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Lock-Down Rack Stops Tool Theft
If you ever carry handheld lawn tools on a utility trailer, you might want to take a look at this lock-down rack made by James Daugherty of Gray, Georgia.
“I built it for my brother John to keep thieves from stealing his Echo weedeater and Stihl hedge trimmer, which are both professional models. John has a sideline mowing business and hauls his riding mower and some tools on a utility trailer. He needed a way to lock up the tools and also keep them from bouncing around in his truck bed,” says Daugherty.
The lock-down rack is welded onto one side of the trailer. It consists of a pair of 26-in. high uprights spaced about 3 ft. apart, each with a pair of big steel hooks welded onto it that are about 13 in. apart. One upright has a small metal tab with a hole in it welded on between the hooks. A hinged metal bar that attaches to the upright has a matching tab welded onto it, as well as a pair of small “stop rods”.
To lock either tool, the operator lays it across the hooks and then folds the hinged bar against the upright to match the tabs up, then attaches a padlock to them. The 2 stop rods end up over the tool handle, locking it in place.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, James Daugherty, 144 Old Fortville Road, Gray, Georgia 31032 (ph 478 957-0748; jddaug23@gmail.com).

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2019 - Volume #43, Issue #6