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AGM Inc.
11-28-2009, 07:34 PM
Im gettin a new 6x12 trailer but my question is what side should i put the trimmer rack? I work solo so i figured put it on the drivers side so i dont have to walk around to start trimming. but that the side the cars pass. What side is the best?

laird006
11-28-2009, 08:11 PM
passenger due to being by the curb, never in the street getting handhelds off the the trailer

tailboardtech
11-28-2009, 09:08 PM
all the ones i have ever mounted were on the passengers side due to safety

STIHL GUY
11-29-2009, 12:35 AM
mine are on the passenger side so it is more convienent and safe to use

waters lawn care
11-29-2009, 01:05 AM
I operate out of an enclosed trailer but still like them on passenger side of trailer.

Tennesseepowerstroke
11-29-2009, 10:41 AM
Mine is on the front, only because my spare tire is on the right. I also have the Gorilla lift.

pdenney11
11-29-2009, 10:45 AM
Passenger side of trailer. I just put them in the bed of the truck so I dont have to worry about messing with a rack.

grass_cuttin_fool
11-29-2009, 12:42 PM
mine are on the passenger side so it is more convienent and safe to use

same here for me

havok1359
11-29-2009, 12:54 PM
Ive got 2 sets of racks. One is on the front and holds up to 3 pieces and the other is on the passenger side of trailer. To be honest it depends on how you pull up to your yard. I dont like pulling up next to the curb of the yard Im trying to cut: (1) because i have more room to edge (2) I can blow the clippings alot better and there's no leftovers like there are when truck is in the way. Its just easier in residential areas. When I cut my commercials it doesnt matter bc its just a bigger parking lot. Hope it helps

Big C
11-29-2009, 01:31 PM
Passenger side for two reasons: (1) closest to curb while mowing (2) If one should fall while going down the road it will not fall into oncoming traffic.

Chilehead
11-29-2009, 02:19 PM
Passenger side for string trimmers/edgers; driver side for blowers/hedge trimmers.

tailboardtech
11-29-2009, 07:43 PM
(2) If one should fall while going down the road it will not fall into oncoming traffic.

never thought of that part of the equasion

AGM Inc.
11-29-2009, 08:51 PM
ya thats what i figured. beacuse of the safety and its on the curb side.

Jhill19
12-03-2009, 12:54 AM
Passenger side for me, reasons have already been stated.

jon green planet
01-25-2010, 07:34 PM
I'm buying a 6 X 12 also and I want to put mine in the front then the cage!..

MikeKle
01-25-2010, 07:48 PM
I have always mounted my racks on the drivers side, but see many others prefer the passenger side. I can understand the whole curb/safety thing though. I have my gate assist on the passenger side, and that takes up most of the rail space, and I always drop the gate on the drivers side, so I didnt want to be on the same side as the spring. But I do not ever work on busy roads, Im usually on slow subdivision streets. It just depends on where you work and what you prefer.

rcslawncare
01-25-2010, 08:07 PM
I had mine on the driver side, but with my new trailer, it will be on the passenger side.

bobcat48
01-25-2010, 08:41 PM
passenger side.

MSS Mow
01-25-2010, 09:00 PM
across the front on my trailer. Didn't want the trimmers blocking my view on either side while looking out the mirrors.

yardguy28
01-25-2010, 09:15 PM
when i had my open trailer and even in my enclosed trailer i keep them on the passenger side.

putting them on the driver side on an open trailer usually means standing in the road risking being hit by a car, putting them at the front of the trailer means always contending with the tongue of the trailer.

i personally like being able to look at the side mirror and see the trimmers. it allowed me to keep an eye on them while driving making sure they stayed hooked in and didn't loose any parts. not that either of those things would happen very easily but it's always good to keep an eye on things.