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Old 09-11-2019, 02:13 PM   #1
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Really wanted to by a 600lb feeder but being the cheap arse that I am I could not let go of the $400 to $700 price tag. I got to looking at the 85 gallon drums or possibly welding to 55s together but there was no way to make a stand and fill like you could buy. I had recently bought a new miller machine and decided I was going to give it hell and try build my own.

I now know why they are priced the way they are for the all steel ones that are bent and welded. Its not perfect but for my first one and no plan I think it came out alright. Said and done I have about $250 into it not counting my time or cold drinks consumed. Ended up holding 750lbs with about an inch to spare from the top
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:16 PM   #2
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Not sure why the pictures are flipped, they preview up and down....
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:20 PM   #3
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Looks good When r you going into mass production
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:20 PM   #4
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Nice job!
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:28 PM   #5
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whats the measurements on the box? i plan on making two soon.
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:42 PM   #6
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29l x 29w x 30h Odd i know, this build started late in the evening one day
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:31 PM   #7
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thanks for the info. I had a guy cut me the pieces already and went with 30x30x30 with a funnel. so glad to hear yours will hold 750 lbs. I was thinking mine would only hold around 650 based on after measuring the 600 lb all seasons feeder.
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:44 PM   #8
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very nice! what thickness of metal did you use on the sheetmetal/legs?
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:55 PM   #9
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thanks for the info. I had a guy cut me the pieces already and went with 30x30x30 with a funnel. so glad to hear yours will hold 750 lbs. I was thinking mine would only hold around 650 based on after measuring the 600 lb all seasons feeder.
Believe it or not the funnel capacity is deceiving.

14ga on the legs and i think 16ga or 18ga on the sheetmetal.
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:16 PM   #10
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nice
mine was 36x36x36 and it would hold just shy of 30 bags of corn
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:24 PM   #11
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Very nice job
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:07 AM   #12
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Sweet build !!!
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:53 PM   #13
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Turned out great!
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:54 PM   #14
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Nice job looks like a winner to me!
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:20 PM   #15
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Very nice work.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:20 PM   #16
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Very nice...sure wish I could bend metal and weld like that.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:44 PM   #17
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Looks great. Very well done
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:46 AM   #18
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Dang nice work!!! Love that brake.

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Old 09-13-2019, 01:44 PM   #19
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are the seems completely welded, tacked or how did you attach them?
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:46 PM   #20
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Nice work!
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:37 PM   #21
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Looks good


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Old 09-13-2019, 10:37 PM   #22
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well done
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:49 PM   #23
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Nice build. What brake are you running?
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:49 PM   #24
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Very nice! Details on your brake please?
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Old 09-14-2019, 09:00 AM   #25
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Awesome work!
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Old 09-14-2019, 10:54 PM   #26
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Cool.

Also glad to see someone boat with more crap in it than mine

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Old 09-21-2019, 01:32 AM   #27
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Nice build. What brake are you running?
Cheapo harbor freight break. I slightly scored the metal before bending to help it a bit.
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Old 10-01-2019, 08:12 PM   #28
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Heck of a job! Looks good


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Old 10-03-2019, 09:55 AM   #29
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Nice build. That will last forever!
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:41 AM   #30
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awesome job
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:31 AM   #31
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Nice work. Did you use the brake to bend angles on funnel or did you weld them together?


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Old 12-06-2019, 02:10 PM   #32
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Great craftsmanship.
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Old 12-06-2019, 02:13 PM   #33
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Dang nice!
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Old 12-06-2019, 02:20 PM   #34
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$300 and a case of beer? Iíll pick it up tomorrow.


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Old 12-06-2019, 02:25 PM   #35
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I need to learn to weld!!!!! Great looking feeder.
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:14 AM   #36
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Good job
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Old 12-08-2019, 01:11 PM   #37
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Nice work. Did you use the brake to bend angles on funnel or did you weld them together?


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built the funnel in halves and welded it together so yes and yes
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Old 12-08-2019, 01:18 PM   #38
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Looks great.
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Old 12-10-2019, 06:23 PM   #39
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This thread reminds me that I've got to learn to weld... Great work
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Old 12-15-2019, 07:46 PM   #40
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Looks good. Nice job.

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