Securing a tractor: John Deere Review  -- John Deere Tractors Discussion Forum and Review Securing a tractor: John Deere Review -- John Deere Tractors Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index
New As Posted | Active Subjects



www.emerichsales.com - New & Used Equipment
          View Tractors For Sale!


www.partsbynet.com - Lawn and Garden Equipment Parts


Bernardsville Landscape Lighting
Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > John Deere Review Forum

Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 03-03-2005, 14:49 Post: 107200
Toller



Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Alabama
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 27

2
Filter by User
 Securing a tractor

What is a reasonable way to secure a tractor that must remain out of doors. There have been a couple of thefts in our area and I'd like ideas on what I can do to reduce my risk.

Eric






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 03-03-2005, 16:40 Post: 107206
denwood



Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Quarryville PA
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 542
 Securing a tractor

Get a good insurance policy. See if you can get what is called replacement insurance, a tractor may be too large and item? We have it but I don't know if my tractor qualifies. They buy you a new one without figuring depreciation. Maybe you could put a secret switch in the fuel shutoff solenoid wire. Cutting off the starter is easier to bypass with a screwdriver but could slow a thief down or make him think the battery is dead.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 03-03-2005, 17:32 Post: 107209
taheide



Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Capron IL
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 127
 Securing a tractor

Wedge the bucket in such a way that the tractor cannot be moved and then remove the handle for the FEL.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 03-03-2005, 20:47 Post: 107220
dklopfenstein



Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Southern Indiana
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 125
 Securing a tractor

If it is a CUT, buy yourself a small shed...you can get one for less than an insurance deductable would be...it will also keep it looking/performing better. If it is a full size tractor, a BIG german shepard chained to the 3PH...have my doubts if anyone will steal it then. Seriously, you could maybe block it in between a tree (or something else immovable) and your pick-up. Hope something works for you.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 03-04-2005, 02:39 Post: 107231
harvey



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Moravia, NY
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1525
 Securing a tractor

Keep it parked where someone with a rollback cannot back up and winch it on. As Denwood said put in additional or use your fuel cut off valve. A heavy chain thru the steering wheel to the loader will also help deter.

If someone wants it, it is gone no matter what precautions you take. However making it more diffcult by limiting approaches and mobility may cause the thief to look elsewhere for easier pickins.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 03-04-2005, 10:31 Post: 107243
Murf

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 7005
 Securing a tractor

We have this problem constantly with our machines left on customer's sites.

When we need to leave just a single machine, such as for winter snow contracts, we use shipping containers. They are available in a variety of sizes, the ones we use are 8' wide by 20' long and 9.5' high. In the shipping industry they are called "20' high cube" containers. Ours are aluminum, we bought several 'retired' ones for $500 a piece. They are easily moved by a 5 ton tilt'n'load, or crane truck.

We have found that merely keeping something out of sight goes a long way to deter most people, they won't risk breaking in if they don't know what in there.

We also have them equipped with cheap car alarms that run off the a battery and battery charger for the machine that is built in to each container. An extension cord keeps everything ready to go.

Best of luck.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 03-04-2005, 12:59 Post: 107253
hardwood

TP Contributor

Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: iowa
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3582
 Securing a tractor

We haven't had any trouble yet, maybe just luck. I do try to park things out of sight or in a shed if available. I've heard more about vandalisim than theft locally. Sometimes just tire valve cores pulled, but there have also been some spray paint incidents. Frank.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 03-04-2005, 13:04 Post: 107254
jd2210

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: IN
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 112
 Securing a tractor

Insurance is certainly a consideration, but you might just reach under the hood and pull a fuse (the smaller Deeres are on the firewall, looks like a four pack, and pull the starter one). I think after trying to push it home they will give by the time you wake up the following morning.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 03-13-2005, 17:47 Post: 107943
earthwrks

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Home Office in Flat Rock, Michigan
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3853
 Securing a tractor

I like the shipping container approach. If it's long enough you could put a workshop in there too. That, and car alarm or even a motorcycle alarm. Just be sure it has its own battery that cannot be disconnected easily. Some of the newer technology uses a cellphone to call you and the police if there is an intruder. But they cost as much as a good insurance policy. Around here the first thing an insurance agent asks is: "Is the area fenced in? No fence = higher premium.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 03-16-2005, 21:27 Post: 108152
brokenarrow



Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Wisconsin
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1288

2
Filter by User
 Securing a tractor

One of these days soon there will be a homing device for cheap and you will be able to hide it so you can track down where your rig was stole too. (maybe there is one now out there?) Other than that. While my tractor is still being paid for (IE: under a loan) I have purchased a policy that my dealer highly recomended. Its not cheap but not too expensive either. $10 a month. It gets automatically deducted from my loans monthy payment. It covers everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you can imagine and replaces it with a "brand new" rig or what I paid originally for it, (which ever is cheaper) Also incase you are not imagining LARGE enough when I said everything! If I drive it into a lake, it is replaced. If I crash it down a revine and it is totalled. It is replaced. if a tree falls on it, if its stolen, if its in a fire, if I screw up in any way! It is replaced or repaired (if not totaled). I have a 100 dollar deductable.
I had the choice of just a fire and theft policy for about $7 a month or this one for $10. I think its a no brainer. Hope this helps.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > John Deere Review Forum

Thread 107200 Filter by Poster:
brokenarrow 2 | denwood 1 | dklopfenstein 1 | earthwrks 1 | hardwood 1 | harvey 1 | jd2210 1 | kickapoobd 1 | Murf 1 | taheide 1 | tekts9 1 | Toller 2 |




Most Viewed

+ John Deere 2210 Backhoe Review
+ John Deere vs Kubota Compact Tractors
+ John Deere 790 fuel shut-off solenoid failing???
+ John Deere low viscosity HY GARD
+ John Deere JD 4100 Wiring diagram
+ JD 790 or Kubota L3000DT
+ Should I buy a John Deere 4105???
+ John Deere 4300 turns over but won't start
+ John Deere 455 garden tractor
+ Oil Change for Diesel Tractor

Most Discussion

+ John Deere 4300 scuffing......
+ Possible Solution To The 4000
+ Dealer out to lunch
+ Just got my new JD 4410 - Prob
+ Hello Green, Goodbye Orange
+ Receiver hitch for iMatch
+ 4300 wheel bolt problems
+ 4000 Ten Series 50 hour break
+ Don't buy JD compact tractors.
+ Oil Change for Diesel Tractor

Newest Topics

+ John Deere 4100 gear 3 point not workin
+ 2000 John Deer Gator 4 X2
+ Mini Excavator SY20C - Small Body with Big Power
+ John Deer 1070 starting problem
+ John Deere 990
+ Tractors R Us
+ john deere 4100 with 410 loader hydraulic problem
+ John Deere 2032R Buying advice
+ John Deere 2010 loss of hydraulics
+ L110 John Deer Tractor gas smell







Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines