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Snow Blower Anti-Theft boot? So they exist?

I'm taking delivery of an Ariens 24" Deluxe Snow Blower sometime in the next few days. I don't know why this didn't occur to me earlier, but I don't have
a closed-in garage...just a carport and a backyard and patio. I need a way to secure the blower so somebody can't just come and take it. I've been thinking a chain and lock system, but a family member asked me if they make "boots" to go on the tire of the snow blower that will prevent it from moving, much like police put them on cars that have extensive tickets so they can't be moved or driven away?

Is there any such thing for snow blowers? Any other anti-theft suggestions would be appreciated. FYI - I am getting the Ariens cover tarp thingy and mat, and if I put it in the backyard it would be under a patio canopy so it's not out in the open.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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If I were in your shoes I'd'probably get'some hardened chain and a couple good locks. There is also a little gizmo, something like a motion detector that you can probably install or place close by it so if it gets moved an alarm will sound.

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Lock it as best you can to something as immovable as possible. As lame as it sounds, cover it with a tarp. True, they can cut a tarp with little effort, but with motorcycles, there is a proven psychological deterrent. Having someone see a shiny new snow blower as opposed to what could be a pile of crap does increase the odds of theft.
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Chain it ! good size chain and good size lock, it's worth it. Cover with tarp when not in use, dark colored tarp. And a motion sensor light in the area would also be a good idea. Two can lift it so a boot is next to useless. Just my thoughts on it. Even in good neighborhoods there can be thugs scouting out their next grab.

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I have one of these on my shed, I haven't ran electricity to it yet. And it was a pretty reasonable alternative.

I got it from Harbor Freight, and I'd post the URL, but for some reason it won't take it....?


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He said he had a carport, so I'm thinking something high enough it can't be tampered with on the house and hard wired, but one of those up in a high spot would also be effective for sure. A decent alternative if wiring isn't in the cards.

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I have one of these on my shed, I haven't ran electricity to it yet. And it was a pretty reasonable alternative.

I got it from Harbor Freight, and I'd post the URL, but for some reason it won't take it....?

But you don't have to wire it up to electricity, or is the solar panel just a back up?

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I can say that it won't light up the neighborhood, but it might deter those looking for an easy getaway.

Might also consider a trail camera. It may not stop them, but at least it would give law enforcement an edge on catching them.

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But you don't have to wire it up to electricity, or is the solar panel just a back up?
The panel charges on-board nicad batteries. It is completely self contained and independent of any other power source.

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The panel charges on-board nicad batteries. It is completely self contained and independent of any other power source.
Oh I get it, you were saying that SINCE you haven't ran electricity to your shed you have one of thos lights. I thought that you were saying that you have one of those lights that you haven't wired up to electricity yet. My fault for reading your post wrong carry on.

Is the battery 6 volt or 12 volt?

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