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Old 01-12-2019, 10:30 AM   #1
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Working on a new feeder setup. Holds probably 2-3k lbs of cotton seed and let's them get every bit. I bet if you lowered the design you could get one of those bed winch mats and just roll out all the seed easy.

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Old 01-12-2019, 10:52 AM   #2
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Looks like a great idea. Lotta seed and easy access. What do those panels cost? Always looking for a better mousetrap


I use the water tote frames and can stack 1500 lbs on it.. I paid $25 for one and got the second one for free so I'm curious of your investment?


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Old 01-12-2019, 11:03 AM   #3
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We built these panels for around the feeder to keep pigs out but they have become less of an issue. Found 2 cattle panels and welded some conduit and boom. Wanted them to be able to get everything vs some the center is hard to get to.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:06 AM   #4
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Looks good.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:12 AM   #5
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I like it. One that size would last longer than what I use.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:26 AM   #6
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10' long 40" tall by 3.5' wide. Honestly could fill with 3-4 truck beds if you wanted.

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I like it. One that size would last longer than what I use.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:49 AM   #7
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Nice!
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:49 PM   #8
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No livestock there I guess.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:50 PM   #9
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Where did you get cottonseed and price?
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:52 PM   #10
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Local gin. Ran $1080 for 5.25 tons delivered



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Old 01-12-2019, 06:18 PM   #11
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No live stock on the place. Last year we had unexpected cows and couldn’t get fences secured well enough...lost 10tons. We do have some of the circluar ones, but those don’t hold much. I’m the guy in the truck doing all the work...
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:28 PM   #12
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I like that.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:03 PM   #13
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Great idea!
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:47 PM   #14
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1 more large panel feeder and 2 more cylinder styles, 5 truck loads will wipe you out!


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Old 02-25-2019, 10:18 PM   #15
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Truck bed unloader at harbor freight is $39.00 with the tarp that cranks. Check it out would make life easier.
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:24 PM   #16
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This should last my buddy for awhile...
24 tons.
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:21 AM   #17
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Local gin. Ran $1080 for 5.25 tons delivered


How long will that last you?


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Old 02-26-2019, 06:27 AM   #18
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It'll go a few months if the land owner doesn't randomly throw cows on there. Happened last year and we lost it all. Seems to be the same this year.

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This should last my buddy for awhile...
24 tons.
Where did he get it?
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:13 AM   #20
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The price of cotton seed has gone up with all the rain, I have 10 tons coming in Saturday...I like the set up but I'm interested in how much of the center the deer cannot get to.....sometimes larger is not better....we made some of our hoops bigger and the deer cannot get to the middle of them. We tie our wire to a "T" post and have multiple hoops tied together on the "T" post and not allow the deer to move them as we lost some hoops a few years ago that were bent up after a few years of use.....
V-wire is expensive...
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:17 AM   #21
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It'll go a few months if the land owner doesn't randomly throw cows on there. Happened last year and we lost it all. Seems to be the same this year.

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What part of the country are you in. I have been looking into for years but never could find a gin close or time of year to buy. We are in Ozona west of junction.


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Old 02-26-2019, 11:45 AM   #22
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We used 2 hog panels with frames and left the ends opened so animals can access it all. Smart uses the tot cages and the deer clean them out.

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The price of cotton seed has gone up with all the rain, I have 10 tons coming in Saturday...I like the set up but I'm interested in how much of the center the deer cannot get to.....sometimes larger is not better....we made some of our hoops bigger and the deer cannot get to the middle of them. We tie our wire to a "T" post and have multiple hoops tied together on the "T" post and not allow the deer to move them as we lost some hoops a few years ago that were bent up after a few years of use.....
V-wire is expensive...
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