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Old 07-19-2021, 08:07 AM   #1
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My spinner is too strong, itís slinging corn outside of my feeder pen and I canít enlarge the pen any farther. Has anyone ever tried wiring some type of resistor between the battery and motor to decrease broadcast? Is this something that would work?
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:09 AM   #2
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I have seen timers that have a low-medium-high setting built into the timer. I just can't recall the manufacturer.
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:10 AM   #3
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put a varmit cage on it?
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:13 AM   #4
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Or the flat eliminator plate decreases the throw distance
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:13 AM   #5
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Both of the above answers will work. I’ve put a varmint cage on a feeder before to keep it from throwing too far in a tight spot.
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:14 AM   #6
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I have seen timers that have a low-medium-high setting built into the timer. I just can't recall the manufacturer.
all seasons
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:14 AM   #7
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I have put metal roof flashing around the bottom of my feeders before with self taping screws to make the corn fall straight down .
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:17 AM   #8
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“The Timer” brand has one speed and I was having the same issue at a couple feeders. I wrapped the bottom portion of the feeder with 1/4” square wire, far enough below the bottom of the feeder so that it slow the corn down, cut the wire every 12” and bent the wire up to adjust the throw distance.
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:21 AM   #9
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What size motor do you have? If it’s a 12volt you could try reducing it to a 6volt.
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:22 AM   #10
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All Season Timer has a Low, Med and High and there is a big difference from Low to High. I use them on my timed protein feeders on low so that the spinner doesn't throw it so hard against the inside of the cover that it breaks it all up.. My Timer threw too hard. This was for a 12 volt.


I think they are $39 at Bucees.


https://www.allseasonsfeeders.com/pr...-digital-timer

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Old 07-19-2021, 08:24 AM   #11
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Put the lower speed motor on it
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:29 AM   #12
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Personally like some corn thrown outside pin, gets that passing rutting buck to stop on occasion.
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:32 AM   #13
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I have put metal roof flashing around the bottom of my feeders before with self taping screws to make the corn fall straight down .
that's what I need to do.
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:39 AM   #14
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Personally like some corn thrown outside pin, gets that passing rutting buck to stop on occasion.
Also attracts the passing goats and cows which will lean and push on the feed pen. Sometimes I scatter corn on the ground around my feed pen while Iím hunting.
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:53 AM   #15
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Use a 6 volt battery on it if it's a 12 volt motor
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:57 AM   #16
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Tin snips, a few old pieces of sheet metal siding, a drill to make a few holes in the tin, and zip ties. You might need to think a bit, but that should do it.
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:57 AM   #17
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Use a 6 volt battery on it if it's a 12 volt motor
Geez. Plenty of other options out there
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Old 07-19-2021, 09:04 AM   #18
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As mentioned, a skirt of some fashion. Wire, metal or inner tube material are some thoughts. And zip ties, zip ties are good. Aim Small!
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Old 07-19-2021, 09:14 AM   #19
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put a 1 gallon paint can lid on it instead of a spinner plate with edges. The corn will fly off but not with nearly the velocity and stay well within your pen
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Old 07-19-2021, 09:20 AM   #20
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Foreverlast makes a motor speed controller for their woods and water feeder. You probably could contact them and buy one from them.


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Old 07-19-2021, 09:30 AM   #21
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Foreverlast makes a motor speed controller for their woods and water feeder. You probably could contact them and buy one from them.


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This^^^^. If you have ďTHE TIMERĒ. It will plug right in to your set up. You didnít mention what you have though. If not The Timer, then Iíd recommend replacing it with the All Seasons one that has a variable speed.
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Old 07-19-2021, 09:34 AM   #22
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https://www.amazon.com/DC12V-60V-Con...16709483&psc=1

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Old 07-19-2021, 10:59 AM   #23
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I second the varmit cage idea.
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Old 07-19-2021, 11:19 AM   #24
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How big is your feed pen? I would look at making the feed pen bigger if that's an option as well. If corn is being slung outside any of my pens, that's an indication that I built the feed pen too small (Assuming your feeder is positioned in the center of the pen).
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Old 07-19-2021, 11:19 AM   #25
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Feeder too strong? That’s like saying her boobs are too big.
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Old 07-19-2021, 11:20 AM   #26
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https://www.amazon.com/Highwild-Univ...dDbGljaz10cnVl

Same feeder timer that a whole bunch of companies put their name on. High medium and low. 24 bucks and you’re done.
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Old 07-19-2021, 11:34 AM   #27
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12 volt has a high speed and low speed motors
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Old 07-19-2021, 11:40 AM   #28
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How big is your feed pen? I would look at making the feed pen bigger if that's an option as well. If corn is being slung outside any of my pens, that's an indication that I built the feed pen too small (Assuming your feeder is positioned in the center of the pen).



Agreed.....except he did say he can't enlarge the pen in his OP
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Old 07-19-2021, 12:20 PM   #29
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My spinner is too strong, it’s slinging corn outside of my feeder pen and I can’t enlarge the pen any farther. Has anyone ever tried wiring some type of resistor between the battery and motor to decrease broadcast? Is this something that would work?
Deer don't like to be in small pens(or pens at all) but.......I'd modify the plate, kinda like the paint can lid idea. probably could use 2-3 tiny little bolts and bolt a clean small paint can lid right on the orignal spinner after you grind or cut the wings off.

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Old 07-19-2021, 12:33 PM   #30
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Just put an old coffee can open on both sides over the motor/spinner.
The noise will also draw them from longer distances.
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Old 07-19-2021, 12:36 PM   #31
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I wanted my feeder to not throw to the back so the hogs would be forced into the lighted area to feed, so I put an old towel on the back side--corn hits it and falls straight down--
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Old 07-19-2021, 01:21 PM   #32
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Put a varmit cage on it and then #9 wire some tin around the top 1/2 of the cage to deflect the corn downward. Plus it works a load *** dinner bell for the deer. I’ve done this and it works great.
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Old 07-19-2021, 01:49 PM   #33
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Feeder too strong? Thatís like saying her boobs are too big.
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Old 07-19-2021, 02:19 PM   #34
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Just put an old coffee can open on both sides over the motor/spinner.
The noise will also draw them from longer distances.
Good idea
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Old 07-19-2021, 02:34 PM   #35
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Tin snips, a few old pieces of sheet metal siding, a drill to make a few holes in the tin, and zip ties. You might need to think a bit, but that should do it.
This. Plus makes for a great dinner bell
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Old 07-19-2021, 02:37 PM   #36
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Some deer don’t like going into the feed pen. Mine throws some outside them pen and yes cows come look at it but they arnt hanging out for 20 kernels. Pigs swing by quick to.

Once the cows test the fence and know they can’t get in they leave ours alone. Heck mines just conduit hit in with a few T posts and they seem to just pass on by every time.
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Old 07-19-2021, 02:37 PM   #37
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I actually prefer my feeder more on on the blind side of the pen. We don’t have goats. Cows haven’t been a problem with a single strand of barbed wire on the top of the panel.
Turkeys and pigs are congregated on my side of the pen.
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Old 07-19-2021, 02:54 PM   #38
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Feeder too strong? Thatís like saying her boobs are too big.
This cracked me up!
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Old 07-19-2021, 04:13 PM   #39
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Feeder too strong? Thatís like saying her boobs are too big.
Amen Brother!!!
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Old 07-19-2021, 05:07 PM   #40
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12 volt has a high speed and low speed motors
This is my go to.
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Old 07-19-2021, 05:08 PM   #41
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This. Plus makes for a great dinner bell
Better than pea gravel!
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:44 PM   #42
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Bend the fins down a little !
Take some of the tread off the spinner.
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:47 PM   #43
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If you change the spinner plate, to just the cup/bowl style it will probably do what you need.
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Old 07-19-2021, 09:19 PM   #44
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Why can’t you enlarge your pen?
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