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FINALLY..... got ripped off

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LwnmwrMan22, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    After being in business for 16 years, got ripped off today. Had my PB650 stolen out from under me.

    I was mowing a property with a strip along the back of the mall about 20' wide by 600' long.

    I brought my blower with cause it's been raining off and on all day and I'm trying to just do each section of grass, then clean it up right away before the grass gets too wet on the pavement and won't come up.

    Mow down one time, mow back towards the blower, turn around, mow back towards the blower and think... wait a minute, wasn't my blow.... did I leave it at the last area... no.... I didn't leave... no... son of a ..... bunch of crap.

    Nothing like trying to save some time and end up spending an hour running and getting a new blower. No one near by has a new Echo PB750 like I wanted to get this fall. Guess I just have to get it a little earlier. ;)
  2. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    That sucks man. If it's any consolation, maybe the guy who stole it will have a Karmic accident with it..............<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/12/12_1_112.gif' border=0></a>
  3. mpblass

    mpblass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    I feel your pain. Had Shindaiwa blower and gas can stolen a few weeks ago. The funny thing is they stole the can that didnt have pre-mix in it. I hope they put the regular gas in the thing and blow it up.
  4. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 997

    I have a friend who lost a blower yesterday to a thief who lifted it from the bed of their pickup truck. Then he told me the sad news.... he said over the past 10 years he has lost 7 blowers!
  5. Sir mowsalot

    Sir mowsalot LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 310

    Hey, you should check to see if they have security cameras around. Maybe one of those cameras caught whoever stole your crap.
  6. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,027

    I was thinking the same thing
  7. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    security cameras, ATM cameras....anything that may have caught an image of a person or vehicle acting suspicious. did you have insurance?
  8. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    I've got insurance, but it's not worth it. $500 deductible, and then they drop me anyways. Just go and write the check for $539.86 and live with it.

    No cameras either, on the back side of a semi trailer, but on a main drive into the mall, never had any problems before, cept for when I had employees.
  9. LT01

    LT01 LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Posts: 11


    Sorry for your loss today. I cannot believe that; turn your head for what, Two minutes? GONE!!!!
    I guess you can be gratetful they didn't take your Ferris while you were blowing the sidewalk.

  10. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Sorry to hear about the blower you got too remember tools are like cash to a theft.

    Bums are always out lerking.

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