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mowermankevin
05-08-2008, 02:46 AM
Ya know this isn't even my stuff,and it makes me so mad, it's not like fuel ain't high enough,customers aren't cutting back on work, but to have some sorry a@@ SOB steal a whole load of what it takes your guys to make a living with,forget politics,forget race,gender,etc... if you could have seen the calamity this caused, and is causing,it makes you sick. These folks work there guts out, and to have it all taken away, I don't know what to say, were scrambling to put peices of equipment back together, the crew is wondering how their going to get a week of work, I just don't know anymore.

Mrs. H
05-08-2008, 10:10 AM
I hear ya'.

It makes you even madder when it IS your stuff that is stolen. Chainsaws and weedeaters walk off our trailer at least twice a year. And these are the tools we feed our children with. Everytime we replace one, it cuts into my net income.

Your right, it makes me physically sick it happens. Like a big pit opens in your stomach.

Hope some of the stuff gets recovered quickly for you!

mowermankevin
05-08-2008, 02:47 PM
Thanks Ms. H, so far the truck was recovered in a mobile home park when the manager thought it was suspicious,I suppose the rest of the stuff is in new hands after the weekend flea-markets, by the way the ignition was popped and the keys were in the ash tray when the truck was returned, so I guess the dudes were going to make profit no matter who the owners or what it took to get away,pitiful just pitiful.

thomsoutdoor
05-08-2008, 05:50 PM
A reminder that for those who buy hot equipment are just as guilty as those who stole it.

1cooltreeguy
05-08-2008, 05:56 PM
Dang - that is sick, we are putting trailer locks on - we had a guy that just started a tractor business and thieves backed into his yard and hooked up and took off with a brand new tractor and trailer.....OUCH

Scagguy
05-10-2008, 04:21 PM
I have signs on my trailers that says...."Attention thieves..you steal, you die. Any questions"? So far so good. No one has attempted to take my equipment since I bolted those signs on the trailers.

nemow
05-11-2008, 06:08 PM
I have signs on my trailers that says...."Attention thieves..you steal, you die. Any questions"? So far so good. No one has attempted to take my equipment since I bolted those signs on the trailers.

I have a crappy lock on my garage with a sticker next to it that says NRA (armed citizen) And a sensor light for better sight picture.

magbarn
05-14-2008, 09:45 AM
I have signs on my trailers that says...."Attention thieves..you steal, you die. Any questions"? So far so good. No one has attempted to take my equipment since I bolted those signs on the trailers.


I see you still live in a "free state" like Tex where it's still quite easy to get a concealed permit and carry a piece. A commie place like "The People's Republik of Kalifornia" is an entirely different story... I just can't get the wife to move though...

I don't really believe in Karma, but I hope the thieves get what's coming to them...

Equipment theft happens quite often here. I've even been offered equipment before while I was working. Not being racist, but it's usually guys who don't speak English very well. You can also see top-of-the-line stuff being sold sometimes here in the saturday flea markets

Mowingman
05-14-2008, 09:31 PM
Do you have a list to post, of the stolen items. They could possibly show up around here at a pawn shop, or someone might bring one of them into our repair shop.

jkason
05-16-2008, 11:25 AM
Posted OPEI Smartbrief.

http://www.lawnandlandscape.com/news/news.asp?ID=6279

scag runner
05-20-2008, 10:45 PM
On the night of May 12 I droped off my equipment around 9:OO p.m. after working on it for a cupple of hours so it would be ready for the next day. At around 9:00a.m. on May 13 I got a call asking if I had taken my trailer because the gate had been cut. which of course I did not have it. Them *%^$&$#*:realmad: cleaned me out. It was around $20,000.00 All I own now is a shovel and a rake they did not take that because it was still in the back of my truck. And of course the insurance company is trying to stick it to me saying that I had $15,000.00 in coverage, but they will only give me up to $500.00 per item lost. So if any one in the Tallahassee, FL area is thinking of selling some equipment or getting out completely let me know.
If any one is interested I can post what was stolen with descriptions and serial numbers.
Any information is help full, these SOB'S are taking food out of my babies mouths.

Supper Grassy
05-21-2008, 03:41 PM
I have signs on my trailers that says...."Attention thieves..you steal, you die. Any questions"? So far so good. No one has attempted to take my equipment since I bolted those signs on the trailers.

where did you get them