well often i see on this site where people have lost equipment to theft, and now i hate to say it, but my post is about the same. i lost a 2000 lesco viper, a 36 inch walk behind lesco, two string trimmers and a blower. now working with back up equipment until it can be recovered or until my insurance company decides the police have had enough time to recover the stuff. this is the worst time to lose my viper as i use it too work my pull behind aerator and leaf removal, but s**t happens. if any one is offered a special deal on a viper, it may have once belonged to me, so watch what you buy, the numbers is in the system.