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Gear Caddy by Jungle Jim's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rookie03, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. rookie03

    rookie03 LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Messages: 184

    Who has the Gear Caddy (Trimmer Rack, Backpack Blower Pole, Cooler Holder) from Jungle Jim's?

    For those that have the Gear Caddy, what are the pros and cons?

    I'm deciding today whether or not to order one. I think that once I get it I'll probably wonder how I worked without one, but it retails for $289.95 so I want to make sure it's worth it before I buy it.

    Appreciate the help!!!
  2. all degree

    all degree LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    I have it and its going on its third season and its held up well. No rust and it works like the day that I got it. Holds 3 trimmers, two backpacks, water cooler and trimmer line.

    I thought it was pricey too but in the long run its been worth it for me.

    Good Luck!
  3. rookie03

    rookie03 LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Messages: 184

    Thanks for that reply. I was also wondering how well it would hold up and if it would rust. Good to hear that you've had it three seasons and it's still going strong. Thanks for the post!
  4. MPH

    MPH LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    My local dealer has it for $229.00. Check around, maybe you can find a better price! :)
  5. NorrisG

    NorrisG LawnSite Member
    Female, from Lakeland, Tn.
    Messages: 59

    I've had my gear caddy for 2 seasons now and it's been great. I haven't ever used anything else so I can't compare it to anything, but it has held up fine.
  6. K c m

    K c m LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,313

    If its for an enclosed trailor. Don't even bother. Mine costed about 50 bucks. 3 pieces of plywood and a template. 2 string cutters, and a pole edger. a rack in the back for the chain saw. on the left back has the echo hc1500 hedge trimmer. Up in the front rakes and what not. And right next to the right door is my mantis tiller. All with the use of plywood. Don't buy racks. Just fabricate them yourselvers :waving:
  7. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    We are doing alot more mowing this year and even more for next, so I thought it was time to organize the mowing trailer / truck. I bought a GC setup at Louisville from Jungle Jim's, and we love it. I think with two stihl adapters and tax it was $ 215.00 for all. I waited until Sunday to pull out the cash..lol :D
  8. rookie03

    rookie03 LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Messages: 184

    Glad to hear the positive posts on the Gear Caddy. How do you find out where to buy them locally? I was just going to order it online. I tried looking in the dealer locater, but nothing came up just a 1-800 number.
  9. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,227

    this is my new rig!
  10. Downeast

    Downeast LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,163

    I have the tool caddy,and don't like it.The trimmer rack and blower rack is fine.But the holes to drop the tools in had little saw like teeth in them.So when you are driving down the road ,the tool handles move and the little teeth start to cut through the rakes and shovels.It will eventually cut right through them.

    They may have fixed it ,but if they didn't that means you have to file them or put some rubber coating on them.For the money they charge ,one should not have to fine tune them . Also if you do not have sides on your trailer you will have to make something to secure the handle bottoms as they will move in transit.

    Had them a few years and have held up,but the hand tool caddy sucks, I think.

    I would not buy it again.I have not ever recommended them as of yet.

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