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Old 03-06-2018, 03:21 PM   #1
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I have four Chas Mac feeders. Last year 3/4 failed on me and needed new motors or timers. This year I am going to swap the feeder kits on them all because I spent more time fixing feeders than hunting last year.


What is the most reliable 12V corn feeder unit you have used?

Thank you
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Old 03-06-2018, 03:38 PM   #2
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Right here.

https://www.ultramaticfeeders.com/index.php/en/
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Old 03-06-2018, 03:58 PM   #3
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West Texas Feeder Supply
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Old 03-06-2018, 04:04 PM   #4
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Yup. I second these. We have several and they work great
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Old 03-06-2018, 04:51 PM   #5
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Like he said, West Texas Feeder Supply!
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:11 PM   #6
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What was the issue with the feeders not throwing? Did you contact Chas Mac about the problem?
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:36 PM   #7
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What was the issue with the feeders not throwing? Did you contact Chas Mac about the problem?
Bad timers that switched switched on randomly, emptied the feeder and spun the plate until the battery drained.

One motor issue that I could not figure what was happening with it. Replaced battery, nothing. New wiring harness, nothing. New timer, nothing.

Of the four feeders I have two that are wench feeders, one slipped and dropped a full 55 gal drum of corn and ruined the unit on it thankfully nothing was standing under it.

I live out of state and had limited time to hunt this year. It was extremely annoying to get in my stand and check cameras and see that feeders had not been working for weeks.

For the price of their products I am extremely disappointed.

I considered contacting them but have no desire to continue to use their products, I will just replace them with something that is more reliable. Their control panels are horribly designed and not user friendly at all. They started using All Season timers last year, mine do not have these timers they are their older timers and they are no bueno.

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Old 03-06-2018, 05:57 PM   #8
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Old 03-06-2018, 07:43 PM   #9
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:29 PM   #10
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I ordered ASF Units with the eliminator plate. I bought them from Cast and Bang. There was a website issue on checkout, so I messaged the company. The owner Ryan immediately sent me a facebook message with his phone number and told me to call him (after hours at 8 PM). I gave him a call and he got it fixed in a minute. He also gave me 10% off. Now that is quality service! While I can't comment on the quality of the product because I haven't used them yet I can say that the company that sold them, Cast and Bang, knows how to give good customer service.
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:02 PM   #11
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Ultramaticís have been very dependable. 8-9 years!!!

I also have had good luck with Texas Hunter productís 12V and we run several of them year around.

And if you want to ďset it and forget itĒ, check out the game country II. Perfect, but only two years so far.

https://www.gamecountryusa.com
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:10 PM   #12
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Ultramatic sells The Timer product which comes from West Texas Feeder Supply


I canít say enough nice things about both of them. They have great parts and service. Quick to respond. I like doing business with them, but my feeders have been reliable since I upgraded to The Timer products.



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Old 03-06-2018, 09:13 PM   #13
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Foreverlast, Ultramaric, All Seasons. Donít think you can go wrong.
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Old 03-07-2018, 05:23 AM   #14
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I have four Chas Mac feeders. Last year 3/4 failed on me and needed new motors or timers. This year I am going to swap the feeder kits on them all because I spent more time fixing feeders than hunting last year.


What is the most reliable 12V corn feeder unit you have used?

Thank you
I have three of the 85 gallon feeders from ChasMac.....I have long since replaced the motors and timers. I use the Timer in all my feeders....a total of 7....I usually end of replacing about one timer a year, which means they are lasting about 7 years on average. I had to replace rhe whole unit on one of the 85 gallon feeders when the cable snapped when it was full of corn. I bought the whole unit from Dickenson Farm Supply. I have bought timers from Ultra as well. I usually pickup a timer and a motor a year at the Hunters Ex as you can usually find deals on them there.
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:20 PM   #15
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This? Or with the Eliminator?

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Old 03-07-2018, 05:31 PM   #16
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This? Or with the Eliminator?

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This is a great unit as long as it has "The Timer" inside. I like to use the swing gate spin plates. he Eliminator makes the package LESS reliable IMO. I removed all of mine and they are collecting dust in the garage.
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:12 AM   #17
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Eliminator plates do seem to tax feeder motors/batteries more than a normal plate, but running a quality solar panel, I’ve only replaced two batteries on a total of seven feeders the last two years. Spin tech plates look pretty good, but eliminators worked better for our existing feeders.
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