Theft Prevention

In the event of a theft, please notify Steve Turner at

There is a broad market for stolen heavy equipment. Generally speaking, law enforcement has little success in apprehending those involved in these crimes.

Listed below are some suggestions to limit loss.

  1. Tracking devices are a good option although they generally work on cellphone technology which can be defeated with jammer devices that are available on the internet.
  2. Hidden secondary starter switches are a good option as potential thieves may not have the time to look for these switches.
  3. Most companies have their logos and phone numbers on their equipment. Another option is to have an emergency contact number on the machine for a police officer to call to confirm the activity equipment being moved.
  4. In the past years, there have been a few cases of professionally re-vinned vehicles, secondaries re-stamped, VIN’S re-stamped and new ECM’s installed. Police recommend welding PINs or partial pin numbers somewhere on the vehicle to make it undesirable.
  5. For a large scale job site, it may be advisable to hire a security company.
  6. Consider using a secure lock kit to protect container padlocks.

If you have any other anti-theft suggestions, please forward them to Steve Turner at and Kathryn Sutherland at