trimmer rack help

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wrightlawn, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. wrightlawn

    wrightlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    i have a trimmer rack that has the type of holders that look like a squared off 'c'. the problem is the holder is
    2 1/2" deep by 2" wide when the pin is in place vertically. this causes the trimmers to bounce around and slide. does anyone know of some type of produce to stop this. i have thought about some thick pieces of rubbe on top and bottom. any ideas without buying a new rack?
  2. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    I used to have a rack that sounds just like that. What I ended up doing was making blocks of wood the were the same size as the "c" holder, but had the corner notched for the shaft of the trimmer. I then drilled a hole threw the block so I could put the pin threw. I enven painted them black to match the rack.
  3. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Bungee cords work. Just Bungee each trimmer to the rack or the one below it. I personally hate bungee cords BUT I hate seeing my trimmers bounce around more. I have been doing this for 3 years now and no problems.
  4. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 963

    I have seen them use the hollow core rubber tubes before. I just got a trimmer rack for this year (have not seen it yet), but plan to either put rubber on the clamps, or on the trimmer shaft itself where it will just go in w/ a push.
  5. wrightlawn

    wrightlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    i had also thought of the wood blocks. might try that but im still looking for other ideas too.
  6. MB550

    MB550 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I Have The Same Rack, With The Same Problem. Fixed It With A Couple Of Hockey Pucks Squared Off With A Saw And Held In Place With Self Taping Screws
  7. Bull

    Bull LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 308

    Wrightlawn, I have a rack that may be the same or similar to yours. It has the yellow plastic coating on it. My trimmers did the same thing until I figured out a way to keep them from moving. After placing the trimmer in the rack up at the throttle area my trimmers have a rubber type sponge piece around the shaft. I place this part in the rack. Then as I start the pin down through the top hole it fits in the middle notch but as you start the pin through the bottom hole it goes into the back hole. Thus the retainer pin is now locking the trimmer in at an angle. At the head end the pin goes through both back holes. This has worked well for me and has stopped mine from moving. Hope this helps.
  8. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,565

    What brand? I'd like to avoid it if I can.
  9. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Greentouch and all the imitations.
  10. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Buy a trimmertrap rack and you will never be sorry!!! Iv'e had the lesco/greentouch junk, yeah it was heavy duty, but only attaches to the top rail of the trailer so it flexes like crazy on a rough road and they don't actually hold the trimmer tight unless you jerry rig some piece of foam or bracket or tie down to keep your trimmers from being shaken to pieces. trimmers are not cheap, and if u carry 2 and a stick edger you have 1,000 bucks on the side of your tralier flopping all oner the place. spend the little bit extra and buy a real rack! Trimmer Trap!

    P.S. No, I am not a sponser of them nor am I a salesman, just a happy customer!

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