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#7120598 - 03/23/18 09:53 AM The capsule
rickym Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5732
Loc: texas
Anyone have experience with these feeders? Iíve heard good and bad about them and though I probably wouldnít normally buy one, Iíve found a 250# model for under $200 and am considering it.
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#7120746 - 03/23/18 12:46 PM Re: The capsule [Re: rickym]
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 235
I've got 2 of them. A 250 & 500 lb model. Had them going on 5 yrs. No problems at all. I really like them.

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#7124939 - 03/27/18 03:13 PM Re: The capsule [Re: rickym]
GHale Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/07/10
Posts: 318
Loc: Longview, TX
That would be a great price at $200.

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#7125379 - 03/28/18 12:10 AM Re: The capsule [Re: GHale]
Sim69z28 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/23/18
Posts: 3
I have the 500#. This was third year in use. I like it especially when it comes to adding corn. No ladder involved. The only problem I have is near end of season every year it quits augering the corn due to powder build up in bottom of feeder. I use the triple cleaned corn but still have problems. It is difficult to clean out so now I take a generator and use a shop vac to remove the powder. After that it works fine for months.

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#7125563 - 03/28/18 08:05 AM Re: The capsule [Re: rickym]
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Extreme Tracker

Registered: 05/16/07
Posts: 4439
Loc: North Dallas
I have a 1000# one that's been working on the same battery and timer and solar panel for about 5 years now. They save more corn than you can imagine. The squirrels and coons try for a while, then give up. The only things I have found to do to improve the usage:
1. Cut about an inch and a half off the bottom of the PVC at the base. Helps keep it from clogging.
2. Only use clean corn. I built a screen/funnel out of hardware cloth/screen so the fines fall out when you add corn.
3. Run it until empty, then turn it on it's side and dump out the dust.
4. Mine came with a plastic spinner plate. I replaced it with metal after the squirrels. They may only sell the metal plates now.
5. Keep some of the d-ring clips that secure the auger to the motor on hand. They fail infrequently, but they do fail.

Here's a previous thread with the pics of the screen: Capsule feeder
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#7125577 - 03/28/18 08:17 AM Re: The capsule [Re: rickym]
splitear8 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/10/14
Posts: 1
Loc: Deer Park
I have a 1000# capsule feeder now for about 5 years. Replaced battery 1 time. Put in stronger safety pins between motor and auger. Works great!

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#7125986 - 03/28/18 01:10 PM Re: The capsule [Re: rickym]
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Registered: 01/10/16
Posts: 1436
Loc: Graham
I've got a 250# It works great just have to turn timer up 2or3 seconds longer than on traditional timers..

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