The owners of a 2001 Case backhoe contacted the Houston Police Dept to report that their backhoe had been stolen. The owners had left the backhoe on a jobsite overnight and when they returned found the backhoe missing.
The Houston Police Dept verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Case backhoe.
A short while later troopers from Texas DPS picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen backhoe with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the troopers tracked the backhoe to a field in rural Ft Bend County. Behind an abandoned barn troopers found this stolen backhoe. The backhoe was recovered in good condition. This is an ongoing investigation.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Case backhoe in January 2001.