Deer Feeder Motor: 12V vs 6V Boss Buck Feeders Review

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This video will review the deer feeder motor of boss buck feeders and compare the difference between 12volt and 6volt setups. We will review our experience after upgrading 3 automatic deer feeders to Boss Buck Feeders (12V) over 1 year- ago. Since installation, we haven’t had one jam in any of the 3 deer feeder motors and the deer feeder batteries maintain 100% charge (using solar) making these maintenance free deer feeders! This isn’t our experience with 6 volt deer feeder setups. We experienced many jams from the smallest of debris left in the corn (even after filtering). We also experienced constant maintenance with the 6 volt deer feeder battery even though it was hooked up to solar. We found it hard to find 6 volt solar panels large enough to maintain a full maintenance-free charge. This is not the case with a 12 volt deer feeder battery as 12 volt solar panels are plentiful on the market in many shapes, sizes, technology, and prices.

We found the 12volt deer feeder motor in the Boss Buck Feeders to have a lot more torque, less power consumption, and a farther throwing distance than our 6 volt setups. We also found that a 12 volt deer feeder motor setup has many more options when it comes to 12 volt batteries (shapes and sizes), 12 volt solar options and motor replacement parts.

In our experience, it is cost prohibitive to maintain 6 volt deer feeder motors. After replacing burnt motors, doubling up on 6 volt batteries, and buying under-powered solar products we could have upgraded to 12volt deer feeder motors like our Boss Buck Feeders 3 times over.

Now that we have upgraded to our 12 Volt deer feeder motor we will never look back. We wish we would have started out with 12 volt setup’s from the beginning. Our three automatic deer feeder systems are now totally maintenance free and now we can spend more time hunting!

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15 COMMENTS

  1. $105 + TX Boss Buck Feeder Kit (Currently Available) on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Boss-Buck-Auto-Feeder-Conversion/dp/B0029WEALC/ref=pd_bxgy_3/131-2393633-6095237?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0029WEALC&pd_rd_r=f20a9007-ae94-4e65-b9ce-f4d08d08e337&pd_rd_w=fmof5&pd_rd_wg=KIXlv&pf_rd_p=ce6c479b-ef53-49a6-845b-bbbf35c28dd3&pf_rd_r=7E8HEW07TJR8BEHD5S9R&psc=1&refRID=7E8HEW07TJR8BEHD5S9R

    **Remove the adapter for the use on Boss Buck Feeders so you can adapt it like Steve shows!! **Excellent brand unit!!!

  2. Fuse at the battery?? Lets properly protect that equipment! If the battery is in a box use a couple female insulted spade connectors. At the positive battery post cut the wire and crimp on the two female insulted spade connectors then slide them onto each leg of the properly sized ATO fuse. If not in a battery box wrap them with some GOOD electricians tape or use a weatherproof fuse holder! Easy Peazy! Good Safety Glasses are a must these days!

  3. That feeder I got at walmart for $148 plus the cost of a 12 volt rechargeable battery (got two so I would have a spare) and solar power charger and so far it has been fantastic and the battery stays charged good

    After setting it up and playing with it some I found medium speed for 8 seconds with three times is perfect to use about 50 pounds of corn over 7 days or so

    When I first set it up I had it on 10 seconds on high speed and about a 1/2 from the wheel settings and found corn that was thrown 40 feet away or an 80 foot diameter circle around the feeder using up 50 pounds in a few days LOL

    Once I got it set up right that thing is fantastic for bringing in the hogs deer and raccoons and will put food on the table for many years to come I think and last time out it had 200 pounds of corn in it I suspect will last over a month of feed times

    And someone talking about bears? They could not do a single thing to that steel feeder I got as it is heavy duty city

  4. I was hoping this video would help. But it isn't real helpful. I would like to know what output voltage the solar has. And what the rating are on the motor.
    Honestly, you should be able to make any design work for you by knowing what output the solar really does and what the drain is in amps.
    $125 for a working setup, is not to bad in the long run. But what if you can make the same setup with the cheaper parts by getting the math right for 6 or 12. That would be something.
    Too bad I'm not an electrical engineer. Or have contact with one that could explain this so normal persons can comprehend it lol.

    Thanks for the video man, you are trying help. And that alone is worth a thank you.

  5. Going to using feeders for the first time,and I'm gonna go with 12v per your suggestion. Was just wondering what type of solar panels ya use on your feeders. So glad I found your channel.

  6. So I have a 55 gallon drum and a smaller 30 gallon metal drum and 2 plastic 55s
    What would recommend?
    Do u have the funnels in all of them?
    Do u know if they have funnels for the smaller drums

  7. Ga? I'm in Perry Ga
    New to hunting and trying to decide what to buy
    I like the all in one for mobility
    But it's triple AAA
    I'll be hunting in my backyard
    And also in Abbeville …. I just picked up 30 acres to hunt but no deer there

  8. Thanks Bill! I like to hunt, not work on feeders all the time. This system is totally maintenance free…I love it! Thanks for commenting!

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