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Trimmer racks located over the wheels of the trailer or in the front?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by blair smock, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. blair smock

    blair smock LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 108

    Have you guys found that trimmers located over the wheel take more of a beating than located mounted over the front rail of the trailer? any input appreciated- thanks
  2. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,210

    Ive mostly seen in the front on boxes, or clip racks on the sides, btw, where are good places to order these? I may be looking for a temporary one for a open trailer and many pieces for the inside of an enclosed trailer for early next season.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I don't know. Mine are all over the wheels of the trailer, because I have a spicerack and I need to have access to it. My rack set back about 3' whedre I get my blowers and saws from.
  4. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    Around my area, everyone has them over the wheels. Assuming you are just driving on local roads, they shouldn't really get "beat up".

    If you haven't already looked up the price of the racks, prepare for sticker shock.
  5. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    Mine are inside my enclosed, but behind the wheels. If anything mount the racks so the trimmers are facing towards the center of the trailer. So if somebody forgets to put the pins in. The trimmer falls into the trailer, not the road. Trust me it works. :D
  6. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    Ouch, that must be a painful lesson!
  7. Scapegoat

    Scapegoat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    Mine are along the side, cause I have a big tool box mounted along the front rail.
  8. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    Not me. Buddy of mine had it happend twice. :angry: $320 echo trimmer the first time. $285 edger the second time. Now they are mounted towards the inside.

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