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trimmer rack

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by CLS, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. CLS

    CLS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    I am making my own trimmer rack. I'm making one similar to the one attached below.

    What are the typical dimentions of the c-channel where the trimmer rests? What is the depth of the channel and what is the hight of the channel?

    I already have the uprights made. I just need the #'s for the c-channel. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. CLS

    CLS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    Forgot the attachment.

    trimmer rack.jpg
     
  3. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    Without going out to measure mine, I'm going to guess about 1 1/2" high x 2" deep..
     
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    Take your trimmers and lay them on your trimmer rack and have them just far enuff that they fit easy and deep enuff for the pins to fit snug, that is how i made mine. I know that doesnt give you any dimensions but that is how i made mine so they arent to loose and shake to bad going down the road. I took electric tape and wrapped the shafts where they rest on the metal to cut down on wear
     
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    Oh and I forgot to say that I made mine wider than most you buy so that the weight of the engine isnt hanging over and putting extra stress on the shafts, and the other ends are near the string head so all the weight is supported by the uprights and they dont slide in the rack that away either
     
  6. CLS

    CLS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    I don't have a trimmer yet. Soon though.

    Anybody else feel like breaking out a tape measure for me?
     
  7. Turf Tender

    Turf Tender LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Hey CLS - I grew up in Grand Rapids!
     
  8. CLS

    CLS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    What part of GR? When did you move?
     
  9. ACA Lawn Care

    ACA Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Why don't you just save yourself some time and order them from www.precoparts.com for $69.95. It holds three trimmers, individually locked. Mine are on the way.
     
  10. SUGAR_CUT_MARK

    SUGAR_CUT_MARK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    Aca, are those angle iron?
     

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