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Old 03-12-2018, 11:15 PM   #1
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I am looking at changing all my feeders over to the winch up style. I have been searching the web and getting ideas. About how high is the average feeder hang at ? What angle do you set the legs? I am thinking 15 to 20 degree kick and using 20' legs. Keeping the bottom of the feeder around 15-16'. Does this sound right?
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:31 PM   #2
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Sounds way taller than necessary. I would have the bottom of the feeder 8 to 10 ft max. Tee post the legs into the ground and the footprint doesn't need to be so large.

I would not do a winch up feeder at all personally.
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:32 PM   #3
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As long as you got 8 to the bottom of the feeder your fine. 15 legs on ours


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Old 03-12-2018, 11:45 PM   #4
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I got these and used the recommended 14’ for the legs. Takes all the guess work out if it.

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Old 03-13-2018, 12:36 AM   #5
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Hang them in a tree
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:49 AM   #6
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:55 AM   #7
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Hang them in a tree
if at all possible do this

after I buckled two "tripod style" winch ups, I started using a design that I can buckle the winch to a tree and crank them up. We have a lot of hogs and even with the legs staked down, hogs were able to really flex them a lot and cause stress on the top plate where the legs all met.
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:33 AM   #8
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if at all possible do this

after I buckled two "tripod style" winch ups, I started using a design that I can buckle the winch to a tree and crank them up. We have a lot of hogs and even with the legs staked down, hogs were able to really flex them a lot and cause stress on the top plate where the legs all met.
OP using 2" box tubing will eliminate this from happening.
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:17 PM   #9
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I have 16' foot legs and now that I'm moving base camp I'm going to take the time to cut them down to 14'. **** near dangerous to try and stand yourself and it was another 20 or more cranks I needed to do every time to lower and raise the unit to fill. And in July every stroke counts!!! �� I will say this I just built my first stand and fill feeder and I think im going to stick with stand and fill from now on! Everything about it was easier.
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:39 PM   #10
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:55 PM   #11
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I hate wench ups, Id rather stand in my truck bed and dump corn in.
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