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how reliable is the "code lock"?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by jerseydrew, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. jerseydrew

    jerseydrew Senior Member
    from jersey
    Messages: 232

    now that i have a "real" plow someone might look at it and say hey let me try and take that. how do you guys lock down your plows?
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,538

    If they to "try it", they will.

    Drill the horns and pad lock to slow them down
     
  3. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    i am currently using a hitch lock in the arm to prevent the pivot lock from latching, and block the plow with another truck. the old meyer lucks had american security padlocks in the attach holes. i am looking for a way to maybe adapt the padlocks to use them on the ultramount.

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  4. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 740

    If you're parked somewhere from your house/business, you can leave the plow raised a few inches to keep pressure on the release mechanisms to make it harder for someone to make a quick grab. Could even chain the plow frame to a front tow hook using something like a coated bike chain.

    I wouldn't stress about it too much though, as it's not like someone driving by would just happen to decide to steal it; would take some planning to steal something that large and cumbersome.
     
  5. jerseydrew

    jerseydrew Senior Member
    from jersey
    Messages: 232

    i had an old hitch lock laying around so i put one in and set the lock code. that should be good.
     
  6. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    that will not work. unless the plow is on the ground, the headgear will not stand up to let you disconnect.
    last year there were over 40 ultramount plows stolen here in my town alone by simply pulling into the plow, hooking up, and driving away.
    when using a gas engine truck, the owners never heard the thieves.
     
  7. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 740

    Don't recall ever reading a police report of a stolen plow around here
     
  8. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,008

    I do no one person a few years back had there ultra mount stolen. The code lock might slow em down one minute to get it home. Block it in or chain it up.
     
  9. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390


    yup, that is exactly what the got that took most of them here in town did.
    they finally caught him only when he stupidly tried selling a freshly stolen plow to someone he took a plow from a few weeks earlier. he was selling them for $2000 each and had orders for as many as he could get.
    he admitted to stealing the same plow from 5 different people.
     
  10. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,008

    And what happened to the guy?
     
  11. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    still waiting to go to court.