I have always been a big fan of All Seasons feeders but decided to purchase the Lamco Feeders UTV Road Feeder to run on the back of my Polaris Ranger. I have seen Lamco Feeders in the field and knew they are a quality build. The primary advantage of the Lamco is that it is purpose-built to mount on the back of a side-by-side. The feeder fits into the receiver hitch of your Mule or Ranger as you would expect but the clever guys at Lamco designed a raised extension tube that extends behind the bed and below the tailgate.
This allows easy access to the feeder while retaining full use of your bed. The tailgate drops completely. The 50lb capacity is more than adequate for most hunts. Frankly, I would not want more weight bouncing around back there on the rough roads we drive on.
In Texas, it is legal to bait deer and hogs with corn. The usual method is to run down a dirt road or sendero spreading corn as you drive.
The spinner plate on the Lamco is a different design than the All Seasons and in some respects I like it better (for my purposes). The All Seasons spinner plate is excellent but we have discovered that the chains and moving spinner plate can get grimy and stop working in dusty and harsh conditions. The Lamco is a simple bowl design with less moving parts to go wrong. Speaking of the spinner plates, the All Seasons certainly throws more corn due to the small bars that really sling the corn out fast and hard. The bowl design of the Lamco puts out less corn but more than sufficient for my needs.
This comes down to personal preference and hunting strategy. For my purposes, the Lamco works great as I am just trying to get deer or hogs to hold up a minute when crossing roads. The rate of feed put on the ground is directly related to the speed you drive so I slow down where I want a little extra coverage. I don’t mind a slower distribution rate as it is only a 50lb feeder and a slower throw rate is preferable. Here is a picture of corn on the ground.
The lid is secured with a heavy duty rubber latch. The beauty of the rubber latch is that it stretches tight and secures the metal lid down without the rattling you will experience with many competitors. And there is nothing to come loose or misplace.
The feeder is operated with the standard 12 volt switch which is included with the feeder purchase.
Lamco Feeders are based in El Campo, Texas. They offer a full line of feeders. The 50lb UTV Road Feeder retails for $320. I bought mine at D&D in Seguin.
This is a great alternative to buying a standard road feeder intended for a truck and then dealing with a separate extension tube. The Lamco is purpose-made for your UTV.