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Old 10-04-2018, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default 12 volt feeder units

What do you use?


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Is there a directional bolt on unit available?

About to build another feeder and trying to decide which lower unit to go with
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:34 AM   #2
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I use the spin tech. Had some running over three years with a solar panel and no issues.
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:36 AM   #3
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I use the spin tech. Had some running over three years with a solar panel and no issues.
Same here..
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:37 AM   #4
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I use the spin tech. Had some running over three years with a solar panel and no issues.
Same here, going on 4 yrs now
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:40 AM   #5
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Ultramatic, believe it's been running since 2009 or 10
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:44 AM   #6
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Ultramatic all day and a site sponsor.
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:04 PM   #7
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I have spin tech, all seasons and Texas hunter products. All three have been good.
I have had the all season the longest. Probably going on 15 years.
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:16 PM   #8
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I'm running one from Elusive Wildlife, but its built with an Eliminator Plate and The Timer, been running it for 3 years and same battery. I unplug the timer from the battery after season, but leave the solar panel plugged in.
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:17 PM   #9
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I have spin tech, all seasons and Texas hunter products. All three have been good.
I have had the all season the longest. Probably going on 15 years.
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:26 PM   #10
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The lower unit as a whole IMO tend to be somewhat built of the same products (i.e. motor and box). My biggest item to look for from now on is what electronics are running the set up. If it’s not a quality timer then it’s not worth my money. I say this cause I just went through this issue.
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:41 PM   #11
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Cox Deer Feeders
Bought my first one 32 years ago. Barrel rusted out 5 years ago and bought second one.
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:49 PM   #12
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The timer should be your main concern. Without a dependable timer, any feeder other than free choice is junk. I have been using The-Timer for many,many years without issue. They are very dependable IMO.
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Old 10-04-2018, 01:00 PM   #13
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Funny thing I was going to say stay away from spin tech. I installed one this year for the first time and after a month in use the spinner hung down in the open position and dumped 1000 pounds of corn on the ground. I thought maybe it needed lubricating so I oiled it up and ran it again and each time it wouldn't close back up and would open more and more with each spin. Maybe I got a bad but I won't have another one for sure.
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Old 10-04-2018, 01:14 PM   #14
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Funny thing I was going to say stay away from spin tech. I installed one this year for the first time and after a month in use the spinner hung down in the open position and dumped 1000 pounds of corn on the ground. I thought maybe it needed lubricating so I oiled it up and ran it again and each time it wouldn't close back up and would open more and more with each spin. Maybe I got a bad but I won't have another one for sure.
Sounds like your spinner plate was adjusted with too large of a gap from the funnel. It shouldnt dump corn out in the event it gets stuck open.
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:30 PM   #15
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I would go w/ the Ultramatic 12V w/ The Timer and Solar Panel.
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:31 PM   #16
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I like Ultramatic and have used a few for several years now. I did have an electronic issue with one of the timers and they stood behind it. No questions or difficulty exchanging it. The owner is a good guy and a sponsor.

If you have feeder pens where you hunt, a 6 volt can be better because it won't sling the corn as far as a 12 volt, so more corn stays inside the pen.
I have used both and IMO 12 volts do not clog or jam as easy due to more torque.
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:47 PM   #17
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All Seasons
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:13 PM   #18
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I have had six Texas Hunter feeders for close to twenty years now. I have had two rebuilt and replaced the solar panel on one, but a hog turned it over. I don't like the way they mount but I don't think you can beat them for reliability.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:34 PM   #19
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I have 3 Texas Hunters, 3 On-Time, and a couple of Franken-feeders I've put together with various boxes, timers, and motors. The Texas Hunters nad OnTime models have been in use for going on 12 years. On Time has a lifetime warranty and they do back it up though the lag time has grown over the years.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:43 PM   #20
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Moultrie Wildlife Directional Feeder Kit | All-Metal | Agitating Spinner Plate | Digital Timer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079L7JJRC..._x-STBb0G0D14R

Works great, has a separate motor to agitate corn.
Shoots it 15 yard
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:11 PM   #21
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Buy yourself a Triple C 12v timer w/ vamint cage and your golden.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:19 PM   #22
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I second the triple C. I've have 2 and had to replace motor after 20 yrs.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:41 PM   #23
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We have some Ultramatic’s that are awesome. Very dependable.
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:53 AM   #24
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Sounds like your spinner plate was adjusted with too large of a gap from the funnel. It shouldnt dump corn out in the event it gets stuck open.
Nope ( i thought the same) does it no matter where it's adjusted, it's now stuck all the way down and running like a normal feeder except having a shaft going up into the funnel. I may have just got a bad one but it will be the last one for me, too many mechanical parts that can and did go bad.
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:03 AM   #25
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spin tech 12v
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Old 10-05-2018, 01:40 PM   #26
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Boss Buck Feeder Control System, Camouflage, 12-volt, $124.99 Amazon. Just replaces 2 that were 15 yrs old. timer and motors still good.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:00 PM   #27
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I have various brand feeders/timers going at 4 ranches, all work virtually without issue. It is the helix design on the spin-tech spinner that is my favorite since it does not require a cage to protect against coons and cows.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:50 AM   #28
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monarch in Arlington/Mansfield/venus directional stand and fill feeder. been using 3 of them for a decade.
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:22 AM   #29
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Funny thing I was going to say stay away from spin tech. I installed one this year for the first time and after a month in use the spinner hung down in the open position and dumped 1000 pounds of corn on the ground. I thought maybe it needed lubricating so I oiled it up and ran it again and each time it wouldn't close back up and would open more and more with each spin. Maybe I got a bad but I won't have another one for sure.
with 1000 lbs of corn up there, you'd think somewhere before that the pile on the ground would've been high enough to stop the flow.
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:58 AM   #30
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Texas hunter feeders are great. Only dislike is the way the mounting bars/brackets are at wired, uneven angles.
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:19 PM   #31
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I have Ultramatics. The only thing I don’t like about them is they HURT when testing them...although I love to hit test and yell “fire in the hole!” and watch my son scramble to get out of range or behind something.

I have had these 3-4 years and have not had a single hiccup.

Jason
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