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Old 09-13-2017, 12:14 PM   #1
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Have not bought one in many years. My backyard unit has bit the dust . Does HCR still build a dependable system or should I use something else.
Can you still buy the ones made from an ammo can? Had one years ago I bought in Junction and liked it as well

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Old 09-13-2017, 12:21 PM   #2
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Have not bought one in many years. My backyard unit has bit the dust . Does HCR still build a dependable system or should I use something else.
Can you still buy the ones made from an ammo can? Had one years ago I bought in Junction and liked it as well
Glen, I've had some Texas Hunter feeder units for 15 years, eight of them in fact. I've sent two back and had new motors put in them in that time frame. Most of them ran 6/7 months out of the year, and some ran all year long.

I don't see how you can beat that.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:22 PM   #3
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:25 PM   #4
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Texas Hunter. I have one unit and it has worked great for 5+ years. Have friends that use them and they all work great also.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:27 PM   #5
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Moultrie Pro Hunter has never let me down and they are cheap.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:30 PM   #6
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I bought a couple Lamco feeder units with built in solar panel a couple years ago from Breezy. They have not missed a lick.


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Old 09-13-2017, 12:30 PM   #7
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Moultrie Pro Hunter has never let me down and they are cheap.
Love mine.. the pro magnum is better.. dual battery and all metal.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0013...+magnum+feeder

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Old 09-13-2017, 12:31 PM   #8
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Maybe I'm looking at wrong company- Looked up Texas Hunter and they have 2 models 6 @ 12v. About $120. Is this the units y'all are talking about. If so good I was planning on dropping more $$$ than that. My porch deer are ****** they have to wait for us to walk out and feed them and they have been skipping some meals
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:31 PM   #9
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I have a foreverlast 12v unit and have had no issues with it, going on 3 years now, and they are a sponsor!
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:33 PM   #10
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COX FEEDERS, out of Livingston texas
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:34 PM   #11
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https://westtexasfeedersupply.com/

I would buy a 12V unit, w/ The Timer, Solar & one of the diamond shaped spinner plates.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:35 PM   #12
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:36 PM   #13
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Ultramatic hands down and they are a site sponsor
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:37 PM   #14
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I would buy a 12V unit, w/ The Timer, Solar & one of the diamond shaped spinner plates.
I have these units and they are good. will sling corn long ways. But mine are not the diamond shaped plate. regular rectangle.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:38 PM   #15
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I have a foreverlast 12v unit and have had no issues with it, going on 3 years now, and they are a sponsor!
I have one that is still running strong since 2008..... Love it...
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:39 PM   #16
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West texas feeder 12 volt feeder with eliminator plate is the way to go if you want a lower unit..
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:56 PM   #17
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I would buy a 12V unit, w/ The Timer, Solar & one of the diamond shaped spinner plates.
This all day long.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:59 PM   #18
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Well that solves it. I'll get a West Tx. I can't see Mitch happy with one that did not work every time. I don't know what company it was that built those ammo can feeders but I had one for many years until I lost entire feeder when the Guadalupe flooded.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:02 PM   #19
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I do have to say that the Krivoman directional unit I have is the most robust built and powerful unit I have ever seen. I've owned it for less than a year, but it is a beast.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:03 PM   #20
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:07 PM   #21
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I would buy a 12V unit, w/ The Timer, Solar & one of the diamond shaped spinner plates.
This. We have 8 and they are around 10 years old. Had to replace a motor on 2 and that's it's so far.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:17 PM   #22
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Who made the ammo can version?
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:29 PM   #23
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Love mine.. the pro magnum is better.. dual battery and all metal.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0013...+magnum+feeder

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I have a few of these that I've been running for almost 10 years. They're awesome. The varmint guard is effective, and they work great. You just need to put a little LockTite on the set screw on the spinner to keep it from coming loose. It's a pain to take it all apart to reattach it if it comes loose.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:56 PM   #24
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West Texas feeder supply 12v all the way.

I have a barrel feeder with one listed on the classifieds with a12v unit by the way...
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:07 PM   #25
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Texas hunter and ultramatic are all I have now.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:14 PM   #26
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Who made the ammo can version?
hcr use to only use the ammo boxes. not sure if they still do.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:16 PM   #27
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Maybe I'm looking at wrong company- Looked up Texas Hunter and they have 2 models 6 @ 12v. About $120. Is this the units y'all are talking about. If so good I was planning on dropping more $$$ than that. My porch deer are ****** they have to wait for us to walk out and feed them and they have been skipping some meals
Yes they are only $120 but do not come with Solar Panel. Solar Panels are $50 but are plug and go.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:23 PM   #28
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Mine is going on 8 years now never had a problem with it!
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:27 PM   #29
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I love my spin tech and have been running it for a year with absolutely zero issues and no coon problems whatsoever
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:38 PM   #30
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:44 PM   #31
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Love mine.. the pro magnum is better.. dual battery and all metal.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0013...+magnum+feeder

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I have 2 of them and they are 10 years old and still working and I gave 79.00 ea for them. The west Texas feeders are solid and they come with the Timer.

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Old 09-14-2017, 02:23 PM   #32
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Avantage Outdoor has hcr timers.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:36 PM   #33
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who made the ammo can version?
hcr
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:45 PM   #34
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Ultramatic
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:53 PM   #35
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Maybe I'm looking at wrong company- Looked up Texas Hunter and they have 2 models 6 @ 12v. About $120. Is this the units y'all are talking about. If so good I was planning on dropping more $$$ than that. My porch deer are ****** they have to wait for us to walk out and feed them and they have been skipping some meals
If you just want to spend more money I can act as the middle man. I'm retired and them SS checks ain't too big
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:55 PM   #36
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Yes they are only $120 but do not come with Solar Panel. Solar Panels are $50 but are plug and go.
When I bought mine the feeders were $90 and solar panels $25. That tells you long they've been running.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:45 PM   #37
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I have 2 spin cast that will surprise you if they actually go off. They're a bigger pile of &&$% than anything wild game inovation makes
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:03 PM   #38
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I've been running 6-8 spincast over the last 20-25 years. Still run my original feeder. Only have to change batteries every now and then
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:07 PM   #39
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I've got a 12v west texas feeder supply that has flooded twice and refuses to quit working.... It's on the same battery from 2015.

Next one will be from them.
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:09 PM   #40
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Triple c feeders have been very good for me & I believe he's located in Burleson
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:14 PM   #41
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X2 for Tripple c. Great feeders have many.
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:16 PM   #42
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West texas feeder 12 volt feeder with eliminator plate is the way to go if you want a lower unit..
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:17 PM   #43
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Ultramatic 12v with solar panel and eliminator spinner hands down. I wouldn't waste my time with anything else
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:30 PM   #44
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:46 PM   #45
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there is a west texas feeder under that barrel...winch broke loose and full barrel fell on feeder motor housing.

I was able to save the timer, battery and solar panel. the spin plate was toast and the motor got jammed up.
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:12 PM   #46
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:28 PM   #47
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West Texas feeder supply 12v with The Timer. We run 4 year round.
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:32 PM   #48
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Foreverlast 12v gets my money
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:54 PM   #49
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Who made the ammo can version?
Chas Mac in west Houston uses an ammo can. They're reliable for as long as the LCD display works. They're changing to the All Seasons type "The Timer" controller, but still using ammo box housing.

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Old 09-14-2017, 11:29 PM   #50
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Nobody even mentioned On-Time feeders

It's all I've had for the last 15 years. They are great


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