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#5745162 - 05/15/15 11:19 AM Sun slinger feeder motors
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Registered: 06/30/08
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Loc: Mesquite, Tx
Anyone use this brand and if so, any recommendatios on type or brand of cage to keep raccoons out?

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#5745672 - 05/15/15 04:37 PM Re: Sun slinger feeder motors [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Registered: 07/30/11
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Loc: GREAT STATE OF TEXAS
I had one, had issues with the solar panel being covered in the corn dust. Its attached and is too close to the spinner plate. Replaced it.

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#5745986 - 05/15/15 09:02 PM Re: Sun slinger feeder motors [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Registered: 12/23/12
Posts: 1058
Loc: Denton or Knox County
I have several. I really like that everything is housed within the one unit. No wires for the squirrels or coons to rip out. They have been very reliable and are very easy to program. Yes. I've experienced the dust coating the solar panel, but I just wipe it off each time I fill the feeder if needed. I don't use cages on any of my feeders. When I catch a coon on my game camera, the Dukes traps get set.

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#5746299 - 05/16/15 06:56 AM Re: Sun slinger feeder motors [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
I made my own cages, not that hard. I have never had the battery die because of the dust. My oldest one I bought in 2003, have had to replace the motor 2 years ago and the panel at the same time. I used a standalone panel, now place on the side of the barrel.

I have a couple friends with some that are over 15 years old with minor maintenance. I really like them for their reliability, especially for less than $100 shipped.

Also use the dikes when needed. Cage helps me more for squirrels.
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#5749028 - 05/18/15 10:11 AM Re: Sun slinger feeder motors [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1446
Loc: Allen, Tx
I have 2. both have been running non stop for 6+ years now. The negative I have to say is one of them has a clock that runs slow. That just recently started. I really like them but now want to upgrade to a 12v.

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#5749316 - 05/18/15 01:22 PM Re: Sun slinger feeder motors [Re: ijohnston]
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Originally Posted By: ijohnston
I have 2. both have been running non stop for 6+ years now. The negative I have to say is one of them has a clock that runs slow. That just recently started. I really like them but now want to upgrade to a 12v.


Had that happen on one when at on a lease, new AA battery fixed it. Might give that a try
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#5749661 - 05/18/15 05:32 PM Re: Sun slinger feeder motors [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Registered: 05/04/15
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Loc: Denton County
I have 3 running, bought at Bass Pro got the extra warranty, 2 yr., take back just before expire start with new unit again. Using any type protein in the feeder sure will coat the solar panel. Can set the time so many different ways and each time can be set for different length of time.

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#5768159 - 05/31/15 10:30 PM Re: Sun slinger feeder motors [Re: bigjoe8565]
JRHLK Offline
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Registered: 10/10/11
Posts: 21
Loc: DFW
I have used the sun slinger for years.The solar panel plays out after about 2 years.
I will pick up a new 6 volt solar panel and put it on the side of the barrel. The motors
on the unit will last about 5 years before the motor needs to be replaced, about $13 for a new
motor at academy. American Hunter Makes a varmit cage for the sun slinger that works great.
http://www.gsmoutdoors.com/shopping/american-hunter/accessories/varmint-guard-for-55-gal-barrel.aspx

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#5769101 - 06/01/15 03:55 PM Re: Sun slinger feeder motors [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Registered: 09/17/09
Posts: 3374
have one, no issues other than the programming is a little odd
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#5810857 - 06/29/15 09:08 PM Re: Sun slinger feeder motors [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 78
Loc: Flower Mound TX
I love both of my sun slingers. 1 is 6 years old, the other is 4 years old. Both running strong.
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