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#6622270 - 01/08/17 10:36 AM Spin Tech or Eliminator
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now that deer season is over(at least for me) I am considering retrofitting at least one of my feeders with one of the mechanical feeder plates, and eliminating my current cage, which is working. I see two products, the spin tech, and the eliminator. What experiences have y'all had good and bad.

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#6622891 - 01/08/17 06:17 PM Re: Spin Tech or Eliminator [Re: bholt]
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I've used both and found them to be very reliable.

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#6622932 - 01/08/17 06:49 PM Re: Spin Tech or Eliminator [Re: bholt]
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Eliminator. Have both and have to constantly lubricate the Spintech. Never have lubed the Eliminator.
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#6623107 - 01/08/17 08:19 PM Re: Spin Tech or Eliminator [Re: bholt]
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If cage is working why fix it?
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#6623124 - 01/08/17 08:27 PM Re: Spin Tech or Eliminator [Re: bholt]
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We use Spintech, but there are (or were) some rabid Eliminator fans on here. But, if your cage allows you access to whatever spinner you have, I wouldn't take it off. Double and triple obstacles for the little bandits are a good thing.

I bought a dozen of these from Academy and put them on ours.>>> Varmint cage

Everything should get a squirt of WD-40 every once in a while.
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#6623690 - 01/09/17 09:29 AM Re: Spin Tech or Eliminator [Re: bholt]
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I have both. My spintech plates are in years 4-5. Some have gotten very "sticky" - even with regular lubrication. They will either not return to full closed position, allowing corn to leak out -- or they won't go down as much, limiting the corn thrown.

After using both - I wouldn't buy spintech again (and I haven't).

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#6625033 - 01/09/17 09:40 PM Re: Spin Tech or Eliminator [Re: bholt]
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I have used eliminators for several years with no problems, no experience with spin tech

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#6625069 - 01/09/17 09:52 PM Re: Spin Tech or Eliminator [Re: bholt]
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I run several spintech and they are all 5+ years old with no issues. A little lube on occasion and thats it.

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#6625101 - 01/09/17 10:01 PM Re: Spin Tech or Eliminator [Re: bholt]
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I have 8 spin techs that have been running for 6 plus years. No problems with the plates moving at all.
I did have a timer go out on one and they sent me one the day I called them.
I have only used the 12 volt models.
I like them.
I'm building 3 one ton spin feeders and will be putting then on those for sure.

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#6625447 - 01/10/17 07:28 AM Re: Spin Tech or Eliminator [Re: bholt]
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Thanks fella's, I will try he eliminator which right or wrong looks to be built better. I am doing this because while my 1 X 2" cages have doors to access the timer/cpu I feel they interfere with the corn distribution thus encouraging the hogs to root out under the feeder where most of the corn falls.

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#6625538 - 01/10/17 08:36 AM Re: Spin Tech or Eliminator [Re: bholt]
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Originally Posted By: bholt
Thanks fella's, I will try he eliminator which right or wrong looks to be built better. I am doing this because while my 1 X 2" cages have doors to access the timer/cpu I feel they interfere with the corn distribution thus encouraging the hogs to root out under the feeder where most of the corn falls.


Hey Bholt, I moved to Eliminators on the feeders I build a couple years ago as well. Have had good results. You are right, taking the cage off with really cut down on the "dribble" corn directly under the feeder. And, I've found the eliminators help pay for themselves in eliminating corn lost to wind and rain. They are also backed up by the same great warranty service as the Timer, they just replace it no questions asked.

We run 11 spin feeders at my personal lease. 9 have Eliminators, 2 have Spintechs. The spintechs are ok, but they need a little more TLC in the way of lithium grease to stay functional. Overall I think you'll be happy.
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#6625695 - 01/10/17 09:58 AM Re: Spin Tech or Eliminator [Re: bholt]
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Have used eliminator for about 2 years with no problem only occasional lubrication with a PB Blaster lube. Recently it froze up, would not close all the way. I used the white lithium grease spray after cleaning and it works fine now.

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#6626041 - 01/10/17 01:10 PM Re: Spin Tech or Eliminator [Re: bholt]
Hunter Daddy Offline
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Registered: 08/27/14
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I would buy either one (which ever is cheaper!)

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#6626420 - 01/10/17 05:32 PM Re: Spin Tech or Eliminator [Re: bholt]
bholt Offline
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ordered a eliminator, I am going to try it and see it it helps on some hog holes.

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#6631884 - 01/14/17 06:23 AM Re: Spin Tech or Eliminator [Re: bholt]
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Eliminator hands down. If they start sticking up just hit em with a shot of Teflon spray. Done deal.

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