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Old 07-22-2017, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default I want to build a winch up feeder

Can it be done for $350 or less?
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Old 07-22-2017, 06:12 PM   #2
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Old 07-22-2017, 06:21 PM   #3
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Old 07-22-2017, 06:42 PM   #4
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http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/produ...ref=prd1789467

Anybody use this system?
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Old 07-22-2017, 06:52 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 07-22-2017, 07:06 PM   #6
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One skill I don't have is welding.
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Old 07-22-2017, 07:45 PM   #7
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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.

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Old 07-22-2017, 10:19 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 07-25-2017, 01:11 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 07-25-2017, 01:19 PM   #10
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Post some pics, I wanna see.
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Old 07-25-2017, 01:55 PM   #11
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Will do.
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:26 PM   #12
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dont skimp on the winch, get a brake winch.
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Old 07-27-2017, 03:58 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:07 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:14 PM   #15
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:05 AM   #16
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Old 07-28-2017, 12:58 PM   #17
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I have a barrel hanger thingy if you need one. What type lid are you going to use?

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Old 07-28-2017, 02:14 PM   #18
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:19 PM   #19
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I have a barrel hanger thingy if you need one. What type lid are you going to use?

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Thanks for the offer. I am using a lid that is attached by little springs. I got it from some feedstore in Dension.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:21 PM   #20
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How will the barrel attach to cable?

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Old 08-07-2017, 08:48 PM   #21
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Default 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.




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Old 08-13-2017, 07:46 AM   #22
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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!
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:11 PM   #23
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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.



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Old 08-15-2017, 06:48 PM   #24
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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.









That's nice
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Old 09-28-2017, 02:04 PM   #25
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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.



very nice. i may have to build me one.
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:56 PM   #26
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find an old kids swing set. people will sell it for free if you haul it off. cheap.
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