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JFF
05-18-2009, 10:54 PM
First time in 15 years of landscaping I have had any equipment stolen. Really, I am lucky they only took the blower. They could have stolen enough to start their own service.

The worst part is it is my fault. I have an enclosed trailer, but didn't close it up. 10 minutes in a back yard...blower gone. :hammerhead: At least it was a 3 year old blower. It paid for itself, just hate to have to replace it before it failed. Especially since another LCO is probably out there using it to make money.

Anyway, just wanted to complain about it for a second, and mention that there should be a special room in Hell for anyone who steals the tools a man uses to earn a living.

THEGOLDPRO
05-18-2009, 10:58 PM
been there done that, had a brand new blower stolen from my truck, it was literly 2 days old, pretty depressing.

4.3mudder
05-18-2009, 11:52 PM
That sucks, sorry to hear that.

mississippiturf
05-19-2009, 12:00 AM
Hate to hear the bad news. I've been lucky so far.

Wizz
05-19-2009, 01:31 AM
Sucks to hear, makes me mad just hearing that. There should be a sepearate hell all together for anyone that steals a man's tools. It's taken me 15 years to aquire the tools I have...I only pray that if someone ever tries to steal any of them that I catch the low life in the act, there would be a 10-15 minute delay before I call the cops as well.

topsites
05-19-2009, 01:36 AM
Now hold on a minute...

Before you assume the one and only tool out of the entire assortment got stolen, which, maybe it did, granted...
But you might want to backtrack all the yards you did that day, it might be sitting in a customer's yard somewhere.

Ask me how I know this LOL

KCfireman
05-19-2009, 02:39 AM
sh!t happens...............

ALC-GregH
05-19-2009, 08:43 AM
Now hold on a minute...

Before you assume the one and only tool out of the entire assortment got stolen, which, maybe it did, granted...
But you might want to backtrack all the yards you did that day, it might be sitting in a customer's yard somewhere.

Ask me how I know this LOL

I'm pretty sure the guy knows if he left it at a customers home or not and I'm sure he saw it in the trailer before he started working at the home where it was stolen. Some people are smarter then that.

Allens LawnCare
05-19-2009, 09:07 AM
Sorry to hear that bud.....

Green Machine Mowing
05-19-2009, 10:20 AM
Now hold on a minute...

Before you assume the one and only tool out of the entire assortment got stolen, which, maybe it did, granted...
But you might want to backtrack all the yards you did that day, it might be sitting in a customer's yard somewhere.

Ask me how I know this LOL

you ever get home to find that one of your walkbehinds wasnt on the trailer, just to go back and find in in a clients backyard??? :cool2:

Tom'sLandscapeDesign
05-19-2009, 10:58 AM
you ever get home to find that one of your walkbehinds wasnt on the trailer, just to go back and find in in a clients backyard??? :cool2:

I have a Stihl 460 Chain saw with a 25" Bar, along with 2 smaller Echos. My guys are deathly afraid of MY saw, so Im always the only one to use it. After felling a couple trees in a backyard, I let the guys chop it up while I went on an estimate.

The guys met me back at home base, where as soon as they pulled up I noticed the equip just sitting in the trailer, not in the bed of my truck like I explicitly tell them to (I have a locking hard tonneau on my truck). Do a quick walk around, WHERES MY SAW?!?! They said they put it in. But they stopped at the gas station and McDs. After bitching and screaming at my guys, I marked my $900 chainsaw as history.

The next morning I had an estimate down the street from this house. As I was driving down the street, whats this orange thing I see next to the curb in front of my client's house? OH CRAP ITS MY SAW!

Now my guys know that if my equipment disappears because of their negligence, theyre paying for it.

milo
05-19-2009, 04:29 PM
last year was first time for me too someone took my stihl leaf blower. i still keep a copy of the receipt in all my cars and if i ever see one like it im checking the serial numbers lol.

lawnspecialties
05-19-2009, 07:39 PM
The worst part is it is my fault.....

Wrong. Sure, you could have been more carefull by constantly keeping your stuff locked up. But just because you don't have it locked doesn't give anyone the right to take your property.

hockeyman20
05-19-2009, 08:32 PM
Hey sorry about that. that really sucks. i agree that any one that steals a mans tools should go to a special part in hell.

mowerdude777
06-13-2009, 11:33 PM
that sucks, my hand helds were stolen 2 weeks ago. I know how much this sucks ass

JFF
06-14-2009, 08:02 PM
Thanks for the sympathy, guys. Still irritates me that it is gone. Mostly because its gone, also because I suspect another LCO is out making money off of my equipment. Spent a few hours this morning engraving my name all over my mowers, weed eaters, blowers, spreader and sprayers.

On top of it all, the blower that was stolen was a Shindiawa, and I don't like the Shihl I replaced it with nearly as much.