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The capsule #7120598
03/23/18 02:53 PM
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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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Re: The capsule [Re: rickym] #7120746
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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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That would be a great price at $200.

Re: The capsule [Re: GHale] #7125379
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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.

Re: The capsule [Re: rickym] #7125563
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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


Re: The capsule [Re: rickym] #7125577
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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!

Re: The capsule [Re: rickym] #7125986
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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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