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Wecutgrass
02-26-2012, 08:15 PM
So i bought my new scag v-ride and when i but it in my trailer i had no more space for trimmers and blowers. So i had to put them on the wall. I went to homedepot and bought 2 industrial hooks for the blowers to hang and then for the blowers shoots i used 4 screws and didn't screw them in on the way and i use a bungee to hold them to the wall. for the trimmer i went and bought self brackets with little lips at the bottom of them for the trimmer to fit in. And then a bungee over them to make sure they don't fall out as i drive. Im going to add wood on top of the each white shelving bracket that the trimmers are held up by to have some type of shelving in the trailer for my oil, string, tools, bags and other stuff. tell me what you think and if you have any tips please let me know. I also included some pictures of my new mower.
http://i40.tinypic.com/280nu9s.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/fm0049.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/e6vcrn.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/1zd6dmc.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/34xqa8w.jpg

Wecutgrass
02-26-2012, 08:18 PM
sorry for the huge pictures.

GMLC
02-26-2012, 08:36 PM
Congrats! Enjoy.

Wecutgrass
02-26-2012, 08:38 PM
Thanks, what do you think about my racks?
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GMLC
02-26-2012, 08:42 PM
I was to busy looking at the v-ride! Racks look good.

Wecutgrass
02-26-2012, 08:42 PM
Hahaha, thanks man
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cgaengineer
02-26-2012, 09:01 PM
FYI, we use the Rubbermaid verticle racks wall mounted in our box truck...they come from Home Depot and they work very well. We originally purchased a trimmer rack but we hated it...it's sitting on the shop floor as I type this.

Trimmer rack-$125
Rubbermaid wall mount-$75
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POWER STROKE
02-26-2012, 09:03 PM
Racks and mower look great, congrats on the new mower

Wecutgrass
02-26-2012, 09:03 PM
Haha Thats funny. If my racks don't hold up to commercial use then I'll go get those
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Wecutgrass
02-26-2012, 09:04 PM
Thanks power stroke
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cgaengineer
02-26-2012, 10:03 PM
Haha Thats funny. If my racks don't hold up to commercial use then I'll go get those
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These are pretty heavy duty steel and so fare they have done well...no bungees needed either.
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Wecutgrass
02-26-2012, 10:05 PM
ima google them and see what they look like. i have my bungees hooked up when they won't fallon the ground, one side is clamped so it won't come undone

Wecutgrass
02-26-2012, 10:08 PM
if you don't mind could you post a picture of them? i couldn't find anything on google when i googled "Rubbermaid vertical racks"

cgaengineer
02-27-2012, 06:10 AM
if you don't mind could you post a picture of them? i couldn't find anything on google when i googled "Rubbermaid vertical racks"

http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?CatName=shoponline&SubcatId=ShopOnlineGarageOrganization&Prod_ID=RP091928
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BBC.lawn.services
02-27-2012, 09:14 AM
nice looking kit.

It holding your trimmers vertically alright? I would assume so...

I'm getting a custom made tool box for the front of my trailer... this would be a nice way of holding the trimmers etc.

Wecutgrass
02-27-2012, 12:03 PM
damn dude i just opened your link, those are nice.

cgaengineer
02-27-2012, 06:17 PM
nice looking kit.

It holding your trimmers vertically alright? I would assume so...

I'm getting a custom made tool box for the front of my trailer... this would be a nice way of holding the trimmers etc.

Yes they are vertical...the picture may not be the trimmer rack but they have many different hangers. We just screwed them to the wall in the Zuzu.
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DJLS
02-27-2012, 08:38 PM
Thats cooL! Good way to save money!

Wecutgrass
02-27-2012, 08:38 PM
Thanks, they are Holding up so far!
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TheChiefsLawnCare
02-28-2012, 01:25 AM
who did u buy the v-ride from

Wecutgrass
02-28-2012, 07:41 AM
Joes on Lexington in kenner
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Wecutgrass
03-12-2012, 11:22 PM
sooo my other trimmer racks broke,,they could not hold up to the day to day use. so i made these,much studier, much better.
http://i39.tinypic.com/30k6oub.jpg
what do you guys think?

cgaengineer
03-13-2012, 05:02 AM
sooo my other trimmer racks broke,,they could not hold up to the day to day use. so i made these,much studier, much better.
http://i39.tinypic.com/30k6oub.jpg
what do you guys think?

I think your handhelds are going to fall out without something to hold them in.
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Wecutgrass
03-13-2012, 08:01 AM
I did think that as well so I'm going to test it
Out today and if they fall out I'm going to put a big bungee over the front of them
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cgaengineer
03-13-2012, 08:05 AM
I did think that as well so I'm going to test it
Out today and if they fall out I'm going to put a big bungee over the front of them
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Seriously...take a look at Rubbermaid racks at HomeDepot...they work great.
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Wecutgrass
03-13-2012, 08:06 AM
Ya I looked at them but my trailer isn't tall enough for the trimmer to stand up. I tried them.
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cgaengineer
03-13-2012, 08:06 AM
Oh ok...
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Wecutgrass
03-13-2012, 08:07 AM
Ya It sucks I can't even stand up in my own trailer
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K&L Landscaping
03-13-2012, 08:14 AM
Seriously...take a look at Rubbermaid racks at HomeDepot...they work great.
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Man I wish you would post of pic of what you're describing! I've looked all over the HD site and can't find what you're talking about.

Wecutgrass
03-13-2012, 08:15 AM
There's a link some where In here
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K&L Landscaping
03-13-2012, 08:21 AM
There's a link some where In here
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The link doesn't work for me for some reason.

cgaengineer
03-13-2012, 07:49 PM
Here it is http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&source=mog&hl=en&gl=us&client=safari&tab=fi&q=rubbermaid%20fast%20track%20tool%20kit&sa=N&biw=320&bih=416&sei=ttxfT42gBIeUgwfO_vzCDQ#i=12
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Classic Cuts Lawn Service
03-13-2012, 07:53 PM
They look great. Just a suggestion though. On the trimmer rack, you might want to put something like a bunjie cord or something that would close off the gap temporarily in case you go over a bump and the trimmers pop up and fall out of the rack.

Wecutgrass
03-13-2012, 09:13 PM
They look great. Just a suggestion though. On the trimmer rack, you might want to put something like a bunjie cord or something that would close off the gap temporarily in case you go over a bump and the trimmers pop up and fall out of the rack.

i did consider that, but today when i was driving around mowing all day every time i went to grab a trimmer they were all still on the wall, so, so far there isn't a need for a bungee, but the first time one of them falls off they will be bungeed.

cgaengineer
03-13-2012, 10:07 PM
I think I'd tie them down before they fell and broke the case.
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agent walker
03-13-2012, 10:16 PM
you got pix of rubbermaid?

LawnBoy627
03-13-2012, 11:47 PM
Beautiful machine you got there.

Wecutgrass
03-13-2012, 11:48 PM
Thanks (: I wish it was still that clean haha
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Blades Lawn Maintenance
03-18-2012, 10:31 AM
sooo my other trimmer racks broke,,they could not hold up to the day to day use. so i made these,much studier, much better.
http://i39.tinypic.com/30k6oub.jpg
what do you guys think?


What did u use to hold the hooks in place an d how did u get the 2x4s on the wall???
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Wecutgrass
03-18-2012, 12:27 PM
I used the "tornado" screws that came with the hooks from home depot and then I took a 1 inch drill bit and drilled a half inch deep whole where each self taping screw was going to get and then I screwed them into the metal surrports
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Blades Lawn Maintenance
03-18-2012, 06:09 PM
I used the "tornado" screws that came with the hooks from home depot and then I took a 1 inch drill bit and drilled a half inch deep whole where each self taping screw was going to get and then I screwed them into the metal surrports
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Ok I get the concept of the tornado screws in the 2x4 but explain how u used the self tapping screws again sorry
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Wecutgrass
03-18-2012, 06:23 PM
The self tapping was to short to go all the way through the wood and metal so I took a one inch drill bit. And drilled that about half way through the 2x4 then took the self tapping threw the wood and into the pilot whole into the metal
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Blades Lawn Maintenance
03-18-2012, 06:33 PM
Ohhhh ok ok I got cha thanks man
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Wecutgrass
03-18-2012, 06:39 PM
No problem. Do you plan on doing a similar set up?
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Blades Lawn Maintenance
03-18-2012, 06:54 PM
Yeah... I'm just trying to think of how to get the actual self tapping screw into the metal pole or support beam whatever... How much did it cost
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Wecutgrass
03-18-2012, 08:38 PM
The hooks were the most expensive part. There 15 a pair the wood was 2 bucks and the screws were like 3
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Blades Lawn Maintenance
03-18-2012, 10:07 PM
Ok ima have to look into it tomorrow for sure thanks man
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Wecutgrass
03-19-2012, 01:57 AM
I'll get some better pictures soon
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