How to Lock a Lawnmower


A lawnmower is an investment in the maintenance of a residential or commercial property. It is also a business investment for those who use mowers as part of a commercial grass cutting operation. A mower can range in cost from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, depending on the type. It is necessary to secure mowers when transporting from one job site to another or during times of storage to prevent theft.

Things You'll Need

  • Chain
  • Padlock with key
  • Position the mower in a location on a transport trailer or in a spot for parking as desired. Choose a location that is close to a pole, post or trailer corner that will provide a secure point for locking with a chain.

  • Feed an antitheft chain, such as a hex chain, through a hole in the wheel or around an axle of a riding mower or around the handle of a push mower.

  • Feed the chain around a secure post, pole or trailer corner and pull the two ends of the chain together.

  • Overlap a link on both ends of the chain.

  • Insert the hasp of a keyed padlock through the overlapped links. Push the hasp into the lock body securely.

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