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
garbage dont waste your money
We keep our feeders 4 hours from home. Every time we check the three feeders the corn used is about 3 days worth and the feeders are jambed. spin the feeder and it will work for about 3 days to a week. Bass pro shops does take back garbage. It would be different if there was a problem with 1 feeder but we have the same problem on all three. I am switching out to the Moultrie Pro Hunter Game Feeder (digital feeder )$49 feeds 6 times a day, more than enough for any type of hunting. We use these on another piece of land and havent had to do anything except change the batteries in a year with no jamb ups
September 10, 2007
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
good but not great
I have used one of these feeders for a year. It is a must to have a solar charger. The only problem is that if the battery is not near 100% it doesn't work at all not even in a slow mode. But, for the money it's good for me. I've spent a lot more for lower units that did a lot less.
August 24, 2007