new weedwacker rack clamps

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by BSDeality, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have finally found something that looks very promising for weedwacker racks. Something that is fast and easy, but not a PITA to use 10-20 times a day. Its not for guys who have to lock their stuff up every time, but for me it will work.

    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200324675_200324675

    @ $12/ea the price is right too. working load limit is 22Lb's each, so that should cover most small power tools, I suppose there might be a way to use them in a pair to hook up a backpack blower too.
     
  2. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    For $12 it might be worth a shot. My concearn would be th strap, it looks to be the weak link.
     
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    I agree, even if they have to be replaced once a season or every two years it would still be worth it for me.
     
  4. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    I agree if can get a year great. As long as it was set up in such a way that it would not ruin the trimmer when the stap might break.
     
  5. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    Ive talked to several guys on one of my truck forums that use these exact straps for landscape trailers and they have all said they work well. Ive seen alot of pics of them used on shovels, rakes, etc but have never seen them on a weedeater.
     
  6. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,988

    They look useful, but I don't get it.

    I use a trimmer trap, lift one lever and the trimmer is out.

    It would seem that these would be slower in/out, plus more chance of a trimmer coming loose.
     
  7. BQLC

    BQLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 574

    you would still have to create a mount for that bracket. With my luck the strap would break as i was traveling down the Hwy
     

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