55 gallon metal drum with 8' legs. Has metal funnel, aftermarket metal lid, removable ladder and a varmint guard. The timer is an original Kenco Smart Timer. Dispenses corn 1/2 hour after daylight and again 1 hour before dark. Very dependable. Set it once and forget it. Solar panel and rechargeable battery need to be replaced. Currently operating on a 6 volt lantern battery. As a bonus it comes with a 16 inch "antler gauge".