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How often do you get stolen from?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by desert rose gardening, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. desert rose gardening

    desert rose gardening LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    I was wondering how often thieves hit and steal tools from us. I have had 4 over the 26 years I'v been in business. 1982 a blade edger, 2001 line trimmer, 2002 folding ladder, 2006 blower.
  2. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    So far (knock on wood) it has not happened to me. Although, I have just started in business this year. I hope to continue my practices to keep everthing in sight or locked up as to avoid any theft.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Once back in '98 or so. I lost a Echo blower and a T-230 trimmer. Everything stays very locked up now and I have equipment theft insurance. It's covered at replacement value, not depreciated value.
  4. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Been in business since '99. Oct. 2005, two RedMax blowers stolen off the trailer. The 8000 was two months old. The 4401 was one month old.:angry:

    That's been the only occurence.
  5. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Never once in 14 years. Though I thought I did one time but my blower had fallen out of my truck not been stolen. I knew that because the kind people tracked me down a few weeks later at the nursery and gave it back.
    Knew my truck.
    Apparently the wife had a hard time getting it back from her husband who used it and fell deep into Echo love.
  6. Prestige-Lawncare

    Prestige-Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 753

    Just remember ... never let your guard down (or in other words ... always keep an eye on your stuff!)

  7. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Or at least tie it down so it won't fall out. Hate to break it to ya hun, but your reminding the wrong lady here. I am the warner and reminderer bout that stuff. Not the warned and reminded.
  8. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    Hey that's good, 14 years and nothing stolen. same with us, 8 years and nothing taken. funny thing is, same thing happened to us years ago, we thought we lost a blower. circled back around a few blocks, and it had fallen out of the truck.
  9. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 863

    used to leave everything on the trailer, nothing for two years, then bam, 2 weedeaters and a blower. Keep things locked up now or put in garage. But just last weekend after working sun-up to sun-down in the rain I was beat, came home wolfed some food down and fell asleep on the couch. I the morning go out to the trailer and see my beloved stihl 260pro chainsaw was swiped:cry: I must have someone waiting for me to make those mistakes.
  10. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,775

    1 brand new Echo Trimmer (first month of use) taken from the street-side of a property. All equipment is stored in on site container storage or locked in trailor now.

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