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What do you do to keep your equipment from spinning around in your racks?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by customcurbdesigns, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. customcurbdesigns

    customcurbdesigns LawnSite Member
    from Tampa
    Messages: 203

    What do you guys do to keep your trimmer, edger, etc from spinning around in your racks? Thanks

  2. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    i dont worry about it, or if it bugs you or if they are getting flooded out get the extreme series by green touch.
  3. tennesseelawnguy

    tennesseelawnguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    hey sean. i've had good luck using pipe insulation(the foam kind that's split up the middle). i cut it to size and zip tie it around the rack and the flap where needed. it needs to be replaced every so often, maybe once a seaon, but it's alot cheaper than repairing or replacing a trimmer.
  4. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    I think it depends on the rack. I have a Rackem brand on a open trailer and no matter what I try they still spin. On my enclosed trailer I have two sets [sorry don't remember brand] that came from Northren Tool, they are spring loaded and nothing spins.
  5. mowing grass 1111

    mowing grass 1111 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 433

    i use green touch and had the same problem with my stihl weedeaters. i took the ring for the strap harness and moved it down the shaft of the weedeater so it would sit inside the rack keeping the weedeater from spinning
  6. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,335

    I have a trimmer trap rack...they don't spin, but the rack sure tears the hell out of the trimmers and edger.
  7. tomgolfs44

    tomgolfs44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    absolutely LOVE my extreme series rack from green touch. no flooding, no shaft wear, nothing. You can even gas them up while still on the rack!
  8. M&SLawnCare

    M&SLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    Go to home depot and buy some heater pipe insulation (round foam that slides over pipes basically). Rap that around the bar where your trimmer rests to hold it secure and also protect it from wearing the trimmer shaft and handle down. Worked great for me.
  9. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Extreme trimmer rack is the answer.
  10. outrunjason

    outrunjason LawnSite Senior Member
    from dallas
    Messages: 714

    Oh I hate this as well. My sthils are fine on the rack just get a little wear. But twice my guys have just thrown the echo up there and the trigger has busted off.

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