Weight is another factor that largely depends on access. If you can easily drive right to the spot where you want to assemble and place your feeder, a heavy feeder is going to be fine. (Such easy-access locations will make your life easier every time you need to fill your feeder, too.) Conversely, if you are going to haul a feeder into a remote new area, a lighter feeder is much better. Also consider how much help you'll have when setting up, maintaining, filling and moving feeders from area to area. If you have some big, burly buddies who are always ready to pitch in, heavier is fine. If not, opting for a lighter feeder will likely pay off in the long run.