extreem trimmer rack nightmare

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

  1. torotorotoro

    torotorotoro LawnSite Senior Member
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    i will be putting on new racks this week. hopefully i can get pix on here by monday.im open to any last minute advice for mounting them. i will probly work on it thur or fri. depends if we get snow tomarrow.
     
  2. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
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    Depending on where you mount them, you could weld two pieces of angle iron in line with the racks and bolt them to it like you would on a enclosed trailer wall so if is supported at the top and bottom. I have mine mounted to the floor and to the rail at the front. The engine is on the drivers side and the trimmer head is on the passenger side.
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  3. torotorotoro

    torotorotoro LawnSite Senior Member
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    i was thinking that would be a good idea. but im afraid the employees might hit it with mower. thought i minht try it on outside of trailer. but there im afraid i may hit it when i pull it into my garage. i may play around with that idea when i try to put on."
     
  4. rkeguy

    rkeguy LawnSite Member
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  5. torotorotoro

    torotorotoro LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. rkeguy

    rkeguy LawnSite Member
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    Toro - I got the rack for two trimmers and the instructions state to place bars 36 3/4" apart but I may have to bring in about a inch for my straight shaft trimmers. I looked in the box and seems like alot of hardware that isn't applicable for installing on open trailer. I will take a picture and post when I get it installed. I also ordered the Buyers LT20 Backpack blower rack for my Echo BR400. Just finished painting trailer so looking forward to getting racks on.
     
  7. tyler_mott85

    tyler_mott85 LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. tyler_mott85

    tyler_mott85 LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is the engine side. Drilled a hole clear through the angle iron vertical brace and the horizontal top rail edge on the inside of the trailer. Ground the corner off and used extra nuts to lock everything together. Any movement is from the actual trailer itself at this point. Still need to unassembly and paint.

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    This is the non-load bearing side. Measured out as instructed and bolted through the top of the rail and used one of the brackets on the inside of the rail. I plan on getting a piece of 3/16" 2" strap steel and weld it from the top rail on the outside of the rail and run it down to the bottom of the frame so as to make an upside down triangle to keep the little wobble i do get on this side to a minimum. All movement here is from the top rail actually twisting.
     
  9. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I met the greentouch guys at the MAHTS show in Atlantic City, picked up a 3 place trimmer rack and ordered 2 of their new blower racks (Supposed to be coming in this month). Great post, good to see the various mounting as I havent installed my racks yet. Also great to hear about the good service they provided the OP.
     
  10. torotorotoro

    torotorotoro LawnSite Senior Member
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    looks good. but where mine broke last time i think it needs to be supported in two places or reinforced some how. now im leaning tward reinforcing mine.
     

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