Xtreme Series Line Trimmer Rack Give-Away

Discussion in '' started by Matt, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. Matt

    Matt Sponsor
    Messages: 130

    Congratulations, you have been selected to win one of our extreme series racks.

    It is very fortunate and amazing that the trimmer didn't fly into someones windshield, causing serious damage. With our Xtreme Series rack it will be impossible for the trimmer to fly out. It doesn't even matter if the rack is locked or unlocked either as the quick release thumb levers will hold the trimmer in place.

    Please email me shipping information and be sure to include your telephone number.

    Thank you for the story,

  2. RPM1

    RPM1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    how do you know if you have won a trimmer rack do you send an e mail or just post it to this forum
  3. Matt

    Matt Sponsor
    Messages: 130

    We post everytime we give one away. If they don't respond to us then we send them a private message.
  4. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    Well, being that I started up last year, money has been tight. I started looking at racks and I could not believe the cost of some of them. I mean, they just hold a trimmer, RIGHT???? Well, being that I new I needed racks, yet could not afford to buy any, not even cheap ones from Ebay or anywhere else, I decided that while I was building a ramp for my trailer, I would make my own.

    I felt like my design was simple and would do the job. I pull an enclosed trailer, so I was not concerned about theft, just a place to keep the trimmers off the floor and on the wall where they belong. So, i measured and cut angle iron, welded them into a nice rack. I used 2" wide flat bar, heated it up and bent a U in them and welded them to the Angle Iron. I rigured if the U was deep enough, the trimmers would not be able to bounce out over the top of the U. So the U brackets are about 5" deep. Well, I have misjudged the effect some of our roads and Railroad crossings have on being able to move equipment in my trailer.

    I was heading to a customers property one day and took a railroad track crossing a little to fast (it caught me by surprise) and I knew that everything in the trailer had shifted from the bouncing. What I did not know, was that both trimmers and my edger came out of the rack in some form or fashion. The Edger (was on the bottom) and the middle trimmer both came completely out of the rack. The top trimmer, only the engine end came out. I was surpised that the mower did not crush them, and when I saw the head fo the top trimmer still in the rack and the angle of the shaft, I just new it was going to be bad.

    I was lucky that I did not have any major damage to any of the equipment. I did have to make adjustments to the trigger housing on one trimmer and reposition the engine on another because it has turned about 30deg around the shaft when it fell.

    It would be nice to get a "REALLY GOOD" set of racks to protect my equipment, especially since as of tomorrow, I am going full time in my business. I feel money will be a little tight for a while and I cannot afford to be replacing equipment due to substandard storage racks.
  5. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    I got my free trimmer rack in the mail. The design is awesome. These are the most secure trimmer racks on the market. I'm bolting it on this weekend. Thanks again Matt.
  6. lawntimenosee

    lawntimenosee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Thanks for all the reviews so far.. I'm trying to decide on a set of racks for my box truck now.

    My main concern is sturdiness and how securely they grip the trimmer/edgers.
    Also it's nice to have quick, easy access on and off especially when summer hits (feels like we skipped spring here lately) and we are working wide open.

    Since I purchased this truck last year I have had my trimmers and edgers hanging on these hooks on the wall in the picture below..


    Luckily I have never had any fall out during transport (knock on wood)
    They do exactly what I need and very quick on/off with no locks or bungees.

    That being said there is a chance that these will fall out one day, and I just got a bigger mower so I could use the extra floor space.

    So far from what I have read here these are nice quality racks.. user reviews are important for all my purchases.. especially online purchases.

    I look forward to reading more reviews here on lawnsite to help me make a decision.. I will be purchasing a set of racks, just unsure which ones yet.

    Btw.. anyone have this one?
  7. turfman007

    turfman007 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    My trimmer is the one item in my enclosed trailer that I had purchased a rack for at one of the big box hardware stores last summer. It seemed to be working fine until one day in late fall. I unloaded my mower and was doing fall cleanup for one of my customers. This customer in particular is one of my most demanding and expects perfection when it comes to the outside appearance of his home. I had just completed the backyard and was proceeding to the front when I saw my trailer dripping an unknown liquid onto his newly blacktopped driveway. Upon investigation I discovered that the trimmer head had let loose from the rack bracket and landed on my unsecured 5 gallon topped off gas container, causing it to tip over and spill all twelve dollars of gas into my trailer and onto his new blacktop. Being that gas and blacktop do not mix well, I ended up paying dearly to have his driveway resurfaced. In the end I was able to keep him as a customer, but I vowed that day never to buy poor quality equipment again.
  8. Darrin A.

    Darrin A. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    I started 2 years ago with a S-10 Blazer, a 5 X 8 trailer with 1/4 to 1/2" rails (never did measure them) that I got for $450, then put tires on it. I never got trimmer racks because I didn't want to ruin them by having them welded on. I put the trimmer in the back of the Blazer. Last year I got my truck, 89 GMC w/ 6.5' bed, bungied the trimmer to the inside of the truck. Both were a PITA. This year I spent $800 on a new trimmer and BP blower and $950 on a new trailer. I also got a tool box for the truck so putting the trimmer in the truck won't work. I am looking at TT for racks but have never seen one up close. I NEED to get a trimmer rack because I don't want to tell any "horor" stories like the ones in this thread. These racks look great.

    Darrin A.
  9. supernatural

    supernatural LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Ya, you guys with the enclosed trailers need to watch that door. I was making a left turn a busy intersection and I saw a Stihl back pack blower tumbling in my rear view mirror as I made the turn. Then I saw my side door swinging and about crapped in my pants. I stopped my rig right there and ran back to get my newly bought Stihl BR420 blower laying there. It had a few scratches, but it was a Stihl and lasted for years after. Rule number one, spend the extra $$$ and buy things of good quality. Rule number 2, ALWAYS make sure the side door is closed. Later in life I went to an open trailer and used the standard C channel type rack. But all the bouncing around the trimmers do, the C channel leaves a big grove in my expensive trimmers. There is just way to much room for the trimmer to move around. Well I bought a new enclosed trailer this weekend, its a Haulmark like my last one. I still use nothing but Stihl equiptment, its the brand I will use till the day I die. I always thought all trimmer racks were the same but this one looks ALOT better than the rest. I think it would be a great addition to my enclosed trailer. I never thought of putting an actual rack in it until today. The standard C channel type wasn't going to make its way into my new set-up.
  10. wakesetter2001

    wakesetter2001 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    Got my rack on Thursday and got them installed. They are awesome. I have a couple very very small suggestions but there is defiantly nothing out there that is better.

    Matt I got your message I just have not had time to call you yet.

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