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Mower trimmer set up???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sildoc, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    I have been looking on how I can attach my trimmer to my walk behind. Not to trim while I mow but to have it everywhere I take my mower. I think it would save a lot of time to unload my mower, mow and then instead of unloading my trimmer have it there ready to trim where I am at not having to go to my trailer to get.

    Next question is does any one have a blower set up also?

    If so could you attach pictures so I can get an Idea of what to do or is there some commercial application for this. Thanks.
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    HAY BUD!!
    The only problems i have had with the trimmer on walks are when a employee would try and go under a low deck or bigger branches and bend the shaft:mad:
    But as an idea it worked.
  5. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    John, Thanks for future insight on the bending of the shaft. I am solo at this time and so far all of my properties are clear of low hanging branches and all decks are on the ground. It is something to think about though and I will have to do a more carefull inspection over them to make sure I am 100% sure it won't happen.
    Thanks again.
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    You can put them on riders too, But thats when the real damage happens;) We will talk about that later.
  7. TRex

    TRex LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW ,TX
    Messages: 487

    What mower/s are you going to use it on.

    Maybe take a couple peices of small (3/4") square tubing and find an existing hole near the rear of the mower and find/make a clamp for the front by the caster. Then use a couple spring loaded squeeze clamps and screw them in at the top of the tubing.
  8. Kohls Landscaping Co

    Kohls Landscaping Co LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    It makes sense for larger properties, but I'd think it'd be more trouble than it's worth for smaller properties. Along with taking the risk of bending a shaft (mentioned earlier), I think your just waiting for a piece to break from the constant bumping around while on the mower, especially when the soil is rock hard. Just my 2 cents...
  9. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Hey guys, I know this thread is a few months old, but I didn't want to start a new one.

    Anyhow, I'm looking at the Trimmertrap MR-1 to mount on my Toro WB. The problem is that I don't care to drill holes in my mower. Do you know of any alternatives???
  10. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Make a mount that goes on the mower then mount it to the trimmer holder. Something like a clamp type bracket.

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