All equipment stolen.

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by Buddy Buds, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Locqus

    Locqus LawnSite Senior Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 708

    ^^ Homeowners said they would'nt cover anything because it was on a trailer meant for moving house to house. I was'nt trying to use homeowners to cover me at the time, I didnt even really know I needed insurance. I was a really small operation, 40 houses tops, and I was getting crazy quotes in the thousands to cover my equipment and liability. I was 19 and dumb. Did the research and eventually got the coverage I needed for a decent price, just sucks to learn the hard way. All your words ring true though.
     
  2. muggz

    muggz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    That's just sick. Hope you recover.
     
  3. chefj

    chefj LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    Were you ever able to recover any of the equipment. I live down in Braselton, but hit the pawn shops and flea markets often looking for deals on professional equipment. I also look at craigslist often. Its been a few months, but if you had serial numbers or anything like that, I would gladly keep your stuff in mind.
     
  4. chefj

    chefj LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    reminds me to go and take some pics of my serial numbers
     
  5. Locqus

    Locqus LawnSite Senior Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 708

    Sadly no, stuff is long gone, along with both trailers. Serials won't help much, they will probably machine them off. Appreciate it though, and at the time I did not think to have those on me :/. Hard lesson learned. The two trailers still floating out there I have the #s for so hopefully if they get a random pull over I will get a call that they found em. I checked craigslist and thought I found em a couple times but was not the case. I hear they ship it out of state as soon as they can or chop em up. Thanks to all who feel for those who have been hit, it helps. Special place in my heart for all those that can relate.

    We are on the road to recovery, should be break even this year actually with all the debt we had from 2009. All the spite and anger at the time sadly gave me the jump to pitch Locqus to my partner and here we are. All the trucks run OBD trackers in em now and we are working on mower tracking next year. Bitter sweet and funny how things turn out. In a position to make sure it does'nt happen to other companies and help my lawn boys overcome that hit we all took.
     
  6. Crapgrass

    Crapgrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    What do you think would be a good overall solution to getting stolen gear back? A solution that any contractor could use, now matter if a two man crew or a multi-crew outfit.
     
  7. Locqus

    Locqus LawnSite Senior Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 708

    There really is not one. If you have trackers on the trucks you can do something. File a police report, check craigslist a bit, maybe any local flea markets. But other than that....the ship has sailed.
     

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