Super-Deluxe Purple Martin Gourd Rack System
The Super-Deluxe Gourd Rack System for Purple Martins
Features: The Super-Deluxe Gourd Rack System features a four-part pulley system for easy raising and lowering. The gourd arms slip easily in and out of the all-aluminum, assembled hub, which has nylon glide tabs for squeak-free operation. Also included: twelve or eighteen 3/8” high-strength stainless steel arms, 45-feet of polyester rope, an aluminum rope cleat, a 2-inch-square aluminum pole assembly with a plastic pyramid pole cap, and two solid 3/8" top perch rods.
The hub lowers and raises without turning while doing nest checks. Pole is made from 2" square high tensile aluminum and stands 14 feet tall. The 3/8" round stainless steel horizontal gourd arms can lift off for easy nest checks or pull the hitch pin and remove the gourd. The hub has nylon glides for smooth raising and lowering, includes 45 feet of long-lasting polyester rope. Rack ships with a 2 piece 14-foot pole, heavy-duty ground stake, top perch rods, 12 or 18 stainless gourd arms, hitch pins, rope winder, hub with attached eye-bolt rope, and pulley. Easy assembly.
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The Ravenox Super-Deluxe Purple Martin Gourd Rack System
Materials: Aluminum pole, aluminum ground stake, aluminum hub brackets, assembled to aluminum angle sides using stainless steel hardware. Twelve or eighteen high-strength 3/8" stainless gourd arms.
Dimensions: Two-inch square high-tensile strength two-piece aluminum pole and stands 14-feet above the ground when installed. Square poles are superior in strength to round Martin poles.
Gourd Arms: Twelve or eighteen 3/8" stainless steel horizontal arms. Stainless weighs more and is stronger than the aluminum gourd arms on the "Deluxe" gourd rack. For "Deluxe" and "K-Series" style gourd racks have a 90-degree bend on the end that slips into the hub bracket. There are three configurations; straight that slip into the single hole on the hub bracket, and left and right, which are paired in an adjacent side of the hub. The horizontal gourd arms have a drilled hole at the end of the arm. Slip your gourd onto the arm and insert your supplied stainless hitch pin. The pin will keep your gourd from falling off.
Gourd Accommodation: Any plastic or natural gourd can be fitted to these horizontal-style gourd arms. If your gourds are not already drilled front to back in the upper neck, use a 13/32" drill bit to enlarge the hanging holes.
Four-part pulley system: Each of the pulleys carries a 1/4 of the load. If your 12 gourds and hub weigh a total of 60 pounds, you are pulling around 15 pounds. Always wear a good pair of grippy gloves when raising or lowering any gourd rack.
Extras: Also available a Super-Deluxe 18. Consider the K-Series 18 on a 3-inch square pole, 16-feet tall with a brake winch.
Climbing Predator Protection: An optional pole guard that fits a square pole is also available.
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