Blower stolen today

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by JFF, May 18, 2009.

  1. Tom'sLandscapeDesign

    Tom'sLandscapeDesign LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  2. milo

    milo LawnSite Bronze Member
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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.
     
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     
  4. hockeyman20

    hockeyman20 LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  5. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    that sucks, my hand helds were stolen 2 weeks ago. I know how much this sucks ass
     
  6. JFF

    JFF LawnSite Member
    Posts: 248

    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.
     

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