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#6909540 - 10/05/17 07:10 AM Built our first feeder. What do y'all think?
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I've owned a welding shop for almost 6 years and we decided to branch out a bit and start building feeders, blinds, etc. We got one put together last night. What do y'all think? We build it where it can winch up on a tripod stand, or attach to a frame with a ladder and taller legs.

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#6909549 - 10/05/17 07:23 AM Re: Built our first feeder. What do y'all think? [Re: YellowRoseOutfitters]
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Nice work, looks sturdy.

IMO the weak link is the motor and controller box. Coons will destroy it in short order.

You might want to look at methods other than coon cages. They tend to knock half the corn being thrown down to the ground piling it up underneath the feeder instead of spreading it out evenly so multiple animals can feed without crowding each other.
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#6909557 - 10/05/17 07:28 AM Re: Built our first feeder. What do y'all think? [Re: YellowRoseOutfitters]
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don't see any thing for timer ect?
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#6909571 - 10/05/17 07:42 AM Re: Built our first feeder. What do y'all think? [Re: YellowRoseOutfitters]
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Thanks for input guys. Yeah, we're working on the varmint guard and are building the timer setup and box, etc. I finished milling the press brake dies yesterday. bounce


Edited by YellowRoseOutfitters (10/05/17 07:42 AM)
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#6909593 - 10/05/17 07:53 AM Re: Built our first feeder. What do y'all think? [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Nice work, looks sturdy.

IMO the weak link is the motor and controller box. Coons will destroy it in short order.

You might want to look at methods other than coon cages. They tend to knock half the corn being thrown down to the ground piling it up underneath the feeder instead of spreading it out evenly so multiple animals can feed without crowding each other.


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#6909622 - 10/05/17 08:09 AM Re: Built our first feeder. What do y'all think? [Re: YellowRoseOutfitters]
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Looks nice. If I was building one, I would make the bottom an upside down pyramid so all the corn flows into the spinner and doesn't settle off to the sides. I would also have a solar panel on it, or at least a mount to install one.

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#6909772 - 10/05/17 10:00 AM Re: Built our first feeder. What do y'all think? [Re: YellowRoseOutfitters]
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Right on, looks sturdy!

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#6909790 - 10/05/17 10:15 AM Re: Built our first feeder. What do y'all think? [Re: YellowRoseOutfitters]
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How heavy is it?

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#6909802 - 10/05/17 10:24 AM Re: Built our first feeder. What do y'all think? [Re: YellowRoseOutfitters]
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Roughly 120#. It will hold 450# of corn. I have a few changes to make on the next one to get the weight down.
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#6909916 - 10/05/17 12:13 PM Re: Built our first feeder. What do y'all think? [Re: EddieWalker]
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Originally Posted By: EddieWalker
Looks nice. If I was building one, I would make the bottom an upside down pyramid so all the corn flows into the spinner and doesn't settle off to the sides. I would also have a solar panel on it, or at least a mount to install one.



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#6910004 - 10/05/17 01:21 PM Re: Built our first feeder. What do y'all think? [Re: YellowRoseOutfitters]
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Looks good other than what has already been mentioned.

I would put the clear slot corn indicator down lower so you know when your corn is running low, never understood why they are put so high confused2
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#6910014 - 10/05/17 01:26 PM Re: Built our first feeder. What do y'all think? [Re: YellowRoseOutfitters]
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Since you own a welding shop, put the varmint guard OUTSIDE the legs with a trapdoor to service the battery/timer. Dang coons can reach in a long way but not THAT long. 1" mesh should work fine...

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#6910021 - 10/05/17 01:29 PM Re: Built our first feeder. What do y'all think? [Re: YellowRoseOutfitters]
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that'd be a heavy bastard to manually winch up - looks good though. I'm going to be honest, after running winch up tri-pod feeders with cages and stand and fill ground feeders with plates I'm thinking about selling all of my winch ups and go all stand and fill. That would be a better stand n fill feeder in my opinion.

any idea on pricing?


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#6910032 - 10/05/17 01:38 PM Re: Built our first feeder. What do y'all think? [Re: YellowRoseOutfitters]
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Stand and fill is the way to go....
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#6910081 - 10/05/17 02:10 PM Re: Built our first feeder. What do y'all think? [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Nice work, looks sturdy.

IMO the weak link is the motor and controller box. Coons will destroy it in short order.

You might want to look at methods other than coon cages. They tend to knock half the corn being thrown down to the ground piling it up underneath the feeder instead of spreading it out evenly so multiple animals can feed without crowding each other.
def would upgrade the whole control unit to a quality 12 volt system bc that will keep people from purchasing.
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