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Old 04-25-2018, 05:30 AM   #1
BlakeJ
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Who all builds their own spin feeders? It seems like it is a while lot cheaper. Any suggestions on control units or other parts? Is there any way to build one bigger than a 55 gal drum?
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:19 AM   #2
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I have. Ultramautiac Feeders is the only way to go for parts.

This is the one I built I got the barrel on here and bought everything else from them. It wasn’t cheap but you wont be disappointed.


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Old 04-25-2018, 09:43 AM   #3
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Cant beat ASF control panels. I just ordered a bunch and have been impressed with the quality and performance. My neighbor has been using them for years with no issues.
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:51 AM   #4
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Find yourself an 85 gallon barrel. Then get the parts from ultramatic feeders and the legs from HD
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Old 04-25-2018, 11:18 AM   #5
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Old 04-25-2018, 11:23 AM   #6
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85 gallon barrel all day. Mine took a total of 10 bags last weekend.
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Old 04-25-2018, 01:06 PM   #7
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This is my favorite DIY feeder design - no leaning a ladder, no cranking up and down. This one has been running for close to 15 years with the same Triple C timer/thrower. It would be easy to build with a 85 instead of a 55 barrel.

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Old 04-25-2018, 01:54 PM   #8
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I have BIG plans hehe! We will see if I get it done.
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Old 04-25-2018, 01:55 PM   #9
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Agreed on with the 85 gal barrel. Mine is an 85 as well.


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Old 04-25-2018, 10:13 PM   #10
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85 gallon drums all the way
Ladder is removable. Barrel on left has a drop tube on it now
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Old 04-26-2018, 05:50 AM   #11
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Are there commercial metal lids for those 85 gallon drums?
With that much corn, a “breathable” lid seems important.

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Old 04-26-2018, 06:14 AM   #12
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Anybody have a source for 85 gallon barrels?
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:25 AM   #13
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Call Premier Feeders, I got mine from him. 281-573-8625
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Old 04-26-2018, 01:27 PM   #14
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Anybody have a source for 85 gallon barrels?
Dallas Steel Drum on Singleton Blvd. PM Ivanite (Barrett) on here....he is a manger (or owner ) there and will maybe cut you a deal.
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