TexasBowhunter.com Community  Discussion Forums

TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums (https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/index.php)
-   D-I-Y Projects (https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=18)
-   -   I want to build a winch up feeder (https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=654131)

2050z 07-22-2017 07:04 PM

I want to build a winch up feeder
 
Can it be done for $350 or less?

wow 07-22-2017 07:12 PM

yes

hogslayer78 07-22-2017 07:21 PM

Yes

2050z 07-22-2017 07:42 PM

http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/produ...ref=prd1789467

Anybody use this system?

Drycreek3189 07-22-2017 07:52 PM

If you do some of your own welding it can for sure. I'm not sure the winch in your link is a brake winch but I wouldn't use any other kind. Northern sells a good one for $65 or so. I had a friend build my headers and hangers because I wanted them heavier than that. My headers take square tubing and I welded feet on them so I could stake them down and so they wouldn't sink into wet ground when full.

2050z 07-22-2017 08:06 PM

One skill I don't have is welding.

RMW 07-22-2017 08:45 PM

I used 17ft -1/4 inch sq tubing for my legs. I like the spinner up high. Not sure you can build one for 350 though, a westtexasfeedersuply unit runs about 200 bucks itself.

Acameron52 07-22-2017 11:19 PM

No need for welding. I've got three homemade ones out that are all 5+ years old without a single weld on them. Less than $350 in all of them.

Edit: Don't have more than $350 in one of them. Not all of them together.

2050z 07-25-2017 02:11 PM

After looking around I believe I have found all my parts to make this happen. I de-greased and power washed out the barrel. I attached a new lid with springs. I cut the whole in the bottom of the barrel.

I will start gathering the parts and get this made.

pure lefty 07-25-2017 02:19 PM

Post some pics, I wanna see.

2050z 07-25-2017 02:55 PM

Will do.

one66stang 07-25-2017 08:26 PM

dont skimp on the winch, get a brake winch.

Dirtfish 07-27-2017 04:58 PM

easy way i do is sink 2 16' 4x6's about 3' in the ground then run a 4x6 across the top. attach pulley to the top board and one off to the side to keep the cable from rubbing the barrel and a winch mounted about waist high.

2050z 07-27-2017 07:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dirtfish (Post 12604265)
easy way i do is sink 2 16' 4x6's about 3' in the ground then run a 4x6 across the top. attach pulley to the top board and one off to the side to keep the cable from rubbing the barrel and a winch mounted about waist high.

Interesting.

Got em 07-28-2017 12:14 AM

Pm sent 2050z

2050z 07-28-2017 10:05 AM

PM replied

tgil 07-28-2017 01:58 PM

I have a barrel hanger thingy if you need one. What type lid are you going to use?

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

CityLimitSlayr 07-28-2017 03:14 PM

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=617748

2050z 08-07-2017 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tgil (Post 12606239)
I have a barrel hanger thingy if you need one. What type lid are you going to use?

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

Thanks for the offer. I am using a lid that is attached by little springs. I got it from some feedstore in Dension.

tgil 08-07-2017 09:21 PM

How will the barrel attach to cable?

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

mikerosa 08-07-2017 09:48 PM

I want to build a winch up feeder
 
Why not ?

I'd say if you had connections for items you can even get an electric winch under that budget.

I get 55 gallon drums for free with covers.

Items to use

Inside funnel -$20
Barrel handle $40
Feeder motor 12 volt $60
Winch - $15-$75 depending on your taste.
Cable wire - $25
Cable pulley -$5-$15

Mount winch to a tree, mount pulley to an overhead tree about 12-15 high.
Run cable thru pulley and attach to barrel handle. Done.

BTW, I've seen closeline pulleys used and they work great ! You must make sure your cable will ride true in the pulley rail and not derail.

Personally I hang my feeders. Bottom no less than 8.5 feet from the ground and 5 feet lower than overhead branch. Both done to keep bears away.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...53564b8b14.jpg



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

RanchFairy 08-13-2017 08:46 AM

Don't skimp on winch, it's a consistent theme. IT SUCKS when the crank gets away with 300 pounds of new corn in mid September when its only 95 degrees!! I've pushed motors into the barrel with this trick.
Don't skimp on motor either.
Good winch and motor = $200, easy.
$150 to go!

sendit 08-14-2017 04:11 PM

I read this post and decided to repurpose ad old feeder of mine.
I made a bail and used pieces unistrut along with some aluminum to space it outdo the lid can be removed.
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...psig5qi8zc.jpg


http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...psujzd1wym.jpg

2050z 08-15-2017 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sendit (Post 12649675)
I read this post and decided to repurpose ad old feeder of mine.

I made a bail and used pieces unistrut along with some aluminum to space it outdo the lid can be removed.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...psig5qi8zc.jpg





http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...psujzd1wym.jpg



That's nice

rbarnes 09-28-2017 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sendit (Post 12649675)
I read this post and decided to repurpose ad old feeder of mine.
I made a bail and used pieces unistrut along with some aluminum to space it outdo the lid can be removed.
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...psig5qi8zc.jpg


http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...psujzd1wym.jpg

very nice. i may have to build me one.

txstguy 09-28-2017 08:56 PM

find an old kids swing set. people will sell it for free if you haul it off. cheap.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com