1. LawnCrafters

    LawnCrafters LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    I made one that works just like the $200+ Trimmertrap for about $35 in metal and parts. Only difference is that it 100 times stronger cause it's made with 2" square tube. It holds three trimmers or stick edgers. All three are unlatched by sliding a single knob. You can also lock all three with a single padlock.

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  2. LawnCrafters

    LawnCrafters LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    Closer up. Had to use a Bridgeport mill to cut the slots in the tube. Building another for my other trailer.

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  3. Brieldo

    Brieldo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    BHB, i wouldnt trust your design for a minute. Having a 800 dollar trimmer held by something that can come loose driving over railroad tracks or something of that like makes me a littler nervous...TrimmerTrap it is for me.

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  4. Alan

    Alan Member
    Posts: 1,185

    Lawncrafters,

    NICE job on the rack! I built two that I also copied after the trimmertrap design. I used angle for the uprights and had one fatigue and break where it intersected the trailer rail. I have since gusseted that connection and it seems to be holding now. My other trailer has a genuine Trimmertrap. For the price I don't think I would build another one. I like doing my own stuff, but this is one time I think I'm better off going commercial.
     
  5. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 927

    I seem to recall a place that was selling 3 place trimmer racks for $69 that were identical to the trimmer trap jobbers only black. They were the same sytle as trimmertraps 2 place holder not the 3 place with the knob. For $69 how can you go wrong?
     
  6. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    ks--- Can you remember where???
     
  7. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 927

  8. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    I bought a set maybe 2 years ago, not bad, but if I was to buy for a open trailer again I would like to get some heavier duty. Forgot to add, Ive had to weld them up a couple times. I had mine bolted to trailer, then welded them to trailer, then one of them cracked right at the top rail.
     
  9. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    Thanks...I ordered a pair. I will reinforce the back with some angle iron......
     
  10. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    That will probably keep them from breaking , I've welded 1/4 flat steel on mine, have'nt broke for awhile, but all-in-all there pretty good for the $, they don't roll or rattle around.
     

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