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Old 01-13-2021, 12:25 PM   #1
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Looking to add a timed protein feeder. Leaning towards the TWS 2000# timed option. I like the fact that you can feed free choice or use it as a timed feeder. Anyone have any experience with these feeders?

Pros/cons on the Lamco or HB timed feeders?
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Old 01-13-2021, 12:31 PM   #2
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The Lamco timed trough feeder is the next one I’ve ever owned. I’ve had it at least 5 years now and it’s working flawlessly. It’s stood up to cows, Axis, goats, and deer with no issues.
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Old 01-13-2021, 02:09 PM   #3
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I'm interested as well. I like the ASF stand and fill protein model, but have ZERO experience with any of them. I found the ASF in OK about an hour from my lease, but am not ready to pull the trigger.
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Old 01-13-2021, 02:19 PM   #4
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I have used Lamco timed feeders for 10 years. I like them over the ASF because of the trough access for the deer. The only problem with them is if it rains and you are using protein versus something like soybean.
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Old 01-13-2021, 02:34 PM   #5
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I do not own the aforementioned; however, I have a Ranch King Mighty Buck that has worked flawlessly.
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Old 01-13-2021, 03:23 PM   #6
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I have Krivoman feeders with The Hammer units. They work great.

I would suggest the The Hammer units that come with their own tubes vs the Krivoman tubes. You get 4 vs 3 and the Krivoman is too low. Coons can stand and reach it.
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Old 01-13-2021, 03:32 PM   #7
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I have Krivoman feeders with The Hammer units. They work great.

I would suggest the The Hammer units that come with their own tubes vs the Krivoman tubes. You get 4 vs 3 and the Krivoman is too low. Coons can stand and reach it.
My units are the same length as Hammers. Also I have 4 tubes or 3 depending on 3 or 4 leg feeders. If your feeder is too low and you got it from me then the legs are wrong. Please let me know what it is and we will figure it out. My tubes are 38 inches from ground when on my feeders.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:00 PM   #8
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I have 4 of the All Seasons stand and fill feeders. Been using them for 4 years and have been very satisfied. I use them in an attractant capacity ( feed a few seconds morning and evening ) along with the regular corn feeders. It seems to work out very well.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:07 PM   #9
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I have Krivoman feeders with The Hammer units. They work great.

I would suggest the The Hammer units that come with their own tubes vs the Krivoman tubes. You get 4 vs 3 and the Krivoman is too low. Coons can stand and reach it.
I have the same setup, but you must have my legs because mine seems high around the length of 2 coons
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:07 PM   #10
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We are switching to the ranch king mighty buck timed protein feeders. Set up the 1st one last weekend.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:14 PM   #11
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I’ve got the LAMCO 1500lber, deer love it. They eat it up even when it rains.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:40 PM   #12
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I’ve had great success with the hammer on existing feeders that I’ve had
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Old 01-19-2021, 09:46 PM   #13
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I appreciate all of the feedback regarding different protein feeder options.
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Old 01-20-2021, 12:05 AM   #14
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I'm interested as well. I like the ASF stand and fill protein model, but have ZERO experience with any of them. I found the ASF in OK about an hour from my lease, but am not ready to pull the trigger.
What part of Oklahoma? Iím looking for the same between ft worth and McAlester- Interested in the 1000lb stand and fill timed protein feeder
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Old 01-20-2021, 12:18 AM   #15
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10 years with Lamco. Never had a single issue. Heck, I can only recall a couple of battery changes, and still have the original timers.
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Old 01-20-2021, 07:49 AM   #16
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I have a Lamco and here are my only 2 complaints.

1. if you get a heavy rain and protein in the trough you run risk of it turning to a much then a nasty mess. In the past 10 years I have had to shovel it out a few times.
2. if you have to move it, the base is massive and will not fit inside the trailer rails.

I'm also about to pull the trigger on a new timed protein feeder and due to the pain in the A factor of moving the Lamco I am either going to pick up the ASF stand and fill, or the Might Buck. Both will fit into a trailer or even bed of my truck.
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Old 01-20-2021, 08:11 AM   #17
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I have a Lamco and here are my only 2 complaints.

1. if you get a heavy rain and protein in the trough you run risk of it turning to a much then a nasty mess. In the past 10 years I have had to shovel it out a few times.
2. if you have to move it, the base is massive and will not fit inside the trailer rails.

I'm also about to pull the trigger on a new timed protein feeder and due to the pain in the A factor of moving the Lamco I am either going to pick up the ASF stand and fill, or the Might Buck. Both will fit into a trailer or even bed of my truck.
You are correct on how big a pain in the rear the big Lamco is to move, we own our places so that is what we went with, it helps when you have access to a sky track, makes moving and filling a breeze.
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:13 AM   #18
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Luckily my trailer is wide and the Lamcos fit in between the rails. They are big though, but I love them. I had the 2000# timed All Seasons and had issues.
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:56 AM   #19
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I have a TWS timed and just bought the Lamco 1500. So far i like the Lamco better. Easier to fill and can feed more deer at one time. Itís a beast but 2 guys can put it on its lid and move it easily


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Old 01-20-2021, 11:11 AM   #20
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Been running the Feedermax timed units (there are two listed for sale in the classified currently) for close to 15 yrs now, solid feeders, no issues, hold close to 2000 lbs. Have no experience with the TWS timed unit but have acquired one and will b putting it to work shortly.
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Old 01-20-2021, 11:13 AM   #21
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I have a Lamco and here are my only 2 complaints.

1. if you get a heavy rain and protein in the trough you run risk of it turning to a much then a nasty mess. In the past 10 years I have had to shovel it out a few times.
2. if you have to move it, the base is massive and will not fit inside the trailer rails.

I'm also about to pull the trigger on a new timed protein feeder and due to the pain in the A factor of moving the Lamco I am either going to pick up the ASF stand and fill, or the Might Buck. Both will fit into a trailer or even bed of my truck.



Just turn it upsized down and haul it. It can be hauled in a truck bed that way. Just strap it down well
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Old 01-20-2021, 11:23 AM   #22
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I have 4 of the All Seasons stand and fill feeders. Been using them for 4 years and have been very satisfied. I use them in an attractant capacity ( feed a few seconds morning and evening ) along with the regular corn feeders. It seems to work out very well.



Same here....except I've had 2 for 2 years. I like the price (bought used), the movability/size, and the deer dig it. Like the Lamcos too but for me the ASF was the way to go at the time monetarily. I think I have $850 in both. The deer seem to like them as well. I feed heavily in the offseason but cut it back during season so it acts more like the corn feeder as an attractant..



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Old 01-20-2021, 12:53 PM   #23
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Smart - what is the theory on putting the feeders on wood blocks ? Keep the coons off of it ?
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Old 01-20-2021, 03:32 PM   #24
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Smart - what is the theory on putting the feeders on wood blocks ? Keep the coons off of it ?

They are 4x4s....or landscaping timbers depending on which feeder I post. I just did it to get the feeder trays up off the ground another 4" to give the deer better access to the trays under the side rainhoods. One 4x4x8 cut in half did both sides. It doesn't do anything coon wise. Deer pretty much clean it up so I don't mind them eating what the deer leave although we still trap them... They are limited only to that with a timed protein feeder, thankfully.
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Any quirks on the all season timed feeders?

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They are 4x4s....or landscaping timbers depending on which feeder I post. I just did it to get the feeder trays up off the ground another 4" to give the deer better access to the trays under the side rainhoods. One 4x4x8 cut in half did both sides. It doesn't do anything coon wise. Deer pretty much clean it up so I don't mind them eating what the deer leave although we still trap them... They are limited only to that with a timed protein feeder, thankfully.
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Old 01-20-2021, 07:12 PM   #26
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Any quirks on the all season timed feeders?

I'm dang happy with both of mine....but I also have a solid deer population that eats the protein well and keeps the troughs empty/clear for the most part.

About the only quirk at all is that the hoppers past the spinner plate that feeds the trays holds 75-80lbs of protein and the trays hold about 20-25 lbs.....so if your deer can't keep up with consumption, the protein has no where to go and it backs up after 100lbs fed.. I've only had it happen once when I set the feeding amount too high when I first started, during a green time of the year. They didn't consume enough to keep the troughs clear so it backed up. No big deal, I just scraped it off with my hand the next trip into a 5 gallon bucket and dumped it back into the feeder....topped off the feeder and went on with it. My deer for the most part keep it clear daily. You'll figure out a good happy medium feed duration after some experience with your deer.


You can see the hopper past the spinner in these pics...although the spinner is not visible here. I bought this one used and it sat up for awhile with protein in it before I got it.. I just pulled it apart to make sure there wasn't any mess or dirtdaubers in it, cleaned it all up, and took some pics.


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Old 01-20-2021, 08:26 PM   #27
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Thanks Smart!


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I'm dang happy with both of mine....but I also have a solid deer population that eats the protein well and keeps the troughs empty/clear for the most part.

About the only quirk at all is that the hoppers past the spinner plate that feeds the trays holds 75-80lbs of protein and the trays hold about 20-25 lbs.....so if your deer can't keep up with consumption, the protein has no where to go and it backs up after 100lbs fed.. I've only had it happen once when I set the feeding amount too high when I first started, during a green time of the year. They didn't consume enough to keep the troughs clear so it backed up. No big deal, I just scraped it off with my hand the next trip into a 5 gallon bucket and dumped it back into the feeder....topped off the feeder and went on with it. My deer for the most part keep it clear daily. You'll figure out a good happy medium feed duration after some experience with your deer.


You can see the hopper past the spinner in these pics...although the spinner is not visible here. I bought this one used and it sat up for awhile with protein in it before I got it.. I just pulled it apart to make sure there wasn't any mess or dirtdaubers in it, cleaned it all up, and took some pics.


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