Dirt Bag(s) took me today - Right out from under my Nose

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by milsaps118, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,049

    You can only do so much to protect yourself(locks,record all serial numbers,pictures). I have locks on everything on my trailer.Even log chains through the big stuff to the trailer.
    I don't like being out of site of my trailer when I am working solo.
  2. sdk1959

    sdk1959 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    Unless a thief is casing you every week you mow and knows exactly what you have a locked box truck or locked enclosed trailor is your best protection. Won't get ripped off by any "opportunity thieves".

    Out of site, out of mind. Pays to lock it when you are in the backyard.
  3. brianslawncare

    brianslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    does the property you were mowing have security cameras? hope they do. a couple years back i didnt have racks and my trimmers were laying in the bed of the trailer i was mowing when i came around the front the 15yrs old little bast??? ran he didnt get them but if i was one minute longer they would have been gone. good luck hope you catch them,check local pawn shops they probley needed drug money!
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I am only saying this because you're not the first it's happened to...

    It works only as well as the Lco's who happen to have said Serial # on record,
    no offense, because unfortunately most of us don't so the fault this time falls on us,
    as does the responsibility.

    It would be a wise idea, anytime a piece of equipment is purchased, to write down the serial number and keep that on record.
  5. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,049

    If you are smart you have it recorded with your insurance company

    ADVANTEC LAWNS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    UHH !!! Not Very Bright!!!! :hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead: Next Time Close your Sh*t up!!!!

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