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Pack'Em Shovel Rack for Open Utility Trailers

Pack'Em Shovel Rack for Open Utility Trailers

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Carry up to 6 shovels, rakes, brooms or other straight-handle tools on your open utility trailer with this easy-to-use system. Included shelves have pre-cut holes for shovels to fit through. Pre-drilled towers ease installation. Lowest Prices for the best trailer cargo organizers from PackEm. Pack'Em Shovel Rack for Open Utility Trailers part number PK-BM-23 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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PackEm Trailer Cargo Organizers - PK-BM-23

  • Tool Rack
  • Shovel Rack
  • Contracting
  • Landscaping
  • Pre-Drilled Holes
  • PackEm
  • Non-Locking

Carry up to 6 shovels, rakes, brooms or other straight-handle tools on your open utility trailer with this easy-to-use system. Included shelves have pre-cut holes for shovels to fit through. Pre-drilled towers ease installation.


  • Holds 6 straight-handle shovels, brooms or rakes
  • Designed for use on open, flatbed trailers
  • Consists of 2 towers and 2 brackets with holes for tool handles to slip into
    • Pre-drilled towers ease installation
    • Hardware not included
  • Constructed of sturdy steel
  • Finished in gray powder coat for corrosion resistance
    • Unique hammered pattern adds a touch of style
  • Overall width: 30"
  • 1-Year warranty

PK-BM and PK-23 Pack Em Shovel Rack - Open Trailer

Video of Pack'Em Shovel Rack for Open Utility Trailers

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Pack'Em Shovel Rack Review

Today on our utility trailer, we're going to be installing the Pack Em Shovel Rack for open utility trailers, part number PK-BM-23. First, you want to choose a location that you want to mount the shovel rack on your utility trailer. We chose the mount it across the front section of this utility trailer. I will begin by installing the two cross members to the two uprights using the hardware supply. The hardware we'll be using to do this is a bolt as well as a nylon lock knot. Here's the flat side of the upright bracket, and this will go against the trailer here, so it would be like this. As well as having our cross piece you want it angled back, so that the shovel ends can go down inside the trailer. Now, we're going to go ahead and take one of our bolts and our knots, and start putting the cross member to the upright.

Now, that we have got the hardware installed, we'll go ahead and tighten it down. Now that we've got the first cross member in, now we'll go ahead and install the second one. Now, we found that mounting the second bracket, it connects it to uprights in and second set of holes down from the top allowed the shovels provide a little bit better. Now, we'll go ahead and mount our second bracket, again, using the hardware supplied. Now that we've got the hardware installed, we'll go ahead and tighten it down. Now that we've got the uprights and the cross members secured together, now we'll go ahead and raise the rack up in the position, then we'll measure each side of the trailer, so that we make sure that we put it in the center. Let's turn our rack around here again, make sure that the flat side is up against the trailer.

Now that we've got our rack centered on our trailer where we want it, we'll go ahead and take a marker here, just put a couple of marks to make sure we go back to the same spot. Now to attach the rack to the trailer, that hardware doesn't come with the kit. The holes that are already in the rack are 3/8' , so you need to get some 3/8'' bolts, as well as some 3/8 nylon lock knots to secure the rack to the trailer. Now, after taking some measurements, we realize that the hole that's built in to the upright right here is actually going to put the hole too high to tie in with the piece of angle iron in here on the front of the trailer. We're going to need to go ahead and mark each of the uprights and drill a new hole a little bit lower, so that we hit the angle iron on the front of the trailer. Now that we have each side marked, we'll go ahead and lay the rack down and drill out the two upright holes first. Now, we'll put the rack back up in the position and remark where we need to drill to the wood as well as the angle iron here on the front of the trailer. With the holes marked, we'll go ahead and set the rack out of the way.

Now, we'll go ahead and begin by putting a pilot hole in each of the two holes, followed up by drilling it out with our 3/8 bit. Now that the two bottom holes have been drilled, we'll go ahead and install our hardware. Again, the hardware does not come with the kit to mount the rack to your trailer. In our case, we're going to be using some 3/8 bolts and 3/8 nylon lock knots. Now that we have the two bottom bolts in and the knots unlosely 00:04:59, we'll go ahead and tighten those two down. Now, for the top two bolt holes, there's no hole here in the upright as it doesn't line up exactly with our trailer. Again, we're going to need to mark a hole here and drill through the upright, the wood, and our piece of angle iron here at the front of the trailer.

Now to make sure everything stays nice and tight, we're going to go ahead and use a couple of clamps to hold the uprights to the trailer here as we do our drilling on the top two holes. Now with our clamps in place, we'll go ahead and drill out the top hole on each of the uprights. We'll begin by putting a pilot hole again followed by the 3/8 bit. Now that we have both of the upper holes drilled out, we'll go ahead and install our 3/8 bolt followed by our nylon hex knot. Now we'll go ahead and tighten down these two locations. That's all there is to it to installing the shovel rack on our utility trailer. Now to use the shovel rack, simply take the handle portion of the shovel, slide it down through the top rubber grommet, go down through the second rubber grommet, and push the shovel all the way down. That's all there is to it. This rack does hold a total of six shovels or in this case you can see we also have a rake installed. Anything with a long handle similar to a shovel will work with this rack. That's all there is to the installation of the Pack Em Shovel Rack for open utility trailers, part number PK-BM-23.a.

Customer Reviews

Pack'Em Shovel Rack for Open Utility Trailers - PK-BM-23

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

Carry up to 6 shovels, rakes, brooms or other straight-handle tools on your open utility trailer with this easy-to-use system. Included shelves have pre-cut holes for shovels to fit through. Pre-drilled towers ease installation.

- PK-BM-23

These were a bit of a puzzle to install on my Carry-On 5x8SPW (Tractor Supply branded) and required some effort to get done, but turned out nice. My life was saved by some anodized black braces I found at True Value (see photos). The best ones were 7.5 x 1.5 x 1/8 and fit inside the uprights to form a foot. The photo also shows how we had to cut a notch in the E-track to accomodate the foot. For attaching to the rail I used the 2.4 x 3 x 1/8 braces since there weren't enough of the other in stock. Both of these braces were also available in a heavier gauge. In practice I found some taller tools must be removed from the rack for the trailer to fit in most of our storage sheds/garages. However we just added that to our mob/demob process and it works fine.

Still working great a year later. We have found that garden tools with spongy handles do not fit in the holes. This can be fixed by removing the foam on the handles and nobody really needs them so that has worked out for us.
Kaas B - 07/26/2017

- PK-BM-23

I recently ordered this rack for my shovels and rakes to keep them neat, organized, and out of my way when not in use. Shipping was very fast and everything was packaged up very nicely. Hardware comes with rack to bolt the 6 hole racks to the towers, the only hardware you will need to get yourself is bolts, lock washers, and nuts to mount the towers to your trailer. To mount the tower to my trailer I got some Grade 8 3/8" bolts from lowes. My trailer is a pipe top so on one of the towers I used a U-bolt up top to mount it to the trailer, rack mounts very securely and if I shake the rack it moves the trailer with it. I love it and look forward to having this on my trailer this year.

- PK-BM-23

Lo compraría otra ves muy resistente y muy buen agarre en mis herramientas "I would buy it again very resistant and very good grip on my tools"

- PK-BM-23

It work out gread , Question. I used a back pack Sprayer , do you have a base that bolts in to trailer that i just lean back and get it . at my waist level . Its simple a flat base two Post going up , almost like water Cooler base you got . but I like it on the out side of trailer so is symple to get and fast.

- PK-BM-23

The shovel holder is just like the weedeater rack I purchased. Just what I needed and does the job I needed it to do. Fast delivery just like last time.

- PK-BM-23

This product exceeded my expectations. The steel is heavy gauge, the paint is hammered grey / black powder coated. The tool holders have rubber gaskets for a tight fit and no rattles! Everything fit together well. Very impressed.

- PK-BM-23

This is an excellent product and I use my gear HARD! Great buy, you won't regret it.

- PK-BM-23

Excellent choice! Great shipping and handling! Awesome customer service! George is a rock star!

- PK-BM-23

great product, very well built,

- PK-BM-23

Would be nice if it came in a 10 or 12 tool carrier but good


Ask the Experts about this PackEm Trailer Cargo Organizers

  • What is the Difference Between the # PK-BM-23 and the # PK-23
    The difference between the Pack'Em Shovel Rack # PK-BM-23 and the Shovel Rack for Pack'Em Racks # PK-23 is that the # PK-BM-23 comes with the # PK-23 and a Tower Kit # PK-BM. The # PK-BM is basically the foundation for the # PK-23 and can be ordered separately. If you do not already have a # PK-BM already you would want to go ahead and get the # PK-BM-23.
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  • Utility Trailer Shovel and Trimmer Rack Recommendations
    The Pack'Em Shovel Rack for Open Utility Trailers # PK-BM-23 will hold up to 6 shovels and would work well for you. I attached an installed picture and review video for you to check out. Then for a trimmer rack the # PK-6 would work great too. These need to be mounted a minimum of 3 feet apart. Review video and picture attached for this as well.
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  • What is the Width of the Pack'Em Shovel Rack
    The Pack'Em Shovel Rack for Open Utility Trailers # PK-BM-23 is about 30 inches wide from outside edge to outside edge.
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  • Extra Cooler Carrier on Open Trailer
    The Pack 'Em Rack # PK-BM-OP1 holds a cooler, a backpack blower, and a line spool and is the closest product we carry to what you're looking for. We do not carry anything that is just a cooler holder.
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  • Is Stihl Adapter RA-STIHL Required for Installing Stihl BR350 Blower on Pack'Em Rack PK-BM-23-OP1
    My contact at Rack 'Em confirmed that you will need their adapter kit # RA-STIHL in order to mount your Stihl BR350 blower on their Rack for Open Utility Trailers # PK-BM-23-OP1. Since different trailers require different lengths of hardware to mount the rack you can source that locally; just be sure to use four each Grade 8 bolts, washers, and lock nuts.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2017 Volvo S60
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 75916 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Volvo S60 so it would be what we recommend. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount with the...
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