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Old 02-01-2017, 09:14 PM   #1
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Default Big Bertha Feeder #4 - w/ Krivoman Unit

Built Big Bertha # 4 today to take out West with me to Dryden in a few weeks. Wanted a feeder that would spread corn in one direction because some of the big bucks won't jump in the feed pens. Got a Krivoman directional unit, some steel, and an old 80 gallon air tank.... Began this AM at around 8....





Got the drain hole cut and extension pipe welded in place.


Laying out legs on skid pipe.


Cut down original Krivoman feeder plate to make it fit.


Got tank leveled and then added the legs.


Feeder unit welded in place.




Was going to build a bigger cage with a door, but didn't want to pay the $69 for the 2"x4" panel so I said let's just roll with it and what I had. Welded it all in, and figure if it needs fixing, I'll just bring it back in one day and cut it out.


Used a steel wheel that I cut in half for the opening hatch and made a lid from plate and flat strap.




Got base coat of paint on just before dark. Gonna add some camo and a few extra details tomorrow. Will try her out to see how far she shoots corn before I paint tomorrow and I'll post video then.




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Old 02-01-2017, 09:23 PM   #2
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Not going to lie, one of the more interesting feeders I've seen. Looks good though! Hope it does the job well.
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:36 PM   #3
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Awesome build, any luck hunting this year bud?
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:37 PM   #4
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Interesting!!
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:47 PM   #5
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Awesome build, any luck hunting this year bud?


2 good whitetail bucks, a javi, and a grey fox.


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Old 02-01-2017, 09:53 PM   #6
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Ain't pretty, but I'll bet she'll work good, and for a looong time.
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:53 PM   #7
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Not going to lie, one of the more interesting feeders I've seen. Looks good though! Hope it does the job well.


Will see how far (and much) corn gets thrown tomorrow during the test run....


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Old 02-02-2017, 07:18 AM   #8
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Another excellent build!
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:32 AM   #9
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That thing is bomb proof!
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:47 AM   #10
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Good job!
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:52 AM   #11
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That sucker looks heavy! Nice build
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Old 02-02-2017, 01:19 PM   #12
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I hunt out by Dryden myself. I need to build me a good heavy duty feeder my self. Looks like it will last.
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Old 02-02-2017, 01:21 PM   #13
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I doubt the hogs will be able to knock that one over
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Old 02-02-2017, 01:41 PM   #14
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I hunt out by Dryden myself. I need to build me a good heavy duty feeder my self. Looks like it will last.


Search "Big Bertha feeder" in the DIY forum.
I've made 4 HEAVY DUTY feeders for Dryden and all are going strong.


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Old 02-02-2017, 11:05 PM   #15
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First test run with the unit and ran it for 5 seconds. Got corn out to 14 yards and I'd say 50% was in the first 10 feet, but for the set-up I'm very happy. Going to modify the front of the cage a little, but she's almost done!

https://youtu.be/_nf32bmOGBw


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Old 02-02-2017, 11:42 PM   #16
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Looks good. Very creative and heavy duty.
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Old 02-03-2017, 07:28 AM   #17
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Pretty creative, should work perfectly for what you need. Nice build.
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:27 PM   #18
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:43 AM   #19
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Video of Krivoman unit in action:




http://s946.photobucket.com/user/TXB...cdgwv.mp4.html




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Old 02-17-2017, 10:45 AM   #20
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It does dump about half the corn close to the feeder, but still gets about half out to a distance as far as 14 yards. I'm pleased with it.


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Old 02-18-2017, 10:44 AM   #21
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if you cut that front out and weld in a larger holed panel you will have alot of corn out away from the feeder. still plenty of corn throw.. awesome build
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:36 PM   #22
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I'm happy with it. Id rather have half the corn close to the feeder and better coon security. The deer will eat it up, and I just want a little to be thrown outside the feed pen to entice the weary bucks to come on in.

I have used a lot of different feeders over the years, and I have to say that the Krivoman unit is the most robust and well built unit that I have eve used. Highly recommend his feeders.
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Old 02-27-2017, 10:18 AM   #23
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Got her set-up yesterday out west. Shoots a good amount of corn outside the feed pen which is the goal.

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Old 02-27-2017, 10:25 AM   #24
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....and she held 550 pounds of corn.
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Old 02-27-2017, 10:33 AM   #25
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Looks good!
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Old 05-12-2017, 02:37 PM   #26
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Working like a champ!

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Old 05-12-2017, 02:39 PM   #27
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:08 PM   #28
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Looks good. I would triple the size of the feed pen. Then your bigger bucks will feel more comfortable jumping in the pen.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:43 PM   #29
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Going to add panels when we refill in July.


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Old 05-17-2017, 10:19 PM   #30
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Old 06-06-2017, 04:59 PM   #31
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That feeder really turned out.

That country looks a lot like my place in Val Verde
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