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Old 11-16-2010, 11:49 AM
gasracer gasracer is offline
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You can only do so much to protect yourself(locks,record all serial numbers,pictures). I have locks on everything on my trailer.Even log chains through the big stuff to the trailer.
I don't like being out of site of my trailer when I am working solo.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:54 PM
sdk1959 sdk1959 is offline
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Unless a thief is casing you every week you mow and knows exactly what you have a locked box truck or locked enclosed trailor is your best protection. Won't get ripped off by any "opportunity thieves".

Out of site, out of mind. Pays to lock it when you are in the backyard.
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:30 PM
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does the property you were mowing have security cameras? hope they do. a couple years back i didnt have racks and my trimmers were laying in the bed of the trailer i was mowing when i came around the front the 15yrs old little bast??? ran he didnt get them but if i was one minute longer they would have been gone. good luck hope you catch them,check local pawn shops they probley needed drug money!
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:08 PM
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I am only saying this because you're not the first it's happened to...

Originally Posted by milsaps118 View Post
Yep....., I'll be keeping a close eye on craigslist for a while. The cop told me that all pawn shops are required to record a serial # or some kind of id # from any item they take. That # gets entered into a state data base that law enforcement uses. If a pawn shop enters a serial/id # from something that was reported stolen with a matching # the pawn shop is automatically alerted to call the cops.

Who knows how well this system works though........

Unit28...thanks for the look out.
It works only as well as the Lco's who happen to have said Serial # on record,
no offense, because unfortunately most of us don't so the fault this time falls on us,
as does the responsibility.

It would be a wise idea, anytime a piece of equipment is purchased, to write down the serial number and keep that on record.
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:45 PM
gasracer gasracer is offline
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If you are smart you have it recorded with your insurance company
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by milsaps118 View Post
No, I was on a job site mowing and I left the rear ramp door down (open) and they walked right in, grabbed what was easiest and left.
UHH !!! Not Very Bright!!!! Next Time Close your Sh*t up!!!!
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