For those of you staging equipment, what's your security?

rippinryno

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I have a plow truck staged on site at my commercial parking lot. The lot has no security cameras and is slightly out in the middle of nowhere. There is a fair amount of traffic parking and leaving the lot on a regular basis.

Do any of you use anything to keep track easily of your equipment? I have a salt spreader on it, 50 bags of salt in the bed and of course the plow and truck. There will be a pallet of salt in it next storm. My first thought is to maybe put a trail camera in the cab pointing in a direction that I could pick up an activity coming toward the truck. Other than that I am not sure how to make sure nobody steals my salt or setup. TIA.
 
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rippinryno

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great idea! I didn't think about that, but with having 2 batteries I 'm always nervous i'm going to lose power to one or the other. I think I will do this. I purchased a battery powered trickle charger as well that I am hoping will keep my batteries tendered while i'm away.
 

seville009

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CNY
great idea! I didn't think about that, but with having 2 batteries I 'm always nervous i'm going to lose power to one or the other. I think I will do this. I purchased a battery powered trickle charger as well that I am hoping will keep my batteries tendered while i'm away.

I bought a Noco Genius GB150 booster pack a few years ago. It’s kind if pricey, but worth it. It’s a lithium battery pack that’s relatively compact, but packs a strong punch (rated for diesels), can do multiple jumps on one charge, and stays charged for long periods of time. Just nice to have in the truck when needed.
 

Mark Oomkes

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I bought a Noco Genius GB150 booster pack a few years ago. It’s kind if pricey, but worth it. It’s a lithium battery pack that’s relatively compact, but packs a strong punch (rated for diesels), can do multiple jumps on one charge, and stays charged for long periods of time. Just nice to have in the truck when needed.

Still have yet to have mine work on my Cummings.
 

GMC Driver

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Battery disconnect - yes.

GPS - yes. Lots of options here.

Well lit area - a must.

If they really want it, you won't stop them. We learned the hard way - sub had a brand new MX255 with 13 hours on it driven off in broad daylight.
 
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rippinryno

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Not sure what model NOCO that i have but it is mostly just a trickle charge, not sure if the jump mode would do it for me. This truck is just a 5.3 and won't require nearly as much to power up that a diesel does on the cold days.

I'm currently looking into some gps options. I think i may start with my trail cam that i already have in an attempt to keep the salt and spreader safe, then I'll unhook the battery especially when snow isn't forecasted for months.

I started a thread about my new plow rig, but it quickly went down hill and Michael closed it. I was really hoping to use that thread to update my progress throughout this first season. Unfortunately, a zero tolerance argument from one of the most argumentative members on this forum and other forums has led to it being shut down. I do hope it can be opened back up though so that all of this content can just go into that thread. Plus, i wanted to show some of the guys who sent private messages (supporting me), that a guy can start out with a beat up rig and still get stuff done.
 

leigh

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CT
Just a few obvious thoughts.Park under a light if possible,not tucked away behind building etc.Maybe tarp the whole truck and secure with a few bungees,truck will be nice and clean for use. Put up one of those fake security cameras with the blinking red light. On the whimsical side, rig some fake explosive device to the steering wheel with wires to the doors, get a mannequin and have him sleeping laying down in front seat. Put ram badges on the truck,that keeps the informed away. Ford will also work and will keep all but the master mechanics away.
 

Brndnstffrd

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CT
On the whimsical side, rig some fake explosive device to the steering wheel with wires to the doors
I know it was intended to be a joke, but probably not such a good idea. Someone will inevitably see it and then you have a much worse situation on your hands than a truck being stolen.

Ford will also work and will keep all but the master mechanics away.
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rippinryno

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in theory if i disconnect the battery, they might have a struggle getting it disconnected. another thing, it's been mounted to the pickup for years and years, it's probably on there good lol.
 

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