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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mdb landscaping, Apr 6, 2003.

  1. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    well, i was under that impression, "it wont happen to me".
    Last night, somebody cut the padlocks off my rear door to my enclosed trailer, and stole a sthil br400 backpack, 9hp honda little wonder wheel blower, split boom echo trimmer with powerbroom attachment and all my tools! i am steaming! if anybody out there sees this on ebay, please let me know. luckily, they left my exmark lazer and scag and some other things, but it totatled about $2,300 worth of equipment that they got. I dont understand why they didnt take the trimmer and brush cutter attachments that werent locked along with the trimmer. stupid scrubs. Sorry, just had to vent!:angry: :angry:
    Thank god for insurance though.
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    Sorry to hear about that.........hopefully they'll get caught and punished.
  3. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 714

    Only PLUS I can see to this is at least they didn't go through the sidewall of your trailer with a sawsall.
    AMEN on insurance.
  4. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    Sorry to hear about that,had some thiev'n happen last year myself.Seems like mowin equip is as popular as guns these days to steal.--I hope you get your stuff back.:(
  5. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    ya, im glad that the trailer wasnt damaged besides replacing the locks for $14.
  6. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    Could you put a car type of alarm on trailer, type activated by dome light or motion? A car battery hidden somewhere would supply all the power needed.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I hate to hear about s*** like this. I know how you feel. I had 2 Pequea 16" landscape trailers stolen a year and a half ago...$3300 a piece. Man I was p***ed off big time:angry:
  8. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    i was discussing that alarm idea with my father. we were wondering how to go about doing it without adding a battery. anybody can lop locks off, or just cut a hole in the trailer like stated above. i do know they make battery operated motion detectors, which could be a possibility. i had it parked in an office park type area at my dads office, but im going to find a better place to park it. you wouldnt think that type of theft goes on this town, but i guess it does. it seems everywheres i drive now, i take a second look at trucks and trailers to see if i can spot equimpent. ill probably never see it again. guess the power equipment guy will be getting a few sales tomorrow. at least its going to snow 10 inches tomorrow, so i have some time before spring cleanups start again.
  9. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,069

    I would just go to a local car alarm shop, bestbuy or cuircut city and ask what would be the best way to go about putting in a alarm in your trailer.Would be nice to have a pager type device to let you know when your alarm goes off.
  10. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    I had a 48' enclosed gooseneck that I used to sell NASCAR stuff out of at races. I had an alarm installed that was the same as what they use in retail stores. I had contacts on all the doors and one motion sensor. It had a key pad at the exit door and you set the alarm as you leave. It was time delayed to allow you to get out and shut the doors. I powered it all with a marine battery. It worked great.

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