View Full Version : What do you think of this trimmer rack design?

03-04-2004, 10:47 PM
Do you think this is a good design? Would it be an easy task to bend back one of the 1/4" steel tabs?

03-04-2004, 10:49 PM
Is the rack going to have just one pole or 2? I'm going to be building one my self soon.

03-04-2004, 10:51 PM
You can bend just about anything with a big enough hammer. Rack is different than mine, but looks like the tools wont fall out.

03-04-2004, 11:37 PM
Probably the only way would be if someone happened to carry a piece of 3/4" pipe with them to slide on the end of the tab.Not likely. Looks like a nicely designed rack.

03-05-2004, 01:27 AM
Locks and such only keep honest people out of stuff they do not belong in. I say again honest people. If some one wants it bad enough, Fort Knox does not stand a chance.
Take that as you may but that is why we all carry insurance.

03-05-2004, 02:52 AM
looks good to me!!

03-05-2004, 09:16 AM
Looks good. A suggestion, make sure you put some type of rubber or something around the area where the trimmers will touching the rack or else it will wear a hole in the trimmer shafts.

03-05-2004, 11:08 AM
Of course there will be 2. I am not building these.. I am thinking of buying them. They are $99. Do you think that's a fair price?

03-05-2004, 11:41 AM
I've seen those before on ebay. Haven't used them though, so I can't say for sure how good they are.

I use a set I got from www.precoparts.com. They hold 3 trimmers and cost $69 (actually I paid $99 when I bought them 2 years ago, but now they are sold for $69).
Good racks and dummy proof because you CAN'T forget to secure the trimmer like you can on some racks.

For better pics, look at www.TrimmerTrap.com website, these are the exact same as TrimmerTraps TT-1 model (except these hold 3).

03-05-2004, 11:47 AM
nice rack:D

you have just saved yourself quite a few dollars by building on your own. CONGRATS!

03-05-2004, 11:52 AM
Thats what mine look like. I agree with sildoc no matter what people will get in them if they are desperate enough. But (knock on wood) Ihave not had that trouble.

03-05-2004, 11:57 AM
Hey Jonathan.

That seems like a decent rack. I was trying to avoid having multiple locks but for the price of those.. maybe not. Thanks for the info.

So how does side that holds the engine release the equipment? Does a metal plate slide/lift up?

03-05-2004, 12:04 PM
Mine hs only one lock the side where the engine is at swings around. If you look at the picture above the 3 pins that stick straight out are on a peice of flat be that swings away to lock then swings back to lock. Only 1 lock.

03-05-2004, 05:24 PM
Lawn-Scapes, who are you getting these from? I am interested in buying some, for $99.00 it is a good deal and they are built very well.

Lux Lawn
03-06-2004, 12:34 PM
Originally posted by Lawn-Scapes
Of course there will be 2. I am not building these.. I am thinking of buying them. They are $99. Do you think that's a fair price?

For $99.00 I think that is a good price I would buy them I might also check the other ones from precoparts.com.

03-06-2004, 12:55 PM
I have a set of trimmer racks that hold 3 for sale. PM me or check the equipment forum

03-06-2004, 01:22 PM
$69 at precoparts.com they look great. Did a search within lawnsite and they seem to get great reviews. The only thing I worrie about is a comment was made they take your money and it takes about 1-1.5 months to get the product. Any reviews on precoparts would be great.


03-07-2004, 01:52 AM
Tom, if you look at the pics on Trimmertraps site of their TT-1 model, you can see more detail then the photo on preco's site.
But yes, it is a plate that swings UP and a lock (I use spring clips) holds it shut.

btbej, It's been a while since I bought mine, but they came in a reasonable amount of time, maybe a week or two(?).