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#5840337 - 07/20/15 07:33 PM Feeder motor timer
shightower Offline
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Registered: 08/26/12
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I have a question, hopefully not a stupid question. I have a feeder with a external battery box and timer. I like this setup. It's a moultre setup.

My question is are there just motors and spinner (moultre preferred) that do no have a timer? I'm having a heck of a time finding one.....

If they don't exist I guess I will just bypass the timer on the new one??

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#5840401 - 07/20/15 08:08 PM Re: Feeder motor timer [Re: shightower]
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So you are just wanting to buy a new motor?

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#5840479 - 07/20/15 08:49 PM Re: Feeder motor timer [Re: shightower]
shightower Offline
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I don't know the proper name. The plastic housing which includes the motor, and spinner which mounts on the bottom of the barrel. Not looking for a replacement motor.

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#5840811 - 07/21/15 06:51 AM Re: Feeder motor timer [Re: shightower]
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I understand, but not being a fan of plastic FCU's I would suggest to stay away from plastic, critters like it too much. Years ago Magnum Feeders used to make a Photo cell unit was nothing more than a piece of 3" aluminum bent like channel. underneath it there was a short piece of 3" pvc which held the photo cell components along with encasing the small motor. I used to have to cut a hole in the bottom of the barrel to store the battery and run wires. you could build something like that, but I like the self contained metal units of today much gooder.



Edited by bholt (07/21/15 06:52 AM)

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#5841130 - 07/21/15 10:31 AM Re: Feeder motor timer [Re: shightower]
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Call Moultrie.
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#5841133 - 07/21/15 10:33 AM Re: Feeder motor timer [Re: shightower]
oldoak2000 Offline
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Originally Posted By: shightower
I don't know the proper name. The plastic housing which includes the motor, and spinner which mounts on the bottom of the barrel. Not looking for a replacement motor.


I bought some like this link-Academy cheap feeder
to get the metal housing/motor ; tossed the included 'photo control'.
They're $33 now, but I got mine on sale for like $24.95

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#5841332 - 07/21/15 12:38 PM Re: Feeder motor timer [Re: shightower]
shightower Offline
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Registered: 08/26/12
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Thank you for the information. Old oak that mount won't work on my feeder.

This setup is off the beaten path. It's a low impact kinda place so I want to keep what's there, there without changing to much.

I may call moultre like suggested.

Who would have thought this would be a pain!!! ????

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#5841346 - 07/21/15 12:46 PM Re: Feeder motor timer [Re: shightower]
shightower Offline
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Registered: 08/26/12
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Pope&young thank you. I called them and they have them. $49.99.

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#5842877 - 07/22/15 10:54 AM Re: Feeder motor timer [Re: shightower]
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#5843639 - 07/22/15 06:52 PM Re: Feeder motor timer [Re: shightower]
shightower Offline
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Old oak those have the timer included. I may have to go back to that style though.

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#5845340 - 07/23/15 08:29 PM Re: Feeder motor timer [Re: shightower]
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Get one with a simple analog timer. I don't know of one's that have a motor and run without a timer

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