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> Deluxe Gourd Rack 12 or 18 Unit OUR BEST SELLER!
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Deluxe Gourd Rack 12 or 18 Unit OUR BEST SELLER!
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The hub lowers and raises without turning while doing nest checks.
Pole is made of 2-inch square high tensile aluminum and stands 14 foot tall.
The 3/8 inch round
horizontal gourd arms can lift off for easy nest check or pull hitch pin and remove gourd.
The hub has nylon glides for smooth raising and lowering, includes 45 feet of long-lasting polyester rope.
2 piece 14-foot pole
Heavy-duty aluminum ground stake
Solid aluminum top perch rods
12 or 18 aluminum gourd arms
12 or 18 stainless steel hitch pins
Hub with attached eyebolt with four-part rope and pulley system
It's everything except the gourds!
Originally designed by Creative Universe Ent., this product has been continued by the Troyer's Birds' Paradise, better than ever!
Deluxe Gourd Rack Instructions
Why is this a Best Seller?
There are so many features that make the Deluxe Gourd Rack a best seller. Let's start with the pole. It is made of high tensile aluminum. That means the pole will never rust. The splice that attaches the 2 halves together is also made from aluminum which means no rust at the joint area. The ground stake is made of aluminum. It is custom made to very specific parameters. With its extra thick wall and corrosion resistance, this ground stake, when properly installed, will do the job superbly. The hub is also made from aluminum, with the Troyer HD glide buttons. These glide buttons will not deteriorate. Glide buttons are what allow your hub to raise and lower so smoothly. There is a stainless quick link that attaches the 4-part rope and pulley system to the hub. The rope is manufactured by the Troyer Rope company, yes that is the Troyer's parent company. This is a high quality braided rope, and if you are a landlord that brings in your gourd rack at the end of the season, this rope could last in excess of 20 years. (My personal 12 unit which I left outdoors for over 12 years, its rope is still doing fine). Moving on, there are 12 aluminum gourd arms that hold your gourds. The gourds are held in place with a stainless hitch pin. The gourd arms extend from the hub in a circular manner. Did you also notice that the gourds don't line up over each other? This aids in helping the martins not only locate their home but keeps male-domination at a minimum. A plastic pyramid pole cap is placed at the top of the pole. This keeps the rain out of the pole. There are also two solid top perches and a rope winder, all made from aluminum. Because the pole is square, your hub won't spin around the pole. Raising and lowering the hub section with 12 gourds on it is easy, thanks in part to the 4-part rope and pulley system. If your hub with gourds weights 50 pounds divide by 4 (each of double pulley carries a 1/4 of the load), that means your pulling up 12-1/2 pounds. Honestly, I don't know what there is not to like about this gourd rack. Designed by Creative Universe and the tradition of quality carried on by the Troyers.
Designed and developed and manufactured by Creative Universe, The "Deluxe" Gourd Rack has seen many changes and or options over the years. It debuted way back in 1998 or 1999. The very first original "Deluxe" gourd rack featured a round, schedule 40 pole and a white powder coated hub. It also had only eight gourds!! This version was available for four years. Then Robert redesigned the hub to have 12 gourds. Still used a schedule 40 pole and now the hub was powder coated black. Even after we made the switch to square poles the round pole was an option for at least one more year.
The Original Deluxe Gourd Rack: Notice you needed to wire the gourds on. It could be considered the very first round rack, as the gourds went around the pole.
Once we went all square (pole) this gourd rack started to see many variations. It was offered with a 14 or 16-foot tall pole. You could get 12, 18 or 24 gourds. You could (and still can) have aluminum or stainless steel gourd arms. This gourd rack began with a steel ground stake and the stakes are now made from aluminum. But the one thing that hasn't changed is the hub brackets. Robert spent weeks developing the design that would ultimately become the hub of choice.
This square pole "Deluxe" gourd rack design became the flagship of Creative Universe. We are dismayed to see that others make it.
I respectfully ask that if you are considering the purchase of a "Deluxe" "Super-Deluxe" or the K-Series type gourd rack, that you consider purchasing from an authorized reseller of these gourd racks. It's in your best interest to purchase an original and not a knock-off. I know that Roberts original design is being carried on thru the Troyers. It has even been improved with the new custom glide buttons and even more stainless hardware. Thank you. ~Diane
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$20.01 - $50.00 .. $8.95
$50.01 - 100.00 .. $12.95
$100.01 and up .. 14% of merchandise total
Good till December 30, 2018
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