After personally knowing a few people having their trailers stolen because all the crooks have to do is to removed the two coupler bolts from the c-channel type adjustable couplers in the Denver, CO area and finding myself needing a dump trailer for my own business, I started searching for a lock to secure my coupler to the trailer. Not finding a product like this anywhere I began to think about how to keep this from happening day after day all over the country and the Kraken Lock was born.
A few pizza box cutout
designs later I started making thin sheet metal models and as the design came
together (as well as the many cuts I had from the sharp sheet metal) I
grew more and more confident that I had a great idea to prevent adjustable trailer coupler removal
I wanted to use a lock that wasn't easily bypassed like the cheap barrel type locks that come on most trailer products nowadays and that's when I found the Abloy type lock, no tumblers or springs inside to corrode or get road debris jammed in them and the lock is virtually un-pickable and cannot be drilled out either.
Once all the different aspects came together I was ready to make a few prototypes and test them against pry bars and sledgehammers and then started the patent process (which is a whole other story!)
Now with patent in hand, I'm excited to offer my adjustable coupler trailer lock and have been busy shipping Kraken Locks all over the country since 2017! I'm proud to say this is a Made in the USA product and strive to always be able to offer free shipping and low cost trailer protection to all the hard working folks who rely on their heavy duty trailers for work as well as the weekend warrior hauling toys to spend time with the family!