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Lock down equipment

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by chipk1, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. chipk1

    chipk1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 392

    What is the quickest way to keep equipment locked down during the day. I am tired of people stealing blowers out of my truck. 900.00 worth in 3 years. I don't want to have to use multiple locks if I can help it. What are you guys doing?
     
  2. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

  3. chipk1

    chipk1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 392

  4. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    um, depends on the blower I guess. its 60inchs wide, 24inches long. could put 2-3 weed whackers on the bottom, and do the 3 more times with trays.
     
  5. Vogel-Landscaping

    Vogel-Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 214

    inclosed trailer!!!
     
  6. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,060

    If you are solo or just have one truck you could get a hard cap for your truck bed. I have one and it works good.I built a shelf with plywood and placed all my hand helds on it. two blowers,one hedge trimmer,and a few other things like rakes,shovels and what not. The cap is lockable and your tools are out of site and the sun.

    I also have a 2x8 board across the bottom and stop the shelf about 2' short of the bed length so I have a place to put my gas cans and buckets. There is space under the shelf for putting tools that I don't use to much.
     
  7. chipk1

    chipk1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 392

    Thanks for teh idea but my wallet is not that fat!
     
  8. Vogel-Landscaping

    Vogel-Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 214


    i used to have a locking box welded onto my trailer. it was on the front and high enough to get the front wheels of a mower under. i personally have dump trucks so i couldnt build a cap. around here most people want their lawns boxed so we take a lot of grass a day. i used to have to shovel all that out of the truck. now i have dump trucks life is good!!! but if you have the funds man nothing beats the security of an enclosed. most of the time ppl wont mess with your stuff if your gates up because they wont know whats inside! out of sight out of mind!!
     
  9. chipk1

    chipk1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 392

    Not a bad Idea. I thought about that but I liked the convenience of the trimmer rack. How cumbersome is it getting stuff in and out? I like the idea of being out of the weather.
     
  10. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,060

    Oh I forgot to say, on my truck, I have the crew cab ford 2005 so my bed is short. Too short for my trimmers. For the trimmers I have a trimmer rack on my trailer.

    I will try to take some pix of my set up under the cap so you can see. You have to get a little creative with it. I had to screw down small pieces of wood around each hand held & screwed in eye bolts on each side so I can us a small bungee cord to strap them down so the wont bounce around or turn over. I don't know what I will do when I buy a back pack blower but I will come up with something.

    When I started out with a 5x10 trailer and a 52" W/B I had to come up with something that was quick and good to hold my mower down for it bounced around a lot. I will take pix of that to later.
     

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