Trailer Security

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Chip, Mar 29, 2001.

  1. Chip

    Chip LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    For those of you who store your trailer outside what do you do to prevent theft? What types of locking devices do you use? Has anyone ever looked into a boot for the wheel and if so where and how much are they?
  2. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912 for the Tire

    what we use is the "Gorilla Lock" which goes into the reciever ball area and then locks around it ....availiable at Walmart
  3. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    Chip, I bought mine at Smith marine for around 30 dollars. its hugs around the tounge of the trailer and locks in place making it impossible to hook up the trailer to a ball.
  4. Skolnick's Landscaping

    Skolnick's Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    chip the tong lock is fine you use the key to turn a bolt up into the cupler and its impossible to remove unless you take the whole tongue assembly off i don't know how much they cost because i got mine with the enclosed trailer when i bought it. I'd say 30-50 dollars depending on which one you get.
  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943


    I used to put a big chain and a lock through the spokes on the wheels. If they really want it, they will get it. At least this shows your attempt to secure it! I just wish that we lived in a perfect society, and that everyone realized what goes into obtaining our personal property.

    There is also personal motion sensor alarms that you could mount to it. Much like a car alarm.

    Good luck,

  6. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    look at this.... 4 people from the PA luncheon!
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    MMMMMMNNNNMMMM.....I'm gettin hungry again!!!

  8. Chip

    Chip LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    Thanks for the help guys I think I may try a combination of the trailerlock and tong lock. Right now its just chained to a giant oak tree.
    Hey Tom I nominate you to organize the next get together. I'm hungry too!
  9. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    When you guys are talking about locking your trailer up, is your equipment still on it? Or are we talking about an empty trailer? Just curious.
  10. Chip

    Chip LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    Bob during the season the mowers will be locked to the trailer. It will be kept under roof but only closed on 2 sides. Kind of a giant carport. During the winter months the equipment will be kept in a garage and trailers locked under this open Barn. I'm sure using multiple security measures will help deter anyone from trying something stupid. I see other LCO's in my area leave there stuff on trailer during the season and only cover with a tarp.

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