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Stand and Fill - legs or skids? #7514541 05/18/19 02:23 AM
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Trying to decide which is more favorable for my new feeders. FYI the legs are about a 5’x5’ footprint, skids would only be 4’x4’ or so.

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I voted skids because they are easier to move around. Put enough angle on them to stabilize.

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I voted skids, but I gotta say, I like the legs an awful lot. 'Guess 'cause the pictures remind me of the lunar lander. I watched it live, you know. up


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Re: Stand and Fill - legs or skids? [Re: jetdad] #7514684 05/18/19 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by jetdad
I voted skids because they are easier to move around. Put enough angle on them to stabilize.

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Originally Posted by Mr. T.
Originally Posted by jetdad
I voted skids because they are easier to move around. Put enough angle on them to stabilize.

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Re: Stand and Fill - legs or skids? [Re: Ramball36] #7514777 05/18/19 03:36 PM
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Offer both if you can. The skids are great to move but removable legs would allow you to transport that feeder in a vehicle/trailer that it might otherwise be difficult to do it in.

Re: Stand and Fill - legs or skids? [Re: Ramball36] #7514779 05/18/19 03:38 PM
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Skids with some method of putting down t-posts or rebar to prevent hogs or cattle from moving them.







Re: Stand and Fill - legs or skids? [Re: DLALLDER] #7514788 05/18/19 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by DLALLDER
Skids with some method of putting down t-posts or rebar to prevent hogs or cattle from moving them.


Hog won’t move a feeder that big and I cow would have to be really mad at it to do it.

Re: Stand and Fill - legs or skids? [Re: Ramball36] #7514910 05/18/19 07:21 PM
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Skids offer more stability and you don't have to worry about a leg sinking. I'm still digging the Rambal36 feeder I bought a couple years ago! Its operated flawlessly.

Re: Stand and Fill - legs or skids? [Re: Creekrunner] #7515158 05/19/19 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
I voted skids, but I gotta say, I like the legs an awful lot. 'Guess 'cause the pictures remind me of the lunar lander. I watched it live, you know. up



I agree with the skids, but if you could get a remote that would move it, I would then prefer the legs because I think it would be need to fly it around the lease spraying corn.


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Re: Stand and Fill - legs or skids? [Re: Ramball36] #7515810 05/20/19 01:22 PM
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Guess I'm going with skids! Pics to follow

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Either way its a really good lookin feeder!


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I try not to move my feeders much so no vote or preference, but man that looks like a stout feeder. Well done



Re: Stand and Fill - legs or skids? [Re: Ramball36] #7515939 05/20/19 04:10 PM
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With skids, wouldn't you end up with some corn under the feeder that the deer could not get to?


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Re: Stand and Fill - legs or skids? [Re: unclebubba] #7515948 05/20/19 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by unclebubba
With skids, wouldn't you end up with some corn under the feeder that the deer could not get to?


Skids won't really change much compared to what's pictured above except some angle iron connecting two legs together. With the plates, there's not much corn under the feeder at all and what is down there is usually picked up by the smaller critters. I am however going to drop the height a little bit, with the skids being a smaller footprint I want to lower the center of gravity some more.

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I like the skids on my current one up I can't wait to get my new one.

Re: Stand and Fill - legs or skids? [Re: Ramball36] #7516198 05/20/19 09:09 PM
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I'll go answer C, offer both. Legs for the base price, skids for a $25 or $50 upcharge.

I really like the fact that your legs are removable and this is one of the first ones I've seen where that is clearly viable. It also makes it look much easier to move around and install in the field by a single person. For skids, maybe pre-welded left hand and right hand sides that attach with the bolts you have in the picture. Plus crossbeams that would run from the left to the right using a similar bolting approach. Since the legs bolt on, I would probably build the entire thing on it's side or upside down and then tilt it over. So cross bracing would be a must.


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If skids would allow you to hook it to your 4 wheeler or UTV to move it then skids...but otherwise, legs.


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Originally Posted by gtrich94
I'll go answer C, offer both. Legs for the base price, skids for a $25 or $50 upcharge.

I really like the fact that your legs are removable and this is one of the first ones I've seen where that is clearly viable. It also makes it look much easier to move around and install in the field by a single person. For skids, maybe pre-welded left hand and right hand sides that attach with the bolts you have in the picture. Plus crossbeams that would run from the left to the right using a similar bolting approach. Since the legs bolt on, I would probably build the entire thing on it's side or upside down and then tilt it over. So cross bracing would be a must.


It will be the other way around, legs is more fab time and materials.

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Originally Posted by Ramball36
Originally Posted by gtrich94
I'll go answer C, offer both. Legs for the base price, skids for a $25 or $50 upcharge.

I really like the fact that your legs are removable and this is one of the first ones I've seen where that is clearly viable. It also makes it look much easier to move around and install in the field by a single person. For skids, maybe pre-welded left hand and right hand sides that attach with the bolts you have in the picture. Plus crossbeams that would run from the left to the right using a similar bolting approach. Since the legs bolt on, I would probably build the entire thing on it's side or upside down and then tilt it over. So cross bracing would be a must.


It will be the other way around, legs is more fab time and materials.


Worth doing both options if you can. Being able to remove legs is a nice to have.

Re: Stand and Fill - legs or skids? [Re: Judd] #7517554 05/22/19 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Judd
If skids would allow you to hook it to your 4 wheeler or UTV to move it then skids...but otherwise, legs.


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Skids with holes in them for tying them down. Looks like a good design.

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Originally Posted by huck18
Skids with holes in them for tying them down. Looks like a good design.


You could also do removable skids to make it easier to transport.

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I like the legs rather than a skid. Can you tell me what the capacity is and will you have one around 1000 lbs.? Also what gauge material are they made from?

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1,000 Lb. on Skids - probably more like 1100 lbs
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1,000 Lb. on Legs
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600 Lb. on Skids - prob more like 650
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These things are heavy and expensive. Some of yall are gonna roast me when they go up in the classifieds!

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