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Re: Build: Two 600lb feeders [Re: Txhunter65] #8120971 01/08/21 06:17 PM
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Looks good !

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Re: Build: Two 600lb feeders [Re: Txhunter65] #8159372 02/07/21 04:00 PM
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nice job Txhunter65. I've pm'd you about your build

Re: Build: Two 600lb feeders [Re: Txhunter65] #8177964 02/20/21 04:20 PM
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is the purpose ot the plate? Is it just to keep corn from dropping under the feeder?

Re: Build: Two 600lb feeders [Re: Txhunter65] #8177971 02/20/21 04:26 PM
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Keeps the coons from spinning the plate and helping theirselves to your corn.


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Re: Build: Two 600lb feeders [Re: Txhunter65] #8178180 02/20/21 08:00 PM
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Re: Build: Two 600lb feeders [Re: Txhunter65] #8180617 02/22/21 10:52 PM
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I like them. I built a couple and slapped together my leg mounting brackets. Yours look professional. Well done!

Re: Build: Two 600lb feeders [Re: Txhunter65] #8184655 02/26/21 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Txhunter65
They are 85 gallon drums so no they are more like 600lb feeders.

Very nice looking builds txh6!!

Are the 85 gal drums heavier walled than the 55 gal? I ask because I see that you bolted your leg assemblies to them and I know the newer 55 gal drums are pretty thin.

I built a couple feeders years ago using 1.5 55 gallon drums for each so they are about 80 gallons and they will hold about 450 lbs of corn.


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Re: Build: Two 600lb feeders [Re: Txhunter65] #8185901 02/27/21 08:19 PM
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Yes sir they are a little heavier duty than 55-gallon drums, they are designed to set full 55-gallon drums in. There is a funnel inside, and they tend to hold close to 550lbs.

Re: Build: Two 600lb feeders [Re: Txhunter65] #8186860 02/28/21 06:28 PM
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Where did you find funnels to fit the 85 gallon barrel?

Re: Build: Two 600lb feeders [Re: Txhunter65] #8189081 03/02/21 02:03 PM
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Re: Build: Two 600lb feeders [Re: Txhunter65] #8189238 03/02/21 03:54 PM
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Thanks for info

Re: Build: Two 600lb feeders [Re: Txhunter65] #8192461 03/05/21 01:38 AM
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Nice work , great job!

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Re: Build: Two 600lb feeders [Re: Txhunter65] #8198549 03/10/21 06:58 PM
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Txhunter65.......I've had legs get water in them and freeze which rounds the lower section. You may want to consider drilling a hole right above the plate so water can drain.

Question......where did you get the leg assemblies at and what size square tubing did you use?

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Originally Posted by LCSmith
Txhunter65.......I've had legs get water in them and freeze which rounds the lower section. You may want to consider drilling a hole right above the plate so water can drain.

Question......where did you get the leg assemblies at and what size square tubing did you use?

I drilled holes in the bottom of the feet, hopefully that will allow them to drain. Hole was about 3/4” in diameter.
To be honest I do t remember what size square tubing the legs were.

Re: Build: Two 600lb feeders [Re: Txhunter65] #8252280 04/29/21 09:31 PM
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As an alternative to 85gal barrels, check with your local water well driller and see if they have any reject or warrantied pressure tanks. They generally are thicker walled than barrels which allows you to directly weld the leg brackets on, and when inverted, have a natural "funnel" on the bottom. You'll need to clean out any internal rust prior to filling so they won't stop up.


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