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Old 08-02-2019, 02:12 PM   #101
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It looks like your cross braces are meeting dead center in the hopper. If so I highly recommend changing that. I have had to rod out my Hammer feeder several times from the top whenever a chunk of feed gets hung up, it happens so plan for it. I use a piece of 1/2" conduit and it works great, but you need a direct shot. The only thing I would change about the Hammer is a 4" actuator that opens the slide gate 100% instead of the 2" that saves battery power. With clean feed the 2" is just fine.

Also, I have three 4" feed tubes on the bottom of my feeder (similar to the old style of All Seasons but three not four) and these hold about 20 pounds per fill. I have the Hammer open twice per day for five minutes each time which feeds 40-50 pounds of feed each day depending on how much gets eaten in those five minute periods. Not sure what kind of tubes you are going to build to get your hopper to last 70 days but something to consider.

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One thing to make sure..is to seal the seam above the gate really well. Best thing I have found is flex seal.

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Old 08-02-2019, 02:14 PM   #102
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Awesome build!
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Old 08-02-2019, 04:25 PM   #103
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One thing to make sure..is to seal the seam above the gate really well. Best thing I have found is flex seal.

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Yep....I have it welded, painted, caulked with thru-the-roof, then flex sealed, and then more paint.
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Old 08-02-2019, 04:26 PM   #104
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Awesome build!
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:58 AM   #105
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Deer are loving the feeder. Finally have feed available 24-7-365 for them to eat. Best feeder investment I’ve ever made. I highly recommend the Hammer!




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Old 09-24-2020, 03:22 PM   #106
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She’s still running strong. ZERO issues.




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Old 09-25-2020, 10:22 AM   #107
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what was the total on poundage of the feeder ? How much protein will it hold ?

It looks awesome.
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Old 09-27-2020, 10:03 AM   #108
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what was the total on poundage of the feeder ? How much protein will it hold ?

It looks awesome.

2,100 lbs protein....more if you mix in some corn or roasted soybeans.


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Old 09-27-2020, 10:33 AM   #109
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Awesome build!
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Old 09-29-2020, 03:14 PM   #110
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impressive
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Old 10-09-2020, 09:33 AM   #111
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Heck yeah! That’s ******
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Old 05-03-2021, 01:47 PM   #112
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Moving her to Tarpley so went out west and brought her home this weekend. Re-painting the inside before I take her back to the woods.




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Old 05-04-2021, 10:01 PM   #113
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Inside is now “deer corn yellow”.....




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Old 05-04-2021, 11:26 PM   #114
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Y’all have done a first rate job! Thanks for sharing
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Old 05-16-2021, 09:58 PM   #115
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Default Big Bertha #5 - Timed Release Protein Feeder

She’s at home and filled at the new Tarpley, TX lease.

Now we wait and see what the pics show....




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Old 05-16-2021, 10:52 PM   #116
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Y’all done with the Dryden place?
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Old 05-16-2021, 10:57 PM   #117
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Y’all done with the Dryden place?

We moved our stuff off due to the crazy amount of illegal traffic and the tearing stuff up. I will keep the lease this season to see how it goes, but not holding my breath. Craziness out there right now. Dang shame for sure.


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Old 05-16-2021, 11:00 PM   #118
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# 5 will last a lifetime or 2! Great job and thanks for sharing
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