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CommercialSnow
05-04-2011, 09:58 PM
Had an excellent morning. Moving along the route very quickly and we had hit our rhythm. Showed up at our next location and there was construction next door That had begun since the last mow. Upon mowing the back part of the yard noticed a bunch of bricks that were spilled all over and since there was a lot of them I called my other guys over to help clear them.

Not more than 6 minutes later one of the guys goes back to the truck to find a stihl weed whacker, a honda trim mower, and an echo bush trimmer gone from our trailer. we were no more than 70 yds away from the truck and none of us saw anyone come near the truck, we were all just working hard clearing the bricks. luckily someone saw a blue van stop and steal the stuff and they got the plate numbers. hopefully they find the guy. Moral of the story, Lock up everything, everytime. We turned our back for 6 minutes and lost about 1400 worth of equipment.

TuffWork
05-04-2011, 10:03 PM
I hate hearing stories like this. My rule of thumb is if you can have someone still working in the front when the others (or other one in my case) is working in the back.

Hell on Blades
05-04-2011, 10:23 PM
I feel for you. I had a trimmer and blower stolen while eating dinner at a place 2 minuted from Mom's house.

Not that the stuff they got had that much value, but replacing it was $450.

Curtis
05-04-2011, 10:27 PM
I lost a Red Max Ebz 8000 2 weeks ago, thieves took it out of the back of the truck, police took the report and said they would check the pawn shop. The economy must really be bad all over. I've got the biggest cow chain and locks I could find now. Maybe pit bulls chained to the trailer are next. The deductable on the insur. was too high to mess with. Everybody should take a closer look at your security tomorow when you load up in the morning. Good luck

G. Ramey
05-04-2011, 10:35 PM
There was a guy around here last year would follow trucks with mowers and wait til the operator went to the back yard and steal any loose equipment off the trailer. He hasn't been caught yet.

944own
05-04-2011, 10:42 PM
that sucks man I hope you get your stuff back.

HitchC&L
05-04-2011, 10:47 PM
I feel for you, My father's cabinet shop was broken into and they walked away with 50K+ of equipment.

The worst part of it was it was an ex employee, and the police couldnt "find" him.

The police didnt do any investigation so we did some of our own, we told them who was responsible for it. The police wouldnt pay for a lie detector test so we wrote the check, they brought him in and he refused the test........they LET HIM GO

Ask me how much respect I have for the local police.

Justice will find this man, but it wont be handcuffs he'll be worried about

I hope you recover your stuff, and I hope the police does better for you than they did for us.

chuacro
05-04-2011, 10:50 PM
I was blowing leaves last fall using a back pack and hand held combo. The hand held ran out of gas. I set the back pack down about 25 ft from truck and went to fill hand held. A young guy walked past me on the sidewalk. Once past me he took off like a running back and scooped up the back pack and took off. I ran after him throwing everything I could pick at him. This old man was gaining ground on him running with the back pack until he ran around some hedges and a car was waiting on him. They had a good plan. All I have to say is try it again know you mfer

Will P.C.
05-04-2011, 10:51 PM
The handtools are easy to steal. Not to mention they are easy to offload at a pawn shop for a thief.

Check craigslist as well.

Flatop
05-04-2011, 11:00 PM
Had an excellent morning. Moving along the route very quickly and we had hit our rhythm. Showed up at our next location and there was construction next door That had begun since the last mow. Upon mowing the back part of the yard noticed a bunch of bricks that were spilled all over and since there was a lot of them I called my other guys over to help clear them.

Not more than 6 minutes later one of the guys goes back to the truck to find a stihl weed whacker, a honda trim mower, and an echo bush trimmer gone from our trailer. we were no more than 70 yds away from the truck and none of us saw anyone come near the truck, we were all just working hard clearing the bricks. luckily someone saw a blue van stop and steal the stuff and they got the plate numbers. hopefully they find the guy. Moral of the story, Lock up everything, everytime. We turned our back for 6 minutes and lost about 1400 worth of equipment.
Sorry for your loss, hopefully you can keep us abreast on the perps. Glad someone had written down the plate #'s.

Merkava_4
05-05-2011, 12:51 AM
I'm thinking if they stole the Honda 21 in six minutes or less, it must have been
two guys. They were probably casing you guys for from the minute you pulled up.

Prairie Lawn and Snow
05-08-2011, 03:24 PM
To Quote Mr. Daniels "Big tall tree and a short piece of rope!!" The dummy's probably get 10 cents on the dollar for the stuff to.

grassman88
05-08-2011, 03:33 PM
i had one of my back pack blowers stolen from my own property when i was inside eating they were realy stupid because it was a 150 daller blower and there was my 600 daller trimmer right next to it i think they couldnt figure out how to get it out of the rack

weeze
05-08-2011, 07:57 PM
i can't believe people steal trimmers, blowers, and lawnmowers....i mean what do they do?...go sell it for $50 at a pawn shop?...it's just stupid....hey guys don't steal from me...i'll pay you $50 not to :)

StanWilhite
05-08-2011, 11:31 PM
i can't believe people steal trimmers, blowers, and lawnmowers....i mean what do they do?...go sell it for $50 at a pawn shop?...it's just stupid....hey guys don't steal from me...i'll pay you $50 not to :)

Usually goes to one of two places: pawn shop or drug dealer.
Some of these people have 7 or 8 hundred dollar/day habit, and will do anything to get the money (or something they can trade) for the "fix".

chuacro
05-09-2011, 12:10 AM
I managed a Cash America Pawn shop for 10 years. When we loan on a stolen item the police will pick it up and we loose our investment. You come in with the same item twice we will not do business with you unless we know that you are a legit company or a good customer.

grassman88
05-09-2011, 08:06 AM
Usually goes to one of two places: pawn shop or drug dealer.
Some of these people have 7 or 8 hundred dollar/day habit, and will do anything to get the money (or something they can trade) for the "fix".

drug dealers dont have to steal its the drug addics, drug dealers probly make more money then most hard working people

cpllawncare
05-09-2011, 08:34 AM
I had a trailer with a mower (be it a cheapy but still) stolen sittin right outside my GF's house it had cables running through both wheels and wrapped around the axle, and a tounge lock, still hadn't quite figured out how they got it, sure took some work. Police as usual didn't do anything but take a report.