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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

    Anything besides gas in a gas engine will work...bleach is about 98% water...
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  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,283

    Well they came back and jumped the fence in my back yard but didn't get anything since I had it all cabled. When they went back over the fence they stepped on an angle arm and ripped it off the fence. So now I know they got it from my backyard and not on the street. I had one good trimmer and the bait one so i took the good one off. Now they know they need bolt cutter. I have a remote sensor that turns on my flood lights so I got that back into the area. I am going to put a couple camera back there. I used to tarp the thing everynite hate to have to do that again.
  3. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    Well Ed, if you know where they are coming over the fence now, it seems like a perfect place to set up some of those proximity mines you have been waiting to test out somewhere. Just remember to put them on YOUR SIDE of the fence!
  4. loyd meeks

    loyd meeks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    Get a couple of driveway alerts. When they break the beam you get a buzz in the house
  5. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Messages: 1,956

    This is good advice, especially when you consider that Texas is a "castle doctrine" state. :gunsfirin
  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 16,998

    If they're coming at night, and it is dark back there, try laying a few pieces of plywood around the trailer with a lot of either 8D or 16D ring shank nails (rusty ones are best) driven through and facing upwards where they'll have to step on them to either cut the cable or grab the equipment, or where they are coming over the fence at. The plywood only needs to be about 2' wide strips to do the trick. Paint it a flat, dark color so that is doesn't stand out in the dark from any light that may be around. You can even cover it with a thin layer of grass clippings to camo it a little.
  7. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    Leaded gas ruins catalytics, around here it is sold up the road as "offroad" fuel at a service station that caters to folks headed to the race track (literally, with stock cars), now the stuff is expensive and unfortunately yard equipment can handle lead, but cars can not.
  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104


    The criminal's attorney would love if you followed this advice, as it would surely put more money in his pocket.
  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,777

    It would cost too much to do this. And the time it would take to fully clog converter would be a long time.
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  10. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    If you know they are coming at night onto your property, a couple of simple beware of dog signs and a angry pit bull or two, nothing easier and more simple if you ask me. Let them roam your yard and I am pretty sure that there will be no more issues with equipment turning up missing from your back lawn.

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