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Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by CkLandscapingOrlando, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. CkLandscapingOrlando

    CkLandscapingOrlando LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    Found my trailer un hooked this morning. Guess they gave up when they found to way to get it. I'm on a hill so even rolling my truck would only put it in the only path out. The other direction your rear tires would come off the ground.

    They did take my sthill back pack sprayer and half a can of gas. Bout 6 months back they cut the lock and stole my hand helds. Least the cheap ones. Left all the expensive stuff in place. So I started removing all that. And I'm backed up to a wall. So no droping the gate. You want a mower you take the whole rig.

    Well I fancy my self as a steel fabricator. You screwed your one shot bubba. Take a torch to take it off the truck, or trailer out of the yard
  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,478

    Shoot them
  3. CkLandscapingOrlando

    CkLandscapingOrlando LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    Oh they dont want to get caught I can assure you. Someones mother is sure to be crying
  4. A Leaf Above

    A Leaf Above LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    good to hear your stuff is still intact ....They are on a major spree down here ..They got me for over 4000 bux worth of handhelds last friday when i was doing a complex in Boca Raton ...Thank goodness for good insurance again ...
  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    They did that to me two years ago. Only one of the mowers was on the trailer, but they damn near got every freaking thing else. The truck was recovered 15 days later in an apartment complex in Crime Hills. Few dents, dings, scrapes, but otherwise in pretty good shape. The tailgate had a big dent/scrape like they unhooked the trailer on an incline and it got away from them. They seemed to load up everything they could out of the cab and ditched the truck as fast as they could. Nothing else was ever recovered as far as I know.

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    But he was such a good boy, he just fell in with the wrong crowd.
  7. CkLandscapingOrlando

    CkLandscapingOrlando LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    Well if you boys aint seen a 1in thick lock, you aint tried to steal my trailer. Super thick cable with steel sleave welded around it. All tied in the ground by about 8x8 L shaped steel 4x4. If that comes out the ground I know something
  8. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969



    I hate to steal Fl-landscape's Thunder. But he is away this week end for a High School reunion only to have his Trailer broken into. I am not sure how much was taken but his brother reported all the small power tools were gone. Thieves cut a Chain Link Fence then cut the Frame around the pad lock instead of the Pad lock. Damage to the trailer means several days of lost work just to get it fixed. IMHO the Muslin countries have the Right Idea. You Steal Cut Off Your Right Hand and Left Foot.

  9. CkLandscapingOrlando

    CkLandscapingOrlando LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    Yea my buddies at ameriscape said they just hit them. Un hooked the truck. Discountected the trans. Pushed the truck out of the way that blocked the gate. Drove off with drand new superduty, new dies kobota, and new exmark. Both real big mowers. Hit them for close to 70g's
  10. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    And I was pissed about having a new weed wacker ripped off while I was working on a commercial property 2 weeks ago. Don't feel so bad now.

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