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Plow locking

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by fman74, Oct 28, 2001.

  1. fman74

    fman74 Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 4

    Does any one know how to lock a Western Ulta Mount on and off the truck. Western does not sell a lock. Thank you and hi I am new.
     
  2. guido

    guido PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 261

    Not familiar with Western's....

    but if you tell me how they hook up, I can help......

    If its by pins, you can drill a hole through the end of the pin that sticks through a put a padlock on it, same thing when its off.

    I don't see why you would lock it onto the truck though, they would have to steal the truck to steal the plow, right? When the plow is off, keep something parked in front of it so no one can just go hook up to it.

    I always did think that the introduction of all the quick mount plow's a few years ago would result in a lot more theft, not sure if it did or not, just figured it would be easier to go hook up and drive off with one.
     
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    My Fishers all stay inside. I did build a setup for a guy though. I made ears similiar to the ones on the truck frame on a Fisher MM. I welded these together at the distance so they could sit in the plow frame. Drilled the pins for padlocks and then boxed it in so you cannot easily get to the locks to cut. I will have to find a pic. He leaves his out at his business. I don't know if it works or not but the plow is still there.
     
  4. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    I think of my plows as pretty secure, being locked ina building or in a yard with a locking gate. Only if someone wants to steal your plow they will. Locks will stop the guys with out bolt cutters, only if someone wants to steal something bad enough they will. All ya need is a truck with a boom, and ya can load up all the plows ya want.

    Geoff
     
  5. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    No matter what plows or parts can be stolen. I am always worried about the pumps. Easy to remove one on any plow. On mine instead of the locks that end up ructing anyway I just weld the nut to the bolt or clip to the pin. I keep spares incase I need to torch one off and swap in a spare pump during a storm.
     
  6. fman74

    fman74 Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 4

    The problem is the The Ultra Mount has no pins. For now it sits on my drive way. I try to always park something in front of it, but I can not always do that. I was going to try and chain it to something but there is nothing to chain it to.
     
  7. carlriv2

    carlriv2 Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 126

    heres what I do in the summertime. I run a big chain around all the plows with one lock, I also run a second chain under the plows and lock it to where the metal feet go. I figure if someone wants to steal them they will, but after they cut the lock and hook up the plow they will have one more surprise. By the time they cut the lock or unhook the plow maybe they will get caught.
    pehaps next to the drivway you could put an eye in some concrete at or just below grade and lock to that.
     
  8. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    I have also seen people switch around the wires or use a different electrical plug. Only downfall here is that if there is a problem teasting and troubleshooting by a dealer can be difficult. Plus as Geoff said there are other ways to steal a plow.
     
  9. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    I am wondering why this post was relocated to ice management. It was a snowplow we were talking about correct???
     
  10. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Am I missing something? It is and always has been in Snowplowing Discussion
     
  11. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Nope earlier today I could have sworn it was in ice management.

    Maybe it was like the snowflakes and I was seeing things.
     
  12. 75

    75 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,382

    It DID end up there at some point, there is a "relocated" notice in the Ice Management forum.

    I would guess it got moved there by mistake, then put back here. I know that it "wasn't me, man!" ;) - I just got home about half an hour ago!
     
  13. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Well, I guess it wasn't "always has been" then. I knew it was this morning when I was on. Maybe the gremlins are at it already.
     
  14. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Good to know I am still sane.
     
  15. fman74

    fman74 Junior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 4

    Yeah I had messed up and put in the wrong fourm. Sorry guys!:D