Our BigToolRack® Story
How BigToolRack® went from an idea to the best tractor attachment of the decade.
The Story Behind BigToolRack®
Built To Haul It All™
Hello! My name is Tim Descoteaux from Morris Connecticut and I welcome you to my site. Let me begin by saying I was not looking to invent something or start a new company, it just happened based on my needs. I have always had a passion for tractors, farm, and landscaping equipment. I have owned many tractors and different types of equipment throughout the years. I started BigToolRack® to get more out of my compact tractor.
I had just purchased a John Deere 2520 tractor, I soon realized that the tractor was very limited due to the fact that there was virtually no cargo space. I literally didn't even have a place to put my gloves or anything else without throwing them on the floor or trying to hold it in my hands and still drive this tractor. I kept trying to think of a way to securely store everything and take it with me on my tractor so I didn't have to keep running back and forth to my barn. I remember I was doing some spot seeding in my yard, I was filling my bucket with topsoil and moving it, spreading it in different areas of my yard, each time I did a new area I was getting frustrated because all of my tools were at the last location that I repaired, I needed to have my rake with me, grass seed, fertilizer and straw. I KEPT THINKING HOW COULD I DO THIS AND STILL HAVE THE USE OF MY BUCKET...
Well my determination and idea about a Yard Tool Rack became a reality
After spending a lot of time thinking about this, I built a mock-up rack and attached it to my tractor. I spent most of the summer working with my son and daughter on our property using this rack to carry all of our yard tools. I showed them how it worked and what it could do for us. I could still use the loader for moving topsoil and at the same time have all of my tools attached to my new yard tool rack, I found that I never wanted to take the yard tool rack off my tractor. I could even tow my utility trailer or log splitter with the rack attached to my compact tractor. I could split wood and load it right into the rack from my splitter. I was loving it! Now I had this great tractor and basically a little pickup truck attached to it now but it was even better since I had a place to securely attach each one of my tools out of the way of the cargo area.
I remember driving around my property with this yard tool rack, and from time to time I would stop and ask my wife how she liked my BigToolRack®, and she would just smile and laugh at me. Little did I know I was on to something… I did find that this rack did not secure the tools as well as I would have liked, and it did not have all of the features I wanted so I knew I needed to make it better. I then brought this concept to a few of my close friends. Two of them are now investors in my idea. We hired a top-notch design team and worked with them for several months to refine what I call, BigToolRack® The Ultimate Attachment.
BigToolRack® is designed to work with a compact tractor and sub-compact tractor with many unique features, it has a large cargo area, many universal tool holders for rakes, shovels, axes, a chainsaw holder, long lumber/fence post carrier, weed trimmer carrier, garden hose/extension cord carrier, it also has a counterweight option that allows you to hang suitcase weight on the rack to give you the additional ballast you need when moving heavy loads with your loader, as well as a trailer hitch feature and a click on wheel system that converts your rack into a roll-away storage system to neatly store your tools in your garage or barn when not in use. The real beauty is you can outfit your rack the way you want it to fit your needs. My system easily attaches to your tractors 3pt hitch and still gives you the ability to tow a trailer once it’s attached to your tractor. This rack has so many uses all year long! I spent a lot of time developing BigToolRack® to make your life easier and more productive.
No more running back and forth to the garage or barn for the tools you need to do the job. I think you will agree that the system sells itself. The BigToolRack® converts your tractor into a UTV and so much more! It just makes sense…
That’s our BigToolRack® story
Please email me your comments. I look forward to hearing from you.
President & Founder
The Ultimate Attachment