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What prevents the mailbox from
getting dented or crushed by the snowplow? If
the snowplow is moving at a high rate of speed, it is actually the
snow flying off the plow blade that contacts the mailbox. This force
causes the arm to swing the mailbox out of the way.
difficult to install?
is very simple to install with just a few common hand
tools. Easy to follow instructions are included with all orders.
Will my current mailbox fit on my new
MailSwing? Most "Postal
Approved" mailboxes have mounting holes along the bottom of each
side. The MailSwing
comes equipped with adjustable mounting
brackets designed to fit these regardless of the mailbox size. Most
designer or specialty mailboxes also mount in this fashion. If you
are unsure about your particular mailbox, please
contact us and we will be happy to
is the length of the
be adjusted from 43" to 55". If this
size doesn't work for you,
us and we can prepare a custom order
is the length of the galvanized post that comes with the
The galvanized post that is included
8' in length. Set the post two to three feet in the ground.
What type of post do you recommend using?
We prefer to use our galvanized steel posts simply because it makes
adjusting the height of the mailbox easier. You may need to raise or
lower your mailbox when your mail carrier changes vehicles. MainelyMetals’ posts allow you to easily loosen
two U-bolts (included) which hold the
to the post and then
simply slide the whole arm/mailbox assembly up or down. The only
tool required is one 1/2 inch wrench. A wooden or granite post will
work just as well; however, it will require drilling a
set of holes in the post to set the mounting bolts or
Can I mount a
to my existing post?
can be mounted to virtually any post. However, the post needs to
be between 44 and 60 inches back from the desired mailbox location
in order to give the snowplow driver more room. If your existing
post is too close to the road to allow for this, you can move it or custom order a shorter arm.
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