Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rookiemower, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    in the last month in my county two trucks with trailors loaded with equipment have been stolen along with two other trailors by themselves the dealers in my aera are actually posting signs to watch out
    I HATE THIEFS:angry:
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Don't Leave Your Keys In The Truck:mad:
  3. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    I always keep a gun and a shovel handy for thieves.:)
  4. TaussigLawnCare

    TaussigLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    that sucks bad I had all my trimmers and blowers stolen last year:angry:
  5. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    i had my equipment stolen my first month of business.ever sense then it has been in storage unit. well worht the monthly deduction..
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I had a blower and 5 gallons of fuel stolen a few weeks ago. I'm glad it wasn't anything else. I dispise theives!
  7. logan

    logan LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Posts: 315

    I know of quite a few guys who have had theur stuff stolen. That's why I have insurance, an enclosed trailer and I store that in a public storage space every night. It costs a little bit (all deductable) but it saves agrivation and more financing.
  8. Frosty_03

    Frosty_03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 333

    I caught a guy trying to steal my stuff. i was in the back of the property and I was coimg to the front with my weedeater wide open so I guess the thief thought I was still in the back. I had all my stuff locked up but he was still trying to get the stuff. I came up to the trailer with the weed eater wide open and scared the living sh## out of him. About the same time the garbage people had come aroudn the corner and on of them hit the guy with a trash can the driver called the local Police and they took the dumb SOB away. He told the cops he was just looking at my stuff, but the garbage guys said that they seen him from the street behind us so they came to help out. I was going to string him with the weedeater but the garbage man beat me to him. It is always good to lock you stuff up even if your are with in veiw of it.
    Thank God for the garbage people
  9. richard coffman

    richard coffman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 341

    I don't care for thieves, I've had a few things stolen from my truck a few years ago. on one ocasion, I drove to the shop and went into the office for 30 seconds, came out and my new stihl weedeater was gone that fast. I now like the idea of a completely enclosed trailer with locks. I don't keep the equipment in it thou, I have a storage unit that pretty secured with alarms and guards and stuff. I pay a bit more but it's better to pay that than pay more later on replacing equipment and downtime.
  10. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    just letum steal it. our insurance rates ,are already out the roof.u putting one under and just keeping quiet about it wont help . of course now if enough of us,, did that terrible thing. mabe our insurance rates would go way dn..uh huh.. chippers work pretty well for limbs etc.
    can u hear me talkin.. t
    signed ,the terrible,terrible thief hater.

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