American Hunter R-225 Pro VB Tripod Feeder
Best Purchase Ever
Bought one of these before last season and have used it for a solid year now with only one small problem. Had the motor jam on a piece of corn cob that was in the mix but worked fine after clearing it. Recommend putting the bracket for the legs on the upper part of the barrel for stability and ease of loading the corn. Plan on buying additional units for future use.
September 8, 2009
Wild Pig Proof
Dont let the price fool you this is a strong reliable feeder I"ve used iwith no problems this week I went to refill it and found it had been mauled by wild pigsIt had been knocked off it"s legs (staked down) the timer was torn off and timer cover was missing as was battery found everything exccept timer cover. They did not get top off feeder,cleaned it up and reassambled put batt. back in and it worked did not loose feed in barrel Pig Proof Highly recomend.
August 3, 2007
American Hunter Feeder
You have to install the feeder on the bottom of the barrel. My barrel bottom was so warped that it would have broken the feeder if I tried to install it. I called American feeder and described the problem. They told me to send photos of the barrel before they would issue me an RMA number. It took several weeks to get an RMA number. I sent the barrel back on their dime and heard nothing for about a month. After several phone calls and UPS tracking numbers to prove they had received the barrel, they shipped out a workable replacement. I set the feeder up and put a bag of corn in it. After a week of use I decided all was well so I filled the barrel 3/4 full. The feeder now jams and refuses to feed. The timer sounds like it has stripped gears and I was deliberately carefull with it. They warn you about not turning it backwards. I also bought the varmint buster and solar panel. The solar panel is in direct sunlight. I got about one and one half weeks of use out of a freshly charged battery. I don't own any other feeders to compare it to but if I can't fill it, I should have just bought the small one!
October 27, 2006
It Really Works: Well most of the time
The product was bought for $99.00 on sale the last two years. I presently have four on the property. The control heads last about a year to 18 months. The replacement heads cost around $40.00. I am somewhat please with there operation, and I have seen quite a bit of wildlife around them.
July 18, 2007