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    I have purchased a second hand tool box for the new ute saving me having to put a tray on it.
    It has compression locks. How secure are these and can anyone give me an alternative to making it reasonably secure.

    It will carry quite a bit of equipment as this car will be towing the trailer for commercial work approx 3 days per week.

    It will be parked securely overnight but want to take the extra precaution.

    I got the box at a good price - would have been probably 2.5 times what I paid to get one made up like this. see attached>>tool box.JPG
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    Very nice!

    Worth 'burglar alarming' it? ...
    Could be very simple like a switch that trips a horn/siren if the lid is lifted once it is "armed".

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    No good just scaring them Joe, especially when they have cleaned out the tool box in 20 secs.
    May be a good idea in addition to something which takes them a little longer to get in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melbourne Commercial Mowing View Post
    No good just scaring them Joe, especially when they have cleaned out the tool box in 20 secs.
    May be a good idea in addition to something which takes them a little longer to get in!
    Your thieves are fast!
    They seem to be slower up here in the hills .... anyway, I think they are lazy opportunist scum who don't like PC Rain and Sgt Freezing-Cold.

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    wrap a chain over it? Even if you don't padlock it, its a visual deterrent. They may think they need bolt cuters as well as a jimmy bar or screwdriver which might cause them to go to an easier target.

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    Got this on my JetSki, the CUDA alarm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melbourne Commercial Mowing View Post
    May be a good idea in addition to something which takes them a little longer to get in!
    Or a lot longer to get of their leg as it sinks its teeth deeper with each movement
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    Why don't you try some of these
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melbourne Commercial Mowing View Post
    I have purchased a second hand tool box for the new ute saving me having to put a tray on it.
    It has compression locks. How secure are these and can anyone give me an alternative to making it reasonably secure.

    It will carry quite a bit of equipment as this car will be towing the trailer for commercial work approx 3 days per week.

    It will be parked securely overnight but want to take the extra precaution.

    I got the box at a good price - would have been probably 2.5 times what I paid to get one made up like this. see attached>>tool box.JPG
    Compression locks are on a lot of toolbox's these days. If you want added security put heavy duty Hasp & Staple latches with padlocks. These will stop the lid from being levered up.

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    Love the tool box....How lucky to get it the right size.
    Quote Originally Posted by GardeningSolutions View Post
    Compression locks are on a lot of toolbox's these days. If you want added security put heavy duty Hasp & Staple latches with padlocks. These will stop the lid from being levered up.
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    What a great idea..... I can imagine having these sticker on the back of the ute with a tarp on....
    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    Why don't you try some of these
    Everything looks good with a haircut.... ɐuıɥɔ ɯoɹɟ pɹɐoqʎǝʞ ɐ ʎnq ı ǝɯıʇ ʇsɐl ǝɥʇ sʇɐɥʇ

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    installed 2 new boxes today/yesterday, one side yesterday went pretty easily, todays one was mounted under an existing one and took a bit more planning - had to empty the box on top of the tray, wow! was there some filth in there lol

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    I need to replace the back one shortly before it falls off...




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    Looking at toolboxes on each side of a trailer.

    Possibly only going to be 2 ft high sides but have 7ft length.

    What are the key features you guys have had/designed into yours?

    On a 5ft wide I figure it will cause some problems with viewing traffic behind?
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    I got a quote to have a big toolbox fabricated on Friday and they wanted over $1k. So I thought about building one myself, but the materials were close to $400 alone.

    I picked up a couple of small second hand toolboxes this morning off the local Sell/swap/buy and set them up today. Cut a hole in one end of each one so the trimmers feed through.

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