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False Security On Trimmers

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

  1. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,777

    Does your state have the Castle Law? A camera just records a person you don't know stealing your stuff.
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  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 16,978

    Short of actually catching and getting to shoot some scumbag for stealing (and yes, I'm well aware that in most places it isn't legal to shoot someone for property theft, which is BS in itself)-

    Seems like one of those cameras you can buy to help you back up to a trailer might be close to what you are looking for here. Most guys don't look that closely at the tow vehicle when they are trying to steal stuff.

    I wonder just how many thieves read these forums to get ideas on how to steal our stuff quicker from us by learning what products are good and which are easier too defeat?
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,279

    I went 11 years thinking I had a good device to stop a guy from a quick snatch and sadly my little device was pu. And worse yet I am a mechanical engr. I am reminded of the time that I was camping and a voltage got on the shell of my camping trailer. Kicked my butt for a while until I figured out that I needed to get the dam thing grounded properly. Maybe I could utilize my stupid battery device that is supposed to apply brakes to my trailer if it becomes unhooked from the truck.
  4. 2stroked

    2stroked LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 296


    Set a unlocked trimmer with a small, and undetectible tracking device inside. Wait for someone to steal it, and then show up at there house and beat ass.
  5. Mtnmn

    Mtnmn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Hide under a tarp and wait for them with a Remington 870 and call the cops.
  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 16,978

    Better yet, the coroner.
  7. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    wrap some copper wire around the upper grip to make it look like it's holding the thing on, run a hidden insulated wire with bare ends with one end connected to the coil and the other connected to your copper wire you just wrapped. Your bait trimmer will probably still get stolen, but at least you can have a private chuckle to yourself later..
  8. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    Man oh man. This would be the cats meow if you can find the right stuff to do it. You might even get all your trimmers back AFTER the thief's are laying on the ground in pain.
  9. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,082


    kinda like the old trick we used when we were kids--
    at night, we would thow an old purse out in the street tied to fishing line and a fishing pole--then hide in the bushes or ditch--every other person that drove by would stop and get out to get the purse--

    pretty funny when you suddenly pulled the purse away from them...i wish i could have recorded their faces--loads of fun!!

    we also did it at bars with a fake $100 bill...tossed it out in the aisle and sat back and watched people kick the bill to an obscure place to discreetly pick it up--the look on their faces when they realized they had been had was priceless-

    I think we all need to get togeether to make some youtube videos--it would make funniest home vids look silly!
  10. QLM

    QLM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    I live and work in New Orleans. You guys have no idea what I went thru loosing tools after Katrina. How I fixed it was buying a utility body truck with a long box and a tall box on the curb side. Have not lost a tool in over three seasons. The long box right now has two trimmers, edger, and articulating hedge trimmer. Yes the crack heads did try but the box won.

    So what I am suggesting is see what a steel box would cost cuz that will fix your problem and keep your stuff out of the rain.
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