BRINKWORTH & DISTRICT VERMIN CONTROL - LARGE SIDE FACING FEEDING STATION. Here we are then, been a long two months, testing, adjusting and re-testing.
Working with Forestry England "Westonbirt" A Grey squirrel feeder that's fit for the purpose. 18 inches tall, 4 inch box steel.Plywood to trap the projectile and reduce the chance of ricochet, which is easily replaced - Hopper lid can be wired open to encourage feeding - "D" brackets for rachet. Straps or wire - removable internal chute to push feed to the front, prevents feed from turning stale - self draining and easily cleaned and disinfected. Carefull attention was applied to the foot plate as any despatched targets must fall and not remain on the plate itself. Available in left or right variation. Fixings have been added to the body on two side so you can add cladding of your choice, i chose bark stapled to thin ply. This will allow squirrel to climb down the feeder to the hopper. Finished off in a few coats of buff green bitumen paint.
25 PB FREE slug at 41.7ftlbs, holds around 10 pints of feed. I have steel to make three of these, I don't supply the cladding only the impact piece. Search my facebook page "BRINKWORTH & DISTRICT VERMIN CONTROL".