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Merry Christmas to me

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jglandscaping, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. jglandscaping

    jglandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    I woke up this morning to find that my Whelen Mini Edge was stolen off of my 1/2 ton:realmad: . Reported it to the police and so forth, they said just to keep an eye on ebay and around town.
    Im so mad, I wish I knew if it was a friend playing a prank or someone actually stole it, THIS $UCKS!!!!!:angry:
  2. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    sorry, that sucks:eek:
  3. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,709

    Tis the season to be thiefing!!!:gunsfiring: :gunsfiring:
  4. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    my bets are on ebay its a real shame how people just want to get a little ahead in life by stealing
  5. jglandscaping

    jglandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Going to have to bolt everything down now I guess:angry: . Bought locks for the trailers also today, something I thought Id never have to do. I just hope it was someone playing a prank and I will get it back, I really dont want to go have to get another one:yow!: , hoping insurance company will help me out.

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    that sucks
  7. kemmer

    kemmer Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 329

    $500 deductible probably, was it led or strobe?
  8. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    advice in looking for it

    same thing happened to my buddy's mini edge a few years back, was parked at UNH overnight. He had a permanent mount bolted to the back rack nice and solid, so was a lot bigger deal to remove than just a magnet mount. Reminds me that I've been leaving my 420 on with just magnets for the last few weeks. Fortunately I live out of sight of the main road, and at work I park behind the building where nobody goes. But I'd hate to come out and see it gone.
    I used to be a police officer and I hated taking those reports first thing in the morning from people who had their cars ransacked, or whatever was the case. Felt so bad for the people, and of course it's unlikely to ever find the stuff or catch the scumbags. Couple times caught people in the act, which is nice, but pretty rare.
    Another thing I would suggest to you in addition to Ebay, is to go to every pawn shop you can find (check the yellow pages) and look for the bar. This is where a great deal of stolen merchandise ends up, especially from drug addicts who need cash quick. I would ask at each place, dont just look on the shelves, in case it is out back cooling off. Sometimes the police will do this for you but I wouldn't count on it. Just tell them you're looking for a light to use for plowing and see what they say. Might get lucky and the guy will say "oh yeah, just got this great one out back." Then hopefully you can identify yours. If you can find anything with a serial number on it at home, like some of the paperwork from when you bought it, that would be great. If not, any identifying mark. I assume they cut the cable, right? Maybe you could even match up the cut ends. I always told people to either save their serial numbers in a drawer, or inscribe their SSN or something on any expensive items.
    So, back to the pawn shop. Say you get lucky and find it, you can tell the guy you think it is yours, won't make any difference, he paid money for it so he isnt going to hand it back over. Go to the police in that town and tell them that your light was stolen and you believe you found it. They will not help you unless you convince them you can prove it is yours. In which case they should be able to get it back for you. I wish you luck with it, hey it's worth a try, right? Keep us posted if anything turns up.
  9. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    I noticed last night plowing , that someone stole my new orange light off the top of my 257B skid steer. Just paid about $125 bucks for it . :mad:
  10. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    I woke up this morning to fing my brand new 6000 watt generator stolen grom my shed. Granted I didn't have it locked but still. There were nice little wheel tracks going from one side of my fense to the other then out to the street. I guess that thief needed it more than I did:realmad:
  11. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    Does it have any markings that make it different? like the cord cut for your connectors, etc. scratches. so I can help you catch the a55 hole the took it. I would love to help you beet the crapp out of him. :yow!:
  12. jglandscaping

    jglandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    It had all new lenses but the take down lense was older and faded. There were also scratches on the metal and it was also pitted because of the age (scratched were new from when it fell off the truck:dizzy: ) It has a 4 way trailer plug on the back because it was a quick connect. I just hope it will turn up so I dont have to go lay down some money on a new one. Guess I will be equiping the trucks with back rackspayup and hard wiring them up,:angry: .
    Happy Holidays Guys!
  13. mrplowdude

    mrplowdude Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    I got my stereo stolen one night out of my vehicle. $1500 worth. found the stuff and the person who did it but we couldn't prove it? total BS. now got the motion light outside and in case the 12 gauge.:gunsfiring:
    Hope you catch the guy, and knock some sense into him:dizzy:
  14. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    i didnt have a strobe stolen...but went to my deer stand this morning only to find its gone...the @$$holes that took it left the lock and cable 20 feet up just hanging there on a branch as a HAHA...well if i find them i'll be the one laughing, second stand stolen in 3 years.
  15. Dupesy

    Dupesy Member
    Messages: 61

    Yeah James, I'm with Yaz. If you figure it out, let's show em a little backwoods justice. Us N.H. boys gotta stick together.
  16. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    That really sucks man.... Lock everything up. Trailers and all. I had my trailer broken into a few week ago. It had 4 locks on it too, 3 on the door's and one on toung where the male ball attaches.
  17. SkykingHD

    SkykingHD Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    plow lift stolen

    I had a plow lift (meyer e60) stolen from front of truck in my work parking lot. They have cameras and all. Ask them to look at tapes and nothing. They cut the wires that had plugs on them so I had to replace the wires too. I timed my self taking off a plow lift, 46 seconds and it is in your hands going across the parking lot. I made some bolts and drilled them so you can put a roll pin in the bolt at the nut. That might slow them down.

    Glad I had insurance. I got an upgrade for only the deductible.

  18. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    A few years back someone took a hammer and chisel to my passenger side doorlock... they got in and stole.... Nothing! There was nothing in it to steal!

    I do still have the damaged door to remind me every time I walk by though.... :realmad: :realmad:
  19. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    fog lights stolen!

    Some no good M#####f####r actually crawled under my tahoe and stole my foglights. If you buy anything hot you are no better than the people who have inflicted this misery on us! Don't support the industry of thievery :realmad:
  20. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    I have on thing to say, that sucks !!! plain and simple.......:mad: