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 ...

Quick View
Related News Stories
Minnesota Cold
Machinery Chatter
Russian Economic Sanctions
Machinery Chatter
Used Equipment Prices to Fall?
Machinery Chatter
No Agreement on Tax Extenders
A Christmas List
Machinery Chatter
Deere: Sharp Decline in Equipment Sales