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Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ken gustafson, Feb 24, 2008.
I am asking for opinions.......is there any need for locks for trailers in this industry? Ken
We put locks on all of our trailers. You can never be to safe.
What trailer do you have?
They get ripped off here.
I've heard stories of guys with ball locks getting cut off. I figure that if you're in that bad of a neighborhood, you probably shouldn't be leaving trailers overnight.
we had a cherry 6 ton dump trailer stolen last summer, now all our trailers eithe go back to the yard at night or get ball and wheel locks if they have to stay on sight. Everything is insured but the inconvenience of losing the contents or special tools you may have had in it really sucks.
we never leave a trailer onsite...but if we do for some reason we park a loader in front of it and lower the bucket on the tounge...if someone wants to steal it that bad they will get it no matter whats on it...we figure if they see a backhoe parked in front of it they may just keep driving.
Yea at least they would have to start the machine and that will wake someone up and they will call the cops fast for sound violation. I never leave a trailer on site. It will use no more fuel to take it home and bring it back tomorrow vs. just driving the truck alone.
well not only that but most times guys stealing trailers don't want to break into a machine as well...takes a lot of extra time when they can just go find another trailer where their hacksaw will actually work.
Most of the responses were very helpful...now if I could get some feedback it would be even better. Does anyone use trailer hitch locks other than a padlock?
Padlocks are way to easy to bypass but am wondering if anyone uses anything else.........Ken
One is a cover that slides into hitch, works well. Someone on this site sells a hitch lock.