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Old 11-14-2017, 09:56 PM   #1
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On the timed feeders is there any reason to use a trough feeder VS one like the All Seasons Pro Evo timed? I like the idea of being weather protected in the tubes vs. the trough if its wet but didnt know if anybody had seen a benefit to the trough. The timed Pro Evo seems really well priced also compared to other timed feeders
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:01 PM   #2
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I have one awsome!!
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:05 PM   #3
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The only thing i know is that when protein gets wet it becomes a hard nasty mess. That for me is why i do not use a trough feeder
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:49 PM   #4
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When I first purchased my 1500lb lamco trough feeder the first couple months I hated it. Of course it rained every other day and the deer were not very use to it, so I had to clean it out very often. I've had it for 4 years now and have not cleaned it out since and love it. Deer prefer the trough over the tubes no doubt.
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:41 PM   #5
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I'd choose the All Seasons over any trough feeder every time if I were going to go with a spinner-type distribution system. All Seasons people are great to deal with also.
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:31 PM   #6
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I have a 800# Lamco trough feeder that I’m happy with. When I first set it up I put 100 pounds of protein in the troughs. It rained two days later and made a pretty big mess. Haven’t had any issues sense. We’ve been feeding free choice protein for 4 years. It took then about a month to get comfortable eating from the new feeder. They’re going through 8 pounds a day now and I could probably double that if I wanted to.
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:23 PM   #7
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I have some of the Lamcos with rain sensors. I never have any issues.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:08 PM   #8
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I like the timed all seasons. Have been very pleased with this feeder.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:09 PM   #9
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Mine is the 900#
Stand and fill for me, if your about 6'+, keeps feed pretty dry and don't loose much to coons or turkey.

Next choice would prob be the krivo with the hammer. But I'm trying to stay with stand and fill because I'm usually filling by myself.

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Old 11-15-2017, 10:59 PM   #10
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Mine is the 900#
Stand and fill for me, if your about 6'+, keeps feed pretty dry and don't loose much to coons or turkey.

Next choice would prob be the krivo with the hammer. But I'm trying to stay with stand and fill because I'm usually filling by myself.


How often do you have to fill those water totes?


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Old 11-15-2017, 11:34 PM   #11
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What I've seen, go with trough every time. No tubes.
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:47 PM   #12
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All season tubes, no trough for me. Curious to hear from others why they prefer the trough..
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:36 AM   #13
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I haven't tried the tubes but I like the trough Lamcos I have. After they started hitting they keep it cleaned out way before it would get wet.

I could see the tubes being better where you have a lot of turkey.

I do think the open troughs probably are a little more appealing to bucks eating out them but once they are hooked I don't think it would matter either way.
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:09 AM   #14
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I like the troughs because of the space... A lot of deer can get eat at one time.

I have not had to clean mine out due to it getting wet, the deer clean it up for me..
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:31 AM   #15
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Subscribed. Really interested in what guys use who have a lot of aoudad. Those thin All Seasons wouldn’t stand a chance unfortunately.
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:50 AM   #16
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Subscribed. Really interested in what guys use who have a lot of aoudad. Those thin All Seasons wouldn’t stand a chance unfortunately.
Buddy of mine used the timed Krivoman, and it was specifically for the Aoudad. He has a video on here somewhere hunting them over it and the ram is head butting it. It held up well.
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Old 11-16-2017, 12:00 PM   #17
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Buddy of mine used the timed Krivoman, and it was specifically for the Aoudad. He has a video on here somewhere hunting them over it and the ram is head butting it. It held up well.
If it's the video where the ram is headbutting the spout and then he kills it- one of my favorite aoudad videos. I have been assuming they could easily knock off the silver timer box on the down spout.
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Old 11-16-2017, 12:09 PM   #18
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What about the stand and fill, timed protein feeder all season has?
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:43 PM   #19
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The one I posted above is a stand and fill if your tall enough. The newer all seasons that have the four sides shoots are good but they are really too low and turkeys/coins can clean them out. You can place them on concrete blocks to raise them.
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:44 PM   #20
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How often do you have to fill those water totes?


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2 of them are for the troughs one is the one I haul water in. The two lasts me about 5-6 weeks depending on the weather.
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:17 PM   #21
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2 of them are for the troughs one is the one I haul water in. The two lasts me about 5-6 weeks depending on the weather.
Thanks. We have some to put out. Do you think it makes a difference in activity?

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Old 11-16-2017, 02:26 PM   #22
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If it's the video where the ram is headbutting the spout and then he kills it- one of my favorite aoudad videos. I have been assuming they could easily knock off the silver timer box on the down spout.
Thats the one, it survived somehow haha.



The HB trough ones i have seen used in South Tx work really well once the deer get used to it. They never leave enough in the tray for moisture to be an issue and any that does get rained on the coons will usually clean it up free of charge.
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Old 11-17-2017, 11:01 AM   #23
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Thanks guys trough is an option but this is the all seasons I’m talking about. During off season I will also have a free choice feeder going in the same spot but this is just so I can keep it going through the season. In the off season this would give me 4k lbs of feed per spot to cut refill trips. My free choice also converts to corn so I could have 1 ton of corn and 1 ton of protein capacity during the season.
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:32 AM   #24
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^^^can't go wrong with that one^^^
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:48 AM   #25
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I have a 1000# crossfire - I also have 6 of the above free choice feeders that are awesome. Never had a problem. I picked up the trough feeder to put in my blackbuck/oryx pasture so that they wouldnt be able to clean it out in a matter of days. It gives them a little twice a day and lasts a good while.
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