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Someone stole my salt container off my truck

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Brian Young, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Who the frig would steal a cat liter container! We use these Tidy Cat cat liter containers for carrying salt, I HAD one that fit perfect between the legs of my v box and bungied it so it says put. I went to refill the bucket today and its missing. Luckily it was empty. I also lost a nice, perfect size pitcher I used to spread it with that was in it. Not a huge deal but now makes me a bit nervous about people walking up our property, what will they take next!
  2. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    People take the cheapest things when it's just as easy to still something expensive.

    Over the years I have had those stupid $3 hose nozzles stolen several times off my boats when the person could have stolen a $2000 electronics unit by opening an unlocked door and undo 4 screws in no time at all.
  3. BigBoyPlowin

    BigBoyPlowin Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    post em' up
  4. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    That sucks. Being it was empty is it possible it blew or bounced out while driving?
  5. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    Look in the ditch along the road you will find yours or someone elses
  6. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,770

    Luckily it was empty? Id think they wouldnt touch it if it was full? Mayby it is on the road?
  7. nixray

    nixray Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    I'd agree that could have been bounced out or misplaced or worse someone took that while scouting your property.????

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    Hey I thought I was the only one who used those! Thumbs Up
    Better than a 5 gal bucket and easier to carry. I set mine in the pass seat floor tho.

    As to who would steal it? Any scumbag that thought you had something inside it.The easier to take / faster it will get taken! Like mentioned above could be someone lookin over the lot to see what is available at a later time. :gunsfiring:
  9. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    There's a really nice yellow one sitting on the side if 79 in the median on the south bound side.
  10. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Guys, he said he "bungied it so it says put." I'm glad he does, people swerve dangerously around the most harmless road debris and end up dead (saw it happen in front of me)...please secure your loads the way the OP does.
  11. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Bungies can come undone though, seen it before. Even the best tied down loads can shake enough to cause something to come loose.
  12. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Hmm...I suppose if it's just bungied around the bottom, maybe. When dealing with kitty litter/joint compound buckets, I always put my bungie through the handle, stretched tight enough that it can't come loose. Something has to break for it to escape my truck.
  13. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Ive done that befpre, nothing was holding it around the bottom and it slid which let there be just enough slack for it to come undone, luckily my tailgate was up! Thumbs Up :realmad:
  14. nixray

    nixray Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    With that being said. Id keep everything under lock and key and keep a really close eye on everything.
  15. RSE

    RSE Member
    Messages: 90

    People sometimes watch us from windows, doorways and other cars. You got to be so careful when you stop and go inside to collect money or use the bathroom. I've lost a nice roof rake that was bungied to the sander, extentions and all. Shovels walk away too....
  16. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    LOL, I was going to retrace my travels but figured it would cost me more in fuel then if I just bought more cat liter.
  17. potskie

    potskie Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 769

    It is weird the small stuff people will steal. People keep stealing my scoops, I buy these plastic grain scoops from TSC that I keep in the back of the truck for scooping salt out of the box when it gets spilled there ( ways easier and faster than a shovel) and they keep disappearing. Like there when I park the truck and gone when I get back in it. I mean they cost $5 but I've lost three now and have started keeping them in the cab. Yet the $500 unsecured Toro Powerclear beside the scoop never moves. :rolleyes:
  18. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    I'm a bungee cord junkie. LOL I see them everyday laying along the road. Most are new and still have the hooks! I've gotten a good 4 dozen so far that are in like new condition. I can't help but pull over and pick them up. I even found a heavy duty ratcheting chain binder used to secure big equipment.
  19. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Lately every time I go to the junkyard I leave with a bunch of bungees. That's another good place to find them. If you're buying any parts then they won't even notice the bungees attached to your tool box/bag.
  20. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    I will not leave the chute on my salt dogg, when I get home it comes off