My Headache Rack

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by jsbmaine, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. jsbmaine

    jsbmaine LawnSite Member
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    They are awfully expensive, so I made up my own.....

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  2. All_Clear

    All_Clear LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks good. I've got an aluminum one but havent put it back on, not sure i like it.



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  3. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
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    Looks good, bet its much better than buying a backrack
     
  4. beautifullawns

    beautifullawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks good. How much did it cost you to make?
     
  5. jsbmaine

    jsbmaine LawnSite Member
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    It was about $45 in steel, plus a couple bucks for the wire and gas in the welder. The biggest thing was time, the outside posts are angled up with the cab, so the mesh had to be cut out exactly and then welded in place. It was about 10 hrs worth of cutting and welding, but i'm not very fast. Way better than a backrack though, and I don't have all that much to do in the winter anyway.
    I sod my cows, so this was my gift to myself.
     
  6. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
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    Nice job, I'm looking to make up one for my truck. Nice job!!!!
     
  7. lowdakboy98

    lowdakboy98 LawnSite Member
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    this might be a dumb question but what is the main purpose of that?
     
  8. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Prevents your back window from getting cracked/broken from equipment and they look cool. Nice work
     
  9. All_Clear

    All_Clear LawnSite Senior Member
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    To hinder the view out the back window!!! Helps make it hard to back in a trailer, gives a good distraction, helps snow plowers back into light poles, cars, ect.... :hammerhead:


    No really it's to keep from getting a broken window from things in the bed or for landscapers that load rock and such into their bed, ect.... Like promower said...


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  10. lowdakboy98

    lowdakboy98 LawnSite Member
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    thats what i figured
     

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