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Enclosed Trailer Gate

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CLL Lawn and Landscaping, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. CLL Lawn and Landscaping

    CLL Lawn and Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    What's your policy on enclosed trailer ramps? We have always left them down but I am worried about theft lately.
  2. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,365

    i don't have an enclosed trailer, at times i really wish i did, but if i did, i think i would close the door during mowing! don't take much to lift the gate and latch...its always on my mind about someone walking off with some of my stuff, mowing in the back yard and can't see the trailer and poof...things come missing, this day and age, i don't trust too many people.
  3. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    i close it my guys get lazy then i yell then they do it then they forget
  4. Ooomwizard

    Ooomwizard LawnSite Senior Member
    from atlanta
    Messages: 296

    Up and locked every job.

    (or at least latched with lock on latch [looks locked])...
  5. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,840

    Until they have "open season" on thieves, we have to keep the doors locked...each time.
  6. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    doors locked,i have a key,1 worker has a key
  7. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,384

    It depends on where we are at sometimese,leave it down, other times we close it, and sometimes we lock it. If we have both mower out of the trailer we almost always close it, unless someone is going to be close to the trailer.

    With both mowers out it leaves all the hand held equip. exposed.

    When we go to lunch, and at the end of the day, everything gets locked up. We even lock the trimmer trap inside the trailer, and then we lock the deadbolt on the side door, then the side door gets a disc lock, and the ramp gets two disc locks.

    We had a few things stolen last summer, 1st time in 15 yrs.
  8. CrewKut

    CrewKut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 193

    Truck and trailer is locked until we leave.

    It takes about 15 seconds to unlock and open the trailer if you need something. It'll take me a lot longer to fill out the police report and then go and pay to replace what is missing.

  9. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    Exactly What I Do.
  10. CLL Lawn and Landscaping

    CLL Lawn and Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    Thanks guys.

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