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SECTLANDSCAPING
06-16-2012, 06:56 PM
I hear a lot of talk about trimmer racks but not much about ones that can attach to the bed rails. Does anyone know of a manufacture that makes one like this?

For me this would be more convenient since I dont always bring the trailer for brush clearing and what not. I end up throwing them in the back of the truck and this isnt the most secure thing to do.

Grass Doctor
06-16-2012, 09:38 PM
dude, i have being thinking about this, since the other day, i saw a guy with trimmer rack in his truck ,while i was driving.
i have search the cyberspace with no luck, may the force lead this tread:D.

Johnny_boy02
06-16-2012, 11:26 PM
I use Jungle Jim racks. I took some 2"x2" angle and welded 1"x2" tube where my stake pockets are then bolded the racks through the tube and the bed rail.

Hopefully this picture will explain what I mean..

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p283/johnny_boy02/P5303961.jpg

SECTLANDSCAPING
06-16-2012, 11:52 PM
I use Jungle Jim racks. I took some 2"x2" angle and welded 1"x2" tube where my stake pockets are then bolded the racks through the tube and the bed rail.

Hopefully this picture will explain what I mean..


so the 1x2 is vertical in the stake pocket making a T with the 2x2?

Grass Doctor
06-16-2012, 11:59 PM
i like that, i imagine that's a latter, how that works out for you, i found this pic on the web, i like the way it locks the trimmers, but i like yours better.



http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SHlFgJoiKMw/Tkyg0g7Fs_I/AAAAAAAAAFI/Xq4rGnwNek4/s1600/Trimmer+Rack4.JPG

Johnny_boy02
06-17-2012, 01:57 AM
Yes the square tube is welded like a "T". I will get some better pictures of it tomorrow.

The thing on the tailgate is a folding ramp. I use it to load my mower on days I don't need the trailer.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p283/johnny_boy02/P7175683_1280x960.jpg

Johnny_boy02
06-17-2012, 02:12 AM
I found a slightly better picture of the rails. I removed one side of mounts because I rarely use the edger and I stupidly bent one of the trimmer rack mounts.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p283/johnny_boy02/P7175685_1280x960.jpg

Grass Doctor
06-17-2012, 09:20 AM
Yes the square tube is welded like a "T". I will get some better pictures of it tomorrow.

The thing on the tailgate is a folding ramp. I use it to load my mower on days I don't need the trailer.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p283/johnny_boy02/P7175683_1280x960.jpg

awesome :cool: where did u buy that rail from, i just buy i zero turn and i cant afford to buy the trailer i want to get, so for the mean time im looking to load it in too the truck bed, and im trying to set it, so it goes smooth, i really like those rail dude seems to work really nice nice set up to not use trailer.

Lopes Lawn Care
06-19-2012, 12:06 AM
Found these while looking at some trimmer racks. Thought you might be able to use them.

http://www.trailerracks.com/EI086.html

SECTLANDSCAPING
06-19-2012, 12:53 AM
I already figured out how I'm going to mount them. The only problem is its in the way of a ladder rack. I might make a ladder rack that goes on 1 side to solve this.

SECTLANDSCAPING
06-21-2012, 08:46 PM
Well I tried angle iron but I had to get precut strips and it wasnt thick enough. So I returned it and used wood.

The pictures suck because its dark. It was 93 today and I waited till the sun to go down.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t132/dirtypockets/IMG_20120621_203045.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t132/dirtypockets/IMG_20120621_203053.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t132/dirtypockets/IMG_20120621_203726.jpg

LawnBoy0311
05-14-2013, 08:34 AM
Well I tried angle iron but I had to get precut strips and it wasnt thick enough. So I returned it and used wood.

The pictures suck because its dark. It was 93 today and I waited till the sun to go down.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t132/dirtypockets/IMG_20120621_203045.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t132/dirtypockets/IMG_20120621_203053.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t132/dirtypockets/IMG_20120621_203726.jpg

Sect, how is it working? Still doing ok??

Hedgemaster
05-18-2013, 11:34 PM
Holy crap. If you came along side of me on the road, I'd apply the brakes and let you get ahead of me so that rack doesn't fall over on my car when you hit a bump!

:D

bruces
05-19-2013, 12:07 AM
you must be related to Shaq or something ,that top unit must be 7 feet in the air .

SECTLANDSCAPING
05-19-2013, 01:43 AM
Holy crap. If you came along side of me on the road, I'd apply the brakes and let you get ahead of me so that rack doesn't fall over on my car when you hit a bump!

:D

It actually held up pretty good. I had some 1 inch eye bolts holding it down. I dont like the racks though someone stole the middle trimmer not to long after that. Then last week with the rack now on trailer someone stole the husquarvana(bottom one) and fs90 that replaced the fs55.

The racks act as a display case for thieves.

Hedgemaster
05-19-2013, 10:39 AM
I hear you on the "display".
I keep mine in my truck. Out of sight, out of mind.


My "rack"...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Equipment%20and%20Truck/MIsc%20Equipment/Trimmer%20Shelf/20120617_193343.jpg (http://s1144.photobucket.com/user/OakLeafLawnService/media/Equipment%20and%20Truck/MIsc%20Equipment/Trimmer%20Shelf/20120617_193343.jpg.html)

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Equipment%20and%20Truck/MIsc%20Equipment/Trimmer%20Shelf/20120617_193532.jpg (http://s1144.photobucket.com/user/OakLeafLawnService/media/Equipment%20and%20Truck/MIsc%20Equipment/Trimmer%20Shelf/20120617_193532.jpg.html)

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Equipment%20and%20Truck/MIsc%20Equipment/Trimmer%20Shelf/20120617_193651.jpg (http://s1144.photobucket.com/user/OakLeafLawnService/media/Equipment%20and%20Truck/MIsc%20Equipment/Trimmer%20Shelf/20120617_193651.jpg.html)


I made this because lifting the trimmer up off the truck bed just got annoying. With the tailgate up, it was awkward to get it out.
It's not permanent. That way I can move it if needed. Front of the "shelf" rests on a tool box with rarely needed items, the middle is supported by the wheel well, and the back is supported by the little wooden support I whipped up.
My trimmer gas can fits perfectly under it. Works great and the trimmer never leaves the shelf while driving.

SECTLANDSCAPING
05-19-2013, 11:01 AM
Theres my fs90, bring it back hedge or I'm taking that garbage can.

willshome
05-19-2013, 12:27 PM
The racks act as a display case for thieves.

I am having this trailer dropped off Monday afternoon 16' by 6' new tires
http://media301.dropshots.com/photos/996996/20130519/121123.jpg (http://www.dropshots.com/willshome#date/2013-05-19/12:11:23)
I like the 4 foot sides to keep things in and people out

Hedgemaster
05-19-2013, 01:29 PM
I don't mind that nobody knows what kind of equipment I'm towing...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Equipment%20and%20Truck/Truck%20Chrome%206_4_12/20120604_123930.jpg (http://s1144.photobucket.com/user/OakLeafLawnService/media/Equipment%20and%20Truck/Truck%20Chrome%206_4_12/20120604_123930.jpg.html)



What was this thread about again? ;)

wat5150
05-19-2013, 03:48 PM
I don't mind that nobody knows what kind of equipment I'm towing...

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o483/OakLeafLawnService/Equipment%20and%20Truck/Truck%20Chrome%206_4_12/20120604_123930.jpg (http://s1144.photobucket.com/user/OakLeafLawnService/media/Equipment%20and%20Truck/Truck%20Chrome%206_4_12/20120604_123930.jpg.html)



What was this thread about again? ;)
What happened to your window decals?

LawnBoy0311
05-19-2013, 04:46 PM
It actually held up pretty good. I had some 1 inch eye bolts holding it down. I dont like the racks though someone stole the middle trimmer not to long after that. Then last week with the rack now on trailer someone stole the husquarvana(bottom one) and fs90 that replaced the fs55.

The racks act as a display case for thieves.

Thats why I have always been against trimmer racks. But I'm going to be having a big spacing issue and will need some racks. I found some truck mounted ones for $100.

Hedgemaster
05-19-2013, 05:40 PM
What happened to your window decals?

Photo taken the prior to installation.