AKA: Cable Skidder, Grapple Skidder
- Near articulation joint and entry steps, left or right side.
- In operator’s area, on instrument panel, control console, or seat pedestal.
- On frame or body panel, forward of front axle, left or right side.
Caterpillar, Clark, Franklin, John Deere, Ranger, Timber Jack, Trans-Gesco, Treefarmer.
An awareness of the following indicators will help focus attention on suspicious equipment during routine stops, patrols and investigations.
Time: Equipment being transported between 2000-0500 hrs or on weekends or holidays. Equipment theft most often happens at these times and contractors are unlikely to pay overtime if it can be avoided. (Note: exception – in large metropolitan areas equipment is sometimes moved in the early mornings to avoid traffic).
Things to watch out for
- Equipment being hauled on vehicles not designed to haul such equipment.
- New equipment on old transport.
- Trade plates on the vehicle.
- Haulier is using agricultural (red (UK) or green (Irish)) diesel, or any other illegal fuel, in their vehicle.
- Haulier vehicle has no company livery.
- The labels/markings on the equipment do not match those of the vehicle carrying or hauling it.
- The Ministry Number is missing from the haulier’s trailer.
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