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Old 05-25-2012, 05:04 AM
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Trailer & Equipment is gone (Seattle Area)

Woke up this morning, got ready to go, went out to hitch up the trailer - only there was no trailer

Bluebird Power Rake PR-22, Model: Unknown, Serial #: Unknown (10+ hours of use)
Turfco Slit Seeder, LS-22 Model, Serial # P01170
Turfco Aerator, XT-5 Model, Serial # P00502 (Honda Engine)
Brand New Honda Lawn Mower, Model HRX217VKA, Serial # Unknown
Trailer VIN #184BU08158A005810, License Plate #9026UL

Almost makes we want to quit this business and go back to sitting behind a computer and a comfy desk job . . .
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:09 PM
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Brand New Honda Lawn Mower, Model HRX217VKA, Serial # Unknown
Check with your dealer; he may have a record of the serial number on file for your purchase. If you get the number, call Honda Customer Relations at 770-497-6400 and let them know the unit has been reported as stolen. Honda will flag that number in the warranty system. If the mower ever comes in for warranty work at any Honda dealer, the dealer's claim gets kicked over to an warranty analyst who will call and let the dealer know the score. Might want to have video rolling for the Perp Walk when the Po-Po is there as Bad Guy comes back to pick it up.

-Robert@Honda

Caveat: I work for Honda, but the preceding was my opinion alone.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:26 PM
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Hey man I'm sorry about this. I've had equipment stolen and it really does suck, but know that it doesn't just happen to you, but happens to all of us. Don't quit, just stay strong. I live in the Seattle area and work out on the Eastside. PM me with some details or give me a call at (425) 765-2638 with some details and if I come accross it I will give you a call.

Stay strong and stay positive. It happens to the best of us. Next time have a lock on all your equipment and lock your trailer hitch.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:42 PM
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Thanks . . . I'm still in awe that people are brave enough to steal a trailer out of my driveway! I did have a lock on the trailer hitch -- what else can you do? Does a lock on the individual piece of equipment act as much of a deterrent and how much time do you spend locking and unlocking equipment? Now I'm paranoid to go around to the back yard of a house I am working on for fear things will be be stolen

Life will go on -- just a minor setback in the grand scheme of things.

The Grounds Crew - I'll send you a PM a little later this evening.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:44 PM
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The bluebird power rake was a PR22H5FA, Serial # 114500371
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:12 PM
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Speaking from expierence, I know where you are. I lost my trailer/36wb/21/and handhelds. Everything was locked each piece of equip and the trailer had a tounge lock. It was taken in the middle of the day. Keep your head up, mabe you'll get lucky and get it back. Check craigslist and stuff like that. I will say a good investment is cameras/ Now the whole front of my house is on video 24/7. Good luck I hope you get it back.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:18 PM
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Insurance? That's rough man. You feel completely violated when somebody jacks your stuff.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:15 PM
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Holy God man.
I am so sorry for your loss, I thought the USA was a safe place for plant & equipment, well the mother bookers that stole your gear will need asbestos boots when they kick the bucket, hope they root in hell. We have a name for ppl like that.... scum-bags. I have had a number of robberies this past year, mainly hand held items, blowers strimmers and so on. switching all trucks over to SLT like trucks its the only way. We now keep all our equipment in a warehouse with 24hr security. Before that I used to put on 4 x wheel clamps + 2 crash barriers on drive and a bulldog lock on hitch on each trailer. But I always emptied the trailer every night, I know its a pain in the arse but it just becomes part of your day.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:19 PM
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When u get up and running again (and you will) get yourself a secure lock-up. As my mother always says,,, don't put temptation in temptations way! Get some Bulldog locks too.. All our trailers are locked to the trucks.

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Old 06-04-2012, 08:22 PM
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Both of my trailers are locked to the trucks and blocked in with another truck.
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