EQUIPMENT NEWS
Wire Theft Stops Pivots
Tue Feb 12, 2013 03:55 PM CST

Copper wire theft is a serious problem on the farm. Thieves find it easy to climb a pivot in the middle of the night and strip the copper wire for sale to recycling dealers.

The sad thing about this crime is thieves cause $5,000 to $10,000 in damages to a pivot and get away with approximately $250 worth of copper. In addition, crops lose crucial irrigation water as farmers make repairs.

In some areas, courts haven't viewed copper wire theft as a serious crime. Arrested suspects escape jail time by not showing up ...

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