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Old 07-22-2012, 06:33 PM
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False Security On Trimmers

For 10 years I thought my trailer was secure nothing stolen. Last week they took two trimmers while I was eating lunch at my house. Trimmers locked but I parked with trimmers on road side not against curb. They bent the tabs and away they went. So I got a bait trimmer on my trailer to see how far they will go with my additonal cable.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:48 PM
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You placed a trimmer you don't want out with all sorts of locks on it to see how much trouble someone will go through to steal it?

Am I reading that correctly?



If so, why?
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:00 PM
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I'd guess he wants to see how much security he needs in order to keep his new trimmers safe
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:24 AM
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Trimmer traps are designed to show off equipment to the whole wide world, or at least that's part
how those contraptions strike me, in your face show me your stuff, now if I were a thief...

How we learned to keep gasoline cans underneath tarps.
All the security in the world didn't stop thieves from stealing our gasoline.
But the instant the cans were no longer visible, it pretty much stopped.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:37 PM
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All the security in the world didn't stop thieves from stealing our gasoline.
But the instant the cans were no longer visible, it pretty much stopped.
That, or just leave one can out with something other than gasoline in it.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:44 PM
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That, or just leave one can out with something other than gasoline in it.
That's a best idea I've heard in a while. With my luck though, one of my guys would put the contents of that can in one of my machines. Haha
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:52 PM
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That, or just leave one can out with something other than gasoline in it.
Did just that. Works great and I found out who got it. They were about 3 blocks up broke down with the hood up. 3 gallons of a premium gas/sugar mixture did the trick. I was by myself and they were waiting for me to go into back yard. Soon as I did they snatched it an ran. It was the next door neighbor to the property I was working for.
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:59 AM
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Did just that. Works great and I found out who got it. They were about 3 blocks up broke down with the hood up. 3 gallons of a premium gas/sugar mixture did the trick. I was by myself and they were waiting for me to go into back yard. Soon as I did they snatched it an ran. It was the next door neighbor to the property I was working for.
Use diesel fuel, it will stop the gas engine, and is very hard to detect because the the smell of the gas is so strong will take a very sharp mech. to figure out what is going one in the fuel system.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:24 PM
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Did just that. Works great and I found out who got it. They were about 3 blocks up broke down with the hood up. 3 gallons of a premium gas/sugar mixture did the trick. I was by myself and they were waiting for me to go into back yard. Soon as I did they snatched it an ran. It was the next door neighbor to the property I was working for.
Lol thats funny, now they can buy a new engine
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:47 PM
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[QUOTE=trooper8870;4482414]Did just that. Works great and I found out who got it. They were about 3 blocks up broke down with the hood up. 3 gallons of a premium gas/sugar mixture did the trick. I was by myself and they were waiting for me to go into back yard. Soon as I did they snatched it an ran. It was the next door neighbor to the property I was working for.[/QUOTEu]

Sugar does not dissolve in gasoline, it's a myth. I tried it once, I put some gas in a jar and a lot of sugar and watched it for weeks, nothing happened.
Here is what Snopes says http://www.snopes.com/autos/grace/sugar.asp
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