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Old 06-19-2019, 08:49 PM   #1
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I am interested in this feeder. I have a question about being able to service it in the field however. I notice it uses the eliminator plate. Does this feeder require you empty the feeder to service it should a problem arise.

Any input from owners would be great. Thanks
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:35 PM   #2
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Not an owner but I do sell these. You remove the motor and spinner plate from the bottom as an assembly. Just put a booger rag or sock in the outlet. You won't loose much feed. If the feeder is 1/4 full, you can lay the Mighty Buck over on it's side. .
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:37 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply. I have read bad things about the Eliminator Plate here and there. That's the only thing that worries me about this unit. I don't mind having extra parts for the repair at camp but was wondering how tough a job it was. (west texas does not have many shade trees)
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:42 PM   #4
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I have read bad things about the Eliminator Plate here and there.
I've used eliminator plates for a while in 4 or 5 feeders that run year round. I have never had an issue.
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Old 06-22-2019, 01:43 PM   #5
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I’ve had one for 2+ years without a single issue. All I do is fill it, set my feed times and leave it. Hogs/coons are not a problem and I have plenty. I highly recommend it.
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Old 06-22-2019, 01:50 PM   #6
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Love them. Not an issue working on the feeder, as stated just stuff a rag in it.
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Old 06-22-2019, 05:33 PM   #7
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My buddy has one he is fill up today. No issues, we all have elinator plates they work fine.o
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Old 06-22-2019, 06:57 PM   #8
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I HATE them!
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Old 06-23-2019, 11:48 AM   #9
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never had a problem with the eliminator plate I have on one feeder. Just bought another for the other. Have had problem with squirrels.
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Old 06-25-2019, 02:26 AM   #10
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I HATE them!
please elaborate
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:48 AM   #11
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X2.....mine have operated flawlessly. I couldnt have asked for better feeders from ease of operation, to filling, to being varmint proof. Best feeders Ive ever owned.
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:55 AM   #12
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Guess my coons are more persistent They will muddy up the worm gear then the plate will stay open emptying all your corn
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:00 AM   #13
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Guess my coons are more persistent They will muddy up the worm gear then the plate will stay open emptying all your corn
They don't have a worm gear...they have a spring and chain links....


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Old 06-25-2019, 08:22 AM   #14
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I’ve stuck with Spintech for years
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:47 AM   #15
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Out here in West Texas, the dirt gets in the links and they will not drop or become very stiff and will barely drop. I have never had or seen many coons around our feeders and have, knock on wood, a coon do any damage to any feeder.
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Old 06-25-2019, 01:39 PM   #16
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They don't have a worm gear...they have a spring and chain links....


-john
The originals had a worm gear Iím sure they will get mud on the chain links and have the same results
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:06 PM   #17
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The originals had a worm gear Iím sure they will get mud on the chain links and have the same results
They did but that was quite a while ago. I have 2 of them in my shed. As far as the "new" design we have been running them for years in the hill country and in east Texas and have had zero issues with them. They pay for themselves in a month.

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Old 06-26-2019, 11:27 AM   #18
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They seem to run around 850-900 all around San Antonio. If you know of a deal Iím all ears.
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