Drop Spreaders are best for seeding a yard due to the consistent metering and distribution pattern of the seed. They are also good for applying granular herbicides near flower beds and shrubs since the distribution is limited to the area between the wheels. This prevents overthrow onto ornamental beds. Hopper capacity: 17 gallon (dry)/175 lb. 40,000 sq. ft. coverage; roughly 1 acre.* Rustproof poly hopper increases product life. 42 controlled spread width. Premium galvanized steel agitator is rust-resistant and easy to clean, for improved durability. Pneumatic tires allow for smooth transport. *Depending on material used and speed of application.