2 Trimmers Columbus, Ohio 4/24/08

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by jpp, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,128

    Ok lets see if we can find them. Had 2 Shindaiwa t230's stolen today. Columbus,(Grandview) Ohio. Model t230's Serial numbers: sn-2111526 and sn2111534. Had my business phone number etched in the plastic case on top and on the metal pole right near the throttle control.

    Any help would be appreciated.Had them in the basket on the trailer and not locked up. Got trimmer racks ordered with locks. But to reach into the basket the had to stand on the tongue of the trailer to get into the basket.

    Thanks for reading,

  2. laxative

    laxative LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 147

    Props for knowing serial numbers and etching info on them. My stuff would never be identifiable, probably even to me.
  3. derbydon

    derbydon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    May I recommend also engraving your name or company name in a concealed spot on the equipment for future ID. On most small equipment it only takes a few minutes to remove the manufacturer's serial number.

    I recovered a stolen Stihl FS90 last summer from a local pawnshop. When I approached the pawnshop owner he was all smug about how he doesn't receive and sell stolen equipment. (Of course the serial number had been removed).

    The shiteating grin on his face disappeared when I removed the forward handle and revealed my company name engraved in the shaft beneath.

    The look on his face was almost worth all the hassle...ROFLMAO:cool2:
  4. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,185

    sorry to here that buddy
  5. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 571

    I'd check the pawn shops, especially in the more ethnic areas. Luigi's pawn shop on high st seems like a good place for stolen equipment to end up. Just a gut feeling from living in the area though.
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    What did you do? Walk out with it? Call the police?
  7. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,128

    Thanks for the tips guys.

    Mow King I hit some pawn shops already will check out the ones on High St. too..


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