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#5694603 - 04/10/15 10:24 PM Has Anyone come up w/ a cheap Corn auger
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Has Anyone come up w/ a cheap Corn auger for loading Feeders. I have seen 2 commercial ones $800 & $1700. And a few u-tube specials that appear to be workable but not well executed examples.

one version looks interesting take a weed eater Blower and long hose feed corn in via hopper and blow it in the feeder ( not sure how well this works)
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#5694607 - 04/10/15 10:26 PM Re: Has Anyone come up w/ a cheap Corn auger [Re: hetman]
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Cut the legs off on your feeder till you can fill the feeder while standing in the bed of a truck or UTV. That is what I did.
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#5694609 - 04/10/15 10:29 PM Re: Has Anyone come up w/ a cheap Corn auger [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Cut the legs off on your feeder till you can fill the feeder while standing in the bed of a truck or UTV. That is what I did.


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#5694612 - 04/10/15 10:30 PM Re: Has Anyone come up w/ a cheap Corn auger [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Cut the legs off on your feeder till you can fill the feeder while standing in the bed of a truck or UTV. That is what I did.



AMEN!!!
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#5694954 - 04/11/15 11:34 AM Re: Has Anyone come up w/ a cheap Corn auger [Re: hetman]
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looking for something for multiple hunters on a lease with various height and style feeders.

cutting legs is a great idea. if the feeders were all the same or even all mine.
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#5694966 - 04/11/15 11:51 AM Re: Has Anyone come up w/ a cheap Corn auger [Re: hetman]
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this is the $800 dollar version that is being sold at various stores

http://www.badassauger.com/
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#5695026 - 04/11/15 12:52 PM Re: Has Anyone come up w/ a cheap Corn auger [Re: hetman]
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Neighbor uses the leaf blower and PVC with a sweep on the end. He said it worked.

I'm gonna fire up the welder and make my one feeder attach to a cable that runs t
up to a pulley, and over to a boat winch. Lower it to the ground, fill it, raise it back up. But that could add up to some money for several feeders.
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#5695028 - 04/11/15 12:56 PM Re: Has Anyone come up w/ a cheap Corn auger [Re: SniperRAB]
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Cut the legs off on your feeder till you can fill the feeder while standing in the bed of a truck or UTV. That is what I did.



AMEN!!!


Especially you with your known climbing deficiencies. grin
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#5695031 - 04/11/15 12:59 PM Re: Has Anyone come up w/ a cheap Corn auger [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Cut the legs off on your feeder till you can fill the feeder while standing in the bed of a truck or UTV. That is what I did.



AMEN!!!


Especially you with your known climbing deficiencies. grin

Nah he was just training for the 2016 Olympics in Gymnastics grin
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#5695076 - 04/11/15 01:59 PM Re: Has Anyone come up w/ a cheap Corn auger [Re: hetman]
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Just use your truck. It has multiple heights for different feeders.
1. Out of the bed.
2. Off of the bed rails.
3. Off of the tool box.
4. Off of the top of the cab! Only use this height when you are desperate and driving an old truck. grin

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#5695994 - 04/12/15 09:34 AM Re: Has Anyone come up w/ a cheap Corn auger [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Neighbor uses the leaf blower and PVC with a sweep on the end. He said it worked.


Any pics JG?? sweep on the end??


Edited by hetman (04/12/15 09:35 AM)
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#5696004 - 04/12/15 09:40 AM Re: Has Anyone come up w/ a cheap Corn auger [Re: hetman]
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No pics. I think he has a tee down by the blower, with a foot or two of pipe pointing skyward. He stepped up the pipe size to make a funnel to pour the corn into, from the ground.

A sweep is a 90 degree turn, but with a larger radius. It's what's used in plumbing drains.
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#5696014 - 04/12/15 09:47 AM Re: Has Anyone come up w/ a cheap Corn auger [Re: hetman]
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We're switching everything to crank up tripods, or better yet Diamond/Judge feeders, stand on the ground
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#5697912 - 04/13/15 03:31 PM Re: Has Anyone come up w/ a cheap Corn auger [Re: hetman]
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLRK4K_Sbg0 not mine but looks like a pretty easy and inexpensive concept.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrZHsYBdA8s another ...


Edited by PMK (04/13/15 03:33 PM)
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#5698198 - 04/13/15 05:38 PM Re: Has Anyone come up w/ a cheap Corn auger [Re: PMK]
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Originally Posted By: PMK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLRK4K_Sbg0 not mine but looks like a pretty easy and inexpensive concept.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrZHsYBdA8s another ...


Thanks that gave me the drawing I was looking for / like the air baffle without that it would just blow back in your face

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