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Gardman 7662 Fruit Cage Large, 118" Long x 78" Wide x 78" High
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- Ideal walk-in protection for all vegetables and fruits
- Sturdy 0.8" heavy-gauge powder coated tubular steel
- Simple push-fit assembly requires no tools
- Tough UV-stabilized black polyethylene netting
- 118" Long x 78" Wide x 78" High
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Gardman 7662 Fruit Cage Large. Ideal way to protect mature, taller fruit bushes such as blueberries, and raspberries etc. or vegetable garden from hungry birds, deer, rabbits and other critters. Constructed of sturdy 0.8” heavy-gauge powder coated tubular steel with simple push-fit assembly that requires no tools. Easy access provided via walk-in door on end. Tough, woven mesh UV-stabilized black polyethylene netting; will last through many growing seasons. Important installation tip: Netting may appear too short initially, however once the flexible diamond shaped mesh is stretched will quickly transform to fit your fruit cage. Large fruit cage is just one of three models/sizes available from Gardman. Also available are: 7660 Small and 7661 Medium. Dimensions: 118" Long x 78" Wide x 78" High. Gardman "Bring your garden to life"
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This is probably a defective product which Gardman executives decided to market anyway. There are two five star reviews. One, I believe, is a shill--a company hack, possibly in marketing. The other is so positive that I don't believe it's the same product. Assembly is a nightmare and the end product is shoddy. E.g.: The support tubes go together with spring loaded snaps. They blow apart with a 45 mile-an-hour wind. My cage split exactly in half, horizontally, and blew 30 feet across the back yard. (The blueberries sustained minimal damage.) The anchor hooks, about 8 inches long are inadequate. They just rip right up out of the ground. I'm not a lawyer, but I think they would say the product is not genuinely "merchantable."
Assembly is a farce. There are 8 corner edge bottom units with plastic feet, but there are only four bottom edges. The top edges don't need "feet." However, it's common practice to manufacture 8 of something when only 4 are needed; it just costs too much to manufacture different pieces for the top. However, each of the eight corner pieces will fit only one specific corner. Figuring out which goes where makes Rubik's Cube look simple. Also, only 7 pieces fit. One is improperly drilled so it will never assemble with the plastic foot down. (Or up, it juts out to the side.). The instructions and component letter-coding are absolutely indecipherable. The letter stickers may even be put on arbitrarily, for show. They have no bearing on assembly that I can discern.
Now for the nylon (?) netting. It is not formed or shaped on the frame; just a big chunk of netting. The net openings were big enough for a mockingbird to strangle himself in mine. During assembly, the net openings catch on everything. The snaps, the corners, the un-assembled parts, the assembled parts. It's also not very strong. It breaks with perhaps a pound and a half of force. The nylon cable ties which are supposed mount the netting to the frame are the smallest made. They work, but barely, and there's no margin for gathering up spare netting. "Cheap" is the word. There are mountains of spare netting draped over the top edge of the cage with no purpose whatsoever. The Gardman picture of the assembled cage is an outright lie.
When the wind blew down my cage, I never put it back up. I am writing to the Nashville, TN Dept. of Commerce about this atrocity. Not only is it a piece of junk It even kills our state bird.
First, the package was in good shape and it did not appear to be a returned item just reshipped. The posts had bubble wrap around every edge, the netting was rolled up neatly and all parts were present. So while some may have had a bad experience, mine looked new.
Second, it's a bit early to put it outside here in the north east but I did want to see how it went together so I decided to put the frame together down my cellar. I also figured I could then bring sections up when I am ready. The instructions are a bit cryptic but that is not uncommon anymore. It took me about 45 minutes to put it together alone. There were a couple points where I thought I was missing something but the realized where I went wrong and it was very easy to correct. Essentially the 2 end sections are different since one is the doorway. So just keep that in mind and it should go ok.
So that is as far as I have gotten so far. It is a pretty big structure so I can imagine the netting will be a bit of work alone. I'll have to update this once I get it outside and see how it works but so far I am optimistic.