Valley Irrigation is adding the Proof Positive Span Cable to its line of cable theft deterrent products.
Copper theft is a problem, and agricultural irrigation equipment is particularly vulnerable to copper theft. Thieves can grab long spans of cable from unattended center pivots and escape undetected among acres of crops. Stolen span cable immediately cuts power to the pivot, stopping irrigation and potentially ruining crops. Repairs can cost thousands of dollars, and repeated incidents can jeopardize insurance coverage.
One of the biggest challenges in stopping copper cable theft is proving rightful ownership so thieves can be prosecuted. Proof Positive Span Cable, manufactured by Southwire Co. and sold through Paige Electric Co, is a traceable, theft-deterrent span cable that provides proof of ownership.
“Until now, there was no way to prove ownership and that’s the only way you can prosecute thieves who steal span cable,” said Julie Bushell, director of sales and marketing at Paige Electric.
Proof Positive Span Cable is manufactured with unique TraceID™ codes printed on a tape inside the jacket. Upon sale, ownership data is entered in an online database accessible to recyclers and law enforcement.
A bright yellow outer jacket alerts recyclers — and thieves — that this is traceable cable. Recyclers can instantly identify stolen cable and verify ownership in seconds at www.2idcu.com.
For more information about Proof Positive Span Cable, visit ValleyIrrigation.com.