blower placement on trailer (locked)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MSmith, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. MSmith

    MSmith LawnSite Member
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    How are some of you storing your blowers in your trailers. I just bought a nice Weedeater rack that locks, and I am trying to figure out how to secure my blower. It is too big for my tool box in the back of my truck, and I am getting tired of spending money, but yet know I got to secure my equipment.
     
  2. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Most landscape supply stores or mower shops sell blower racks. I've seen them anywhere from $60 to $80. FYI...these racks were for an enclosed trailer.
     
  3. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    You didn't say but I'll assume it is an open trailer. If so and you don't want to buy another rack for the BP just buy a cable lock and run it through the trailer rail and the handle at the top of the BP.
     
  4. MImowerkid

    MImowerkid LawnSite Member
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    what good does the cable do , you could just come up with a hand saw and cut throught plastic on the blower and walk away with it . I would spend the extra bucks and do it the right way.
     
  5. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    Spoken just LIKE a true know it all 15 year old KID. Well, 1) most crooks don't carry handsaws and in the time it would take someone to cut through that with that saw surely you would hear and see them since you would be on the job ;) . 2) ALL locks and locking systems are for honmest people only as they ALL can be opened! :dizzy:
     
  6. MImowerkid

    MImowerkid LawnSite Member
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    I am not trying to be smart or something but I just don't know where on the blower you would be placing the cable through. I know that on my blower , I cannot put a cable through anything but plastic, (their is no metal that can have a cable put through it )so I am reffering to cutting a slot in the blower not in the cable . I could walk up to the trailer and in 30 sec. be walking away with the blower by just cutting plastic with a hack saw max 15 sec. or so. I don't know what your situation is like , but on one of my commercial accounts I could be 1/4 mile away from my trailer at any time . Again I don't want to be a smartass or anything but unless their is a way to secure the cable through metal it is just not a realistic way of securing it . I agree , all locks can be broken but plastic is easier to cut than metal !
     
  7. Jeff@SGLC.ca

    Jeff@SGLC.ca LawnSite Senior Member
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    Mowerkid, How are u 15 and drive?
     
  8. MImowerkid

    MImowerkid LawnSite Member
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    I don't drive yet, I bought a hitch for my dad's truck and he drives me to all of my traveling accounts in exchange for some quality time(don't play sports or other things so mowing is like him waching me play basketball or something but instead he grabs a weedwacker) Most,3/4 of my accounts are near to my house but I also service 3 local communties that my dad drives me too . I will be getting my licence early this year so I will releave my dad of driving duty.
     
  9. MImowerkid

    MImowerkid LawnSite Member
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    did that make any sense?
     
  10. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Man MIMowerkid, are they giving you a hard time. Don't worry we're not all like that. I thought you made a good point. Some guys just like to judge without knowing a thing. Let them assume all they want. You handled yourself well. Ignore the foolishness.
     

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