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All equipment stolen.

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by Buddy Buds, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Buddy Buds

    Buddy Buds LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

    While I was at the grocery store someone stole my entire trailer. 2013 Turf Tiger, blowers, trimmers, catchers, plugger and my brand new 16' tandem trailer 2013. I'm insured but very angry. Cut the lock. The only thing they left was my walk behind that was on my carport. It was on my driveway.
  2. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,638

    That's terrible. I hope they get caught.
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  3. OP
    Buddy Buds

    Buddy Buds LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

    Thanks. At least I'get all new equipment.
  4. OP
    Buddy Buds

    Buddy Buds LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

    I started last week getting property variance application to build a 24by 26' garage.
  5. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Messages: 6,826

    That sucks man! There's nothing I hate worse than a thief.:angry:
  6. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,231

    all new equipment is a nice bonus :clapping:

    I know a guy who had GPSs on his turf tigers…. never knew why.

    Had one stolen once, last year. He new EXACTLY where it was.

    It ended up mowing an account.

    He watched it, said nothing for a bit.

    Then sent the client a bill.

    client calls him and asks why he's receiving a bill from him.

    He meets with the client, shows him the GPS playback and says here's the proof my mower is cutting your grass, the guy who's billing you is a fraud.
    Then he called the Cops and got his mower back…AND the contract.:laugh:
    I was wondering why it took him over a week to go get it.

    He says he puts the GPSs on his mowers to make sure the guys aren't side jobbing on him. Says the Truck GPSs don't tell him if the guys are mowing the neighbors or not…

    I would never have thought of GPSing a mower….but I guess he's got a point, and he got his mower back?

    Ask your insurance company (since you're talking tot hem already) if there is a rebate for GPSing your equipment?

    I'm wondering if there is a way to reduce or nullify the cost of having the GPS service…
  7. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,780

    Sorry to hear this, but it is a wakeup call for all of us. I hope they catch the sob's, but even if they do, they'll probably get very little time or possibly probation.
  8. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,037

    Have any pictures from what was stolen we keep eyes open
  9. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,393

    That's genius... How would one go about doing that?
  10. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,231

    doing what? Gps on a mower?

    Well it's not easy one smaller machines… but on the turf tiger its like small car!

    It's install is the same as putting it on a truck

    US Fleet sells units for like 239 bucks… no contract and I think it's $20 or $25 a month? You can shut off the GPS service in the off season if you want…but what if someone stole it? I suppose you could just turn it on and find out where it was..huh?
    you go to the website and set up your route …it looks a lot like findlotsize.com…you click on the borders of your properties and save.

    Then, when your mower enters the property…it gives it a date/time stamp…and the same when it leaves that property. so you get all your in/out times as well.

    Then, you can also replay like a video tape and see where it went all day…. if it;s hanging out on something you know isn't yours (big squares of your properties you can color code) then you know they are either at the taste E freeze taking a break or mowing someone else's yard.

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