Adjustable equipment racks?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by allstar, May 28, 2004.

  1. allstar

    allstar LawnSite Senior Member
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    I recently purchased a couple of cheap($69.95 each) trimmer racks at Lowe's and after I mounted them realized that there's no way to really secure the equipment.The equipment bounces around when I'm driving because the attachments aren't adjustable.I've already broken an on-off switch and a throttle control lever as a result.I tried taping pieces of foam rubber onto each attachment but it keeps coming off.Also,the racks are not all that rigid,which makes me a little nervous.
    I'm ready to invest in higher quality racks.What would be a better choice?Preferably,one with adjustable(diameter)attachments.Thanks.
  2. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    allstar, by chance do these racks resemble the ones from Green Touch?
    A "C" or sideways "U" that the trimmer sits in and a pin slides into a hole to hold it in place?

    If so, perhaps you could cut new holes/slots so the pin could be put in closer/tighter to the trimmer handle?

    Am I making sense? I believe Green Touch has 2 or 3 slots in thier racks so you can adjust how tight it is.

    If yours aren't like Green Touchs' maybe you could post a pic and we could help you better.
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Yes....TT's lock down the handle of your equipment to keep them from bouncing.
  5. matth

    matth LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    gridiron is fully ajustable too. I love mine, quick to unload too.

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