Creep Feeders tips??

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Creep Feeders tips??

Post by Air gator » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:47 pm

I live in Florida and I am thinking about buying a creep feeder. I'm thinking about a 3 ton to feed cows.
What's a good brand? What's a good deal?
One guy I spoke to said he regretted not buying galvanized.

Is there anywhere you can get good used creep feeders?

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Re: Creep Feeders tips??

Post by JMJ Farms » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:26 pm

Apache makes a good one. But there are others that are real good as well. Look up C&B outdoors. I think they are in Athens, Alabama. They have several in their website with descriptions.
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Re: Creep Feeders tips??

Post by jehosofat » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:15 pm

Hardest thing you can try to find used. Just go buy a new one.

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Post by JMJ Farms » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:22 pm

jehosofat wrote:Hardest thing you can try to find used. Just go buy a new one.


They are hard to find used. Bought a used one a few after I got into the cow business. It was pretty ragged. Paid $300. Bought some reynobond and lined the bottom where it was rusted out. Glued and screwed it, then caulked the joints. Painted it, added a jack and two tires. No creep gates on the feeder so I use portable panels and two HD creep gates that I bought. Been using it for about 7 years now. It ain’t pretty but it works fine. Not for road trips though. Figure I’ve got $600 in it plus time. Being broke will make you come up with all kinds of remedies. Will buy new next time unless I find a steal.
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Re: Creep Feeders tips??

Post by M-5 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:23 pm

jehosofat wrote:Hardest thing you can try to find used. Just go buy a new one.

Most want new price for used too.
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Post by sstterry » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:45 am

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Re: Creep Feeders tips??

Post by Lucky » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:24 pm

I bought a 3c creep feeder last year that loads from a truck feeder. I think it only hold a 1.5 - 2 tons though. Not sure if you have an overhead and truck feeder but if so I really like it.

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Post by Air gator » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:58 pm

Thanks for all the info. I was concerned about used feeders because of rust.

Lucky,
There's a feed place that doesn't bag feed. Usually, people load barrels but some have creep feeders they load from above.
I don't know if that is what you mean.

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Re: Creep Feeders tips??

Post by Lucky » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:09 am

Air gator wrote:Thanks for all the info. I was concerned about used feeders because of rust.

Lucky,
There's a feed place that doesn't bag feed. Usually, people load barrels but some have creep feeders they load from above.
I don't know if that is what you mean.


https://youtu.be/BK2j1ClMZqA

This is what I have. It’s on skids so it’s easy to move. You could load it with sacks or barrels easy too.

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