Howd ya like to see your Biz stolen ?

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by A Leaf Above, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. A Leaf Above

    A Leaf Above LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    No ...The jimmijammers are just there to prevent the lock cylinder from being punched out ...They still should be able to slim jim
  2. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    I read recently that the Mexican smugglers/drug cartels prefer the Ford F250 since they are so easy to steal and they are great for traveling through the desert avoiding border patrol.
  3. A Leaf Above

    A Leaf Above LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    I heard same thing ...4x4s are commonly stolen to run drugs and illegals ..
  4. capt bob

    capt bob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    Most likely the equipment is heading to major ports like Miami even Tampa and being
    "containerized" not titled articles do not require the Manifests like titled vehicles
    Most end up in S America and island Nations via Cargo ships , I was in the Pawn business and found out quite a bit about this dealing with law enforcement regularly .
    Port of Miami. Other countries do not have the strict serial number background checks
    Like we do here in the states .
    Sounds like they are organized and prob. To smart to sell locally .
    I know the insurance I have is replacement for my equipment and costs less than a
    Backpack Stihl blower annually.
  5. MR-G

    MR-G LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    we have teamed up with 2 other lco's and now have a pretty secure facility....although nothing is perfect you can make it harder to steal....10 ft fence w/barb wire, outside perimeter lazer detection (will trip silent alarm tied in to 3 of us as well as PD..) 2 really mean/traind dogs who only come in contact and answer to the 3 of us owners...our crews are not permitted any contact with the dogs....each truck has alarm as well as gps tracking....each trailer has alarm as well....all trailer are separated from trucks each night and tongue locks in place....16 camera surv. system that we can all watch from pc or phones (also records 24/7) btw the gps system will call our cell phone if truck/trailer move at all during off hours....we have put together a tough system for a fraction of what it costs to replace our equipment....thats not to say its bullet proof but it helps deter theft, as all 3 of us have been hit several times....
  6. capt bob

    capt bob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    Damn G, I can only see one weakness you are minus a Roof top Sniper lol.

    Do know one thing be careful with the dogs even on posted private property a dog bite or Mauling is a meal ticket for a Pot licking injury Lawyer . I had considered a dog at my shop but legal advice deterred
    That rather quickly.

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