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Third time lucky. This is our 3rd pole mount from General Specialties and I have been pleased with all of them. The quality is excellent and they work very well.
Bruce Morrison
Thanks for building a terrific mount/rack and for truly excellent written instructions. Although I have lived off grid for 21+ years, I had never put up my own solar array. You had someone stay late so I could pick up my parts in Sandpoint after hours which was greatly appreciated. The rack went up in half the time I expected! Everything fit and went together without a flaw and, again, your great instructions prevented any redos and/or frustration.
Paul Zuelke
We purchased the solar panels and mount a little over two years ago. Finally got it all put together this winter. It held up well on our last breezy day when Pendleton Airport recorded sustained 35 mph wind with 70+ mph gusts. Seems to be holding up well.
We got the PV mount installed a week ago.  Went together very well.  It is solid, and we were most impressed.  I liked some of the details such as the Allen head screws on the large steel beams to properly locate the center.
County of San Luis Obispo
This is my first solar project and I ordered everything from Backwoods solar. They set me up with the UPM-3X post mount from General Specialties Mfg. It went together with no problems. When I decide to upgrade later I will be ordering from General Specialties again.
Derek Hall
Sierra Nevada
Our installation is located at 6800' in the Sierra Nevada so we needed a robust mounting solution to keep our array 20' above ground to prevent it from being buried in snow. Such a high mount introduces the concern of wind load especially with stormy wind gusts. General Specialties customized a mount based on my needs. I completed the install myself and feel confident that the hardware will last for the lifetime of the array in our harsh location.
 Jean Hadlock
We have purchased 3 mounting systems from General Specialties, the first (far left in photo) 20 years ago in 1997. We returned to them for two more this summer as we expanded our system. Mark and Katie were wonderful to work with! We experienced a failed bolt on one mount, and Katie expedited the replacements in the quickest means possible. Quality and superior customer service - one can't get better than that. Thank you Mark and Katie!
Jean Hadlock
Please check out the Youtube video of a installation
Jeff Anderson
I have recently upgraded my system with a pole mount, adding 2 190w panels to my system. The new array allowed me to expand the collection period by offsetting the new array by 5deg. The new mount installed easily and securely. This system installed by JC Solar and Wind Harrisville, NY.
Blaine Webber
The rails and framework made the installation very easy.
City of Menifee
SiteOne Green Tech
I got my rack up this weekend. My train of thought on the install was correct though I used your specs.
John Kennedy
Hello Katie,

I wanted to send you a thank-you for the high quality kits! I purchased two UPM 8X kits from Backwoods Solar and both my assistant and I were
impressed by the quality.

Take care,
Bill Bailey
Please find enclosed photos of my installation. I really appreciate your help. This is a quality, well designed mounting system. I am very satisfied and consider it an excellent value.
Samuel Goodwin
I work for Solar Energy International and we are a non-profit that specializes in providing industry leading training and expertise in solar electrical design and installation. We conduct hands on training at our facility in Paonia, Colorado. General Specialties TOP mount is a very robust product that can stand up to the abuse that our classes put equipment through. Every class we disasseble and reassemble the system 3 times in a week which is more then the average rack is designed to do, but General Specialties continues to perform very well. I personally really like the design and the tilt angles that the rack is capable of, really lend to northern lattitudes and will shed snow before any other system at our training facility! On top of it's robust design, the turn around on ordering these racks is fantastic and Katie Heim is a pleasure to work with. If your looking for a great product and a quick turn around, then I highly recommend these guys!
Danny Bailey
Solar Energy International
Here is a picture of the crew at work this morning on an installation that goes way up a 100 foot Fir tree on San Juan Island. They are readying the arrays for pulling up into the tree.
Rainshadow Solar
Hello Katie,

We have started to prep the container for painting and should have the racks installed soon. Just wanted to send a few pictures of the team working on the project. The rack system works great! Everything lines up perfectly. Spectacular craftsmanship.

I will be updating you with more pictures later and hopefully some of the finished project in Africa.


Thank you for an excellent and easy to install product (purchased through Backwoods Solar).
Phil King
For five years, I have been buying General Specialties racks for my customers. The quality and pricing is better than their corporate competitors, but the customer service is what I like best. I like to "shop local" and support small business, especially when they can give me a better deal. General Specialties is hands down the best racking company I have worked with over the years.
Wil Burlin
Wholesale Solar
We feel your racks are exceptionally well designed and manufactured to close tolerances. Also we found the install process quite easy although at first it looked quite daunting for green horns. Thanks again,
Paul and Sarah
I think this company is awesome and they always produce a fine product. Kudos to such a wonderful group of people.

Their product is perfect for all applications.
Sandy G
AllerGale Design
Katie and Mark at General Specialties are awesome! They are knowledgeable and helpful. I recommend them to everyone I know.
Shawn Aller
Here is a picture from the installation of my solar mount. We purchased the UPM4X. Thanks!
Karline Jensen
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