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Old 07-17-2012, 02:39 PM
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best way to Lock up equipment on Trailer?

so I have the standard cables and pad locks, does anyone have anything better or a good system in place to keep people from stealing your equipment?
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:48 PM
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I've had equipment locked up in the back of an open pick-up. The jerks couldn't steal any-thing, so they put dirt in the gas tanks.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:36 PM
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I just put cables through the equipment and trailer wheel and lock it up. No problems yet. Fingers crossed
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:14 PM
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Just locks and cables is all I use. But anyone that tries to steal it will be the main star in my movie video. I run cameras and recorder 24/7 on my property. Plus... I have a mean dog.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:06 PM
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This place has a device for just about anything you need in the field. I have a good selection of their stuff and am happy with. With that said if they want your stuff they will find a way to get it but this guys offer a selection of stuff that works nice and leaves your stuff secure from the normal crackhead.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:14 PM
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My trimmers, blowers, backpack sprayers, etc are locked in an expanded metal cage. As for the mowers, my trailer has 24" sides and I lock my ramps. I ran a cable thru my grass catcher when i hauling it around. Like the landscape poet said, if they want it bad enough, they'll find a way. Now if they just work that hard at a real job....
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:42 PM
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I drive truck and trailer inside my shop
steal off truck You ever hear of Insurance replace the next day
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:46 PM
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I agree with the "dirt in the tanks" reply. Really unless you have an enclosed and locked trailer you're still looking at damage you'll have to pay for.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:15 PM
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Locking racks and baskets for everything.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:12 AM
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1. Don't assume they won't take the whole trailer, they have a truck with a ball, they unhook it from your truck and take it all.
- It happens a lot, they take the whole trailer a few miles down the road where they can unload it undisturbed, then leave the trailer empty by the roadside.
2. Don't assume they won't take part(s) of the truck's hitch with it, such as the tongue, the bar insert or the ball itself.
- Some thieves have been known to have one of those 4-way hitches that fits a WIDE variety of trailer tongues, but in some cases simply removing the hitch pin lets them slide the bar out of the receiver and take off with ball and everything.

Back the trailer up against a tree or other solid obstacle when leaving it overnight, this prevents the gate from being lowered.
Then make SURE your trailer's tongue hitch CLIP has a padlock through it...
AND make SURE your trucks tongue pin is a locking type.
Additionally we usually lock the chains holding the gate pins so to drop the gate you'd have to snap the chain(s).

There exist ways to lock the ball but we use loctite and then secure the tongue.

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