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Who welds their trimmer racks to the trailer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by walker-talker, May 28, 2004.

  1. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I always wonder why we go to great lengths to mounts our trimmer racks to the trailer and put a padlock on them when a thief could remove the whole rack with equipment in less than 10 minutes. I know the "honest thief" would probably not hassle with this, but seriously it would not take much time. I have been thinking about throwing a couple of spot weld on my racks just to insure a little more peace of mind.

    Does anyone do this?
  2. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    If the thief has a couple of wreches with him, he may just have a pair of bolt cutters to cut that lock off too. I look at it this way, if they want it bad enough they are going to get it.
  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    I built my own rack and yes I welded it to the trailer. But not because I was worried about theft. I just dont want it to come loose. I dont lock anything on my trailer.
  4. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    Mine are welded to my trailer. I have a buddy fabricate all of my racks.
  5. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 427

    I think that's pretty much all there is to it.
  6. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 997

    "... if they want it bad enough they are going to get it anyway???"

    "... I think that's pretty much all there is to it???"

    Not if I can help it! Hey come on here -- smarten up!

    Sure my racks are welded because I'm in business and I'm using these things every day. But my paddlocks are not regular paddlocks. I use the round disc locks. Sorry, they are impossible to cut with a bolt cutter. If fact, all my locks on the trailer, trimmers, two blowers and tailgate lock, are all the round disc locks.

    I no longer worry about losing equipment at night or in a parking lot, because there hadn't been any attempt in the past two years. But before that I had two thefts that cost me big bucks.
  7. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    Are those round locks resistant to liquid nitrogen? Are they resistant to a torch? The average thief has gotten smarter and they take around better tools of crime than the average bolt cutter.
  8. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    cant they just take off the weedeater head and handel, and pull it out.
  9. LawnSmith

    LawnSmith LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 389

    battery operated sawzall will have any rack off in a matter of seconds.......
  10. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    now days they take the whole trailer

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