View Full Version : Your basic 85Gal feeder.

Dale Moser
10-31-2006, 02:33 PM
The best feeder design I've found so far.

Good for protein heads, or corn slingers.

10-31-2006, 10:56 PM
What, you furnish adult beverages with their meal ?

I like the way the feeder lid is attached to keep from having to wrestle with it.

10-31-2006, 11:55 PM
I second what Berandel said that hinged attachment for the lid is a fantastic idea. I built a couple feeders with 41" diameter barrels/hoppers this year and had a sheetmetal shop make me domed lids for them and attaching them would be so much better than wrestling with them to get them off and worrying about dropping them, etc.

With your permission I would like to leverage/copy your hinged lid design.

Love this DIY section as I like to build my own too and love seeing others ideas.

Dale Moser
11-01-2006, 07:36 AM

bubba joe
11-01-2006, 07:58 AM
I likey !

11-01-2006, 11:30 AM
Dale are the top of the leg brackets welded to the lip of the barrel? Do they support the load well?

Sorry I did not wait for the first pic to load. I see now.

11-01-2006, 11:32 AM
looks good

11-02-2006, 08:12 AM
Very Very nice! All i need now is to learn how to weld :)

Hey, do you include a funnel inside?

What size is the feed tube?

PS-Did you just make that lid out of sheet metal?

Dale Moser
11-02-2006, 08:38 AM
Anybody can weld deer feeders! Find somebody with a little wire box and git to it, it really is very simple.

I hate funnels!:)

That feed tube is 4", but we bought that one. I didn't make it. It works just well enough to keep me from scrapping it.

I made the lids out of 14ga.

11-11-2006, 12:38 PM
I like the hinge too, best idea I have seen on a feeder. My lids always find a mud hole or ant bed when I toss them to the ground.

01-20-2007, 01:00 PM
nice hinged lid but the leg brackets need work

01-20-2007, 08:36 PM
Says you...

01-21-2007, 10:03 AM
Dale, How much for one of those??

Dale Moser
01-22-2007, 08:00 AM
Bowsticker, I wish I had time to build a few to sell but the fact is I don't, and I wouldn't care to step on our sponsor's toes anyhow. Besides.......I can't find anymore big barrels for a decent price.:(

Rackhunter- I'm open for criticism, so tell me what you THINK could be better on the leg brackets?

02-12-2007, 08:27 PM
chas mac think their outa Houston

02-12-2007, 10:53 PM
Nice design, hope you don't mind if I use parts of it this year making some of my own.

Dale Moser
02-13-2007, 10:11 AM
Chas Mac wants 170$ a barrel......no thanks.:)

02-13-2007, 11:37 AM
Dale,I also live in Tarrant Co. and was wanting to know where you are getting the 85 gallon barrels,If you dont mind me asking.

Dale Moser
02-13-2007, 12:02 PM
I'm not getting them anywhere now, I havn't been able to find any for a while. I bought my last two from Karl at Ultramatic, but to my knowledge he hasn't been able to find any lately either.

Please let me know if you find any.

02-13-2007, 05:21 PM
I have one 85 gallon barrel and have not been able to find any others for awhile. Dale, that is a great job on the setup you have.

02-13-2007, 08:00 PM
nice job!

03-01-2007, 12:52 PM
Burbank Barrel in Galenpark has them new for $125 a piece. $75 for the used ones. Only problem is that every time I call someone just picked up their last used one:)

03-06-2007, 12:02 PM
how do you fill er up bein so tall?

03-06-2007, 01:22 PM
my basic feeder 85 gal barrel but I also ordered a tube assy from sweeney so it holds another 50# in tube.


Neighbors sure didn't appreciate it out in the yard! Got my barrels from T I @ 635 and 75, they toss em after so many years of outside storage they have em in case of chemical spills for overflow,little rusty but still great shape and free, the best part.

03-06-2007, 03:06 PM
how much corn will an 85 gallon feeder hold. Who would I talk to at TI to pick up a couple of these barrels.

03-07-2007, 03:16 PM
about 500 +50 in tube, and the guy I knew at TI was a long time ago seen a bunch of barrels for sale on the way to Lake Fork on 69 awhile back, may drive back out that way and see if he has any 85gal. for sale.

03-31-2007, 09:44 AM
You guys should take a look at the Boss Buck feeder leg foot pad. It is a large flat food pad with a slot cut in it that will let you drive a T-Post through it. Then they welded on a large 3/4" nut to the pad. Then you screw the bolt in and tighten it to the T-Post. It really anchors the feeder down if you have a Hog or Cattle problem.


Dale Moser
04-02-2007, 11:47 AM
how do you fill er up bein so tall?

I fill mine off the back of the truck, it's not as tall as it looks. BTW I use 8' legs.

01-17-2009, 11:05 AM
Does anyone know where to find the 85 gal barrels in the DFW area?

01-17-2009, 03:25 PM
85 gallon barrels (http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69349)

If you're going to Bownanza Ultrakarl, might be able to bring them. That's how I got mine.

01-19-2009, 08:12 PM
I would love some of those 85 gal barrells any ideas where to get them?

01-19-2009, 08:15 PM
Looks good MO Looks like you worked up a thirst also!!

01-27-2009, 10:58 PM
Holds more corn, a little more work but worth it. I have never seen an 85 gallon barrel until now. Thanks

01-28-2009, 07:39 AM
I think Dallas steel drums has some

01-28-2009, 07:56 AM
good job on the feeders

02-01-2009, 03:51 PM
i love the attached lid design

double G
02-10-2009, 11:52 AM
I like it

02-10-2009, 02:41 PM
I've got a couple that look at lot like it, except mine have timers on them. I like you idea!


02-10-2009, 03:56 PM
Moser, did you make the lid? I have a 85 gallon barrel but it's slightly dented at top and lid that came with it won't seat properly. I need one like that.

02-10-2009, 05:54 PM
Looks good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

02-10-2009, 10:02 PM
TTT for Dale to answer my question :)

Dale Moser
02-11-2009, 07:29 AM
Sorry Joe, yes I made those lids out of 14ga. I think Karl has some heavy guage lids that would drop on a bent or dented barrel pretty good.

02-11-2009, 08:03 AM

02-20-2009, 11:23 AM
That looks fantastic. Dale you are sure handy when it comes to makin stuff. We may need to recruit you for our lease :)