Trimmer Racks

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MowforMoney, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. MowforMoney

    MowforMoney LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    I am buying a trimmer rack for my trailor. Both my trailors or the basic utility trailor. 6X12 and a 5X10. I was wondering what is the best trimmer rack. I know everyone has an oppinion but thats what I want. I really want to know how safe are they and if your equipment gets banged around. Any pictures be great to and how it works to.
     
  2. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    Trimmer Trap'3 3 Trimmer Rack is probably the best but since I didn't want to pay $200 I got a simlar 3 trimmer rack at TSC for $54.
     
  3. Psych-O

    Psych-O LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    What is TSC?
     
  4. not_as_noun

    not_as_noun LawnSite Member
    from West GA
    Posts: 12

    Tractor Suppy Company
     
  5. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 976

    I've been using my Jungle Jim racks for a year now and love them. They do cost more but I think they're well worth the money. I like the way the tension of the springs hold everything stationary. Nothing gets damaged due to excessive movement. I can take some pics of them this weekend and post them here if you've never seen them.
     
  6. Wreak

    Wreak LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    I don't think you want these but....I just received my rack set from http://www.precoparts.com/ (scroll all the way to the bottom) and had to go back to this website just to see how they installed them on the trailer by looking at the picture (no instructions came with them). I haven't put them on yet but they look like they'll work out just fine but I'll have to drill 2 holes through each one. These cost $90 with shipping. It seems a little high and I figured they would've at least packaged them a little better since they were practically coming out of the end of the box when UPS dropped them off.

    I never thought that TSC would have this type of thing.
     
  7. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    I think any of the racks are good. And there will be less banging around than without them.
     
  8. Up North

    Up North LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MN
    Posts: 1,063

    I got the same trimmer rack. $69.95 and they threw in the keyed alike padlocks for free, (now they're $9.95). Anyway, I love mine, easy to install and trimmer goes on & off very easily.

    Buck
     
  9. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 911

    I have (should say had) the rack from Preco and what I have found is the way the metal is stamped for the latch point creates a stress point. After a few months of vibration back and forth, the rail split right in half. Sure, can't beat the price but you can beat the quality.
     
  10. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,516

    I just ordered a gridiron system from Novea Co. This is nice, 2 4 ft posts, 2 trimmer racks, 1 backpack blower rack, a water cooler holder and a lockset. Can,t wait to get it on my new trailer.
     

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