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FAQs About Automatic Solar-Powered Cattle Feeders


Q. What is battery capacity on cloudy days?
A. The Hanen LSF-12 Automatic Cattle Feeder features an oversized solar charging system that accomodates most situations with a properly sized deep cycle battery.  Variables such as solar panel angle, number of cycles per day, temperature and geographical location may effect battery capacity.  

Q. Can the Hanen Automatic Cattle Feeder accommodate various feed types?
A. The Hanen Automatic Cattle Feeder performs best with dry free-flowing feed.  The Hanen Automatic Cattle Feeder has been tested on everything from ground corn to high grade pellets.  We'll test your feed free of charge - contact us for details.   

Q. Are the Hanen Automatic Cattle Feeders portable?
A. The Hanen LSF-12 comes standard with tractor lifting fork pockets and has an optional mobility wheel kit or tow sled. The Hanen LSF-2 and LSF-4 feeders are 120 volt wall mounted units. 

Q. How many animals does the Hanen Automatic Cattle Feeder accomodate?
A. This depends on the size and type of animal. Contact us for more information. 

Q. Are all Hanen Automatic Cattle Feeders solar powered?
A. No. The Hanen LSF-12 features a 12-volt solar charging system. The Hanen LSF-2 and LSF-4 feeders are 120 volt wall mounted units. 

Q. How are the Hanen Automatic Cattle Feeders driven?
A. The Hanen LSF-12 is hydraulically-powered. The Hanen LSF-2 and LSF-4 are powered via a 120 volt gear motor.

Q. What are the Hanen Automatic Cattle Feeder construction materials?
A. Formed and welded 16g - 7g mild steel. All surfaces are finished with an industrial powder coating.

Q. How is the feed transferred from the hopper to the feed trough?
A. Hanen Automatic Solar Powered Cattle Feeders use a slide tray dispensing system with predetermined sized feed pockets. See the Hanen Automatic Slide Tray System Demo video

Q. Are the Hanen Automatic Cattle Feeders ready to go upon delivery?
A. The Hanen LSF-12 requires the purchase of a 12-volt deep cycle battery. Programming feed times are required on all units.

Q. Where is the Hanen Automatic Cattle Feeder made?
A. Hanen Automatic Solar Powered Cattle Feeders are manufactured and sold by Service Line, Inc. in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.

If you have a question not listed email us direct at: sales@automaticcattlefeeder.com.

The Hanen Team that engineers and manufactures each cattle feeding system takes pride in their craftsmanship and is dedicated to quality, service and long-lasting value.

Subject to change. Updated 11/2021.