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locking mowers

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by rfed32, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Messages: 680

    whats a good way to lock mowers onto your trailers over night, or while at lunch or if you have a full time job and landscape on the side??
  2. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    umm? very heavy duty chain through the frame and biggest padlock possible? chain it directly to the trailer frame.
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    If you're talking ztr's or other full size machines, I don't. If I think it's a hazardous area, I might lock the liftgate or back the trailer up against something. Pretty hard to pick a 1200 lb. machine up over the rails.

    If you're talking small push mowers, cable locks at Lowe's are pretty good.
  4. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    I bought the round Master Lock padlocks from Home Depot. Buy a set of them, or even the whole box because the whole box is keyed with the same key code. I bought a bunch so I could lock everything up & use the same key for all of them.
  5. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Messages: 680

    so pad locks and chains...thanks a lot guys....any other ideas please post
  6. B&M

    B&M LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    With small stuff (21in mowers, gas cans) we use bike locks(cables). With the larger mowers we take the keys out.
  7. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Messages: 680

    but the thing with the keys cant you go to a dealer and get a key for it that will work??i know you can do that for big equip. so if someone just has a key to every brand then bam my stuff is gone

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    Try checking out this website. I purchased one of these. It installs in seconds and makes the mower in operable. http://www.alphalock.com/ You can also take a padlock and install it ina way that you can't either move the sticks from the locked position or where it keeps the parking brake from being released. I did this on my scag. but I don't know what other mowers look like.
  9. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    Just use the chains on the smaller stuff. I put the round locks through where the flip pins (???) go that hold the tailgate up. The only way those bad boys are coming off is w/ a grinder.
  10. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    On a further note, don't use chains. Instead use cables. They are more of a theft deterrent because you can't cut them w/ bolt cutters. You can however use a saw or grinder.

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