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Old 06-20-2010, 12:59 AM   #1
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We just bought a overhead bulk bin to hold protein at the ranch (really good deal from a feed store going out of business. Now the question is how do we get the bulk protein into the feeders? We looked at the feed wagons but it would be real difficult to get them close to the protein feeders and budget is almost eaten up from the bin purchase. Looking to the green screen for some imaginative ideas. Wanna hear what some of you fellas do on ya'lls place We have a 75 HP tractor with a front end loader and a welder at the ranch. Lets hear any ideas and post pics if you have 'em
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Old 06-20-2010, 05:40 AM   #2
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Build a hopper that you can pick up with the tractor and place over the feeder and drop protein in through a 8-10" line with a slide valve in the line...???
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:13 AM   #3
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get or build one of those leaf blower feeder fillers
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:14 AM   #4
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We just bought a overhead bulk bin to hold protein at the ranch (really good deal from a feed store going out of business. Now the question is how do we get the bulk protein into the feeders? We looked at the feed wagons but it would be real difficult to get them close to the protein feeders and budget is almost eaten up from the bin purchase. Looking to the green screen for some imaginative ideas. Wanna hear what some of you fellas do on ya'lls place We have a 75 HP tractor with a front end loader and a welder at the ranch. Lets hear any ideas and post pics if you have 'em
Buy a feed truck with a auger from a out of business feed store, the older ones usually bring about $5000 to $7500 for a single axle 80's model with hydra auger, I used to buy and sell them, if you are interested in something like that pm me. Its a better idea to buy the truck instead of the bin due to the protein getting stale. Look in Fastline Magazine for ideas from the seed and fertilizer handling peeps who sell atachement to lift up from behind the tractor and dump seed or dry fertilzer. Good luck
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:32 AM   #5
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We have a 3/4 ton ford pick up with pto coming out the side off th tranny,built a drive shaft for it and bought an auger wagon,wagon hold 4 tons so we can do 4 feeders 1 pass thriugh the pasture
All the olde 3/4 ton fords have the pto,not sure about the new ones
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:28 AM   #6
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We have a 3/4 ton ford pick up with pto coming out the side off th tranny,built a drive shaft for it and bought an auger wagon,wagon hold 4 tons so we can do 4 feeders 1 pass thriugh the pasture
All the olde 3/4 ton fords have the pto,not sure about the new ones
Wow, great idea, do you have any pictures of your set up, I have never seen a pto running off the rear of a truck since those old powerwagons??
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:41 AM   #7
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get a high power blower rig a funnel to the front and a hose long enough to reach your feeders. fill the bucket on the tractor with protein scoop out buckets pour into funnel fill feeders. it will be the cheapest way to do it! or just build a hopper and do the same thing! good luck
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:19 PM   #8
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Build a hopper that you can pick up with the tractor and place over the feeder and drop protein in through a 8-10" line with a slide valve in the line...???
I like this idea with the front loader available!
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:45 PM   #9
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get a high power blower rig a funnel to the front and a hose long enough to reach your feeders. fill the bucket on the tractor with protein scoop out buckets pour into funnel fill feeders. it will be the cheapest way to do it! or just build a hopper and do the same thing! good luck
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:14 AM   #10
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If you haven't looked at Outback's products yet, they have two models of feeder trailers that are considerably less expensive than any of the others that I know of. Pardner trailers and The Amigo are what I would look at. www.outbackfeeders.com
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:22 PM   #11
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Wow, great idea, do you have any pictures of your set up, I have never seen a pto running off the rear of a truck since those old powerwagons??
Here are some pics from yesterday
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:25 PM   #12
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We usually load three tons at a time
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:04 AM   #13
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Here is what works for us. I built a box out of wood that I can lift with the pallet forks on my tractor that holds approximately 1,800#s of protein which is enough to fill one of our 2,000# Outback feeders (rated for corn I believe). The box is strapped to the pallet fork structure with a 4" truck tie down strap to keep it in place when angled over the feeder. The front of the box has a 6" wide by 10" tall opening with a slide gate for unloading the feed from the box into the feeder.

We have two used 8 ton poultry bins for bulk feed storage, we place the box under the bin, open the slide gate and gravity fills the box, then we transport the box to the feeder using the tractor. Raise the box, place box over feeder opening and open the slide gate. Gravity empties the box. We have a Kubota 9540 tractor with water in the tires and usually have either a bushhog mower or boxblade on the rear when filling feeders.

As long as the tractor is operational you can fill your feeders, no augers (bad on protein) no additional equipment or engines to keep maintained. Box cost less than a $100 to build.

Just another idea for you, good luck.
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:19 PM   #14
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We used a simple PTO driven grain bin with an auger system. Worked great with bulk feed.
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:28 PM   #15
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This is the system that my wife's grandfather uses on his ranch. He fills his protein feeders the same way.

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Old 07-27-2010, 03:49 PM   #16
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thanks for all the input guys. We stumbled across somebulk feed bags we gad lying around. They hold about 1,200 pounds. We just load em up on the forks at the front of the bucket and fill the feedrs. Works great
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thanks for all the input guys. We stumbled across somebulk feed bags we gad lying around. They hold about 1,200 pounds. We just load em up on the forks at the front of the bucket and fill the feedrs. Works great
Glad to see you came up with a workable solution that didn't cost a lot like the feed trailers do. Great idea on the feed bags, I don't have any of those so I just built the box for the pallet forks. Good luck with the feeding.
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:46 PM   #18
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This is the system that my wife's grandfather uses on his ranch. He fills his protein feeders the same way.

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Slick system he has, simple is always good.
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:54 PM   #19
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Slick system he has, simple is always good.
Beats the heck out of lifting 50# bags!
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This is the system that my wife's grandfather uses on his ranch. He fills his protein feeders the same way.

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I was looking up feeders on Google and these photos came up. That is the bomb!!
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:50 AM   #21
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I was looking up feeders on Google and these photos came up. That is the bomb!!


We’re famous!!!

Do you have a link? I looked and I can’t find it.
Never mind. I found it.
Lol again.

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Old 01-08-2019, 10:51 AM   #22
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If you haven't looked at Outback's products yet, they have two models of feeder trailers that are considerably less expensive than any of the others that I know of. Pardner trailers and The Amigo are what I would look at. www.outbackfeeders.com
We have the Double Pardner. It has made our lives so much easier. Currently we are researching how to change over from the PVC pipe to a flexible hose.
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We’re famous!!!

Do you have a link? I looked and I can’t find it.
I Googled Protein Feeders and clicked "images". It was near the bottom, before it adds more photos.
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We have the Double Pardner. It has made our lives so much easier. Currently we are researching how to change over from the PVC pipe to a flexible hose.
Have yall had any other brands? Friend of mine has the double and it is way slower loading feeders than the Bruton one we ran side by side.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:35 PM   #25
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Tagged. We are looking at buying a hopper for Oklahoma.


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Old 01-08-2019, 08:17 PM   #26
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Have yall had any other brands? Friend of mine has the double and it is way slower loading feeders than the Bruton one we ran side by side.
No we haven't. Got a good deal on it and it's a heck of a lot better than humping bags.
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:56 PM   #27
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We have the Double Pardner. It has made our lives so much easier. Currently we are researching how to change over from the PVC pipe to a flexible hose.
We just got one of these, excited to use it instead of opening hundreds of feed bags.
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No we haven't. Got a good deal on it and it's a heck of a lot better than humping bags.
Let me know if you find something to replace the PVC pipe with. I've got a smaller version but am tired of messing with the PVC.
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Old 01-20-2019, 08:14 PM   #29
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I have a 2ton trailer with a blower that I had planned on listing in the next couple weeks. If interested PM me and I can email pics a video and info
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This is the one I have


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