this sucks!

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by Frontier-Lawn, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    I strongly suggest that you post an "Urgent Helped Needed in North Port" message here or something to that effect before you go throwing in the towel. It will just take a few guys/gals stepping up to help you out and keep you in business, whether it be letting you use some backup equipment or covering your accounts for you until you can get things back in order. It's been done before! There is also a stolen equipment section here where you might want to post.
     
  2. Daily Lawn/Landscape

    Daily Lawn/Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have you talked to your agent about your claim. He can expedite the claim check. I have never waited more than 24 hrs to get aclaim check from state farm and in a lot of cases, had a check the same day. My wife totaled one of my company trucks a couple years back in the late afternoon. I had a check befor noon the next day. Get your agent to get the check. Time is money! You should get your truck back after processed by pd. A day or 2 at most. Good luck!
     
  3. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    the diff is stolen vrs wreck
     
  4. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Posts: 1,897

    This may also help.......Show the pics of your equipment to all the pawn shops you can find in a 25-mile radius. Also post an alert with pics for stolen equipment on Craigslist and backpage.com. Advertise a reward (whatever you can do) for whomever turns these guys in.
     
  5. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
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    Oh, and one more thing.....if you find the punk, PM me. I am the Godfather after all.
     
  6. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    truck was found in plant city so the trailer is probly up there also. 1.3hrs away 100miles away
     
  7. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
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    BTW, I like your use of the Tidy cat litter bucket. i literally have dozens of them--all labeled--throughout my garage
     
  8. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sad news. Man I hate thieves. Putting a working man out of business. Theft of this nature should result in harsh punishment, I am talking 20+ years prison time.

    I am sure you thought of it, but could you possibly just goto a rental center and rent what you need till you get your replacement equipment? Throw it on a credit card till you get reimbursed. I have also heard stories where a dealer might throw you a rental or front you a machine till you purchase a new machine. Good luck, I hope everything works out for you.
     
  9. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Posts: 1,897

    Alot of manufacturers are also offering free demos of their equipment. You could try some of those.
     
  10. A Leaf Above

    A Leaf Above LawnSite Member
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    Statefarm will take 30 days to get paid on your vehicle ....The trailer will also be paid off in 30 days ...They wait 30 days to see if it is found or not ...Your equipment if not insured threw an INland marine policy with state farm WILL NOT be covered and you are **** outta luck unfortunately ...It happens down here all the time and i just dont understand why people dont insure their equipment fully ....For every $1000 of FULL REPLACEMENT COVERAGE it costs like $15 a month ....Please dont cut cornrs on insurance ...Its only expensive till you need it ..

    This just happened Sunday here ..well happens everyday but this one made the news ...

    http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21007956357810/100k-in-lawn-equipment-stolen/
     

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