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#6468064 - 09/25/16 08:30 PM Winch up style feeder
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Bird Dog

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 484
Loc: Nacogdoches, TX
Looking for a couple winch up style corn feeders. Something like the hang'em high brand/style feeder. Wasn't there a guy on here who made that style of feeder? Just looking for some opinions on the best feeder of this style. Thanks.

#6468104 - 09/25/16 08:45 PM Re: Winch up style feeder [Re: Gatorpoint]
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Yes, I think he went by bholt??? He was in the Georgetown area IIRC. Other option is a well built Stand and Fill model that you can get from 300# and up for size.

#6468371 - 09/26/16 05:36 AM Re: Winch up style feeder [Re: Gatorpoint]
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I converted 2 standard 55gal feeders to crank ups. I got the mast head, barrel gambrel, pulleys and crank from Boss Buck and bought the pipe for the legs from Fulton Metals in Denton.
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#6468543 - 09/26/16 08:45 AM Re: Winch up style feeder [Re: Gatorpoint]
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You can do it very easily yourself. Get a 1/2 inch bolt put a bend in it like a boomerang, get 3 pieces of pipe drill a 1/2 in hold in the top run bolt through washer and lock nut. Come down one of the legs run a large welded eye eyebolt through it with a shackle and a pulley(sufficient for the weight) then go down that leg mount a winch and your done.
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#6469179 - 09/26/16 02:50 PM Re: Winch up style feeder [Re: Gatorpoint]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 08/04/10
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Loc: Nacogdoches, TX
Thanks for the input. I think I'm gonna try and build a couple and look into the stand and fills.

#6469277 - 09/26/16 03:36 PM Re: Winch up style feeder [Re: Gatorpoint]
rsquared Offline

Registered: 01/15/09
Posts: 3315
Loc: Round Rock, ranch in Junction
burns holt makes a solid feeder, he made one for me a few years back and it is built tough
Stuff my dad said in the deer blind

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"did you do that?"

#6469285 - 09/26/16 03:42 PM Re: Winch up style feeder [Re: Gatorpoint]
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If you ever go stand and fill you won't go back up

#6470082 - 09/26/16 11:41 PM Re: Winch up style feeder [Re: Gatorpoint]
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Registered: 07/05/05
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Loc: Aledo, Texas
I built a few a couple years back. Certainly, wasn't the Cadillac of winch ups but I cherry picked components to get the quality and economy that worked well for me. I'd be happy to point you in that direction but I've got to find where I detailed it out.

There were a couple of places I hunted where only a winch up made since down in some draws that were only accessible by foot. The new lease doesn't require that so I sold the winch ups and replaced with stand and fill. No comparison but wouldn't have worked at the old spots I had.

#6486222 - 10/08/16 08:06 AM Re: Winch up style feeder [Re: Gatorpoint]
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Registered: 04/28/06
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Loc: Georgetown,TX
Thanks rsquared for the kind words I am basically shut down for the year. I may still build a few game hoist but basically I do this as a way to solve problems thus the reliance on components. I would suggest that you stay away from pipe though I know it is cheaper however pound for pound square tubing is much "gooder". I still think the winch feeder is the best long term solution for a deer hunter. I built mine more than 11 years ago, have never staked them down, or fenced them. they have never been turned over by weather, cows or hogs. Hang-em-high makes a good feeder better than most I will say. If nothing else ask the guys at a local welding shop what they could build some of the parts for, it not rocket science, but common sense goes a long way.

#6488694 - 10/09/16 11:05 PM Re: Winch up style feeder [Re: Pope&Young]
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Originally Posted By: Pope&Young
If you ever go stand and fill you won't go back up

x2!!! I built one last year and one this year - I don't ever see going with anything else. Tough, easy to move, varmint proof, easy and safe to fill. I see no down sides...


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