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Smittie
03-11-2009, 03:21 PM
Hey everyone I'm new to the site. I'm trying to make my own trimmer rack to hold two weedeaters. I cant see spending $180 on one. Thanks for any advice.

TXNSLighting
03-11-2009, 03:36 PM
Trimmer racks to hold trimmers! dont say the w word here. were professionals!

Welcome to the site!

Theres alot here who have built their own, just use square tubing!

Smittie
03-11-2009, 03:54 PM
sorry for the "w" word like I said I'm new to the site. Seriously though some pictures would b nice i found one but cant see the detail. And I plan on using square tubing.

TXNSLighting
03-11-2009, 04:43 PM
ya know i bought my racks for $59, and then welded them to square tubing..ill see if i can find pics, and the company name.

4.3mudder
03-11-2009, 06:05 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=257156&highlight=trimmer+racks

Here is how I did mine. Angle has a slot for that piece of flat bar with the horse shoes to move up and down. Any Q's let me know

Jerry Lee
03-12-2009, 05:12 PM
Trimmer racks to hold trimmers! dont say the w word here. were professionals!

Welcome to the site!

Theres alot here who have built their own, just use square tubing!

i still call it a weed eater

TXNSLighting
03-12-2009, 07:15 PM
Well you should stop. Cuz thats a cheap crappy walmart brand.

Cuttinitclose
03-12-2009, 08:27 PM
Well you should stop. Cuz thats a cheap crappy walmart brand.

Who cares what they call it. We know what they mean.

TXNSLighting
03-12-2009, 11:21 PM
Who cares what they call it. We know what they mean.

My gosh its called a joke...:hammerhead::hammerhead:

Chilehead
03-12-2009, 11:26 PM
I made mine out of 2 x 4 lumber and various hardware pieces, bolted it to the trailer--it works great. Accommodates locks too.

TimTim2008
03-12-2009, 11:46 PM
lowes have a nice one for like $69 with bolt on... but weld it on the trailer for better results

igotdiesel2
03-13-2009, 08:34 AM
It depends on what kind of trailer you are running. I have a enclosed trailer. I just build mine last week. I used 1" pipe and a base to mount it to the wall then went to a bike shop and bought some bike rack parts to thread onto the pipe. It works GREAT!! Only one trimmer but I can add more when I need more. I will post a pic on this thread when I get out for the day. -Jason

Fox Landscape Services
03-13-2009, 09:23 AM
They have a 3 trimmer rack at Lowes for 69.95 but you will need to figure out how to keep them from spinning.

musician/lawnman
03-13-2009, 09:35 AM
I made my own racks last season also. They've held up really well. Beeing an enclosed trailer I didn't have to wory about locks though, & they are sheilded from the weather.

Here's a few shots of mine...

Smittie
03-14-2009, 09:11 AM
Thanks guys for your help. I wound up getting Lowes to give me a discount on a set made by Carry-ON TRAILERS. They arent exactly what I wanted but hey for 30 bucks I can modify them to suit me.

4.3mudder
03-14-2009, 12:22 PM
I made my own racks last season also. They've held up really well. Beeing an enclosed trailer I didn't have to wory about locks though, & they are sheilded from the weather.

Here's a few shots of mine...

:clapping::clapping::clapping:

Dude, those are awesome, I would have never thought of making those.

musician/lawnman
03-14-2009, 02:47 PM
Thanks man! Yeah they weren't very difficult to fabricate either. I made them as compact as I could to hold the 3 trimmers in the smallest space I could while keeping it easy to get them in & out. It also keeps them from rolling over upside down while on the rack (most of the time anyway). I hate when they roll & the fuel starts dripping out the carb soaking the air filters.

Oxmow
03-14-2009, 05:46 PM
You may have to dig a little but pics i posted a couple of years ago were of the inside of my wells cargo with the racks i made out of electricians uni-strut and L brackets. I got the D handle pins to secure them with but 1/2 " bolts work as well.