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Crank up feeders #7613089 09/22/19 06:41 PM
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Question- what is the BEST winch to use on crank up feeders. Max weight would be 350 lbs. I'm looking for a good reliable cable type for this, not a cheap boat winch.

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Boss buck makes great components, winch, cable,, header etc. use the double pulley system!

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Get rid of the winch & purchase a come-along. Some very good ones can be bought for $25-35. A little slower but far safer and less strain on the person.







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Originally Posted by DLALLDER
Get rid of the winch & purchase a come-along. Some very good ones can be bought for $25-35. A little slower but far safer and less strain on the person.

I like this idea, those cranks can be tough


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Re: Crank up feeders [Re: corkys son] #7613717 09/23/19 01:57 PM
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Get rid of the winch and the come along and get a stand and fill.

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another vote for stand and fill.

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I tried the 200# Boss Buck stand and fill, hogs tore up the downspouts. Penned the areas and went to 300# crank up feeders. But I put boat winches on them-huge mistake. I like the winch Cast suggested, and actually the come-along sounds good, but will the come-along hold up to the dirt and grime of being in the open all the time? Stand and fill- who makes one that holds three hundred pounds and I can actually stand and fill. I'm 70 years old, and lifting corn up high is just not as easy as it once was. And thanks for the suggestions!

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A buzz box welder and 7014 rods is your friend. A barrel holds 300lbs?

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Originally Posted by corkys son
I tried the 200# Boss Buck stand and fill, hogs tore up the downspouts. Penned the areas and went to 300# crank up feeders. But I put boat winches on them-huge mistake. I like the winch Cast suggested, and actually the come-along sounds good, but will the come-along hold up to the dirt and grime of being in the open all the time? Stand and fill- who makes one that holds three hundred pounds and I can actually stand and fill. I'm 70 years old, and lifting corn up high is just not as easy as it once was. And thanks for the suggestions!



I have used come alongs on my feeders for about 8 years with no problems. They have worked great for this old man. I will be 74 come Dec.

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Originally Posted by corkys son
I tried the 200# Boss Buck stand and fill, hogs tore up the downspouts. Penned the areas and went to 300# crank up feeders.


An All Seasons 600# stand and fill (or equivalent) will serve you better than well and cut the number of times you have to feed in half. Buy once, cry once... best advice I've heard for hunting related stuff. Never try and do it on the cheap, you'll just have to do it again.


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I use a trailer winch with a double run, stainless, block and tackle. Makes it so easy


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Originally Posted by DLALLDER
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I tried the 200# Boss Buck stand and fill, hogs tore up the downspouts. Penned the areas and went to 300# crank up feeders. But I put boat winches on them-huge mistake. I like the winch Cast suggested, and actually the come-along sounds good, but will the come-along hold up to the dirt and grime of being in the open all the time? Stand and fill- who makes one that holds three hundred pounds and I can actually stand and fill. I'm 70 years old, and lifting corn up high is just not as easy as it once was. And thanks for the suggestions!



I have used come alongs on my feeders for about 8 years with no problems. They have worked great for this old man. I will be 74 come Dec.

You have a picture of the setup?


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I use a Boss Buck wench, double pully and a Dewalt 18v drill motor with a 3/4" socket to raise the barrel once full.


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I've been building Winch feeders for over ten years and will not sell one without a brake winch. I have seen a friend almost hurt badly when a boat winch claw didn't grab. I have had great success with the Dutton-Lainson brand. I'm sure there are others but I have never had a failure with one. They do cost more but when your'e building something to withstand wild boar and mad cows it has to be reliable.

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Originally Posted by corkys son
I tried the 200# Boss Buck stand and fill, hogs tore up the downspouts. Penned the areas and went to 300# crank up feeders. But I put boat winches on them-huge mistake. I like the winch Cast suggested, and actually the come-along sounds good, but will the come-along hold up to the dirt and grime of being in the open all the time? Stand and fill- who makes one that holds three hundred pounds and I can actually stand and fill. I'm 70 years old, and lifting corn up high is just not as easy as it once was. And thanks for the suggestions!



I have used come alongs on my feeders for about 8 years with no problems. They have worked great for this old man. I will be 74 come Dec.

You have a picture of the setup?


Redchevy, I do not have any pics of the set up. I will attempt to explain. A eye bolt thru a leg at about knee level (give or take a little). A pulley at top of feeder tripod with the come along hook in the barrel cross arm. Basically just like you would set it up with a winch, only change is winch is replaced with a come along. Some of the come alongs have a pulley that used instead of buying one. Clear as mud ??????







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