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Old 05-04-2012, 11:51 AM
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Jungle Jim's Trimmer Rack, Trimmers Rolling

Does anyone have the problem with their trimmers rolling while in transit while using the Jungle Jim trimmer rack? If so, any ideas how to stop this? I know the trimmer racks that Jungle Jims produces comes with a stopper that is supposed to be butted up against the shaft of the trimmer to prevent this, but even when its all the way down to the shaft, they still roll while in transit. This hasn't caused an issue on starting yet, but I assume it could cause the engines to flood while upside down. Any ideas of how to make any fabrications to their rack to prevent this from happening?
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:03 PM
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I put the hand grip just behind the trigger in the spring loaded part of the trimmer rack. I have never had one roll.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:58 AM
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I put mine in the same spot. I have a 3 trimmer holder and the top one rolls all the time. Any other ideas?
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:39 AM
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I put mine in a Extreme trimmer rack. Never moves.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:01 AM
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I use a TrimmerTrap and it's of the same design. Mine never roll. But...

If your's are rolling it is nothing to worry about. There is a spring loaded flapper valve inside of most trimmer carbs that prevents the fuel from being pushed out of the carb by the fuel pump (diaphragm). It also keeps fuel from from draining into the carb when the engine isn't running.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:35 PM
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mine turn sideways but do not roll around. I have stihl trimmers
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:48 PM
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I use Jungle Jim's trimmer racks and have the same problem. I can't figure out how to stop it either.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:16 PM
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go to home depot or lowes. first measure the diameter of the trimmer/edger shaft. At home depot, go to the section that sells pipe insulation. It that black spongy material. Get the same side inside diameter thats the same as the outside diameter of the trimmer/edger. its really cheap $$$ wise. I had the same problem until i thought of that idea. works pretty well...good luck
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:44 PM
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I put mine in a Extreme trimmer rack. Never moves.
That's weird mine never move either.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:12 AM
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go to home depot or lowes. first measure the diameter of the trimmer/edger shaft. At home depot, go to the section that sells pipe insulation. It that black spongy material. Get the same side inside diameter thats the same as the outside diameter of the trimmer/edger. its really cheap $$$ wise. I had the same problem until i thought of that idea. works pretty well...good luck
I did the same thing for my trimmer rack. I also use gorilla tape to help hold the pipe insulation in place. I tear it off at the end of the season and redo it in the Spring.
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