This is the new extra large rat proof dog feeder. There is only one version, a soft close exterior model hat is made in the Philippines. There have been thousands of the original chicken feeders sold but one of the complaints was that there needed to be a dog feeder. The Soft Close mechanisms are already installed on the feeder but you will need to install the treadle like our other feeders. Tools needed: Crescent wrench and a pair of pliers, . We have several videos up showing the assembly of the medium feeders and this one assembles the same. Be sure and visit our website at ratproofchickenfeeder.net to see the videos.
There won't be any reviews for a while as this type of feeder is a brand new item, only
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they liked, so please read the reviews on the very popular medium feeder by clicking here..
This new feeder has some major improvements over the medium and small feeders. First the counter weight is split into two parts and mounted on both sides of the feeder which helps hold the treadle level and square to the world. The soft close mechanism is on both sides as well and while these aren't as robust as the medium and small soft close mechanisms they do the trick and come pre installed. These soft close cylinders do not slow the door like the medium and small feeder's soft close kit, these just remove some of the noise of the door closing. The new door axle has massive blocks on each side that can be adjusted to center the door, replacing an internal split tubing on the medium feeder that held the door over to the right. Some feeders will have a series of holes drilled for installing the spring, making it easier to adjust the opening weight for lighter birds. If they are not there you will need to drill holes if you want to adjust the spring. And the feeder is 4" wider than the medium allowing plenty of room for a dog to eat. The large and extra large feeders also have an adjustable feed throat so the feed flow can be adjusted to fit anything from crumbles to large dog food pellets if you want to feed a dog and keep the rats out of their feed.
The large rat proof treadle dog feeder hopper holds 67
pounds of dog food or other feed, over a sack of feed, and has a 100%
galvanized sheet metal feed tray and hopper so the feed
flows easily and sanitation is assured.
The feeder is designed and marketed for full size and medium size dogs. If you have smaller dogs please read our FAQ section on our main website. Here is a link to the main web page on the large feeder.
There is a lot of info on that web site including videos showing how to assemble and repair feeders.
Approximate assembled size is 19.5” deep x 21.5” wide x 30.5”
tall. The actual feeder hopper is about 14.5" x 10.5" x 30.5" tall, partially rectangular, partially triangular shape where the door has to swing back against the feed hopper. Shipping weight is around 21 pounds with packaging for
the large rat proof treadle dog feeder.
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For more information about the feeders visit our main chicken feeder web page