Replacement part for all CUE/ Troyer Gourd Rack hubs.
The first major improvement done by the Troyer's when they purchased the business in 2014 was to have a mold made for their own glide buttons. These buttons will not deteriorate.
If you have a gourd rack made prior to 2014 your buttons may crumble apart and fall out. Unbeknownst to us in 2010 or 2011, the glide button supplier switched manufactures. The new manufacturers glide buttons did not have a UV-inhibitor in it (though it was advertised that it did). As the problem didn't rear itself till a few years later, we had no idea that a problem existed. If this happened to you, your gourd rack will not go up and down the pole smoothly.
This custom made UV-inhibited glide buttons will not deteriorate like the CUE version has shown to do. If your glide buttons have deteriorated here is your opportunity to replace them with this economical buttons.
This should be done prior to the season starting or after your martins leave. You will need to remove the hub from the pole. To install the glide buttons, insert the glide button from inside the hubs designated glide button hole(s). To hold the glide button in place, insert a wooden block to hold the button in place. Using a set punch, you want to mushroom the stem of the glide button. This will keep the button in place. Remove the block and continue. Replace all glide buttons at one time.