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Locking ideas for a drop gate trailer

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by vencops, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,537

    Pardon me if this has been discussed.

    I have a new ZTR and a drop gate trailer. My idea is to make it hard for someone to steal my mower, if I'm away from it for a short time (lunch and such).

    Have any of you guys made or seen a locking system that locks the gate in the "up" position? My feeling is that this would thwart theft ideas, pretty quickly. No one is gonna lift my ZTR out of the bed.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,887

  3. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,537

    That looks great. Thank you.

    Do you use this? If so, I assume (since you suggested it) you're satisfied?

    Thanks, again.
     
  4. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,887

    No I don't use it so I can't remark on it. I just remembered seeing it during some other research.
     
  5. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,049

  6. grasshopper91

    grasshopper91 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    I just use a cable and a padlock. Also, make sure your trailer is locked to your ball. If not they'll just take the whole trailer
     
  7. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,537

    Thanks, guys. I ordered the jungle jim system shown above (previous post). I'll pick it up with my ZTR, soon.

    I do have a lock on the trailer ball, also. Good point.
     
  8. grasshopper91

    grasshopper91 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Let us know how you like it
     

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