Same goes for summertime when the same is true for ATV's, dirtbikes, or anything else you use frequently and hate having to take 20 minutes to lock the thing back up.
Here is my solution to this unbelieveably annoying problem. It takes quite some work but is incredibly effective and takes less than a minute to lock up a machine for easy un-locking when you need to use it.
Step 1: What you'll need
- 2" aluminum or steel fence pipe, hollow
- hacksaw (or get the guys at the store to cut it)
- some concrete
- large screws, and a drillbit the same size as the screw
- shovel (non-frozen ground) or a rented electric auger (frozen ground)
- screwdriver for the screws (i recommend using square because it's hard to strip.)
- chan or pole, length depends on how many machines you use this for
- something to attach the chain to each pole
- someone to weld whatever your attachint to the pole
Step 2: The General Idea
It's never a good idea to keep machines unlock, seeing as how they can have a hefty pricetag on them...
Heres the idea...
1. anchor two poles in concrete about 3 feet into the ground
2. park the front of the machines between the poles
3. weave a chain through the machine's not-easily-removed parts and anchor the chain to each pole, or use a pole if it will be used for snowmobiles only.
4. VOILA! You have effectively locked your machines