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Last Thursday tropical storm Cindy was in town so In decided to go by the mower dealership and look at some equipment and just pass the day. While I was there, another LCO (I didnt know him) was buying a new trimmer rack, blower rack, 2 new trimmers an edger and a back pack blower. I said to the dealer wow a nice sell on a rainy day. His reply was yes it was , but I hate to sell stuff like that. Turns out that on wed eve, the LCO was mowing and had everything locked on the trailer. Well someone took a battery powered sawzall and cut the trimmer rack and blower rack off the trailer and took them and will get the locks off later. So beware just because we have locks on our racks, they are starting to cut them off the trailer if they are bolted or welded on now :realmad:
 

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Too bad we couldn't punish like other places.....steal..lose a hand...steal again..lose an arm....
 

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I was in a shop Monday and had similar experiences.
They sold a back blower to an LCO who had his 3 mo. old one stolen the previous week. Said they had walked around a building, sent one of his guys back to the trailer to lock it and... too late.
Seems like they had been followed and the thief lucked out with an opportunity.
Shortly there after a man came in who's trailer and equipment had been stolen a few weeks before and he was still trying to get back on his feet.
All new equipment now so he needs to watch out even more.
So many thiefs love to double back for a second helping.
So watch out when you buy that used equipment! Ask for their records.
If law enforcement finds you with it, the least they do is confiscate it and it becomes your out-of-pocket lose.
Are their currently any web sites for people to post their stolen equipment serial#'s? Just curious??
 

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oldsaw-addict said:
I'd keep my tools in an enclosed trailer to keep this from happening.
And whats to keep the theif from just cutting the wall of your trailer. Almost as easy as the trimmer rack, I would think.Or cut the handles that have the locks on em and lower the door.

Locks keep honest people honest. IF someone wants your stuff bad enough, they will get it.
 

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Well, if you reinforce the interior walls with diamond plate steel, I doubt they'd get your stuff easily by cutting a wall out. as for the doors, I think I'd be more willing to use a semi trailer about 23' long and a small tractor to drive around. just rig up a real long ramp to get mowers in and out of it and all is set for work.
 

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oldsaw-addict said:
Well, if you reinforce the interior walls with diamond plate steel, I doubt they'd get your stuff easily by cutting a wall out. as for the doors, I think I'd be more willing to use a semi trailer about 23' long and a small tractor to drive around. just rig up a real long ramp to get mowers in and out of it and all is set for work.
i had an enclosed trailer that i thought was fort knox. it was broken into so easily by simply cutting the latch away that the lock goes through. lock still locked and hanging there untouched. the trailer was backed up to a condo with at least 25 windows overlooking it. if a thief wants it he will probably get it.....something else to ponder, if they were to get caught, our great justice system will do next to nothing to them so in reality they have nothing to lose.
 

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clay duncan said:
i had an enclosed trailer that i thought was fort knox. it was broken into so easily by simply cutting the latch away that the lock goes through. lock still locked and hanging there untouched. the trailer was backed up to a condo with at least 25 windows overlooking it. if a thief wants it he will probably get it.....something else to ponder, if they were to get caught, our great justice system will do next to nothing to them so in reality they have nothing to lose.
Hey!!!!!!!!!! Think of the thiefs self esteem. What do you think jail will do. Poor thief!
 

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oldsaw-addict said:
Well, if you reinforce the interior walls with diamond plate steel, I doubt they'd get your stuff easily by cutting a wall out. as for the doors, I think I'd be more willing to use a semi trailer about 23' long and a small tractor to drive around. just rig up a real long ramp to get mowers in and out of it and all is set for work.
Of course the other option is they can unhook the whole trailer while you're mowing behind a house and drive off with the whole thing.
 

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cut there hand off first time second time they lose an arm!!!!!!!!!!!we (our country)are to worried about there rights,this punishment would be cruel and unusual ,but i guarantee it would stop crime in its tracks!!!murder someone and you will die (after being proved guilty)within 60 days.no more of this being on death row and living off us hardworking taxpayers anymore.you WILL DIE within 60 days!!!!do a public hanging and televise it nationally and show these scumbags what will happen!!!!!sorry so long windedit just sruck a nerve.I LOVE THIS COUNTRY and would not want to be anywhere else in the world,i also served my country,but we need to quit being a bunch of pu##ies and quit worrying about offending someone and defending these criminals!!!!!
 

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On October 31 2002 My truck, trailer, wallet, keys, phone and equipment got jacked. I was ready to leave a lawn and the lady came out the back door . I went over to ask what she wanted and when I turned around I saw my truck driving away. What a sickening feeling that is .I had lost it all like that! I always take the keys out of the truck now.

Steve
 
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Many years ago I worked in the car electronics field and I did numerous alarms on enclosed trailers. Any of you guys that have an enclosed, stop by Circuit City, Best Buy, etc and talk to them about installing an alarm. All you would need is to by a battery and a box to mount in the trailer. The install shops have pin switches that can be installed on the doors, so when a thief opens your trailer he gets a nice little surprise. Just make sure they install the horn in a hard to reach place or by a add on horn with a backup battery set up. Works great.
 

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Tack on GPS trackers to equipment,then find out what bug hole they crawled in AND NUKE-M!
 
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