Trimmer Racks

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GBCS, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. GBCS

    GBCS LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 93

    Which brand has the best security?

    This photo from Trimmertrap does not look too secure. Looks like it could be bent very easy. What about Jungle's or others?


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  2. chimmygew

    chimmygew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    I have only used Jungle Jim's and I am glad I did. Love it. Quick and easy.
     
  3. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    I think tt security is opposite the photo. They can bend the rods but still must free the other side.

    Seems that TT is a solid as they come.

    good luck
     
  4. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    build your own. Much cheaper and more secure. built mine for about 25.00 and has the tool storage added on. Holds 3 trimmers and 12 tools. am looking at building a hedge and saw holder also. we will see though.
     
  5. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,220

    Sildoc,do you have any pics or a discription of that, i would love to see how to do it.If i can build it for $25 and some time thats alot cheaper than $150-200 for one.Thanks

    p.s. any one elso with pics would be great to.
     
  6. GBCS

    GBCS LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 93

    Although not secure, this is a cheap way to rack trimmers.

    Thanks to Doc Pete.


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  7. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
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    Working on my darn computer, It isn't recognizing my camera for some reason. I will post as soon as I can.
    I will try to describe them for now.

    Welded.
    square tubing with 1 1/2 U tubing welded aprox 1-1/12 feet apart. Then drilled so that locks will go through them.
    at bottom end (part that attaches to trailor) I have 2"x3" angle iron. drilled to attach to trailor. In midle and at top I have 1" flat steel attaching each post. I welded 12 and 15 1 1/2" and 2" tubular steel to hold shovels and ect. Cost about 25.00 plus time to do this. i made 2 in about 2 hours or less. I picked up all cut to length materials at my local scrap and metal place.
    Good luck an I will try to get some pics soon. Have had this darn problem for over a week now.
     
  8. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,220

    Thanks GBCS
    thats not a bad idea.If that is an enclosed trailer so what you cant lock the rack...lock the trailer.But on an open trailer like i have you could make the posts out of steel then weld a eye hook to the post and put a lock around each tool.I may do that.

    Thanks so mutch.
     
  9. siclmn

    siclmn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 364

    You would bend the trimmer shaft way before you would bend those.
     
  10. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    Techinically it is all based on leverage!
    If you have a 1/2-3/4" pipe that is 2-4' long you could bend those with no problem, and not even touch the trimmer.

    Technically all a lock and all something to make what ever secure is to keep the HONEST people out. Not the people that want something for nothing.

    That is That.
     

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