sthil 600 backpack rack by trimmer trap

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clord, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. clord

    clord LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I got home today and noticed my backpack was hanging off my trimmer rack bp holder and my first thought was I did not lock it in properly but the back piece that goes against your back was snapped in half. Has anyone had this problem? Check out the picture

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  2. clord

    clord LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Anyone had any bad luck with the ST-2 rack?
  3. McGaw

    McGaw LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 158

    Did someone try to steal it?
  4. 2stroke

    2stroke LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    i would say that the rack was made wrong and didnt support the blower right, or the blower was put on the rack wrong.
  5. mississippiturf

    mississippiturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    To get that kind of damage, it almost had to have external forces applied to a "downward/outward" motion. I would guess someone tried to rip you off.


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  6. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,012

    I dunno man. Kinda looks like someone tried to rip that sucker off.

    I did see these pictures on ebay last night when I was looking for a replacement for my stolen blower.

    I bet this sucker was stolen, or attempted to get stolen at some point.


  7. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,012

    By the way, I just went and put some good pressure on mine for a bit and it seems like someone would have to use some good pressure to get it to do that. I dont think even bouncing around would do it.
  8. clord

    clord LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Nope, I heard it snap while I was driving. It was installed properly and never been dropped and I didn't hit anything. I replied to a thread a while back about this rack saying how the rubber was wearing off and you have to strap it to stop it from shaken as you'r driving down the road but I stopped strapping it for the last 3 months. Anyways I took it to my dealer today and they are going to fix it under warranty since they were both purchased there and they gave me a loaner to use for a few days. The parts manager said he's seen a few come in the same way using the same racks, he told me to move the rack to the front of the trailer to keep it from behind the axles so it won't shake as bad. I said i'm taken it off and not using it anymore.
  9. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    The thief got ticked-off that you had it locked and was teaching you a lesson, at least in his/her crack-addled mind!

    I've never had any issues with Trimmer Trap products.
  10. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    WHOA DEJA VU!!! My 600 did the EXACT same thing last week!! I mean EXACTLY the same. Dealer said he'd never seen one do that. Had to replace the whole piece. Mine is OUT of warranty though :cry: My rack is not a dedicated 600 rack. I know mine was not a theft attempt. I had just loaded it on the rack from one job and when I got the next job it was broken.

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