Have you had theft?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by packer101, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. packer101

    packer101 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    Just out of curosity have any of you had problems with theft of trucks, or equiptment. Quite a few guys around here have had small tools, mowers, even trailers stolen.... most recently a guy had his dump truck stolen, he got it back, but the plow and radio were gone. have you had any problems like this?
  2. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
    Messages: 0

    I had three redmax backpacks stolen a few years back, I alway put tounge locks on all my trailers and put a club on my box truck with all equipment inside.
  3. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    Thankfully No, Had one close suspiciouse thing happen at a job a couple years ago, we thought a guy was trying to take our stuff. Don't really know, my buddy saw it. My dad had a very expencive tool stolen off our property cost over $1000 and was brand new.
  4. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    Only thing we had was someone got in the yard and stole the shifter plate and shift off of our loader while on it's trailer. I found out why when I called to see how much to replace it..$1900.00 ouch.. We installed 3 cameras with night vision and 15 motion sensors in the yard now. I can watch from my phone or computer. If a motion sensor trips, it pages me. I can look to see if it is someone that is supposed to be there and if not I am on the phone with the cops within 30 seconds. Plus my response time to the yard with a loaded firearm is only a couple of minutes...rofl The cameras also record and store up to 2 weeks of video.
  5. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 571

    How much did that set up cost you if you dont mind me asking? I'd love to set up something where it pages my phone..Does a particular company offer that software?

  6. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Messages: 1,969

    A few years back, I had my string trimmers stolen. The thief must have had a cordless reciprocating saw with him because he cut the rack right off the trailer! My equipment was locked to the rack. This goes to show how important it is to budget for theft occurrences.
  7. Kepple Services

    Kepple Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Just small things like angle grinder, brooms, the operators manual out of my bobcats, etc.. nothing large like my skid or trucks.
  8. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,154

    I've been pretty lucky. I had a sledge hammer stolen out of my bed once. Then I had a old POS trimmer in my bed on a seperate occasion that was headed to the dump the next day stolen in borad daylight at a grocery store. I bet they had a nice surprise when they got it home and found that it was complete junk!
  9. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    I had 2 trimmers stole a few years back.
    2 years ago 2 guys tried to steal 2 trimmers of my rack. 1 38 shot no more than 1 foot in the ground next to them stopped that.
  10. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    ive had one trimmer stolen off the racks. but the funny thing, the old one got stolen, the brand new one was right under it. and someone almost stole my trailer, but i was turnin on my street when it happened. they were outta there quick! They got a good headstart, cuz i stoped to see if they were stealing it, and sure enough the lock was on the ground, then i took off after them, and they were gone by that time. ive got an even better lock now, and the trailer no longer stays on the street.

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