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Old 07-21-2018, 04:10 PM   #1
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This new design looks like a pretty good value, anyone given it a shot yet? I like the varmint resistant design, similar to Lamco. $399 @ Bucees
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Old 07-21-2018, 04:12 PM   #2
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Varmint plate
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Old 07-21-2018, 04:32 PM   #3
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Yep varmint "cages" are antique now.
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Old 07-23-2018, 02:47 PM   #4
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Haven't seen one but I like the price. Just opened the ASF website and it's not listed there either
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Old 07-23-2018, 03:05 PM   #5
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They are made exclusively for Buc-ee’s. Won’t find any info on them anywhere else. Trust me I looked
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Old 07-23-2018, 03:11 PM   #6
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They will sell the fire out of those, like that design!
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Old 07-23-2018, 03:13 PM   #7
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How many pound feeder is it? 300?
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Old 07-23-2018, 03:13 PM   #8
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I bet they are a hot sale item.
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Old 07-23-2018, 03:16 PM   #9
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Says 600lbs in post above.

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Old 07-23-2018, 05:34 PM   #10
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Bought one and put it out this weekend. Slightly shorter than the original but it seems pretty stout. Comes with the standard ASF timer that works pretty good. Only drawback is the poor hinge and latch system on the timer cabinet door but that can be fixed pretty easily.
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Old 07-23-2018, 06:01 PM   #11
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What kind of conduit is on the motor wires? I see it as a possible weak link when it comes to the stinkin’ coons.
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Old 07-23-2018, 06:26 PM   #12
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I wish that motor was covered or inside the hopper.
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Old 07-23-2018, 06:59 PM   #13
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What kind of conduit is on the motor wires? I see it as a possible weak link when it comes to the stinkiní coons.
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I wish that motor was covered or inside the hopper.
I agree, I think the motor needs to be protected better or inside the hopper altogether but maybe the coons would give up if they can't beat it. That's typically been my experience. If you can beat them they eventually stop coming around until some "over achiever" makes an appearance!

Feeder looks like a great design with good holding capacity for the price. Good value IMO.
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Old 07-23-2018, 07:20 PM   #14
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Only weak link I saw was the exposed motor as well. Quick trip to Home Depot and 10 bucks later it would be a quick fix.....6" air duct cap
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Old 07-23-2018, 07:21 PM   #15
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Plus few sheet metal screws
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Old 07-23-2018, 07:46 PM   #16
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Heck of a deal. I like the guys on here that make ones like this but at $200 less I’d have to go ASF.
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Old 07-23-2018, 07:58 PM   #17
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Will all the Bucees have them for this price?
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:36 PM   #18
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Dang that's a lot cheaper than the 600 pounder I bought.

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Old 07-23-2018, 09:23 PM   #19
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I just bought and put out 3 of the Stand & Fill ASF units and the only problem I see with them is I wish they would have placed wire underneath the feeder to allow the corn to fall through the wire and not have to slide down the sides of the metal that is on them now. I have seen cows, coons, pigs and deer around these feedrse for the last month with now problems!

When yu say a lot cheaper than the 600#'er, what price are you looking at?
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:31 PM   #20
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I just bought and put out 3 of the Stand & Fill ASF units and the only problem I see with them is I wish they would have placed wire underneath the feeder to allow the corn to fall through the wire and not have to slide down the sides of the metal that is on them now. I have seen cows, coons, pigs and deer around these feedrse for the last month with now problems!

When yu say a lot cheaper than the 600#'er, what price are you looking at?
If I remember right, it was 599

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Old 07-23-2018, 09:53 PM   #21
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Ha Ha. Not a lot cheaper. I paid $600 for my last stand & fill.
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:54 PM   #22
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Buddy has the one with wired bottom, he wishes it has the bottom metal plate. Corn typically stays under feeder.

QUOTE=Mudslinger;13503253]I just bought and put out 3 of the Stand & Fill ASF units and the only problem I see with them is I wish they would have placed wire underneath the feeder to allow the corn to fall through the wire and not have to slide down the sides of the metal that is on them now. I have seen cows, coons, pigs and deer around these feedrse for the last month with now problems!

When yu say a lot cheaper than the 600#'er, what price are you looking at?[/QUOTE]
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:57 PM   #23
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Says 600lbs in post above.
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:57 PM   #24
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Ha Ha. Not a lot cheaper. I paid $600 for my last stand & fill.
You misunderstood, the price of the feeder in the Op's post is 399 for 600 pounder. Cheaper than the 599 I paid.

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Old 07-23-2018, 10:18 PM   #25
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:55 PM   #26
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Is that complete. I would think that price is without the timer, battery and solar charger. Never saw anything ASF built that was reasonably priced.
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Old 07-24-2018, 01:56 PM   #27
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[QUOTE=bbqfan5909;13503329]Buddy has the one with wired bottom, he wishes it has the bottom metal plate. Corn typically stays under feeder.


He must not have a target rich environment. Corn never stays under my feeder at any feed time. The new AS stand and fill with plate are lower to ground which makes it harder imo to get under. Have a friend who has a plate type and has tons of pictures of coons hanging on it scraping the left overs off metal plate. Iíve got the wired cage bottom and have no pictures of coons.
Axis, hogs, and deer eat every kernel at every feeding so they leave nothing for coons so they donít show up lol Notice the axis buck with horns with head under feeder plenty of clearance

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Old 07-24-2018, 03:50 PM   #28
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Is that complete. I would think that price is without the timer, battery and solar charger. Never saw anything ASF built that was reasonably priced.
Comes with it all.
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Old 07-24-2018, 04:55 PM   #29
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Value, price and quality raised by $300.

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Old 07-24-2018, 05:03 PM   #30
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Value, price and quality raised by $300.

Is that a Lamco or a Lame-o Jason. Canít tell if thatís a c or an e.....
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Old 07-24-2018, 05:57 PM   #31
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Comes with it all.


Nvm. Just solar/timer.


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Old 07-24-2018, 05:59 PM   #32
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:45 AM   #33
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Anyone know if any Buccees around central TX has these available?
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:43 AM   #34
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I would like to know if they have them at the Bucee's in Temple.

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Old 08-01-2018, 12:15 PM   #35
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They weren't in temple two weeks ago but i'll check this weekend.
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Old 08-01-2018, 01:09 PM   #36
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Do you have a pic of where the solar panel is mounted and how the wires are ran/protected?

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Old 08-01-2018, 03:06 PM   #37
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Old 08-01-2018, 03:16 PM   #38
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Me too or the Bastrop location?
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Old 08-01-2018, 04:03 PM   #39
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Or Waller it's on my way, I would just have to haul them further.

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Old 08-01-2018, 04:18 PM   #40
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I would like to know if they have them at the Bucee's in Temple.

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I was at the temple buccees last Thursday and I didnít see them


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Old 08-01-2018, 04:27 PM   #41
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What about Bucee's on 59 in Wharton?
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Both Waller and Katy stores had them in stock this past weekend.
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Old 08-01-2018, 05:01 PM   #43
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Both Waller and Katy stores had them in stock this past weekend.
Iíd buy one right now if it was closer to me
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:29 PM   #44
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:21 PM   #45
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still no in temple. Corn was $6.48/50#
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Solar panel has no exposed wires
I like the sound of that. The stand and fill I bought last fall was jacked up in 2 weeks by coons. They strip out the solar panel wires and pull the leads off the battery.

I haven't been thrilled with mine to be honest. I got some feeders going this weekend and my all seasons varmit guard hinges were rusted solid and froze up. I will try to get some oil on them this weekend to free them up but afraid they will break from the welds if I try to open the feeder cage door any further.
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FYI for anyone interested in these feeders just got off the phone with manager at Buccees in Waller and they got 12 of the feeders in today.

She also said these things are selling like hot cakes.


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FYI for anyone interested in these feeders just got off the phone with manager at Buccees in Waller and they got 12 of the feeders in today.

She also said these things are selling like hot cakes.


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Saw one in Bastrop today.
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