When it comes to keeping the tools that we use safe, Servi-Tech Territory Manager Dave Green has a story to tell and some advice.
An agronomist recently had his personal ATV stolen out of his truck. He said while it unfortunately happens from time to time, there are some ways to deter thieves.
Here are some tips:
- At night park the truck up against a building or another vehicle to make access to the bed harder.
- Lock the tailgate so the potential thieves have to pick the ATV up over the tailgate to get it out (most ATVs weigh more than 500 pounds).
- Chain the ATV to one of the tie downs in the truck.
More from Dave: “We always think it won’t be ours that gets stolen, but I guarantee it will be a bad day if it happens to you. Like most things, if you make it harder for the thieves they may move onto an easier target.”
And speaking of thieves, there’s an interesting story in the Omaha World-Herald today. The story is about a family who installed an alarm system on its center-pivot irrigation systems. When a thief tried to steal copper, the alarm system was triggered, which minimized the loss.
Read the story here.
Abandoned farmstead in northeast Colorado.