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  • #16
    Thanks for the feedback Johnny. Looks good.

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    • #17
      I use trimmer traps for my trimmers and I built my own backpack rack almost like the trimmer trap brand

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      • #18
        Yeah. I believe I am going to give the xtreme racks a shot. I've been doing a lot of reading. Jungle Jim's get great reviews, and so do xtreme by green touch. But I like the locking feature on the xtreme, and I like the no spin bracket.
        I can vouch for the Extreme Trimmer Rack. I have the 4 slot model. The part I like most is they lock in and also you can move the latch and hold them in the unit as you drive so they do not fall out. The square backet keeps them from moving around in the holder to. A plus for me.
        http://www.lunchesruslawncare.com

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        • #19
          been using jungle jims rack for over a year now,no problems and it works great!

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          • #20
            Alright, it has been awhile since I brought this topic up. After a lot of research, and trying to justify the cost, I finally purchased a trimmer rack (holds 3) and a Backpack Blower rack (holds 2). I decided to go with Jungle Jim Racks.

            I have been doing a lot of reading on this forum and others, and I came across many post and stories that scared me away from xtreme racks. I came across 7 individuals that have had the motors shear off their shafts from the weight of the motor. I don't know if this is just a fluke thing, but it scared me enough to not order them. I spent a lot of money on my stihl trimmer, don't need my motor bouncing down the road.

            I will put picks up of my truck and trailer when I get the racks.
            Wayne
            Canaday Lawn Care
            "Treating your lawn, Like our lawn"

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            • #21
              Well I know you already bought your rack but I think most of those complaints and issues are few and far between witch makes me wonder if it has more to do with the trailer and the driving habits and conditions of the road. I just got mine put on last month everything looks great so far. Very little movement.

              Let see some pics.
              Colton
              Mountain View Greenskeeper proudly offering yard care in the East Valley of Arizona.

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              • #22
                I came across 7 individuals that have had the motors shear off their shafts from the weight of the motor. I don't know if this is just a fluke thing, but it scared me enough to not order them. I spent a lot of money on my stihl trimmer, don't need my motor bouncing down the road.
                Any thoughts on why one rack system may do that while another doesn't?
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                • #23
                  According to most of the people who had there trimmer dammaged, and those who chose not to use this rack for that reason. The theory is that it holds the Trimmer so tight in the rack, and holds it further down from the motor then some racks that the weight of the motor just causes the shaft to shear off. This is one reason why Green Touch started making the rack attachments that bear the weight of the motor.

                  I just couldn 't take a chance.
                  Wayne
                  Canaday Lawn Care
                  "Treating your lawn, Like our lawn"

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                  • #24
                    I have had no issues with Extreme Trimmer Rack. My guess is those people did not attach the square holders in the correct spots on the trimmers. I have had no issues at all with my trimmers, the trimmers do not move at all and I have had this rack since spring 2010. Or it is a another rack maker making false claims so people buy their stuff instead?
                    Last edited by jymie; 07-10-2011, 09:37 AM.
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                    • #25
                      Well I personally decided(since I already got the extreme rack) to get the engine support for it. But just in case anyone is on the fence about it the promo code ********1 still works to get, I think it was %10 off.
                      Colton
                      Mountain View Greenskeeper proudly offering yard care in the East Valley of Arizona.

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                      • #26
                        Is there a picture or something of how the engine support works?
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                        • #27
                          It just clamps to the rack and braces under the motor giving actually better support then a normal set up.
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                          Colton
                          Mountain View Greenskeeper proudly offering yard care in the East Valley of Arizona.

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                          • #28
                            Why did I see this post....

                            I just ordered THIS

                            LOL....

                            GEE THANKS GUYS, I'm out $175.45, not too bad!

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                            • #29
                              It just clamps to the rack and braces under the motor giving actually better support then a normal set up.
                              That looks like it would be very helpful.

                              GEE THANKS GUYS, I'm out $175.45, not too bad!
                              Let us know how it works out for you.
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                              • #30

                                Let us know how it works out for you.


                                The only problem I have so far (without having the product) is that it's yellow in color.

                                I'm stuck with a black truck and a yellow trimmer rack, a galvanized steel trailer.... ALL I WANT IS FOR EVERYTHING TO BE BLUE!!!!

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