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How to store extended reach hedge trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by unkownfl, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    Just what the title says preferably on open trailers or pick-up beds.
  2. B Gillespie

    B Gillespie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    Tool box designed for large conduit or hot stick storage mounted on the side of the trailer. Most are eight plus feet long, lock, sealed door, vented.
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  3. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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  4. B Gillespie

    B Gillespie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    The boxes I have are rectangular and large enough to hold an HT101, string trimmer, or edger. They hold several sections of conduit and or hot sticks and lay up sticks. Many utility companies have old, extra boxes like these in their storage yards.
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    Last edited: Nov 22, 2009
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Mine hangs right on my trimmer rack, and is secured firmly.
    BGillespie mentioned the boxes, and I'd just like to add to that. I have a friend, that on all his trailers, he has the long delta tool boxes mounted to the side of the trailer over the fenders. these boxes hold 2 trimmers each, string, extra heads and parts, and a few tools for them. They are secure, and out of the weather.
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    That's an interesting device there, same company that made mine...

    Because the way I did it is I took an FS-85r trimmer, removed the string spool and installed the $200 trimming attachment.
    Granted, my tool might be more expensive that way.
    But this attachment folds at various angles, so to store it I fold it to 90 degrees and then stick it in a corner, so to speak.
    Otherwise it's just too dang long.

    Now in the trailer it would fit straight, there I'm just afraid I'm going to run into it / over it with a mower thou.

    Either way it's not a daily use tool, most of the time I keep it at home.
    They are a bit "unwieldy" lol
  7. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    That's an odd one for sure. Too short for a regular rack probably.
    I have 2 FS85's that I have several attachments for.
    I have several attachments that I carry in the back of my truck and just slap them on when I need them. Articulating hedge, brush blade, edger and of course line trimmer. Most of the time the brush blade and edger attachments are on there. I use my 2 Robin trimmers for line trimming.
    Anyway, because they are all four full length, they fit on my trimmer trap with any attachment.
    If that were mine, I'd just set it in the back of my pickup because I bought an Undercover topper just for that very reason. To secure the hard to secure items I need. Tony
  8. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    Mount airy aka mayberry yeah right I use to work for PIKE and dreaded going up there.

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