I was just wondering how everyone protects their equipment from being stolen. Maybe we can share some ideas and make it that much harder for criminals to take advantage of us. I'll start off by what I have done to prevent theft I have a 3 trimmer rack bolted, then welded onto the side of my trailer. I put a lock on the bar that holds the trimmer in place... I always put the lock on the engine side of the equipment. (keep air filter up to prevent flooding of the engine) For my 32" Ferris walk behind and my gas cans I run a chain through all of them and then around the frame of the trailer, I also do this with my backpack blower(s) I lock the trailer once I have it connected onto my vehicle, so that the trailer tongue can't be lifted off the receiver ball.. Also it's a good idea to get a locking trailer hitch receiver pin. If you don't do this then all someone has to do to take the trailer is pull the pin from your hitch and then place it in their hitch receiver and drive off like nothing happened with a loaded trailer, yes you may have locks and chains on the equipment, however once they get that trailer away from you it doesn't take much for them to take it home and just cut the locks and chain off of the equipment. *** Record serial numbers and save receipts, make copies of both and store a copy at home, at the office, and have a friend keep a copy of it as well. That way in the case there was a disaster such as a fire or tornado, hurricane, flood and so on... there is a copy kept at a different location. If you have a safe deposit box at the bank, this would be another good place to keep a copy. I have been through the police academy and I use the state qualification targets for practice. Put a few up in your garage or where you keep your trailer and equipment. If you can legally carry a gun (concealed is best- as to not frighten customers) Do so. I have had two occasions where I have almost had to draw my Glock which I keep concealed (condition one *one chambered and full mag*) My gun is always on me. It goes in my concealed holster when ever I put pants or shorts on. On a side note, the two times where I have almost drawn my gun My life and other's lives where in immediate danger. Don't draw a weapon unless you INTEND ON USING IT!