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Howd ya like to see your Biz stolen ?

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by A Leaf Above, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. BPS##

    BPS## LawnSite Senior Member
    from WY
    Posts: 828

    The Hartford..... hah


    I suppose as long as they are working for you they might be OK.

    When one of their insured is responsible for a wreck......... they duck and dive and do every thing they can
    include full out lying to avoid paying for things like lost revenue etc from the wreck their guy caused.
     
  2. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,132

    I have put in a few claims with them. One was a large one in which one of my trucks rear ended one of my other trucks at a redlight. They didn't even give me a problem with that one. I think a lot of it comes down to the agent you have.
     
  3. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,452

    I sleep with one eye open worrying about my equipment being stolen its a nightmare.
     
  4. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,647

    Thats to bad! Hopefully they find those guys!
     
  5. lazor-cut

    lazor-cut LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wixom
    Posts: 315

    AND THEY WONDER WHY SO MANY PEOPLE SLEEP With one finger on the trigger of a gun!


    I finally got a shop that was FILLED with Security Cameras...LOVE IT! Last company Decked it out! I can see the whole shop Inside and out on my laptop or Iphone. Also receive a text when anyone opens the gate to the yard or opens the shop door.... All (well MOST) of the trucks and equipment have locators. Yeah it cost a lot up front but after your 100k dollar truck and 7k dollar trailer rig has been stolen is NOT the time to wish you had it...
     
  6. A Leaf Above

    A Leaf Above LawnSite Member
    Posts: 223

    They did find one of the rigs in Miami (of course) ....The other 2 are probally out in the fields in homestead stripped clean ( miami again of course) or on a container ship same day and down to south america it goes for big profits ....I so love it down here ! :) lol
     
  7. A Leaf Above

    A Leaf Above LawnSite Member
    Posts: 223

    I will be calling my insurance agaent today ..I have the inland marine policy but never even thought about the rental of equipment if something happens AGAIN ...LOL .....Thanks for this info ...!


     
  8. Spreadburylawn

    Spreadburylawn LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Posts: 1

    I own Spreadbury landscape, we are out of Hernando County. On Aug. 02, 2012 we got robbed. One of my F-250 , 20 ft trailer, and just under 30,000 in equipment was stolen. We found the truck and trailer within a couple of hours, and of course no equipment. It was found off of I-4 Dover exit on back street. I have heard this has been happening alot lately. I spoke to a couple of companies and all of their trucks have been found in the same general area. They are targeting F-250 up to F-550 because they can punch the locks, so watch your stuff. Does anyone have any ideas who may be doing this, or where the equipment is going.
     
  9. A Leaf Above

    A Leaf Above LawnSite Member
    Posts: 223

    Foord trucks are the easiest to steal ..It takes 2 seconds to do it ....Acouple things you can do is install JIMMIJAMMERS ..These are metal plates that u bolt in behind lock cylinders ..Also the plastic handle assembly can be switched with the metal assemblies ( i HAVE A SCREWDRIVER MARK IN MY METAL ONE NOW ..THEY COULDNT BREAK IT ) ... You can leave cylinder linkage disconnected if you have auto locks ....I even have an inline fuel shutoff that i turn off nightly ..They steal it they wont get far :) ...The equipment is being bought and sold in the same areas in every city ...Its real bad here ...
     
  10. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,132

    Will the Jimmijammers prevent a towing company from being able to slim jim the door when you lock the keys inside? The fuel line shutoff is a good idea. I know a lot of guys that have them on classic cars. They range from a simple valve such as on mower tanks to electronic ones that have a switch hidden under the dash
     

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