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Old 06-30-2022, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default Asf/Lamco Hybrid feeder build

Well this started as a love for two different types of feeders. I have always liked the body of the ASF #1000 steel feeder that I converted from a protein version into a corn feeder.

This is that feeder Im talking about after setting it up in 2015.



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Old 06-30-2022, 05:12 PM   #2
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Default Asf/Lamco Hybrid feeder build

Really liked the feeder above and had some great luck taking some great animals under it over the years.
Fast forward to this year I recently bought a #1000 Lamco stand and fill feeder. With having to lift feed bags into the taller feeders not being as fun as it use to be I started liking the short feeders more and more. Ive always had reservation of the shorter feeders. Just did not care for the feeders blocking the deer from being underneath them and as a bowhunter I liked all the view and shooting area I could get with the taller feeders.
Time has changed my mind some.
This is the Lamco I recently bought and inspired me to build a hybrid.


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Old 06-30-2022, 05:38 PM   #3
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This is the start of the build with mounting the 30 round plates. Same size Lamco uses.
Also the timer/solar box and tornado spinner that Lamco also uses.
Plates are spaced 2 apart and the small funnel is cut 1/2 shorter similar to the same specs used by the Lamco design.
I also used small pipe conduit for the motor wire and it does separate at the elbow for removal of the bottom plate for maintenance. Used a electrical junction box to cover the motor up.
Also used Lamco lid latches for the lid replacing the ASF springs that are not very good.
Feeder legs cut down to have a total height of 5ft5inches. Mounted the legs with some screws and you can actually skid the feeder around and load it without having to remove the legs.
Painted with some marine grade paint.
Hope yall like the hybrid,I really like it and it works great.











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Old 06-30-2022, 05:42 PM   #4
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Short video of it throwing corn!

https://youtube.com/shorts/jh7OgiH_CLY?feature=share


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Old 06-30-2022, 05:58 PM   #5
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Sorry if my details are lacking and I’ll answer any question. It’s not a very hard thing to do and I like the simple design for varmint proofing. This particular feeders lower body funnel shape allows some good vision underneath and behind the feeder from the ground blind. The plates allow for the area under the feeder to be more visible too which I really like for a stand and fill type feeder.
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Old 06-30-2022, 06:20 PM   #6
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Nice! Where did you get the timer/solar box?
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Old 06-30-2022, 06:27 PM   #7
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Nice! Where did you get the timer/solar box?
I contacted Lamco and purchased it from them direct.
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Old 06-30-2022, 06:29 PM   #8
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Also you need to move the timer holder to fit a full size battery in it. Lamco uses a half size battery. It’s easy to move though.
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Old 06-30-2022, 08:26 PM   #9
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Looks great and should last for years to come.
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Old 06-30-2022, 08:28 PM   #10
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Well done Sir. I’ve been trying to get Atascosa Wildlife Supply to build a hybrid like that for years.
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Old 06-30-2022, 09:36 PM   #11
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Well done Sir. Ive been trying to get Atascosa Wildlife Supply to build a hybrid like that for years.
Done right itll sell I bet.
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Old 06-30-2022, 10:37 PM   #12
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Nicely done!


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Old 07-01-2022, 07:50 AM   #13
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Did you have to have the round plates made?

I like how this turned out!
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Old 07-01-2022, 08:04 AM   #14
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Looks good, you might be on to something.
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Old 07-01-2022, 09:02 AM   #15
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Looks good Jeremy!
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Old 07-01-2022, 04:31 PM   #16
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Did you have to have the round plates made?

I like how this turned out!
Yes I had a guy with a cnc plasma cutter make them for me. Smooth cut and also had them cut the hole to go over the funnel.

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Old 07-01-2022, 05:45 PM   #17
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Default Asf/Lamco Hybrid feeder build

This is what the feeder was years ago for reference. I still have one with a timed unit in it now. I like the feeders a lot but it sure looks like the way to go nowadays is shorter to the ground and one day a feed trailer



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Old 07-01-2022, 05:54 PM   #18
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This is a allseason timed unit if anyone was curious for a free choice to timed conversion. Pretty straight forward on how to mount it in the clean out box portion of the tube system. Pretty slick unit.





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Old 07-09-2022, 10:48 PM   #19
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I was in a similar boat. I like the Lamco Low n Throw that I have, but it's hard to justify $1200 for some sheet metal. A previous hunter left two 1500# Krivoman-style protein feeders with rusted spouts. I cut them down and turned them into my attempt at a Lamco. The main difference is I put the motor under the bottom plate.
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Old 07-09-2022, 10:50 PM   #20
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I was in a similar boat. I like the Lamco Low n Throw that I have, but it's hard to justify $1200 for some sheet metal. A previous hunter left two 1500# Krivoman-style protein feeders with rusted spouts. I cut them down and turned them into my attempt at a Lamco. The main difference is I put the motor under the bottom plate.

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Old 07-29-2022, 11:28 AM   #21
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Man those are bad ***. Great job. I need to build a shop and learn how to weld.
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Old 07-29-2022, 12:11 PM   #22
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That's a nice set up Jeremy
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Old 07-29-2022, 12:52 PM   #23
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how much gap did you set your plates apart? Currently working on a build right now. Doing a similar setup but using a spin tech internal motor so that nothing is exposed.
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:30 AM   #24
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how much gap did you set your plates apart? Currently working on a build right now. Doing a similar setup but using a spin tech internal motor so that nothing is exposed.
2 gap. Thats what Lamco does so I just did the same.
30 across the round plates.
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Man ole man...top notch stuff Jeremy. Should last a good long time. That shop looks great! Nice to have a place to do simple projects huh? Well done sir!
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