Don’t Fall Victim to Equipment Theft

Don’t Fall Victim to Equipment Theft

“Nobody likes the feeling when they’ve had something taken from them. Thankfully, we generally don’t form any sort of attachment to our lawn and garden equipment, but that doesn’t mean the theft of the equipment is any less hurtful. While this can be a major problem facing landscapers who sometimes have to leave equipment unattended on trucks, this is also a point of concern for home owners. The theft of equipment hits everyone, and here are some tips for reducing the likelihood of theft.

  1. Put it Inside – Sure, when you get done trimming your lawn, you might just want to leave the equipment in the yard and take a shower, and lie down. But as you learned growing up, you should put things back where you found them – in this case, put your tools in a shed, garage, basement, or even a lockable storage container. Simply putting something out of sight can be enough to deter theft.
  2. Lock it Down – If you can’t store your equipment indoors, or you have to be out of sight of your equipment trailer, lock your equipment down using chains and padlocks. Even a relatively cheap bike lock can work – loop it through the handles of your equipment, and around a post or a chain. This is a simple way to prevent theft, and one of the most reliable – thieves want to spend as little time as possible, so even a simple chain they may take them a minute or two to remove can be enough to send them packing.
  3. Pull the Plug – For larger equipment such as riding mowers, you’ll have to go even further. Putting it inside and locking it up doesn’t stop it from being a tempting…”

Continue reading this article to help keep your possessions safe.


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