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Old 05-19-2009, 10:58 AM
Tom'sLandscapeDesign Tom'sLandscapeDesign is offline
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Originally Posted by Green Machine Mowing View Post
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???
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.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:29 PM
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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.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:39 PM
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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.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:32 PM
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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.
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:33 PM
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that sucks, my hand helds were stolen 2 weeks ago. I know how much this sucks ass
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:02 PM
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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.
Yes, I own Equipment and have insurance and licenses.
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