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Securing hand tools in enclosed trailer

TimberlandGrounds

LawnSite Member
Location
Michigan
How do you guys properly secure your hand tools in your enclosed trailer (shovels, rakes, etc.). I just purchased some nice greentouch racks for my trimmers and blowers, but still trying to find a good system or good racks for securing / storing hand tools.

Any suggestions?
 

myoder

LawnSite Member
Location
Central MA
I just put all my hand tools together and bungeed them to the wall for the time being... quick, simple, and cheap
 

Justcutslawnserv

LawnSite Member
Location
NJ
I have two of the Greentouch tool racks. They hold all my shovels,broom,hard rake,pitch forks and hand saw. You can also put an extra trimmer or edger on one if you need to.
 
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TimberlandGrounds

LawnSite Member
Location
Michigan
Thanks for the info. Regarding those GreenTouch racks for handtools, I noticed those when I purchased my trimmer and blower rack. However, I did not purchase the hand tool rack. Their design is the one single rack will hold up to 5 tools. Do you ever find yourself needing the one tool that is on the rack, closest to the trailer wall, and you have to take all 5 tools off the rack just to get the one tool your looking for? Is that a hastle, do you like them?

Thanks for the thoughts.
 

Justcutslawnserv

LawnSite Member
Location
NJ
Yes I've had to do that,but it's not a hassle. I love my greentouch racks! Will NOT buy anything else.

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Lux Lawn

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Cleveland Ohio
When I ordered mine the guy on the phone said most guys order two and mount them side by side for that reason.Take off of one and put it on the other one to get at the tool you need.

I am mounting mine on an open trailer.It will have the basket on the front of it and this way I can adjust the height of where the tools sit so it will fit in the garage.
 

gogetter

Banned
Location
Yardley, PA.
Another overpriced item from Greentouch. You can buy similar tool racks at HomeDepot, or I'm looking at one in front of me in Gemplers catalog (item # HR15).
These are $10, maybe even less someplace else. The only difference is that GreenTouch has a pin to secure the tools on the rack. But to save $25 (or $50 if I was buying 2 of them), I'd use a $1 bungee. Or if you really wanted to use a pin, you could drill holes and use a pin.
 
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