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#457015 - 10/04/16 09:35 AM Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder
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Anyone have a old one you don't need?
Moderators, I am sorry if this type post is not allowed. I assume it will be deleted promptly, if so.
I'm giving up on my old feeder. I'd be happy to give it to you as part of a trade..
If not let me know if you've got an old TH you'd be willing to sell.
Thanks,
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#457082 - 10/05/16 11:05 AM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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3 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM, HBG, SMB, and HSB..
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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#457086 - 10/05/16 12:41 PM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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SetterGuy, they're tough to find. Occasionally I'll see one on CL or Texas Hunting forum, but they go really quick. You may keep an eye out for their deer corn slingers too. Most use the same throwers as the fish feeders.


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#457093 - 10/05/16 01:37 PM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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Originally Posted By: SetterGuy
Anyone have a old one you don't need?
Moderators, I am sorry if this type post is not allowed. I assume it will be deleted promptly, if so.
I'm giving up on my old feeder. I'd be happy to give it to you as part of a trade..
If not let me know if you've got an old TH you'd be willing to sell.
Thanks,
Jeff


If you want to gamble some more, there IS a way to modify the connections on a TH fish feeder timer to work with the AquaPro feeders. This entails cutting and splicing wires from the TH timer and the feeder, which voids the TH timer warranty. Timers are around $150

I've never seen a used TH feeder here in the upper Midwest.
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#457139 - 10/06/16 07:58 AM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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I'm going to end up buying a new one.. Before I pulled the trigger, I thought I'd at least ask.. wink
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#457147 - 10/06/16 08:57 AM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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I have one and don't think that you will regret getting one. Call around and sometimes you can get a deal on one at hunting shows. That's where I got mine.

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#457152 - 10/06/16 10:33 AM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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Way over priced as far as I'm concerned. Sorry I know there great and all but the price tag on them things is ridiculous..... just to throw food. LOL....

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#457161 - 10/06/16 11:37 AM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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SetterGuy, I don't think you'll regret the purchase one bit.


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#457211 - 10/07/16 05:55 AM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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I finally broke down and bought one. And, NO regrets. The battery only lasted about 6 months but getting a good battery these days is a character builder.

OTOH, RC has thrown feed for quite a while with his set up.
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#457219 - 10/07/16 08:45 AM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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Well granted mine is a bit more work and you can't just mount it on the dock.... but I love the ability to move it around some. Or in or out depending on water level. It works for me and so does the price. smile

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#457221 - 10/07/16 09:59 AM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: RC51]
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Originally Posted By: RC51
Way over priced as far as I'm concerned. Sorry I know there great and all but the price tag on them things is ridiculous..... just to throw food. LOL....

RC


I used to feel the same way. Until I threw out about $100 worth of feed. Due to leaks, and have come up twice after two weeks away, and find the exact same amount of feed in the feeder as when I left. When you factor in the cost of feed, the cost of the fish, and the number of times I actually get the grandkids up here. It's looking like a better deal all the time. smile
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3 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM, HBG, SMB, and HSB..
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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#457222 - 10/07/16 10:04 AM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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Plus any day that they don't get feed is a day of optimal growth wasted.....
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#457232 - 10/07/16 10:57 AM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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Yes there are pros and cons to both no doubt. I don't feed my fish for them to survive either... I only throw food twice a day for like 2 seconds each. So not as big of a deal for me.

Esshup coming from you who sells fish I understand your statement for sure but the average guy with a pond is that really his biggest worry.. I wouldn't think so... a few days without food if something went wrong wouldn't hurt my fish heck I could go a week or 2, but like I said I only supplement feed I don't want my fish dependent on my fish food.

Not downing TH feeders at all. Heck if someone gave me one I would use it right away!! smile but when I could have about 5 of my setups for one of them.... Hard to do..... is all I'm saying.

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#457234 - 10/07/16 11:03 AM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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My feeder works like a champ for 6 years now. I just recently floated it tho and I love it!! And it's mobility. I got about give or take a few bucks I have about a total of 175 bucks in it. Just throwing out options is all. Yes TH feeders are sweet and if you have a real nice dock you want it on awesome!! But if you would like to float a feeder or 2 and move them around. This works like a champ for about a quarter of the cost.

RC


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#457239 - 10/07/16 01:06 PM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: RC51]
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Originally Posted By: RC51
Way over priced as far as I'm concerned. Sorry I know there great and all but the price tag on them things is ridiculous..... just to throw food. LOL....

RC


That's an opinion I had once, till you discover mycotoxin mold from moist feed left on a slinger plate is killing fish, or clumps up on the plate, and very inconsistent feeding rates.
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#457240 - 10/07/16 01:17 PM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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Well it's been 6 years and I never have had that issue but I guess it could always happen... My food stays quite dry and I have never had clump issues on my plate? Like I said just another option for some who don't have the spare 700 plus bucks to feed fish. Plus I am not really worried about
consistent amounts of feed thrown each time as long as it throws I'm good. smile



RC


Edited by RC51 (10/07/16 01:37 PM)
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#457241 - 10/07/16 01:49 PM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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$800 for 9 maintenance free years of reliability on my TH...I've been through 4 other feeders of lesser quality during that time each costing $400-$450 on my other ponds. I figure I'm way ahead of the game at this point. TH obviously is aware of this, they are priced accordingly. In pond management there are so few absolutes - a TH feeder quality and dependability is one of them.
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#457243 - 10/07/16 02:33 PM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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Yeah I get it there the best of the best.... on that same note though I have 6 years on mine maintenance free also. Just have to swap rechargeable batteries from time to time here is another pic of mine slinging food pretty good for 175 bucks.... I guess I'm just a DIY kinda guy and that's 600 bucks I saved to use elsewhere that's all I'm saying. Heck 600 bucks savings that's a nice Chainsaw or a Self-propelled lawnmower.... Real nice 12 gauge shotgun!! LOL Thats just how I think I guess. Like I said I wouldn't turn one down either but a lot of folks out here can't afford a 600 dollar air system let alone a 800 dollar fish feeder. That's all I'm saying.

RC

P.S. I also get that everyone doesn't want to deal with a fish feeder out in the water. It is a bit more difficult to fill up and swap batt's out of it... You got to get in a boat to do it for sure.







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Edited by RC51 (10/07/16 02:38 PM)
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#457245 - 10/07/16 03:26 PM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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Anyhow sorry Setter Guy we kinda got off track... but finding a good used TH feeder for sale would almost be like seeing to real nice 12 point bucks fighting each other 40 yards in front of you during hunting season. It just don't happen very often... smile

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#457269 - 10/07/16 08:43 PM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: RC51]
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Originally Posted By: RC51

Esshup coming from you who sells fish I understand your statement for sure but the average guy with a pond is that really his biggest worry.. I wouldn't think so... a few days without food if something went wrong wouldn't hurt my fish heck I could go a week or 2, but like I said I only supplement feed I don't want my fish dependent on my fish food.


RC, it all depends on the individual pond owners goals. I have clients that don't feed at all and never will, others that hand feed, others still yet that have feeders.

If you want to take fish out of the pond to eat, feeding them will allow them to grow faster, and can "turn" inventory faster from pond to table.

RC, you are a DIY guy. Think about the guys that aren't handy like you, but want to feed the fish, and they might not live at the pond. So they buy a feeder, have a company set it up for them, and who do they call when it doesn't work? Who would that person call to fix it, and would they expect it to be fixed for free? Every trip to a pond costs $$, and I'd be willing to bet that because it's under warranty the pond owner would expect the labor to be free too. It wouldn't take but a trip or two to a pond to chew up any profit made on the feeder, and then what? Will the customer be mad at you for selling a feeder that doesn't work 100% of the time? What if the feeder let water into the food? Who eats the cost of the food?

There are many reasons why I sell TH feeders. wink I like TJ also have a couple of feeders that I have here that don't work reliably, so they aren't in the store.....


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#457273 - 10/07/16 09:02 PM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: esshup]
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Originally Posted By: RC51

....I don't want my fish dependent on my fish food.


+1 IMHO it all depends on the individual pondmeister's goals. Stocking rates and feeding regiment go hand in hand IMHO. If you stock at a rate that is dependent on pellets to keep your fish alive and growing and are not on site most of the time, then get the most reliable source for food and most reliable feeder you can find. If you just supplemental feed (like me) and stock at a rate that is not dependent on an external food source, you can rest easy when your fish are not fed. IMO in RC's case, seems he has a reliable feeder and his pond is not dependent on pellets. Best of both!
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#457280 - 10/07/16 10:10 PM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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curious why no one mentions sweeney feeders anymore? i have had one for about 7 years and it works flawless. only had to replace the battery one time.
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#457286 - 10/07/16 11:24 PM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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I have three Sweeney's that I have probably had for 7 or 8 years. They all work great. Last year one timer got wet after it had been stepped on and cracked and I did need to buy a new timer. Sweeney went through some hard times business wise and I think Texas Hunter stepped up and likely took over some of the business. When I bought the new timer Zack & his staff were great to deal with and shipped my timer promptly. They are definitely still in business.
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#457287 - 10/07/16 11:47 PM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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I have emailed and left voicemails for Sweeney 3x in the past couple years with zero response. Their product apparently is well made, but I obviously lack Bing's magic touch.
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#457291 - 10/08/16 05:57 AM Re: Like to buy a used Texas Hunter Feeder [Re: SetterGuy]
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I shopped around and didn't find an appreciable amount of $ difference. So, I went with TH.

I've done what RC has done but haven't floated it. I built a guard for the back of it so the feeder wouldn't throw out the back. Coons appreciated my efforts.
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