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Trimmer Racks on Big Tex trailers

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Dstosh, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. Dstosh

    Dstosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 716

    For those of us that have big tex trailers know that the top metal tube is just that a tube..I was wondering if a conventional trimmer rack will fit that even though it is round...Thanks</p> If there is one that does fit Please add a link
  2. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    I'd think they would still work with a tube top trailer but if not, you could weld a piece of angle to get a flat surface if needed.
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 611

    If you tighten the bolts down it will work, though I have seen them wobbling down the road. I would go the angle approach. If you can't weld it then bolt it horizontally and vertically. Use the vertical bolts to bolt through the rack, angle and tube. This will give you a very solid platform.
  4. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    my first trailer was a 5 by 10 big tex trailer, and i did exactly what ctfireman suggested. I bolted them to the angle iron and to the tube..... never had any problems and were very stable.
  5. glenjr10

    glenjr10 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98


    I have a performance trailer with pipe top rails. I have just bolted the "Trimmer Traps" straight to the support posts, bottom about 3", and the top about10.5/11" (just under rail) I have not seen any problems with my setup, and it has worked out very well.

    Good luck
  6. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 298

    my greentouch racks attachfine to the top of my Texas Bragg. It also has a round top.

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