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Stolen Equipment!

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ARP, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,510

    Hey guys,

    Since I know there are a few guys on here who work/live in my area, I thought I would let everyone know that sometime in the last few days someone stole our 1 yd loading bucket off our Cat 930H loader at our snow site in Norwell, MA.

    It's a modified Cat Backhoe bucket that will work on any Cat Backhoe or Loader with the IT coupler. It has "1 YD" welded onto the top of the bucket as a identifying mark.

    If anyone sees someone using a "new" mulch bucket this season to load trucks or hears about someone trying to sell a "1 YD" Cat loader bucket, please shoot me a note or give me a call at (508) 930-2631. I hate thiefs:angry:!

    Thanks guys!

    Andrew
     
  2. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    Have you checked with your local scrap yards, it's unreal what these idiots are taking to scrap. Hope you find them and post a photo of what they look like afterwards.
     
  3. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,724

    Sorry to hear that Andrew, thiefs are nothing but scum. They have to steal hard working people's tools because they are too lazy to work. Believe me I know ... I had my t190 stolen in the spring. Best of luck finding it.
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  4. KTM

    KTM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 492

    Definitely check the scrap yards, I had copper stolen on a house I was flipping and noted that the guy cut through Made in The USA on a piece. Went down and dug through their pile and found the match. Cops had the guy in 2 hours.
     
  5. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,510

    The scrap yards were my first stop tomorrow morning the second I found out it was stolen.

    What's really weird is that the loader was started up so they could disconnect the bucket from the loader and then they took the time to put the bigger 3.3yd bucket back on the loader that I had sitting on the ground next to the loader!
     
  6. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,811

    Sorry for the loss Andrew look for cameras in the area you might see the thief's on camera:waving:
     
  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    Andrew was bucket on a machine at the time of theft? I hope yall the low lifes.
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  8. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,510

    Joe-Ya, we already looked for some cameras. We're talking with the property owners next week. We might even put up our own hidden camera now too.

    Krazy- that's the crazy part, the bucket was on the machine! Someone must really want a 1 yd Cat bucket.
     
  9. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,068

    That sucks man, thieves irritate me more than anything. Will keep an eye out but I doubt it'll make it all the way to the west coast. If you haven't already thought about adding night switches beyond what come with your equipment out of the factory, consider it. We had a Deere 744J that had a fuel pump disconnect and a couple other tricks that would stop someone dead in their tracks trying to get the machine started.
     
  10. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,510

    Thanks Scag. We have the standard "night" switch on the machine but will be exploring some other options as well to deter this kind of activity in the future.
     

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