Extreme Trimmer Rack - Broken Trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mykayel, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. mykayel

    mykayel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    Well I started up a small operation this year (13 residential yards weekly) and I outfitted my 5x8 trailer with a 2 position Extreme Trimmer rack. After reading the reviews here I was sold. I didn't get the engine support and that was a problem. On my last yard of the day today, when I went to start the my echo trimmer, it snaped in half. With it being my last yard, I just held both pieces and slowly trimmed (I wouldn't suggest trying that by the way). Well here are some pictures.

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  2. McVey Landscape

    McVey Landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Wow! I have used those style of trimmer racks for years and never had that happen.
     
  3. A-1 LAWN

    A-1 LAWN LawnSite Member
    from kansas
    Posts: 112

    I have a jungle jims rack,no problems yet.works good for the price.
     
  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,919

    Most likely because its a single axle trailer, I don't know why but that's the word from Green Touch. I've got a tandem axle with mine mounted over the fender with no problems.
     
  5. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 2,869

    Get the engine support it's worth every penny. Order a new shaft if the trimmer is still worth it.
     
  6. orlawncaresvc

    orlawncaresvc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 961

    Man! That's why we only use racks that we make ourselves. Sucks man.
     
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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  8. McVey Landscape

    McVey Landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Mine are mounted on tandem axle's. I have three racks per trailer. Never have had a problem. Shafts are expensive as I found out when one of my employees ran over my new FS90R.
     
  9. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,446

    That's exactly why I chose the jungle jim racks. Don't let green touch blame your trailer. That's complete BS. It's the flaw in their design and salesmanship. It actually should come with an engine support! They make you pay extra for an already overpriced product.
     
  10. kodak mowing

    kodak mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    echo's have thin shafts anyway to,i broke one on a tractor supply 3 position rack last year,new shaft was like 50 bucks.
     

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