Trimmer racks?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Larson Lawn Care, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Larson Lawn Care

    Larson Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just sold my trailer with my trimmer trap for two trimmers. I'm buying a new trailer and may get a 3 place trimmer rack, but the trimmer trap co. Has one lock for all three trimmers as opposed to my old one that I had separate locks for both. The reason I want separate locks for all trimmers is because I unlock the one trimmer and leave it in unlocked then I put it back and lock it. I only grab my keys when I unlock the first time. If I only have one lock for all, when I grab a trimmer I lock the other two back up then to return the trimmer, I have to dig for my keys again.

    I have researched xtreme racks, gridiron, jungle Jim's and trimmer trap.

    I like the gridiron the best, however, I want to weld the rack to the trailer. Otherwise, someone can just unbolt the rack and take off. Since gridiron is aluminum, I'm not sure it can weld to the iron?

    The xtreme racks were my first choice but I want to weld to bottom of trailer, and side rail, and it seems like there are too many add on needed. Also I saw that someone had theirs break right off because there was too much wobble and flex.

    The jungle Jim's seem way over priced for what you get.

    And again, trimmer trap has one lock for all three trimmers, their tt-1 or maybe tt-2 that holds two trimmers is exactly what I had on my old trailer. I like it and I am accustomed to it, but looking into the future, it would be good to have three trimmers out with me.

    What trimmer rack brand do you think I should go with?
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  2. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    i don't use a trimmer rack. i just put my trimmer and edger in the back of the truck.
     
  3. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    jungle jim single rack on each side of the trailer. simple and works perfect. 5 years and no issues.
     
  4. Larson Lawn Care

    Larson Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think I'd rather have trimmers on one rack
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  5. presnallawncare

    presnallawncare LawnSite Member
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    I have a three place xtreme trimmer rack and it works great. I also bought an xtreme blower rack and then got a 4 pack of masterlocks at homedepot to replace the locks so I have one key for both racks. I plan on adding another blower rack so then I will have 3 locks, one key. I had a friend weld a piece of metal to the side rail of my trailer and used the provided brackets to mount mine and it is solid as a rock. Check out the pictures http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=374617
     
  6. Larson Lawn Care

    Larson Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Was the xtreme trimmer rack hard to set up, the engine support and all of the other supports? I would weld it to the trailer and not bolt it for security, but it looks like one of the supports are aluminum?

    Also, has anyone had experience with rackem trimmer racks? The dealer I bought my trailer from can order those for me?
     
  7. presnallawncare

    presnallawncare LawnSite Member
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    It was really simple, the hardware just bolts to your trimmer shafts with allen bolts. I dont have the engine support brackets (they cost extra) and don't see a need for them in my case.
     
  8. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have xtreme 4 place trimmer and 2 xtreme blower racks in my enclosed trailer they are great
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  9. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    If anybody doesn't want the permanent nature of welding their racks. Just tack weld the nuts on and then you can break the bolt off if you ever need to remove them.
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  10. Larson Lawn Care

    Larson Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's a good idea. I'm thinking about security and if the "high security" or whatever terminology they use, why would you just bolt it down when someone can just unbolt it and take everything?

    As if right now, I'm leaning towards trimmer trap and rackem
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