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Bolt on varmint plates #7521005 05/27/19 05:53 PM
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Has anyone seen or made bolt on varmint plates for 55 gallon drums? I have seen a few feeder stands for 55 gallon drums that have varmint cages surrounding the feeder motor (about $250) , but no actual plates that would just clamp on to the bottom of the barrel!

Re: Bolt on varmint plates [Re: Deersteaks] #7521014 05/27/19 06:14 PM
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These guys were at the Ft Worth Hunting show last year and had that but I haven't been able to get in touch since:: www.prothrowfeeders.com

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Re: Bolt on varmint plates [Re: Deersteaks] #7521463 05/28/19 01:01 PM
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a 55 gallon lid some all thread,lock nuts washers and viola you have the same thing..ive thought of this..havent exactly built one

Re: Bolt on varmint plates [Re: Deersteaks] #7521480 05/28/19 01:20 PM
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Ive made a few like this Take the lid and make a bottom plate[Linked Image]

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Re: Bolt on varmint plates [Re: Deersteaks] #7535535 06/15/19 10:11 PM
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I made a varmint plate from an old lid for a 55 gallon barrel. I have a eliminator spinner on mine and a box which holds the battery / timer with 4 bolts holding it. The plate is almost the size of the bottom of the barrel with a hole for the spinner to drop down when activated. The 4 bolts that hold the box also holds the varmint plate. Had to remove the box to install plate then put nuts above and below the plate on each bolt. The bottom of barrel serves as a top for the varmint plate.
Coons cannot get to the corn but they still pick up some of what is on the ground.

Re: Bolt on varmint plates [Re: Deersteaks] #7551031 07/08/19 12:54 PM
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I could come up with a kit pretty easily for those

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I think a kit would be a good idea. I am thinking of making another for a different feeder.

Re: Bolt on varmint plates [Re: YellowDog] #7551358 07/08/19 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by YellowDog
Ive made a few like this Take the lid and make a bottom plate[Linked Image]

This defeats the purpose of the plates. This still knocks half the corn to the ground and piles it up around the feeder, no bueno........


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Re: Bolt on varmint plates [Re: Deersteaks] #7568980 07/31/19 09:00 PM
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Iím not a big fan of the self tappers into the barrel, a bolt would be better

Re: Bolt on varmint plates [Re: Deersteaks] #7569370 08/01/19 01:28 PM
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Looks good. nice job.


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Re: Bolt on varmint plates [Re: Deersteaks] #7570193 08/02/19 01:06 PM
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Ramball36, I think you may be on to something with a "feeder plate conversion kit". In my opinion, there is a market for that idea.

Re: Bolt on varmint plates [Re: Deersteaks] #7570853 08/03/19 05:10 AM
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Ramball36, this is similar to what I was talking about ! I was going to use a barrel lid and bolt straight to the bottom of the barrel with spacers and a hole cut for the spinner plate with the feeder motor box bolted to it! Definitely less expensive that buying a whole new feeder!

Re: Bolt on varmint plates [Re: Deersteaks] #7572009 08/04/19 11:45 PM
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I'm looking to add something like this to my pig feeder but I don't like the box exposed like that. Afraid big hogs would have their way with that!

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