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loggin in and out of equipment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AintNoFun, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    question for some of you with multiple crews. what methods do you guys use to keep track of your equipment. we are running 4 crews - 3 cutting, 1 landscaping. i think the honor system isn't working to well. guys are always leaving shovels/rakes behind etc. Seems like a couple of blowers and weedwackers have slowly dissappeard throughout the season. any ideas?
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Where are you, are you at an office, at your house, where do you run your business out of. If the crews were returning to where you were, ide check their truck and trailer to make sure everything was there before the employees left, run down a checklist, just my .02 though, its tough when that stuff happens.
  3. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    out of an office/shop.. but im not always around when each crew comes back cuz they are back at all different times...
  4. cash_money

    cash_money LawnSite Member
    from usa
    Messages: 79

    are you trying to see if they are doing the work you gave them to do? if so come in before everyone check hours on the machines and miles on the trucks and then when they get back check to see if they went up.
  5. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    nah i know they get the work done, they write the times on the schedules and the times are compared to the weeks before to see if there are any problems...

    im talkin about keeping track of what equipment is where and who has it... so one crew takes 4 weed whips the others have 3 each. one had 4 backpacks the other has 5 the landscape crew has a paver saw, 3 wheelbarrows, shovels etc, etc, etc...
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Yeah, you may need to resort to field logs and shop logs for the equipment.

    Office logs so you know what leaves and what returns.
    Field logs so they know what leaves the rig for the job and what returns before they leave.
  7. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    I would make them sign in and out equipment everyday and what comes up missing take it out of there pay check...lets say you have crew A with 4 guys then they loose a 400$ BP blower divide 400 by 4 and make them pay for the equipment.. i think that would make them a little more cautious ..Just a thought
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Legally, you can't do that.
  9. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    pretty muck isnt that just one of the cost of business, that suck, or can you really do much about it, other then the signing in and out sheets...
  10. Coreyb

    Coreyb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    i give incentives to everyone. crew leaders get incentives for quality, production rate, and equipment care and retention. on the other side, they know it a bunch of euip is not coming back, their job is on the line.

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