best racks for trailers

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

  1. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes she does! The more expensive racks have features built in to not allow trimmer to spin or shift while driving. Also, some have a locking mechanism which would be nice I won't lie. Other than that and maybe they're a bit lighter(who cares) there's no other advantages to them. I am buying a few small locks to keep mine secured once I get mowing.
     
  2. TeamYardsale4

    TeamYardsale4 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do the ones from lowes have locks?? hard to tell in the picture but it looks like its just a hitch type pin with a cotter pin in the bottom. just curios because I def want mine to lock up but im sure I could figure something out
     
  3. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Greentouch has my vote. Worth every penny, especially considering this is what I do for a living why would I cheap out vs having a quality product that fullfills my needs and makes my day go by with less hassle.
    Why in the heck would I buy a rack that has to be modified? I buy a racking system, i expect it to do the job it is intended to do without me making a modification. My time is valuable to me in the field, there is only so many hours of day light and taking time to screw around with a rack system I bought expecting to meet my expectations is not on my agenda.





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  4. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    And it matches your equiptment!
     
  5. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    No but you can put a mini lock in the pin to keep them locked on.
     
  6. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yes it does. It actually matches my company colors which are blue and yellow.
     
  7. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    well for me the ones from lowes do just that.

    I never modified mine except for cut a few pieces of wood to put in the slots so the trimmer won't move.

    lets see rack from lowes $75. pieces of wood I already had $0. time spent cutting wood maybe 5 min. somehow I must be missing something in my math to see how that adds up to the $200+ these company's are charging for racks.

    to each there own though.
     
  8. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah and all I did was swap out the bolts which wasn't really a necessity. I'm just weird like that.
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  9. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    I really like your shovel holder though. I can't say I NEED one, but I definitely want one!
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  10. InspiredLawns

    InspiredLawns LawnSite Member
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    I have the lockable trimmer rack from Trinity Iron Images. They have held up quite well and I haven't experienced any rotation using my Echo trimmers with the thicker handle/grips. I have an older Echo edger with the thinner grip. I just cut a rubber hose to size and slid it on the existing clear tubing using hairspray. Works great for me.
     

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