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Hanging plastic barrel #8647462 07/23/22 09:29 PM
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Whats the word on hanging the blue plastic 55 gallon drums with a bale instead of using metal? If you've done it, how did it work out?

Re: Hanging plastic barrel [Re: howl] #8647480 07/23/22 09:54 PM
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I've wondered this same thing. confused2


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My experience with anything plastic that contains feed will be compromised by rodents or raccoons. Squirrels will chew through a plastic barrel in no time.

Re: Hanging plastic barrel [Re: Flatcreek] #8647802 07/24/22 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatcreek
My experience with anything plastic that contains feed will be compromised by rodents or raccoons. Squirrels will chew through a plastic barrel in no time.


Indeed, those bushy tailed tree rats love to make holes in plastic!


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I have a hard rubber barrel feeder that has been in use for years with no problem. Have short legs on it which makes it a stand and fill. I did put a metal lid on it.

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Wrapped a plastic feeder with hardware cloth and added a metal trashcan lid to stop them. It worked, but still a pain and aggravation.


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Re: Hanging plastic barrel [Re: howl] #8650686 07/28/22 12:44 PM
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Might depend where you’re at…seems they don’t last in the pineywoods. As mentioned above, the squirrels will chew a big azz hole in them in no time, but out in the open it may be fine


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We used a plastic barrel for bear bait this year, hung it up by running a 3/8 cable through the bungholes on top.

Re: Hanging plastic barrel [Re: howl] #8656546 08/04/22 08:27 PM
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Haven't had any trouble with sq. chewing in the few years I've been using them. I found a cheap lock on style stand and have the barrel resting on that instead of hanging it.

Re: Hanging plastic barrel [Re: howl] #8694876 09/24/22 09:16 PM
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I have several 55 gal plastic barrel feeders, the non gradeable food type. Before I hang them I purchase a 3/8 all tread. 30" rod. I drill two holes through barrel. Use.a nut going in Ang one going out on the inside. Then I place rubber washers on rod on outside to seal. Will have to purchase hanger for barrel. I place hanger on rod with nut o m inside of hanger and on out side to adjust the spread to be able to put lid on. I have 3 of these on tripods with winch. I made all myself except for the head and hanger which you can get off Amazon for about $40. I have about $150 IN Each.. If you buy these from a dealer your talking $400 plus. Also my spreader is a 6 volt Wild game. I been using this setup for over 5 years here in East Texas no problems. Tripod polls are 16 ft. pipe.

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