best racks for trailers

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Goodwin lawns&Guttering, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. yardguy28

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  2. LandscaperPro

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    Just looking at the Lowe's trimmer rack I can tell the biggest difference would be quality of construction. Lighter weight, simple design, and less metal all around. Notice in the Lowes pic, all gas caps are facing down. Wouldn't be my preference.
     
  3. yardguy28

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    well I said in one of my posts I personally added some wood blocks to keep the trimmers upright.

    as for the construction of them. I've seen most of these trimmer guards, such as gridiron, green touch, rack em, etc and I don't see them being worth $200+ compared to the $75 I spent at lowes.

    I've had my lowes racks for 4 years now and there isn't a thing wrong with them.

    so are you saying the more expensive ones are lighter weight, simple design and less metal all around, or the lowes ones are? cause I certainly don't want some heavy complex designed rack, that's for sure. and if the more expensive ones are "less" then it's a no brainer, you don't pay more for less, at least I don't.
     
  4. LandscaperPro

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    I would expect the Greentouch racks to be heavier.

    It's all preference and the individual.
     
  5. Richard Martin

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    I use TrimmerTraps. They are relatively inexpensive for a professional trimmer rack. One simple move and you can remove or replace a trimmer. One lock locks all of the trimmers up. They secure very solidly to most open trailers. They don't have a history of snapping trimmer heads off or of the entire rack breaking off of a trailer.
     
  6. knox gsl

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    I use greentouch for trimmers and trimmertrap for blowers and hedge trimmers.
     
  7. KrayzKajun

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    I use the racks from Northern Tool. Just orderd the enclosed trailer 3piece trimmer rack, water cooler holder and trimmer line holder. Total was $210.
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  8. Above Par Lawns

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    I'll vouch for the Lowes trimmer rack. I mean for $75 it really is a good deal. I stuffed some foam pads in there to keep the trimmers from moving around on me. It works really well. I swapped out the bolts that came with it for some better ones and its very sturdy. A trimmer rack is a trimmer rack if you ask me. Why waste money on expensive ones?

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  9. Above Par Lawns

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    Sorry the pictures turned.
     
  10. yardguy28

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    that's sort of how I feel. the $200+ racks don't seem superior in any way or offer anything the cheap ones can't.

    I see your daughter likes to be like daddy.
     

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