American Hunter Feeder Accessories - Easy Open Lid
A great product. easy to install. is about an inch or so bigger around than a 55 gallon drum. drill bolt holes on each side of the drum, 7 1/2 " down from top edge of drum per the instructions. install the springs to the bolts and then install the bolts to the drum. put the lid on top of the drum and then attach the other end of each spring thru the pre drilled holes in the edge of the lid. walla! all done. the springs keep the lid pulled tight to the drum, yet with some effort you can lift and slide the lid off of the drum and it will hang pulled tight against the side of the drum while filling it. perfect for the homemade feeders. will buy more.
March 15, 2013
Won't fit standard 55 gal drum
This lid is designed for American Hunter drums only. I have a similar lid on one of my feeders & bought this one thinking it would work the same way. It is at least 2" wider in diameter than standard drums. My lease is subject to extreme winds and the lid would not stay on through one good gust. The springs allow it to lift from the drum during windstorms letting rain in.
To make matters worse, i can't find an American Hunter drum sold without accessories & the receipt for the lid blew away while I was trying to install it.
I'm stuck with an over sized frizbee until I can find a drum that fits.
July 10, 2011
One of few
First off, this one of the only lids that I've found out there to purchase for a home feeder build. The lid is of great quality and very easy to install. I painted it camo with the rest of the feeder and it's working out perfectly for me. In trying to build a feeder at a lower cost than buying one complete, I've found that it's not that easy! ha If you don't/can't find barrels with the lids then this is a great substitute. The cost is a bit much but again, if you're in need of a lid, this is the best one I've seen.
June 17, 2010
Worth every dime!!!
This is seriously worth every dime you spend! Easy installation and easy to take off when refilling feeder. Springs keep top pulled tight on top and secure on side when filling feeder. I'm purchasing one for every feeder on the property. No more standing water and ruined feed for me!
February 15, 2009