I have a couple of the stand and fill type feeders, but right this moment I canít remember the manufacturerís name. I canít really fill them with my feet on the ground, so I just pull next to them in my corn carrier (Kubota 900), climb in the back with the corn bags and fill the hopper. They, after 3 seasons, seem maintenance free, but there are minor issues. One hinge on the flip up top of one feeder broke at the weld, and the wire cage around the feeder mechanisms wonít keep out squirrels, so I wrapped all the wire cages with chicken wire and all is good. I wrapped the mechanism access door separately so I could get to the battery and timer.
The spinners on these feeders have the type that are supposed to shut off after spinning out corn, and they worked fine for a time, but then stopped shutting completely closed. The squirrels then had a field day with my corn. I oiled, greased, and lubed them, but they just didnít reliably close off as designed and marketed. Soooo...I added the chicken wire, which never needs oiling or greasing. All is good now.