The Perch for Round Poles (The l).

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philsand
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Location: Eastern nc

Has any one hung gourds from the aluminum Perch for Round Poles? Mine are one pound Bo Plus gourds. Wondering about the arm strengths I want to hang three..
Black Jack
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These? A hail storm hit mine and broke as shown in picture. I have never liked them because they are drilled for cotter key and are weak.
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philsand
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Not good. Thanks. You are adding to the growing knowledge.
Dave Duit
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Martin Colony History: In 2020, 60 pair with 285 fledged youngsters. 83 total cavities available, 58 Troyer Horizontal gourds and 4 modified deep trio metal house units, 1 fallout shelter, owl cages around all units. Martin educator and speaker. President and founder of the Iowa Purple Martin Organization. Please visit www.iamartin.org and join.

I had a similar experience when I just started out in the purple martin hobby. So, in sum I had my cousin Mike Oliver weld a 24 steel circular gourd rack with a sqaure hub that rode up and down on a 4 inch heavy duty square pole that was cemented witha full cubic yard of cement. I have had over 90 mph winds come through and it basically moved about 1/4 inch during the winds. If you can and have the resources, I would suggest building your own and be sure to over beef it up.
Mite control, heat venting, predator protection and additional feeding during bad weather add up to success.
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