where can I find hangers?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by LilRabbit, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. LilRabbit

    LilRabbit LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    I have been looking for a hanger to hold (2) string trimmers and a back pack blower to mount to my open trailer, but anything I found was over $100. Is there a cheaper place to purchase stuff like this, or should I just make something myself?
    Thanks to everyone for all your great advise and opinions!!!
     
  2. Cooper Landscaping

    Cooper Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 214

    LilRabbit-
    Check Ebay i know right now theres 2 or three trimmer racks listed for 45 starting bid or 60 buy it now. Most guys on here will tell you just spend the extra money for the nicer racks- they will be more convenient and more secure than most you will find on ebay. As for making one yourself if you decide to study the designs of the really popular ones and use the search feature to find out what little things people like about theirs. Hope ive been a help lol
    -Coop
     
  3. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,194

    In the closet.

    Equipment racks, anything you may purchase lower priced than you mentioned, isn't going to be worth having.
    Do you weld or can you work with cutting and bolting metal? If you can, you should be able to construct equipment racks that would be at least adequate.
     
  4. LilRabbit

    LilRabbit LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    I am handy with a welder but I think you are right, I should spend the extra and get something that looks nice. (image means alot) Thanks for the help.....
     
  5. A1 Grass

    A1 Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 330

    To mount my trimmers inside my enclosed trailer I used (for each one) 2 L-brackets for shelving with a piece of 2x4 mounted on top. Then I screwed into the top of each a couple of rubber covered u-shaped wall-mount tool-holders. I then attached a small rubber bungee to the front one to hold down the weight and screwed them to the wall.

    The trimmer sits horizontally (like other racks) and it and NEVER falls out.

    Co$t = about $3.00 each

    p.s. Hand held blower holders:

    Standard plastic milk crate with a "U" cut out of 2 opposing sides. Mount it to whatever - blower sits nicely into it and will NOT fall out!

    Co$t = about $2.00 each
     
  6. A1 Grass

    A1 Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 330

    Here's a pic of my CHEAP-O trimmer rack:

    trimmerrack2.jpg
     
  7. holew

    holew LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    make you own, if you know someone or yourself is handy with welding do it yourself, hint angle iron works great
     

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