extreem trimmer rack nightmare

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by torotorotoro, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. cvcook

    cvcook LawnSite Member
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    Cool, thanks!
     
  2. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    Just weld it back on and brace it up. Maybe you could even mount it in a different location so it can be braced in two places.
     
  3. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 860

    I've had the Extreme Trimmer rack 3 position/ Series one (gray/2006) and Series two(yellow/pictured) and had one failure to the front post (non locking) of the Series One model in which the shaft mounts were installed correctly. The design difference between them was the series one had a flat plate welded to the bottom of the post in the shape of a upside down "T" and the series two has a wrap around gusset at the bottom.

    Both were mounted to a heavy duty 2" square tubing open trailer which will not flex and twist like the angle iron. However, the problem is still the weight and movement of the trimmers in the rack. Now the trimmers don't rotate or move within the rack but the rack still sways and bounce/flex on the trailer...
    That was, until got the Engine Support Kit!
    http://www.trailerracks.com/enginesupport.html

    Before I did, I had already broke the shaft on my edger from the bouncing/shaft flexing on the rack. Since the installation of the Engine Support Kit, nothing sways, bounces or moves, no matter how rough the road. It eliminated all of these issues!! I highly recommend it. :weightlifter:
     
  4. torotorotoro

    torotorotoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 510

    i thought about that also after the fact. good to know that it helped. maybey greentouch should raise the price $30 and include it with the rack
     
  5. torotorotoro

    torotorotoro LawnSite Senior Member
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    yeah i can totally rebuild the thing or i can look into a quality product.we will see which way i go. i am thinking of contacting greentouch to see what they say.if i do i will post what happenes.
     
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    It seems like an awful lot of work just for a place to put your trimmers....
     
  7. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 2,869

    The engine supports are a no brainer on the Extreme Trimmer racks, and really should be included in the purchase.

    Richard it's nice to know your trimmers won't be stolen , and they only take seconds to load or unload.


    Bad Karma ! hahahaha Not Toro.
     
  8. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 860

    Yeah, I would definitely do that and ask to speak with Dave. Let us know how it turns out. Good luck.
     
  9. torotorotoro

    torotorotoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 510

    when you put your trimmers in the back of your truck things get placed on them and it always seemed that i was digging them out for a minute or two,sometimes they would get broken. i have had guys slam handhold blower down and snap off the spark plugs. throttle cabels will get pulled out when caught on another trimmer.three trimmers a, stick edger,two hand held blowers, and a few gas cans are alot to have in the back of your truck. but i would take these minor setbacks if it ment i would get my three trimmers back.
     
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    There are other options beside putting them in the back of a truck....

    The Extreme trimmer rack are nice and all but to get them to work properly without destroying themselves or the equipment that is placed in them seems like a lot of work or expense.

    The TrimmerTrap racks and others like them are a whole lot easier to work with and significatly cheaper. The huge drawback with them is they aren't nearly as secure as the Extreme racks.

    As many really smart people as we have here at Lawnsite and we put up with this nonsense? There has got to be a better way.
     

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