Where I live it's not uncommon to have a rain storm with multiple inches of rain in one storm. I use this rain gauge because it holds up to 11 inches of rain! It's essential to keep track of rainfall and this does it very well.
I've used the cheap Scott's spreader for years and decided to upgrade to this Elite version. It works well with everything I've used it for so far and gives you a better "ride" on the lawn with the larger tires!
This was my first spreader and I still use it today! Very affordable and although it's plastic and does not compare to the expensive models in terms of quality, it just plain works and that's good enough for me.