Purple Martin Super Combo Deluxe Gourd Rack System with 12 Troyer Gour – Wild Bird Store Online
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Purple Martin Super Combo Deluxe Gourd Rack System with 12 Troyer Gourds

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Offer martins the perfect nest in your backyard with this all in one Purple Martin Deluxe Rack System and 12 Troyer Gourds.  
Pole and Rack System
The gourd rack system is absolutely top-of-the-line in construction, materials, and innovative design.  It features a four-part pulley system for easy raising and lowering; twelve 3/8 high-strength aluminum arms with 90-degree-bend gourd mounts; a polyester rope; an aluminum rope cleat; and a 2-inch-square aluminum pole assembly with a plastic pole cap.  Square poles are superior in strength to round martin poles.  Gourds slip on and off the arms quickly and easily, and anchor with stainless steel spring clips.  The gourd arms slip easily in and out of the all-aluminum, pre-assembled hub, which has nylon glide tabs for squeak-free operation.  Height of installed system is 14 feet about the ground.  Includes two 42-inch top perches, a 57-inch steel ground stake, and all the hardware necessary for assembly.  Troyers ordered as part of a rack system have their hanging holes pre-enlarged.
On average, Purple Martins fledge 1.2 nestlings more per nesting attempt in large, white gourds than they do in commercial aluminum martin houses. 


Troyer Gourd Technology  The Troyer Gourd is a one-piece plastic gourd with a molded-in, threaded access port, covered by a screw-on cap.  The access port is large enough to admit a human hand that is holding a nestling or a handful of nesting material.  The caps liner renders it and the access port totally watertight and opaque.  Landlords merely twist off the cap for nest checks, banding, nest replacements, or end-of-season clean outs.  The access ports high, 45-degree viewing angle allows easy viewing of nest contents during recommended weekly nest checks.


Innovative Design.  A series of molded-in corduroy-like ribs in the plastic permit martins to perch comfortably, without slipping.  The one-piece body has no seams, so no rain will leak in, and seven 5/16 drain holes provide a rapid exit for any rain that may blow in through the entrance hole.


 Durable.  Troyer Gourds are blow-molded in white (sun-reflecting), opaque, high-density polyethylene plastic.  They wont rot, peel, split, or crack out in the elements, and wont break if accidentally dropped like natural gourds can.  Because they are molded with ultraviolet inhibitors added to the plastic, they have a long life expectancy with virtually no maintenance other than giving a quick scrub at the end of the season. 


 Easy to Hang.  Troyer Gourds can easily be hung underneath an existing martin house, from a gourd rack, or strung on a line between two poles.  One set of 1/4 hanging holes (side-to-side) are pre-drilled and will accept a hanging wire; a set of front-to-back holes can easily be drilled by the purchaser if so desired.  


 Designed to Benefit Purple Martins.  Landlords that use gourds know that they are highly attractive to martins (but are the least attractive of all martin housing to House Sparrows or starlings), reduce the risk of owl predation, have high occupancy rates, plus reduce the incidence of fallouts and premature fledging. 
Landlord Friendly.  Troyer Gourds are ready to hang right out of the box theres no assembly required.  A landlord only needs hanging wire unless using the Deluxe Gourd Rack.  Troyer Gourds are low-to-no maintenance martin housing; no sanding or painting, and nothing to add.  Everything a person needs to be a better landlord is already there. 
If you’re new to being a martin landlord you might consider adding this book with your order written by the designer of this product.  It’s full of helpful tips for landlords.
Shipping Weight: 84 lbs

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William Connally

Good quality, nice made!

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