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Old 03-05-2021, 09:29 PM   #1
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What are the doís and doníts about feeders. I might be asked (let on a lease from a friend), and starting to plan.

Looking at a wench style corn feeder. What are the pros and cons?

What about protein feeders? Is one style better than others?

Thanks for the information!
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Old 03-05-2021, 09:54 PM   #2
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Stand and fill all the way. Hate my winch up now.
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Old 03-05-2021, 09:59 PM   #3
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Winch up feeders are a thing of the past. Look at the Lamco Low and Throw, or save some $ and get an EZ feeder from Bucees.

For protein I’d recommend a timed feeder. All Seasons has a good enough one. I love my Lamco trough feeder. It ain’t cheap though.
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Old 03-05-2021, 10:47 PM   #4
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Old 03-05-2021, 10:54 PM   #5
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If you get a winch up feeder, make sure the winch is a brake winch.
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Old 03-05-2021, 10:57 PM   #6
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What are the doís and doníts about feeders. I might be asked (let on a lease from a friend), and starting to plan.

Looking at a wench style corn feeder. What are the pros and cons?

What about protein feeders? Is one style better than others?

Thanks for the information!

As I get older my feeders get lower. I will never buy another feeder that is not stand and fill. Iíve got one now but canít justify spending the money to replace 4 feeders that are working.


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Old 03-05-2021, 11:43 PM   #7
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Get a stand & fill feeder. I like the krivoman timed feeders myself.
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Old 03-05-2021, 11:56 PM   #8
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Stand and fills can be loaded by 10 year olds. They cant winch up 300lbs of corn

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Old 03-06-2021, 05:14 AM   #9
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Do: get Lamco low and throw feeders
Don’t: waste time with winch feeders

Lately I’ve been buying the Texas Hunter Products xtreme protein feeders. I really like those protein feeders.
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Old 03-06-2021, 06:33 AM   #10
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If you get a winch up feeder, make sure the winch is a brake winch.
This and make sure the cable is stainless. Don't ask me how I know.
The stand and fill is the way I am going.
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Old 03-06-2021, 06:58 AM   #11
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If you get a winch up feeder, make sure the winch is a brake winch.
I have "Winch Up" the were my Dads growing up. All three are dated 1970. Upgraded the Funnels, motors, and replace the Boat "forearm wrist breaking" Winch with one with a Brake. Still going strong.
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:20 AM   #12
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Had 4 winch up..served me well..BUT only 1 disaster when pulley broke and feed slammed to ground in front of me...No harm to me But what it could have been made a believer out of me....I looked at all stand and fill and utubed..Built 5 my own style (stand and fill) with 55g barrel on slideable skids pull with ATV... My GS took3..and had 1 Tripod winch type that he still used..A few weeks ago he got LUCKY ...Hook broke and barrel fell in front of him..He's now a wanting another (stand and fill).
The hook and the pulley both were rated for over 500# and looked fine..only common issue was MADE in CHINA...
The con on stand and fill.they take way more room to store,at home..I noticed that now that I lost lease and storing...Hope to find another lease soon...
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:30 AM   #13
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Texas Hunter Products xtreme protein feeders (mine can be filled from the tailgate)
ASF stand and fill
Texas hunter 10ft blind ( rifle) krivoman blind
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:57 AM   #14
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The winchup feeders scare me particularly when some da walks under them. 300 pounds of corn could permanently eliminate your need for a hunting license.
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Old 03-06-2021, 09:35 AM   #15
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Winch up feeders are only dangerous when you do not inspect and maintain them on a regular basis. Stuff wears out, and when it shows signs, replace them.
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Old 03-06-2021, 09:57 AM   #16
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Stand & fill!!!
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Old 03-06-2021, 10:27 AM   #17
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I was a die hard winch up feeder guy for years! Never had an accident or had a cable break, but I was lucky. Now I will not EVER AGAIN own a winch up feeder. The stand and fills work as well, are WAY easier to fill and are pretty much fool proof. It is way harder for hogs to dig under the stand and fill designs as opposed to the tripod winch style. Cows are rough on tripod winch style by rubbing against the legs IF you do not have a feeder pen.
Stand and Fill, the only safe easy way to go!
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Old 03-06-2021, 12:44 PM   #18
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Old 03-06-2021, 12:56 PM   #19
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Any brands of protein to stay away from, or recommend?
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Old 03-06-2021, 06:25 PM   #20
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2 things...

Winch ups aren’t great

Don’t ever buy a 6v feeder
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:07 PM   #21
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Spin tech spin plates and The Timer 12v low style are the most popular nowadays
If you have cows on property build a feeder pen make diameter about 30’ circle
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:09 PM   #22
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Any brands of protein to stay away from, or recommend?

Any protein is better than nothing.
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:19 PM   #23
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Stand and fill is the way to go. Much safer and easier to fill. Any cons are outweighed by many pros especially if you fill solo.

No thanks on winch up feeders. 1... I donít want to have to inspect a cable to stay alive. 2.... their capacity is not enough for the distance I live away from my lease. Couldnít imagine winching up 600-1000 lbs. Most I have seen are 350lbs only.
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Old 03-11-2021, 06:38 PM   #24
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Another part to this question. for those who have a 600lb feeder, my guess is you kick the timer and speeds back during the summer. If so have you had any problems with corn going bad due to humidity or condensation?
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Old 03-11-2021, 07:22 PM   #25
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Another part to this question. for those who have a 600lb feeder, my guess is you kick the timer and speeds back during the summer. If so have you had any problems with corn going bad due to humidity or condensation?

We cut them back after season a bit to crank up the protein but they still go off. We used to cut them back to 2 secs per feeding and didn't have any issue with condensation or humidity. We do crank them back up heavier in July. I help take care of and fill 5 -600lbers and no issues.
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Old 03-11-2021, 07:33 PM   #26
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Purchased a 1000# stand and fill last season. I would do it all again. Lasts 2 months feeding heavy. Have thought about buying the buccees stand and fill as a 2ns feeder at that location. Will only own stand and fill from now on
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Old 03-11-2021, 07:47 PM   #27
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We run a few winch ups but thatís only because areas are prone to 10í flooding. In the high grounds we are switch to directionals and some stand and fills. The quite feeder we have is awesome as we have it winched up and canít tell itís there. Great for the spooky deer not wanting to stand under a feeder.


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Old 03-11-2021, 08:31 PM   #28
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Buy the biggest one you can afford and “stand and fill” is the truth!!
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Old 03-11-2021, 11:20 PM   #29
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Another part to this question. for those who have a 600lb feeder, my guess is you kick the timer and speeds back during the summer. If so have you had any problems with corn going bad due to humidity or condensation?
I have three 1,000 lb Lamco Low and Throw feeders, one 600 lb Lamco, and two 600 lb Bucees EZ feeders. All of these are corn feeder and I’ve never had any issues with them. The corn is just fine even when the timer is turned down.
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Old 03-12-2021, 12:08 AM   #30
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Build your own feeder
55 gal drum with a good locking lid $30
I think asf used to make a barrel band and academy had some “leg brackets” maybe by Remington $30
A galvanized funnel and a 3” or 3 1/2” hole saw $30
3 galvanized chain link fence posts 6’ long and left alone or cut to desired length $15
Asf basic 12v feeder and battery $85
$190
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