Purple Martin Deluxe Gourd Rack System with 18 Troyer Gourds – Wild Bird Store Online
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Purple Martin Deluxe Gourd Rack System with 18 Troyer Gourds

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Offer martins the perfect nest in your backyard with this Purple Martin Deluxe Rack System and 18 Troyer Gourds.  
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.
Troyer Technology
On average, Purple Martins fledge 1.2 nestlings more per nesting attempt in large, white gourds than they do in commercial aluminum martin houses. 


Accessible.  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.  The Gourds also features a large, molded-in rain canopy that doubles as a perching platform.  A series of molded-in corduroy-like ribs on top of the canopy and a textured pattern in the plastic permit martins to perch comfortably, without slipping.  The Gourds weigh 31 ounces, slightly heavier than a natural gourd its size, so it swings less in the wind.  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

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Jeremy James
What a phenomenal setup

I can’t brag enough about this. Our martins are loving it and my children enjoy the fact that they will be able to help us this year as we check the progress of our hatchlings journeys. Thanks for making not only my kids life fantastic but also mine as a purple martin landlord. I wish my papa was still around to see this in person. He’d love it as well. Thank you

Cindy Hovermann
Great purple Martian houses

This was are third rack we have bought from this company. This last one was bigger than the last two. 18 set We just got the pole set in concrete and waiting till next weekend to put it up.

Suzanne West
Purple Martin Bird Rack

Tha rack was installed midMay and it's wonderful to look at, seems sturdy and easy to install. I have no birds yet, but hope to by next year. If anyone has any thoughts on how to attract purple martins that would be helpful. I know they are around as I saw this rack 10 miles away and it was filled to capacity with this glorious bird. Thank you Wild Bird Store for shipping this so fast. Wish me luck..

Patti Bradshaw

Staff very helpful and informative. Product delivered as promised. Product assembly guide will written, product very good quality. I would recommend this company to anyone.

24 gourd house

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