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Stolen Equipment found in New Hampshire

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Digdug, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Digdug

    Digdug LawnSite Member
    Posts: 125

  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    Authorities and Police officials must be very laid back there is that stuff has been missing for 10 years!
  3. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,875

    that is crazy 10 years!! i hope they find more maybe they will find my 763 that was lifted off a job site 5 years ago. true skum do this. just recently a few machines were stolen in my area its getting out of control
  4. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,224

    Stolen equipment is hard to track, especially since we don't go around looking at the serial numbers on equipment and running them like we do license plates so the chance of us coming across a stolen backhoe is not as high as coming across a stolen vehicle. It's also very difficult to lift prints on a dirty greasy piece of equipment. Even when a stolen car is dumped we don't always get the people. Lots go undetected until we find them in the car itself.
  5. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,214

    Hopefully they can get the mastermind behind it. I think Case had/has an option to get a custom color for the skidsteers. I didn't think it was that much, would you go with a custom color if you could? Would that deter someone from stealing it?
  6. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,875

    my bobcat salesman told me there's an option now to put a tracker in your machine..
  7. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,214

    Thats probably smart, I'll have to ask my insurance agent if they offer any discounts if you have something like that.
  8. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yea it would be tough to identifiy equipment that is hot. Heck most owners couldn't identify their own machines if you put in a row of similiar machines.
  9. BIGBEN2004

    BIGBEN2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 823

    When I have the extra money I am having Low Jack installed on my machine. It cost $750.00 but is money well spent.
  10. Green Team Landscaping

    Green Team Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    how do you steal a huge@$$ thing like that. who isnt gonna see that going down the street on a tractor trailer

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