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Rsatt
10-27-2006, 04:52 PM
Here is something that might be useful if you have ever had a hog or cow turn over your feeder. We use to drive T-post down beside the legs of the feeders and tie the post to the legs. I made some "feet" that work pretty good. Take a 12 inch sq piece of 1/2 in plate, and weld one piece of rebar to the middle of one side. Then weld a piece of sq tubing(or rebar) to the other side of the plate. Stick one piece up in the feeder leg (or over the feeder leg) and drive the other piece in the ground. The hogs can not move the legs when they get to rooting around for corn on the ground]
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Rsatt
10-27-2006, 05:00 PM
Here is the only pix I can find of it in use

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Burnadell
10-27-2006, 08:31 PM
Now that's a good idea, Ronnie; it should keep it from sinking into the mud also.

Cottonfish
10-27-2006, 09:20 PM
Really neat idea - any problems with the feet filling with water?

Rsatt
10-27-2006, 09:27 PM
Thanks, Everyone.

Ber, it does help with the mud

Cottonfish, Not with my welding..:)

Cull
10-30-2006, 01:24 PM
Good stuff Ronnie!

txtimetravler
10-30-2006, 02:25 PM
We did the same thing only we made feeder brackets on the barrel side that are made from 2 inch square tubing. We then welded round plate metal to the legs and cut a 1 " hole in the plate. When this goes together, the legs side into to square tubing on the barrel. That way when it rains the water runs outside of the legs and not inside to rust out the bottom of the legs. Once we had the feeder in place, we took rebar like you have and hammered them through the hole in the plate metal (feeder leg foot) and into the ground. Oh we had also welded a big washer onto the rebar for a head. When we move the feeder, we just pull that bar out with a crobar or something and diassemble the feeder.

Great idea! Looks more professional than t-post wired to the legs. I would prolly end up hitting the t-post with my arrow anyway!

arsonhunter
10-30-2006, 04:33 PM
very cool idea

Joe H
10-30-2006, 05:04 PM
I do the same as TXTIMETRAVLER. I weld a 8" or so round piece of plate to the bottom of my feeder legs and blow about a 1" hole in it. I also use rebar about 2 - 3 feet and weld another piece on top about 8-12 inches to make a "T". Easy to pull out when moving and holds great.

Tmag
10-30-2006, 09:37 PM
Great idea, needed them a few years back when the cows tipped my 8 sack feeder. Weighed about 600 when it hit the ground.

Dusty Britches
10-31-2006, 08:03 AM
Those would work well on ladder stands, too!

DRow
12-07-2006, 08:57 AM
cool idea

Hcso2058
07-30-2012, 04:23 PM
great mind !!

Crazy Horse
07-30-2012, 04:52 PM
Very nice!!! ;)b

Luck_of_the_Draw
07-30-2012, 05:06 PM
Any drain holes in caes we get any rain?

Shake N' Bake
07-30-2012, 05:23 PM
Any drain holes in caes we get any rain?

Yeah, like that's gonna happen:D

Leonhogboy
07-30-2012, 05:49 PM
Man, Papa Smurf you must be ancient.:eek: 2006

Trent has grown just a little since then.;)

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Rsatt
07-30-2012, 06:21 PM
Man, Papa Smurf you must be ancient.:eek: 2006

Trent has grown just a little since then.;)

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Thanks, Gary. Hard to believe Trent has grown that much. Hair is about the same.:)

Thanks, Everyone.

DRT
07-30-2012, 09:42 PM
Thanks, Everyone.

Ber, it does help with the mud

Cottonfish, Not with my welding..:)
I noticed it looked like mine.;)b

Rick69
07-31-2012, 08:03 AM
Great idea

Tubby
07-31-2012, 08:07 AM
Someone has been digging DEEP in the vault!!!

SKLOSS
08-01-2012, 12:39 AM
Great idea!