Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Side racks

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Side racks

    I have a question regarding my side racks. The edges of the racks are tearing up my trimmer and edger . I have tried everything from putting innertubes on it to foam. Everything just seams to wear down. What can I do to stop the edges from cutting into my equipment?

  • #2
    Tom do you have a picture of the specific area so we can see whats going on?
    - Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
    Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.

    Comment


    • #3
      These racks will solve your problem

      http://www.trailerracks.com

      Comment


      • #4
        Justin,

        Do they solve the problem because there is less wiggle room? Is the wiggle room that is causing the wear and tear?

        The tighter the fit the better?
        - Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
        Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.

        Comment


        • #5
          Carpet

          I have a question regarding my side racks. The edges of the racks are tearing up my trimmer and edger . I have tried everything from putting innertubes on it to foam. Everything just seams to wear down. What can I do to stop the edges from cutting into my equipment?
          I use indor/outdoor carpet remnants. They are a pain to put on (I sewed them on and then bolted them in one place), but they seem to be holding up.

          Steve


          Comment


          • #6
            I have equipments racks that are rubberized also and they do to tend to scuff up my equipment a little. Wear and tear. What I have done is that I find some old wash towels and fold them in and place them around the bar and push down on the clamp to secure them. They stay in place and keep everything snug like a bug. No wiggle room.

            Maybe this can help you out.

            Comment


            • #7
              Justin,

              Do they solve the problem because there is less wiggle room? Is the wiggle room that is causing the wear and tear?

              The tighter the fit the better?
              There are blocks that you install on the trimmer permanent (you can always remove them) but they stay put when you use it until it goes back on the rack



              Last edited by justin_time; 04-20-2009, 09:34 PM.

              Comment


              • #8
                Oh I didnt get that last time you showed it. THAT IS COOL!
                - Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
                Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.

                Comment


                • #9
                  I'm ordering these pretty soon.. CAN'T WAIT !!!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Justin I just got mine last week. Havent put them on yet but will tomorrow hopefully. Tehy seem well built. Ill post some pics when done.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I can't wait to see.

                      Do the blocks get in the way at all?
                      - Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
                      Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Trimmer racks

                        Thanks for the input.

                        I just ordered the trimmer racks. That is my problem that my side equipment has been taking a beating from the racks. This looks like it should eliminate the problem.

                        Thanks

                        Tom

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          From the looks they do not get in the way at all. They are small and very light aluminum. I am thinking about painting them black though. They come in safety yellow only according to the manuf. I called to see if I could order something else and they said they do this for safety and to be able to look out mirrors when leaving job to make sure you have tools.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I dont know your set up and i see you have already ordered the trailer racks.

                            But I had my trailer racks built ($15) and lined the inside w/ the soft part of velcro strips and that keeps them from turning and putting wear on the shafts.

                            Just an idea that worked for me.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Well went and bought black hammered spray paint this afternoon and painted the racks to get rid of the yellow! I couldnt stand it. Well next I mounted the pieces that stay permanent on the tools and guess what they dont stay tight like advertised!!! NO!!!!! I already painted the bars! I have all echo equipment. I am calling in the morning! This sucks as I have a bunch of work tomorrow and wanted to try it out. I thought about using a piece of yard hose so the clamo stays tight. I expected different with spending this much.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X