American Hunter RD-Kit Feeder Timer Kit
Good For The Price
I have used this feeder for several months. It is a bit difficult to program but holds it's program when changing the 6 V spinner battery.
I use the rechargable lead acid battery and a 120 V charger. A fully charged battery will run the feeder very well for over a month and only costs twice the amount of a disposable battery. Keep a spare battery charged to swap out when in doubt about the remaining charge on the battery in use.
I don't recommend solar panels as they are subject to damage by critters.
February 18, 2008
60 Dollar Give Away
I had the analog version of this feeder and was very happy with it for a few years. For Christmas 2008 I recieved the digital version as a gift and finally got around to swapping the units out in Mid-February 2009. By mid-April 2009 (2 months) the motor on the digital unit would barely turn fast enough to spit out corn and then would not turn at all a few days later. I reinstalled my analog unit and have had no problems since. I would stay away from this product!
June 23, 2009
Very Good for the money
First off this timer is good for back pocket. 12 volt timer's will throw corn alot futher than 6 volt with out question.But for money it's great.You can't use cheap battery,Must use duracell or eveready.Forget varment guard or solar panel,Racoon's tear them off.They just don't work.Got to have varment cage.My deer lease has 20 feeder's and these have worked fine for 6 year's.We do spend 8.00 to 10.00 dollar's per 6 volt battery.And that is downfall.
August 29, 2007
I own and manage a Texas deer hunting ranch and have used corn feeders from American Hunter for many years. I have changed out all my analog units to digital and they are much, much better and more user friendly with no clock damage worries. Incidentally, I get better and quicker service of these products thru Bass Pro than directly from the manufacturer. Oddly enough, the price is better through Bass Pro than from the manufactuer.
March 11, 2011