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Old 03-06-2021, 08:25 PM   #1
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Anyone built a stand and fill using a 55 gallon drum for the corn hopper? If so please post some pictures.
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Old 03-06-2021, 09:05 PM   #2
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Old 03-06-2021, 09:59 PM   #3
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Old 03-06-2021, 10:07 PM   #4
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Robin Hood, don’t get any better than that
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Old 03-06-2021, 10:17 PM   #5
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Robin Hood, donít get any better than that

Thanks! Iíve built several of these, but with material prices now, I quit. Iíd have to charge too much to make it worth my time.


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Old 03-07-2021, 04:53 AM   #6
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Old 03-07-2021, 04:54 AM   #7
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Very nice. How tall it the overall?
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Old 03-07-2021, 08:18 AM   #9
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Very nice. How tall it the overall?

Not really sure. It has 3 ft legs which makes the top of the barrel a few inches over my head. Easy to fill from the ground.


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Old 03-07-2021, 03:34 PM   #10
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Great build!
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Old 03-08-2021, 12:35 PM   #11
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Is yours hog tested? I have been thinking about converting my taller ones. Concerned about the hogs though.
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Old 03-08-2021, 04:02 PM   #12
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We built some pretty much identical to this for Mexico, and those **** baby bear size Racoons can still reach the plate... Do you have issues with that in texas?
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Old 03-08-2021, 04:38 PM   #13
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We built some pretty much identical to this for Mexico, and those **** baby bear size Racoons can still reach the plate... Do you have issues with that in texas?

I will answer that. YES, if the bastages can reach the ones I had that were built out of 85gal barrels I can promise you they can reach the 55gal barrels. Unless you install the Eliminator or SpinTech type spinner plates, the only way to keep them from reaching the spinner is to build the varmint cage with the smaller holes. Like 1Ēx2Ē max. You have to keep them from being able to get their shoulders inside the cage.
Schleicher County has Boone and Crockett size coons. Here is my 85gal barrels prior to adding the SpinTech spinner plates.
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Old 03-08-2021, 04:47 PM   #14
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Here is my latest build with a barrel. I currently don't have any issues with coons. They will try, but move on since they are unsuccessful.
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Old 03-08-2021, 05:31 PM   #15
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Is yours hog tested? I have been thinking about converting my taller ones. Concerned about the hogs though.

Yes, hogs havenít destroyed anything, but yes, the coons will reach in there and spin the plate. The Eliminator plate would probably take care of that problem, but I just have the regular spinner plate with the flaps.


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Old 03-08-2021, 06:05 PM   #16
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Hogs and cows shake them empty
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Old 03-09-2021, 07:34 AM   #17
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36" legs cut @ 22D makes it easy to fill. That is 1" square tubing, with 1-1/2"x1/8" angle iron base. I use 1/2" EMT conduit for the solar panel wires. This is about as varmint proof as it gets for me, as I don't like the cages.

We don't have cows or hogs, but if i did I would just skate the legs. This set up keeps the coons & squirrels at bay. No more ripped out, chewed up solar panel wires. Even the cheap metal flex that comes on the solar panels these day are no match.

I would like to try out one of Snipers new zappers, and get rid of the eliminator plate.
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Old 03-09-2021, 08:12 AM   #18
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That’s a great looking set up Palmetto but I’m wondering how long that Eliminator or SpinTech spinner plate will last with coons being able to get to it so easily and hang on to it? Some of those bastages are relentless overachievers and might be able to weaken the spring over time. Idk, but I agree with you that I don’t like the cages either. Especially the small wire cages that restrict the distance the corn throws.
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Old 03-09-2021, 08:34 AM   #19
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Sure seems like it would be hard to beat these guys from Academy.

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/gam...dCatid=8437509
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Old 03-09-2021, 08:34 AM   #20
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Thatís a great looking set up Palmetto but Iím wondering how long that Eliminator or SpinTech spinner plate will last with coons being able to get to it so easily and hang on to it? Some of those bastages are relentless overachievers and might be able to weaken the spring over time. Idk, but I agree with you that I donít like the cages either. Especially the small wire cages that restrict the distance the corn throws.
Thanks. Going on 4 years of trouble free service!
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Old 03-09-2021, 08:52 AM   #21
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Thanks everyone for sharing your ideas. Now I just need to roundup some materials and roll out the welding machine.
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Old 03-09-2021, 10:43 AM   #22
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Went to metal scrap yard and bought heavy- duty bed frames and made feeders with. I spent $10 per frame to build my bases.


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Old 03-11-2021, 10:45 AM   #23
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I like this one I built, but the coons do spin the tray through the square panel. It is hog and javi proof though.


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Old 03-11-2021, 03:22 PM   #24
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Have you guys not heard about hog panels? LOL
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Old 03-20-2021, 07:07 AM   #25
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Some good ideas here. Thanks
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Old 03-22-2021, 11:29 AM   #26
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Anyone know a good place to get 2"x2" heavy wire panels? I'm about to build two S&Fs but I'd really like a smaller mesh "cage".
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Old 03-22-2021, 12:24 PM   #27
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36" legs cut @ 22D makes it easy to fill. That is 1" square tubing, with 1-1/2"x1/8" angle iron base. I use 1/2" EMT conduit for the solar panel wires. This is about as varmint proof as it gets for me, as I don't like the cages.

We don't have cows or hogs, but if i did I would just skate the legs. This set up keeps the coons & squirrels at bay. No more ripped out, chewed up solar panel wires. Even the cheap metal flex that comes on the solar panels these day are no match.

I would like to try out one of Snipers new zappers, and get rid of the eliminator plate.
Now that is Jam Up.. I like that..
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Old 04-07-2021, 11:02 AM   #28
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I've got 2 12-foot sections of 1" square tubing looking for someone to built me one of these. Somewhere in NTX would be helpful.
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Old 04-10-2021, 10:27 PM   #29
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Is yours hog tested? I have been thinking about converting my taller ones. Concerned about the hogs though.

I took number 4 rebar and made candy canes and drive them through the plate welded on the leg. I had to move it one time and then used 4 1/2 Ď candy canes and ran them through the top where the barrel sits in all 4 corners. So far my big arse pigs have not tipped it.


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