Our Klene Pipe Feeder, a H-8 for horses, arrived looking like this. Delivered by a local trucking company, it came right out of the truck, with no damage and set exactly where Jim needed it.
This was a one man operation from start to finish. Would have been great to have a second guy around to help. But it is do-able!
It went together the first day in just a few hours, leaving Jim plenty of time to go skiing.
The second day was gathering materials and getting the big boards up for the roof, that in it’s self was a huge project for one guy. This photo is after the second day.
Drilling, getting the bolts installed and starting on the roof was the next day’s project. The final braces, a total of 11, the sheeting and finally the tin went on the fourth day.
A round bale was loaded on the front of the tractor, and the feeder was behind when it went to the pasture. Once set it was easy to place the bale inside. Jim located it on a little bit of a slope and right in front of a large picture window so even at night we can see who is at the feeder.
The fun began when the boys were turned loose, round and round the feeder they went. Finally one of them bumped it and we had four mammoth donkeys in an all out panicked run. They got as far as their pasture shelter and decided to walk back.
Marshall was the first to reach in and grab a mouthful of hay. The other three started pulling it out of his mouth… worked for them! Marshall started reaching into the hay, pulling out a chuck, dropping it to the ground to feed his buddies! The other three were scoring the easy way! They had it figured out within the first hour.
Overnight we received three inches of snow with winds strong enough to blow it through the breezeway of the old barn. What was left of the old bale was still in the round bale feeder and it was packed with snow. The new bale, in the Klene feeder, was free of snow and the boys were happily munching away.
As the boys devour the hay the gravity controlled grills will follow the hay down to the wooden base. What a great design. The sides can also be brought back up to block them from over eating and let down when it is chow time. Great concept, quality materials, we are thrilled with the last feeder we will ever have to invest in! The hay stays off the ground, and with the larger roof, I can see them using this as summer shade also.
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