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False Security On Trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ed2hess, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,522

    Ed, try this because it has worked for me. I have 4 3 "X 8" signs on all of my trailers that say the following...." Attention thieves, if we catch you stealing, you will be shot. Any questions?" There's Glock decals on the back window of each truck as well. Nobody has messed with our stuff.
  2. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 861

    Then run a cable through the tab in the rack for even additional security.
  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    Me likes...Though I also like the "try it and see what happens"

    Isn't it great living in a state where you can actually defend your property?

    "if you are found here tonight, you will be found here tomorrow"
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  4. trooper8870

    trooper8870 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 242

    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.
  5. chuacro

    chuacro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 598

    I live in Memphis, TN. If you use trimmer racks that makes the theives mad and they will steal them or parts off them. I have lost gas caps, trimmer heads and gas lines cut. I now lock them in my truck topper with chains. I have no problems as of yet with my mowers I guess because they can not pick up and carry away. Bad people will follow to the good areas and wait for you to be stupid.
  6. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Posts: 1,899

    I have several charged capacitors on my rack. They are not easily recognizable. If anyone dare touch my stuff, they are going to get a big-time shock. One half amp at 350 volts.
  7. Mtnmn

    Mtnmn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    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.
  8. DFLS

    DFLS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    Could you tell us how to do that?
  9. TinMan1

    TinMan1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from SC
    Posts: 519

    Lol thats funny, now they can buy a new engine
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,192

    I am interested in that if you don't want to show it on LS just send me a private note. Since these guys have hit us twice I am going to sit up some type of sting operation.

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