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New motor, solar, and timer #9065750 06/22/24 01:20 PM
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I'm rebuilding my buccees feeder for a few reasons.

1. Are all motors the same?

2. Is there a " better" solar panel?

3. Timer other than the Timer?

Maybe Texas Hunter, HCR, Sweeney?

Re: New motor, solar, and timer [Re: Brother in-law] #9065753 06/22/24 01:22 PM
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Sweeney is insane with the prices they're asking. The place looks like it's out of business, but I think there's still some inventory and two or three people left seeing how many suckers are still left out there.


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Re: New motor, solar, and timer [Re: Brother in-law] #9065781 06/22/24 02:49 PM
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1. Don’t know. What you can get from West Texas Feeder Supply is great.
2. Same as above.
3. No


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Re: New motor, solar, and timer [Re: Brother in-law] #9065833 06/22/24 05:02 PM
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Had a motor freeze up, bearings need lube. Pull the motor, squirt some oil on the shaft and let it sit for a while. Rotate shaft by hand until it turns freely. Re-install.

Re: New motor, solar, and timer [Re: Brother in-law] #9065848 06/22/24 05:51 PM
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Never had any problem with any on those items on our 7 Bucees feeders so I cant help you.


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Re: New motor, solar, and timer [Re: Brother in-law] #9065865 06/22/24 06:58 PM
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My motor is frozen and my solar panel has been worked over by animals. While it's empty I'm just going to upgrade it and add protection to the exposed motor

Re: New motor, solar, and timer [Re: Brother in-law] #9065921 06/22/24 09:05 PM
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Do not think there is a better timer.


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Re: New motor, solar, and timer [Re: freerange] #9065958 06/22/24 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by freerange
Do not think there is a better timer.


Good timer for sure but the one I had didn't last a year and not covered under warranty. Of course the feeder getting hit by lightning might have had something to do with that.


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Re: New motor, solar, and timer [Re: Brother in-law] #9066382 06/23/24 10:45 PM
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The motors have a 'dirt shield' on the shaft. Pry it up and use kroil or similar on the shaft. Let it drain into the motor and then turn the shaft till it's free. I actually took it apart, not hard but tricky to get back together, brushes are on the sealed end. The bearings are a ball in the steel end plate socket. Only the bearing on the output shaft gets stuck.

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Re: New motor, solar, and timer [Re: Brother in-law] #9067080 06/25/24 03:43 PM
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i prefer ASF all seasons 12V motor timer and solar panel. Easy to install and pretty reliable. Timer has worked flawlessly.

Re: New motor, solar, and timer [Re: Brother in-law] #9067410 06/26/24 12:34 AM
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Get a complete unit (box, The Timer, elminator, solar) from West Texas Supply. My 2 have been running 365 for about 10 years now and only 1 or 2 battery changes during that time

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Originally Posted by Always ready 2 hunt
Get a complete unit (box, The Timer, elminator, solar) from West Texas Supply. My 2 have been running 365 for about 10 years now and only 1 or 2 battery changes during that time

West Texas Feeder Supply seems to be a real good outfit, Easy to get someone on the phone and usually the same guy.


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Just to try something different I went with the Texas Hunter Products

Re: New motor, solar, and timer [Re: Brother in-law] #9067851 06/26/24 08:11 PM
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I used to run Texas Hunter controllers and got lots of life out of them...about 15 years and then they started model changes that didn't plug and play when I needed repairs so switched over to West Texas Feeder Supply products.. I hope you get same years of life out of them

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