I've been fertilizing my own lawn for something like 30 years. After reading reviews of the crap spreaders available at home depot (wisely BEFORE I bought one), I decided to buy this one on Amazon. I don't think I've EVER been this happy spreading fertilizer :)
+ Very stable, easy to follow the contours of my lawn
+ Big tires had no problem with mole holes on my lawn, slopes / bumps irregularity. Let me move quickly.
+ Spreader throws a good distance, and very regular distribution. No fertilizer burn THIS year!
+ Hopper has good capacity. I was filling 2-3 times from 50 pound bags. No problem!
+ Easy to control flow, chart included with it let me set the right spreading pounds/yard, verified by how much fertilizer I went through. Neat :)
- I didn't buy it 30 years ago!!!
Like another reviewer, I'm over 6' tall (6'2 or 3 I guess) and had no problem pushing this thing around, on level ground, uphill, or downhill. I was *SO* happy with how well it did, it took me less than a half hour to spread 100 pounds of fertilizer on an irregular 1/2 acre of grass, and it all went smoothly.
For the first time, I'm thinking I might be willing to fertilize my lawn more than once a year. This thing is awesome! Kudos to the manufacturer.