The stand & fill that definitely stands out!
I wrote the company and asked if they had someone in my neighborhood that sold these. Turns out, the owner, Matt, lives there and brings these home from the shop for customers to come pick up, locally. We exchanged some emails and talked about how we both came to work in the outdoors industry. Next thing you know, he's sending me coordinates to map his family ranch and he's bringing over a feeder to my house, so I can take it to the ranch the next morning! Can't beat that for customer service! I now hold the "closest delivery" record, apparently!
I've been replacing all of our (ladder-filled) tripod feeders with stand and fills. I consider myself fairly athletic and well balanced, but I've taken nearly a half dozen diggers off of the ladder while hauling and dumping in 50lb sacks of corn. It's not worth the continued risks...and I'm not getting any younger! Shhhhh.
I have bought a few stand & fills before, and while I have been fairly pleased with them over the years, the design and engineering of the Outdoor Addiction stand & fill far surpasses the other brand's designs and functionality, tenfold.
the OA stand and fill has a few key features for me: There are no exposed wires (take that you stinking raccoons!). The battery and timer is fully protected! It has a built in solar panel to keep the battery juiced up. There is a funnel to channel all the corn, so nothing builds up and sticks to the bottom (not easy or fun to have to clean those other ones out!). The spinner is brilliantly protected from varmints, which is a huge plus! No more wasted corn (looking at you, raccoons!). It has solid skids, and it it built like a tank!
Wanna see for yourself? Take a look at a little demo video I made this week....