Following an incident in Horton, just outside Wimborne, Dorset Police are reminding farmers, contractors and operators of machinery to be on their guard.
Overnight on 6 July thieves entered tractor cabs at Horton and stole screens.
On the same evening Wiltshire Police had reports about thefts from the Broadchalke area where several GPS domes were stolen from farms. An investigation into these thefts has been launched across both forces.
The police are trying to locate the following stolen screens from the theft in East Dorset: Fendt Vario display Terminal; A Muller controller for a Kuhn fertiliser spreader; Trimble TMX screen (serial number 5613550547) GPS guidance; 2 x New Holland screens and Trimble GFX screen (serial number 5841400390) GPS guidance
If anyone comes across any of these systems or knows of the whereabouts of them please contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting the occurrence number 55210107457.
Owners of John Deere Starfire 6000 systems should be aware there is a new software version available. The new software enables the use of pin code protection to help secure these units. All newly supplied by dealer Starfire 6000 units will come with the software update. The update renders the system useless without the pin protection.
John Deere America have also released a video of how to protect your Starfire 6000.
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