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Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by sehitchman, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    Had a chainsaw and hedge trimmer taken off my tailgate. Was only away and out of sight in the backyard for less than 5 minutes.
     
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  2. Mownmachine144

    Mownmachine144 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 690

    Sorry about that. No that doesn't feel good. Did you hear a vehicle pull up while you where away?
     
  3. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Messages: 2,181

    I've had equipment stolen and can empathize. Five minutes, you say? An accomplished thief only needs 20 seconds, and targets people who don't lock up their stuff. I learned after the first time to always keep equipment locked no matter where I am. The only unlocked piece will be the one that I am currently using.
     
  4. agm

    agm LawnSite Senior Member
    from NM
    Messages: 336

    Ive had 6 blowers and 1 line trimmer stolen from my trailer over a 2 year span. They were even locked! They used bolt cutters and cut locked the locks and took them. Thats why i got me an enclosed trailer now with some nice locks that you cant cut. My brother in law is a lock smith and got me some good locks. I feel your pain though.
     
  5. Smithlawns86

    Smithlawns86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    I had a stihl br600 blower stolen July 3rd. On a job that I can watch my truck closely or so I thought... the GOOD NEWS is I have a dash cam facing out my rear window. I was able to find the guy the very next day at a gas station in July 4th and I had my blower back first thing July 5th. The guy pulled in a minute after I rolled off my trailer and as soon as I went around the corner in just a couple of seconds he was off with my blower. A lady that saw him thought he was with me. I now have racks that let me lock everything individually. It’s a pain but so was the lost hours hunting down the thief and my equipment.
     
  6. Mudly

    Mudly LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 598

    Link to these locks?
     
  7. agm

    agm LawnSite Senior Member
    from NM
    Messages: 336

    I'll have to ask my brother in law what they are called and where to get them. I'll get back with you.
     
  8. 13Razorbackfan

    13Razorbackfan LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,843

    Equipment defender for all my trimmers and blowers and chsinsaws, trimmers, etc...when I take them stay locked in back seat of my crew cab trucks. I tell my guys, I know I can't do this it's more of a scare tactic, that if something is stolen they didn't lock up its coming out of their check. Again, I know I can't do that but they're gullible. I wouldn't do that to them anyways
     
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  9. Oxmow

    Oxmow LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,086

    Ive made my crew pay for some stolen equipment many years ago.
     

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