Moultrie Pro Magnum 55-Gallon Tripod Game Feeder
Worst Bass Pro Purchase Ever
Very poor Quality Control on this by Moultrie. What is up with the screw on lid clamp, instead of the easy to use handle? Also, it has a special solar power charging plug, so normal solar chargers would not easily set up (i.e. no place to get the wire into the metal spinner housing), which was a pain. Got it to my ranch to set up and the package was short on clips for the three screws, so I had to improvise with a drill and bolts and nuts that I had. Nothing worse that missing parts in the box. Even worse was that when it was set up and I put the batteries in, the screen would not work (i.e. defective unit), so I had to take off the Moultrie spinner unit and put on a Boss Buck spare unit that I had previously bought at Bass Pro and add a separate varmit cage. Needless to say, I was not happy about all this extra work and time at this point, but I needed to get a feeder up and working. I am in the process of returning this Moultrie spinner unit. I like their game cameras, but will never buy another of their feeders. The smaller plastic one that I previously bought also gave me more trouble than any of my other feeders, so it is sitting in the spare parts pile.
October 15, 2013
I purchased this feeder about 4 months ago now and it has been working well. The feeder only holds about 380lbs. of corn instead of the advertised 400lbs, but that's not a concern to me as this allows me about 3 months of feeding without refilling throwing out 4lbs or so of corn a day. My only complaint is that the corn jammed up where it comes out to the hopper once so far. The timer is excellent and easy to use, with up to 6 daily feeding times that can be programmed. On a side note only use energizer 6 volt batteries. I bought two cheap 6 volts thinking they would run the feeder fine even if they weren't as powerful as Energizer and I was wrong. The corn barely dispences 3-4 feet from the feeder with two inexpensive batteries, but with one Energizer it throws corn in a 10-15 foot circle. The raccoons and squirrels have also been unable to penetrate the guard to steal any corn, so that's a plus as well. Overall I would buy another one and would give this feeder 4.5 stars out of 5 if it were any option. As you can see in the photo, my deer love this feeder!
April 22, 2013
Although this is a great product and I did give it 5 stars for that. Mine works great,but it was to expensive for me to go and buy another one. So I started building pretty much the same feeders for about $200 cheaper. But if you don't care about the price buy them up.
July 21, 2007