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#2466762 - 07/30/11 05:24 PM 55 gallon drum corn capacity
BearkatHunter2011 Offline
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How many pounds of corn will a 55 gallon drum hold? How much will a steel funnel decrease the capacity? Thanks for the help.

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#2466848 - 07/30/11 06:13 PM Re: 55 gallon drum corn capacity [Re: BearkatHunter2011]
dgilbert Offline
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5-50lbs of corn, a funnel is a must, or you will have all kind of problems.


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#2466915 - 07/30/11 06:44 PM Re: 55 gallon drum corn capacity [Re: dgilbert]
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I can generally get 300 lbs. in but it goes all the way to the top.

While a funnel might be a good idea (not knocking it dgilbert), I've never used one in 20+ years of using 55-gal. feeders and never once had a problem. Now, a good lid is a must.


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#2466965 - 07/30/11 07:13 PM Re: 55 gallon drum corn capacity [Re: HillbillyDeluxe]
Chuck McDonald Offline
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Been using corn feeders bymself and with my dad since the mid 80s, never used a funnel and never had a problem. Of course I have never used them where humity was ever a huge issue, so you have to take that with a grain of salt. 300 lbs for me.


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#2467026 - 07/30/11 07:50 PM Re: 55 gallon drum corn capacity [Re: Chuck McDonald]
BearkatHunter2011 Offline
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Thanks for the help guys. Anybody have any good ideas for a varmint guard? I was thinking of building one around the spinner. Kind of a box design.

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#2467044 - 07/30/11 08:07 PM Re: 55 gallon drum corn capacity [Re: BearkatHunter2011]
Bonner Offline
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Originally Posted By: BearkatHunter2011
Thanks for the help guys. Anybody have any good ideas for a varmint guard? I was thinking of building one around the spinner. Kind of a box design.


Bearkat - go to the Academy on William Cannon/I-35 and get the Everlast Varmint Guard (folds into a flat square when not in use). THey are $19 on 3rd shelf up on back wall. They are great.

They also have low profile plastic funnels. I have one in mine. By getting one you will eliminate possibility of any mold issues due to little leaks and humidity. Its worth the price and piece of mind and will not decrease capacity more than 1/2 to 3/4 of a 40lb bag. At the price corn is right now. I would put no more than five 40lb bags at once unless you are positive nothing is going to tump it over, etc.

And if you havent bought corn yet - when you go to academy have them price match corn at Dicks on Been Cave.



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#2467100 - 07/30/11 08:45 PM Re: 55 gallon drum corn capacity [Re: HillbillyDeluxe]
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Originally Posted By: HillbillyDeluxe
I can generally get 300 lbs. in but it goes all the way to the top.

While a funnel might be a good idea (not knocking it dgilbert), I've never used one in 20+ years of using 55-gal. feeders and never once had a problem. Now, a good lid is a must.


No knocking, just cheap prevention, just saying.


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#2467198 - 07/30/11 09:28 PM Re: 55 gallon drum corn capacity [Re: dgilbert]
scot Offline
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My thought on the funnel is they cost $15-20. You won't ever use a bag of corn worth of corn in the corners making the corn funnel so to us we have had plenty good success without.


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#2467659 - 07/31/11 08:27 AM Re: 55 gallon drum corn capacity [Re: scot]
redseal Offline
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i usually almost get 350 lbs in mine and it has a funnel and i like the funnel cause you don't have corn build up in the corners of the feeder all the corn goes down but to each his own

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#2467830 - 07/31/11 10:05 AM Re: 55 gallon drum corn capacity [Re: redseal]
Bonner Offline
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Originally Posted By: redseal
i usually almost get 350 lbs in mine and it has a funnel and i like the funnel cause you don't have corn build up in the corners of the feeder all the corn goes down but to each his own


exactly - agreed.


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#2468234 - 07/31/11 12:55 PM Re: 55 gallon drum corn capacity [Re: Bonner]
jim1961 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/08
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Loc: Richmond, Texas
300-350 pounds


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#2470438 - 08/01/11 10:08 AM Re: 55 gallon drum corn capacity [Re: jim1961]
pokerj2 Offline
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about 60 bucks worth


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#2525350 - 08/22/11 07:54 PM Re: 55 gallon drum corn capacity [Re: pokerj2]
Novemberyet Online   content
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^^^^^^^^that depends on what you pay. I got 50# for $8.80/sack and just put 350# in mine today. No funnel and no problems.


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#2529472 - 08/24/11 09:27 AM Re: 55 gallon drum corn capacity [Re: Novemberyet]
VTR Offline
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Registered: 12/20/06
Posts: 135
Loc: Carbon Texas
Originally Posted By: Novemberyet
^^^^^^^^that depends on what you pay. I got 50# for $8.80/sack and just put 350# in mine today. No funnel and no problems.


Where did you get it for 8.80 for 50 lbs?? I know the price at walmart,and at brookshires..

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#2529489 - 08/24/11 09:33 AM Re: 55 gallon drum corn capacity [Re: VTR]
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300 to 350 pounds

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