Re: Feeder throwers? [Re: hunt-n-agg]
bigdavehunting Offline

Registered: 01/30/09
Posts: 1358
Loc: Abilene Tx
My suggestion is buy quality weather it be 6 or 12 buy quality. My buddies buy cheaper and I buy quality they have problems and I don't. I understand it cost more up front but in long run it is cheaper. Look at the life of the feeder and battery and how long its going to last. The clock and the solar panel is what its all about. The timer is simple and efficient. It comes in different brands of feeders. Look to spend 100 to 150 on a feeder unit that mounts to the bottom of a barrel. 12 bucks a month for the year and 6 bucks a month for 2 years leave it running in the off season. change clock battery yearly. My feeders have been running for 5-8 years no problems, buy a quality unit.

Edited by bigdavehunting (04/04/15 11:54 AM)

#5685009 - 04/05/15 09:58 AM Re: Feeder throwers? [Re: hunt-n-agg]
cm250 Offline
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Registered: 02/26/08
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Loc: Bells Texas,Grayson County
Get ya a couple "On time" lifetime throwers. Will run a year on 11 AA batteries. 1/4" Aluminum funnel for bottom of your barrel, heavy aluminum housing for electronics and batteries. Been running them for ten plus years. Very few issues out of five, and when ya do have a problem, "On Time", Will replace problem component for free, all you pay is about $6.00 shipping and handling. Run about $90.00 I believe. Hard to beat..... my .02 worth.
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#5685748 - 04/05/15 08:25 PM Re: Feeder throwers? [Re: cm250]
bigdavehunting Offline

Registered: 01/30/09
Posts: 1358
Loc: Abilene Tx
not a bad unit the only problems Is coons for some reason like those spin plates. I have a cage around it and they still got it and ate it in half. That sucker is a type of metal also.

#5687421 - 04/06/15 07:49 PM Re: Feeder throwers? [Re: hunt-n-agg]
cmc Offline
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Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 5244
Loc: Graham to Arlington
Best one I have is an Elusive Wildlife 12V with the eliminator plate and you can hook up their pig light into it too and run the feeder and light on the same charger and not worry about coons with the plate on it.


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