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Trimmer Trap + 2 1/2 years = Shaft broken in half

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ProStreetCamaro, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,140

    Shaft just broke in half today on one of our SRM-230 trimmers caused by the Trimmer Trap. Anybody else ever experiance this? The trimmer fit in nice and snug. I guess the bouncing over the last 2 1/2 years fatigued the shaft and it finally snapped.

    No more trimmer racks for us from now on I guess. :cry:
  2. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 248

    i had this problem with a shindiawa trimmer, the metal shaft just wore right down from rubbing against the rack, broke right in half also, now i put a piece of foam like what goes on the handle bars of a kids bike, in the spot ware there is bare metal touching the rack, i was not a happy camper
  3. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,140

    Thats a good idea I will have to give that a try. Luckily we have 3 old echo trimmers for spare parts and im sure one of them is an SRM-230 i can steal the shaft from.
  4. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 799

    I had the trimmer trap...I think it is a good rack but now I have the extreme, and would never go back. Good luck, Tony
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    No problems with mine at all. My Stihl edger has been riding around in them since about 2000.

    This is the first time I've ever heard someone blame a rack for cutting their trimmer in half.
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