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Plow lock

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by BigDave12768, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    I found out today that some plows were stolen over the summer where I park my plow for the summer. I thought I saw a bar that runs across and locks to stop theft. But I can not find it anywhere. Does anybody know about this. I would hate to have my plow stolen
     
  2. winged1dur

    winged1dur Senior Member
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  3. Bry@n

    Bry@n Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    Think about this for a second. If they want it, they will find a way around that lock. The best place is in doors and that isn't even 100% safe anymore.

    I have a friend that shares a outside storage place. Like 50 a month for the 2 of them. They keep all the plows, shovels and blowers in them.
     
  4. Embalmer

    Embalmer Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    thefts of snow stuff seems to be getting worse every year. there was something on the news the other night of someone brazen enough to steal seven (yes 7) brand new large snow blowers from a lowes store. guy came, grabbed 4 loaded them on a trailer he was towing and left came back later took another 3. And last year know of 4 people that have had their plows/salters taken from their property while they were at work or what ever. Usually seems to be fishers that are taken though, as I really havent heard much about any of the others.
     
  5. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Ofcourse if they want it they will take it. But if I make it a little tougher than just pulling up to it and drive it away I will feel a little better. So if they see a lock maybe they move on to the next plow. You see them everywhere with no locks
     
  6. frehawk

    frehawk Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    My Lock

    This is how I lock my plow and it works pretty good.:angel: :drinkup:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    Is that so when they tamper with the lock, they drop the .50 cal? I usually throw a pair of handcuffs through the pin holes in mine.
     
  8. frehawk

    frehawk Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Lock

    I was thinking about putting something in the holes but was thinking about the spring and leaving in the open position and not having it close all the way when throwing it on the truck. besides I use my cuffs for other things:D
     
  9. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    LOL

    I never really thought about that. I have always left my pins completely retracted while storing without problems, but now that you mention it...
     
  10. frehawk

    frehawk Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    The 308 was just my humor side:D I put the lock under there and I know as soon as the you hook the plow up the weight of it just digs in and you really can't go anywhere (not that I have done this at 3 in the morning :cry: ).
     
  11. carcrz

    carcrz Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    I did that on Wednesday. I ended up cutting the bar in half, straightening it, & I am putting it back on tomorrow. I think someone could still steal it w/ the lock on but you could follow the rut in the concrete all the way to pick it up.
     
  12. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    I thought that was a good way to lock it also. when a kid came over and said, him and his buddy would just carry it away.
    The kid grab the end of my plow and picked it up over his chest.
    Thats when I relized with his pick-up he could just slide it in the back.

    I think I'm going to drive some 8' long rebar in the ground at different angles with my jack hammer.
    weld them together and attach my chain and cable to both that should help protect it.
     
  13. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    Sounds like a lot of work. I would try and park your truck between the plow and a wall or garage at night to prevent theft. Of course, keeping it indoors, if at all possible, is the best way to protect it.
     
  14. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Problem is.. I live in a condo. They do not allow me to store my plow here. So I leave it down at my buddies landscape lot. But he moves them to Bridgewater during the summer to another lot that really isnt used. So over the summer a 9ft SS Xblade got ripped off and another plow was stripped. Luckly my plow was down the end and the brush and thorns had taken over my plow so it was not as visable. And its painted silver so maybe it just got passed over as lower end plow. And buy lower end, I mean plows with parts that are not as desired. But I have come up with a great idea for locking my plow. Slide this through the pin hole. That would stop the minute mount process. What do you think of my idea?

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Bry@n

    Bry@n Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    Not bad but they stripped a plow. That would mean they were there for a while. If they did that, then they could use a cordless sawzall to cut that lock of yours.

    It would be a great deterrent but they can still strip parts as well.
     
  16. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Yep if they want it they will take it. I am just trying to stop the minute mount drive away theft.


    Do you buy that plow down in NJ of Dtr?
     
  17. Bry@n

    Bry@n Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    I think I am going to. I am still waiting for the local guy to tell me what years the truck side frame will fit on. It's nice and in pretty good shape. Nice guy too.

    I just have been so busy, I keep forgetting to go to the local guy about the truck frame.

    I am either getting the plow or a Western Tornado. Maybe both, I am so torn.
    Then again, a Arctic Cat atv has been calling me...... too many choices to make.:dizzy:
     
  18. MOXIE

    MOXIE Member
    Messages: 38

    plow locks

    K&M Hyd Service has locks in stock. both mm1 and mm2 $49.95
    781-933-3147
     
  19. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Something like 50 Fishers stolen from a dealership here in my area last fall. Funny thing about it was that whoever did it used that company's forklift to load them. Never heard the outcome, whether the wingnuts got caught.
     
  20. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    yup! and used their trailer to take em!