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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by philk17088, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,386

    I'm thinking about PG'S carry rack for a receiver hitch. Anybody using them?
    Pros? Cons?
  2. greenngrow

    greenngrow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    You can have one made cheaper than you can purchase from PG....

    I had mine made for 250.00 that was two years ago.
  3. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 707

    we had a problem of the racks hitting bottom on bumpy roads.

    That was when we were using flat bed chevy trucks and the recievers were fairly close to the ground to begin with, may not be a problem with all trucks.

    I think we paid $450 several years ago (and I'm not sure if that price included shipping cost, i doubt it?). As suggested you could probably have a local fabricator make one for less.
  4. Ohio ProTurf

    Ohio ProTurf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I agree with greenngrow...you can probably have one made cheaper, and get a higher quality product. We had a local welding/fabrication shop make a custom carrier for us last season. I think we had $500.00 in it, but it was a far superior product than what was being offered by PermaGreen.
  5. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,386

    Thats what I'm thinking.
    Any pics or diagrams out there?
    I'm really tired of dragging the 4x8 trailer around.
  6. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
    from u s a
    Messages: 457

    Too high , too flimsey, after pricing thiers , we built a much sturdier one for 200.00
  7. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,386

    Another question. Are they street legal everywhere? ;)
  8. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 707

    Fed DOT laws say Yes, they are legal everywhere. (now whether a local municipality or state can step on Fed DOT law, I aint sure, but I doubt it)

    I believe the law is 4 feet. any attachment to a vehicle that extends beyond the 4' will need to be registered which means proper lights etc.

    To avoid any possible police hassles I would recommend working lights (brake/directional) and for your own saftey.

    We have never been stopped by the law...but we have had near misses with cars behind us not being able to see our brake/directional lights. For a few bucks we added lights.
  9. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,386

    Thanks for the help. :waving:
  10. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    can any of you guys that had one made post a picture?

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