View Full Version : Extreme Trimmer Rack - Broken Trimmer
06-02-2011, 10:36 PM
Well I started up a small operation this year (13 residential yards weekly) and I outfitted my 5x8 trailer with a 2 position Extreme Trimmer rack. After reading the reviews here I was sold. I didn't get the engine support and that was a problem. On my last yard of the day today, when I went to start the my echo trimmer, it snaped in half. With it being my last yard, I just held both pieces and slowly trimmed (I wouldn't suggest trying that by the way). Well here are some pictures.
06-02-2011, 11:03 PM
Wow! I have used those style of trimmer racks for years and never had that happen.
06-02-2011, 11:08 PM
I have a jungle jims rack,no problems yet.works good for the price.
06-02-2011, 11:08 PM
Most likely because its a single axle trailer, I don't know why but that's the word from Green Touch. I've got a tandem axle with mine mounted over the fender with no problems.
Get the engine support it's worth every penny. Order a new shaft if the trimmer is still worth it.
06-03-2011, 02:12 AM
Man! That's why we only use racks that we make ourselves. Sucks man.
06-03-2011, 03:22 AM
There have been other posts about this happening before.
06-03-2011, 07:43 AM
Mine are mounted on tandem axle's. I have three racks per trailer. Never have had a problem. Shafts are expensive as I found out when one of my employees ran over my new FS90R.
06-03-2011, 07:46 AM
That's exactly why I chose the jungle jim racks. Don't let green touch blame your trailer. That's complete BS. It's the flaw in their design and salesmanship. It actually should come with an engine support! They make you pay extra for an already overpriced product.
06-03-2011, 08:14 AM
echo's have thin shafts anyway to,i broke one on a tractor supply 3 position rack last year,new shaft was like 50 bucks.
06-04-2011, 10:49 PM
That's a bad deal man, I would have to say it was the echo trimmer over it being the rack itself. I have a single axle 5x12 with a jungle jim's rack and never had a problem with either redmax or husqvarna trimmers. But again you get what you pay for from gas to toilet paper.
06-04-2011, 11:01 PM
The single axle thing is BS. I have mine supported at the rear of the grip and the front tied down with tarp straps to keep them from bouncing. And its on a dual axle over the fenders. Last year I had the rack in the front side ways. I watched in the mirror the engine at both locations had some up and down vibes. Just put a set if those racks that are causing the problem on a guys trailer. And I can tell you this the support in the rear is to far forward. If I had those racks I would put a engine support on right away.
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