The owners of a 2016 Takeuchi Skid Steer reported to Lilburn Police that a tractor had been stolen off a construction site. Once Lilburn Police verified the theft they entered the vehicle’s information into the NCIC system which automatically activated the hidden LoJack in the vehicle.
Later that day it was learned that the Tractor was also equipped with a GPS type tracker and it had last sent a signal from the South Georgia area. Police were sent to the GPS coordinates and could not locate the Tractor.
Recently a LoJack audit of outstanding stolen vehicles was conducted and activation signals sent out to them again by LoJack employees. This activated the hidden tracker that had been installed in the Skid Steer Tractor. A short time later a Deputy from Walton County Sheriff’s Office picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Takeuchi with the LoJack Tracking Computers (PTC’s) that are installed in their vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from their PTC’s they were able to locate the Tractor on a Farm about 1 mile off the local highway. Contact was made with the property owners who cooperated with the ongoing investigation. The Skid Steer Tractor was verified as stolen and impounded to be returned to the rightful owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Skid Steer in March 2016 at a commercial establishment.