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55 Gal Feeder Legs #7608441 09/17/19 12:50 AM
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I am thinking about building my own feeders out of 55gal drums. I can’t seem to find legs that I’m comfortable using with that kind of weight. Any recommendations?



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I’ve got some that are made of old drill pipe. You don’t want to haul them very far but nothing is blowing that feeder over either.

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Square tubing


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1-1/2 EMT is fairly strong I purchased at Ace hardware .The top rail on hurricane fence has also made some pretty good legs on some of mine.

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I used 1 5/8" steel pipe I got from Fulton Metal in Denton (377 just South of 35), they cut it to 15' lengths out of 3-20' pipes. I bought the mast head and gambrel from Boss Buck and made them double pully crank ups. If you are going to go crank up buy a quality crank with brake not some cheep boat crank.


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Originally Posted by BlackSnake
I am thinking about building my own feeders out of 55gal drums. I can’t seem to find legs that I’m comfortable using with that kind of weight. Any recommendations?


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EMT pipe....

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I've got 2 set up on on 3/4 galvanized pipe legs, i only put 200 pounds in them. One is 5 foot to the bottom for a gravity protein feeder the other 8 foot to the bottom slinging corn. I staked the legs and 0 problems


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Chain link fence top rail. Plenty strong and available at any hardware store

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Discount Steel in Saginaw.


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I’ve seen EMT, square steel and chain link fence rail used.

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Square tubing heat it up and bend it in your receiver hitch then weld it to the barrel

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I use the moultrie leg brackets to mount to barrel. All I have used for legs are 1.5" conduit piping from Lowe's or Home Depot.

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I use one 24' stick of 2" 14 ga. square tubing and one 24' stick of 1 3/4 14 ga.. Cut each in 8' sections and put the 1 3/4 on the ground. Mount the winch on a 2" piece and slip it over the 1 3/4. Mount the receivers on the tripod head (I use 4" channel) at 22 1/2 degrees. This gives a good stable "footprint" and the height eliminates the varmint issues. Hard to spend too much on a winch! Mine are rated at 1700 pounds. Would not want anything less.

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1 1/2'' ridgit conduit.

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I like the oil pipe, just don't use a plastic drum like I did at first. I also like 14 gauge 1.25" square tubing as well.

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We build all of our own and use 2" aluminum conduit 15' long for legs (not EMT). A full stick and a half stick screwed together. Plenty strong, lightweight, and doesn't rust.

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