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Linear actuator feeder #7528616 06/06/19 05:21 PM
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I don't know that's how it works, but it appears to. I figured I'd share since y'all like talking about feeder noise so much. If you're wondering about the cost, it is likely because linear actuators are expensive compared to other motors.

These are made in TX, btw: https://www.quietfeeder.com/index.html

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The only one concerned with noise is you

Deer don't care


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I want my feeder to be loud. It's like ringing a dinner bell.


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Originally Posted by TexasKC
I want my feeder to be loud. It's like ringing a dinner bell.

More than X2 on the above statement


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Originally Posted by Mr. T.
Originally Posted by TexasKC
I want my feeder to be loud. It's like ringing a dinner bell.

More than X2 on the above statement


This is what I think deer hear:




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The purpose of that motor in those feeders is you cannot use a broadcast spinner in a protein chute. Many are using the motor vs gravity to train the deer to particular feeding times vs always having feed present. Those are also used in protein feeders not corn feeders.

Training the deer, you've heard that before haven't you?


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Re: Linear actuator feeder [Re: CharlieCTx] #7550737 07/07/19 11:49 PM
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The purpose of that motor in those feeders is you cannot use a broadcast spinner in a protein chute. Many are using the motor vs gravity to train the deer to particular feeding times vs always having feed present. Those are also used in protein feeders not corn feeders.

Training the deer, you've heard that before haven't you?


I like how you explained that like nobody understands. It's not complicated. We all understand the ins and outs whether we consider different details important or not.

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Why would you post a thread about protein feeders when you're stated objective was silently dropping corn? I thought I was doing you a favor, didn't know they covered that in your post-doc work.

My apologies...


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Originally Posted by David Maas
The only one concerned with noise is you

Deer don't care

I can agree and disagree with that. Sure several deer come a running to the sound of a feeder going off to the point that there are electronics/calls that mimic the sound of a feeder going off, but I believe there are also plenty of deer that do the complete opposite under hunting pressure.

We use to get plenty of mature buck pictures at our feeders. We started hunting them and most of the time they will come through here and there but not usually regular and wont stay long. Put hand corn out with a camera on it and they come to it much better.


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