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#6395814 - 08/05/16 11:38 AM 12 Volt Spincast
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Bird Dog

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 266
Loc: Lewisville/ Foard County
Based on the success my hunting partners have had with Spincast, I ordered one to go on a new feeder set up. Has anyone used their 12 volt?

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#6395816 - 08/05/16 11:41 AM Re: 12 Volt Spincast [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 2552
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Is this the one similar to the Eliminator spinner plate? Spincast sell for around $20. ?

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#6395827 - 08/05/16 11:54 AM Re: 12 Volt Spincast [Re: Wilhunt]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 266
Loc: Lewisville/ Foard County
MK1 Control Unit, complete kit with solar panel. $175.00

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#6395900 - 08/05/16 01:09 PM Re: 12 Volt Spincast [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 488
Loc: Austin, Texas
I have a new one that's been sitting in a box for a couple of months. Haven't gotten around to building a new feeder for it yet. I've used Spincast for over 15 years but this is my first solar panel.

Great unit and like that I can repair to the sub assembly level. Why, cause every now and then cows have caused damage.

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#6395982 - 08/05/16 02:28 PM Re: 12 Volt Spincast [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 266
Loc: Lewisville/ Foard County
Waiting on delivery. Did I read the instructions correctly, a 7" Ř hole, and the unit drops down from inside the barrel?

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#6396203 - 08/05/16 06:31 PM Re: 12 Volt Spincast [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 488
Loc: Austin, Texas
The box contains a funnel paper template that recommends you cut and use to mark the barrel for your cut. It's 7". I used self tapping screws on my last 2 feeders so that means I did not insert the funnel from the inside.

Many years back I was on a lease where some feeders were stolen. I switched to nuts/bolts, placed the funnel from the inside and secured. This prevented an easy feeder motor removal since one needs a wrench holding the nuts on the inside.

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#6396291 - 08/05/16 07:25 PM Re: 12 Volt Spincast [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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The huge barrel hole is probably the worst aspect of the brand

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