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Build a Pulley System to Access Large Nest Boxes

Accessing large nest boxes is a problem of varying magnitude. Merely getting to the box with a ladder and servicing supplies can be difficult unless they can be carried on a vehicle. Due to habitat restrictions, some of my large nest boxes require carrying the ladder and supplies to the box by hand. This is usually done once a year when the box is serviced after the end of the nesting season. Additional access may be required for the purposes of banding or to intervene in a problem.

This begs the question “is there an easier way to access the nest box”?

To address the question, I developed a pulley system to easily access a nest box mounted on a 2” ID galvanized metal pipe (pole). Specifically, the system enables the raising and lowering of a large pole-mounted nest box from the ground thereby negating the need to port a ladder to the box. A lock secures the box in its raised position. The pulley system is most beneficial when used with boxes that are remote and accessible only by foot.

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Pulley System to Raise and Lower Large Nest Boxes-Lee Pauser

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