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Old 12-19-2018, 03:17 PM   #1
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Constantly designing, re-working, and building either corn or protein feeders. Always remember feeders I see on here, but can never find the pics. Would you all post pics of feeders that you have built on this thread so they are concentrated together please.

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Old 12-19-2018, 03:36 PM   #2
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I would start in the 'D-I-Y Projects' section of this forum. Tons of fantastic designs from members that really know what they're doing. Grab a cup of coffee or beer, and a notepad, and block out an hour or 2, just my advice.
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Old 12-19-2018, 03:56 PM   #3
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I would start in the 'D-I-Y Projects' section of this forum. Tons of fantastic designs from members that really know what they're doing. Grab a cup of coffee or beer, and a notepad, and block out an hour or 2, just my advice.
I am in the DIY forum.... I just would like folks to compile pics here so they are concentrated in one post for ease of scanning thru...

I will post some that I have made for us when I get some spare time....hope others will join in.
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Old 12-19-2018, 04:10 PM   #4
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First one is load from the top with a ladder and the second one we have on a crank so you can let it down.
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Old 12-19-2018, 04:15 PM   #5
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I am in no way a "good" welder but I can make it work. I liked the idea of the "stand and fill" style feeders but did not like not being able to shoot behind the feeder.

One side is gravity fed protein and other is normal corn feeder. (Both 55gal)

The platform in the middle of the two is 5ft high and about 3'x3'. I can stack feed sacks up easily from the ground then climb up and stand on the platform putting the tops of the barrels waist high for very easy filling similar to the stand and fills but still able to shoot behind the feeder.

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Old 12-19-2018, 04:21 PM   #6
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Not exactly a home built this is more of a redesign but it's the best feeder I've ever owned.
Started life as a cheap "Ol' Man" brand (I think) 200 lb but I made the mistake of trying to move it full and the cheap legs buckled and the whole thing twisted up so I built an exoskeleton for it. The spinner rides inside two dinner plate size discs that are less than an inch apart. The coons can't get to it and it makes a huge racket when it spins and it throws the corn 50 feet in all directions.
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Old 12-19-2018, 04:26 PM   #7
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My culvert pipe protein feeder. Holds around 1,100 pounds of protein.
Fill it with ladder. Added CoonHoods to all 3 feed spouts.




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Old 12-19-2018, 04:28 PM   #8
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My 550 pound air tank feeder with Krivoman directional unit. Stand and fill.




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Old 12-19-2018, 05:06 PM   #9
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About 10 years ago a lease buddy and I decided we had enough of carrying a ladder around to fill feeders so we built six of these - when that group broke up I kept two of them.

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Old 12-19-2018, 05:36 PM   #10
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Made both.
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Old 12-19-2018, 06:51 PM   #11
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The stand and fills that I build.


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Old 12-19-2018, 07:29 PM   #12
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[QUOTE=TXBRASS;13870008]My 550 pound air tank feeder with Krivoman directional unit. Stand and fill.




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Old 12-19-2018, 08:52 PM   #13
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LOL.... u got me there. Here ya go:






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Old 12-19-2018, 09:42 PM   #14
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Here is a big one me and buddy built. Cut a 500 gallon propane tank in half.
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:50 PM   #15
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I also have a double 55 gallon barrel feeder hanging around 20’ in the air. I will snap a photo of it next time at the lease.
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:57 PM   #16
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1000 lb stand and fill
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:59 PM   #17
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Here is a big one me and buddy built. Cut a 500 gallon propane tank in half.


How much does that baby hold?


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Old 12-19-2018, 10:03 PM   #18
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1,200 pound propane tank feeder:






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Old 12-19-2018, 10:03 PM   #19
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Double 55 gallon protein feeder.




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Old 12-19-2018, 10:20 PM   #20
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~1500 corn
~1200 protein
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Old 12-19-2018, 11:25 PM   #21
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Cool thread!
We've built about 6 of these food-grade barrel feeders over the years. A few got left out in Leakey, but we still have two in Comfort.

50 gal plastic food barrels, winch/cable set up to hang from trees. I usually don't put more than 350 lbs in them, but they will hold just over 400 lbs of corn.

Had a full one break loose from the pulley that was attached to the tree limb once (too small a chain)... The timer/spinner was NOT salvageable! We use 3/16" cable & 800 lb-rated pulleys now and haven't had an issue.
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:01 AM   #22
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A few of the better ones I have built.

Since going to EMT conduit on the solar panel wiring, I have not had a single problem with coons & solar panels.

There is no varmint cage because we don't have pigs on that place, and the eliminator plate keeps the coons at bay. I built 2 of those stand & fills, and they have been out for 2 years with no problems.
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:02 AM   #23
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Here's one
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:24 AM   #24
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A couple I have done recently. I am almost completely out of the winching/climbing business for filling my feeders.






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Old 12-20-2018, 12:22 PM   #25
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It's been so long since I built a new feeder, I don't even have pics anymore...
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Old 12-20-2018, 12:27 PM   #26
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Just a little of what I do.
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Old 12-20-2018, 12:47 PM   #27
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We've got 6 or 7 like this. We started with 85 gallon barrels and made custom heavy lids and leg buckets, and added stiffeners inside.

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This is a 1400lb one I built to feed both corn and protein at the same time.

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This is the top for a winch up I built for a guy.

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Old 12-20-2018, 12:52 PM   #28
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It's been so long since I built a new feeder, I don't even have pics anymore...
I would say that's a positive, ha sounds like you make a goo feeder.
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Old 12-20-2018, 12:56 PM   #29
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In for pics.
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Old 12-21-2018, 02:44 PM   #30
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Old 12-28-2018, 01:16 PM   #31
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A few of the better ones I have built.

Since going to EMT conduit on the solar panel wiring, I have not had a single problem with coons & solar panels.

There is no varmint cage because we don't have pigs on that place, and the eliminator plate keeps the coons at bay. I built 2 of those stand & fills, and they have been out for 2 years with no problems.
really like the one on skids here, would have to have that where I would need to place mine. Like the built-in ladder as well.
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Old 12-28-2018, 01:46 PM   #32
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Here is the link to my step by step thread

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Old 12-29-2018, 10:55 PM   #33
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Here’s some of mine.






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Old 12-29-2018, 11:01 PM   #34
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Here’s some of mine.


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Old 12-30-2018, 09:08 PM   #35
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Barrel and a half..... 525 lbs ish. Was supposed to be a temporary feeder until he bought a new Bighorn. 10 years later its still kicking. We've added a Timer controller box system and moved the legs mounts to a more stable and lower filling position several years back. Never would have thought it would still be up and rolling.


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Old 12-31-2018, 06:52 AM   #36
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Lots of great ideas, I might borrow a couple.
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