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extreem trimmer rack nightmare

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by torotorotoro, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. v6rs97

    v6rs97 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 234

    oh boy.... i just ordered the double rack yesterday
  2. torotorotoro

    torotorotoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 510

    did they shut this thread down
  3. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,345

    Reduce the wobble and you won't have issues. Are your rails tight or wiggle around.
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  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    How did the trimmer break?

    I keep hearing little complaints about these racks. We have a saying in the old country....

    Tight's tight and too tight's broke.

    I'll stick to my low tech TrimmerTrap.
  5. torotorotoro

    torotorotoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 510

    i was driving and i heard something i looked in the mirror , i saw the rack hanging from pole that was not broke. before i could get it stopped it ran into a medium in the middle of road. the rack was welded to my trailer
  6. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    I had mine welded down as well as the regular nuts and bolts....no more wiggle or wobble.
  7. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    Too bad that happened but if that was the worst day of last year I would say you had a pretty good year.
  8. torotorotoro

    torotorotoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 510

    yes for the most part, but i went from having 6 weedtrimmers to having1.one was broke down. there is nothing like having two guys stand around and wait for their turn to trim.i had to wait a week to get 2 new ones.who can afford a $1000 loss in the blink of an eye
  9. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    From the responses I've read that you posted in the past, I'm thinking it's karma happening. Weld it back together and put a few braces on it.
  10. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    The pins that are attached to your trimmer shafts are BACKWARDS. Look at the instructions or pictures on their website. That would cause a lot of stress on the one upright that has the trimmer heads locked on it, the one that broke. It's not getting any support from the other upright! My point is, I've got my money on operator error, not equipment failure here.

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