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Trimmer Line Racks

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bob, Feb 28, 2003.

  1. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Has anyone mad a trimmer line spool holder? I can't see spending $25 on one. It can't be that hard to make.
  2. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,071

    Bob I am with you. The cost of string racks is rediculous , let alone the cost of trimer racks. How can an oversized toilet despenser cos $25. How can a trimmer rack to hold 2 trimmers cost $200. :confused: Feel like I am being robbed
  3. LP

    LP LawnSite Member
    Posts: 97

    Sorry guy's, but if your in this business and sweating 25.00 you are not doing something right!
  4. SpudsM15

    SpudsM15 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 627

    Trimmer line holders around here are $14. and racks are only 140
  5. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    Home depot plumbing department. :p

    On a more serious note you could just get a pipe and stick it through the spoor and take some trimmer line and hook it up to your trimmer trap that should work great. I may not be very clear right now but maybe ask BHB and he can help. I know my idea will work but, if someone that understand me just please post a pic.

  6. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,071

    Yep, you are probably right. It would be better to pay that $25 for a $5 piece of equipment and be happy.
  7. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    You can take a pipe with a slight elbow and put the line over it and bolt it to the trailer. That way it won't fall off.
  8. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,069

    get yourself a wire feed welder, chop saw, angle grinder, small drill press. and you can make anything your heart desires.
  9. SpudsM15

    SpudsM15 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 627

    Make an upsidedown U 3 peices of 1' pipe depending on your spool you can detetermine the dia. of pipe....
    And 2 90 degree elbows, put the spool on first..... then 2 flanges and there ya go a trimmer line dispenser
  10. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    Matt says out of nowhere, "You know that guy Bob the Millennium Member?"
    I'm like yeah, ok... what about him.

    Matt says, "I want you to post to that trimmer line rack thread."

    So here is his invention.

    Materials required:
    5/8 x 12 inches allthread
    5/8 washer
    5/8 lock nuts (3 of them)

    Step 1: Drill 5/8 hole thru mounting surface. (in our case trimmer rack)
    Step 2: Secure 5/8 allthread with 2 lock nuts, one on each side of the mounting surface
    Step 3: Slide your spool ( 3 or 5lb) over allthread
    Step 4: Place washer over allthread.
    Step 5: Tighten lock nut leaving 1/8 gap between spool and washer

    Trip to Lowes: $3.00
    Inventing your own spool holder: Brilliant. ;)

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