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Offline Peter Drouin

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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #60 on: October 11, 2017, 07:25:00 pm »
 smiley_clapping So happy for you. 8) 8) 8)
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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #61 on: October 11, 2017, 07:43:27 pm »
so happy to  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)                   wonder if that's why they didn't want to give names maybe it was them that sent it over the bank

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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #62 on: October 11, 2017, 08:06:25 pm »
There you go  Ed.  8) 8)   Hope you can work something out with the insurance.
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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #63 on: October 12, 2017, 07:02:31 am »
 I spent all afternoon calling everyone and getting it taken off the internet. When I called the insurance they said that I need to write void on the check when I get it and send it back. I'm going to send it registered mail. Then the next question was how much damage was done. I had looked it over real good and checked what a rod would cost to fix the pto clutch release and the bend in the bucket is not worth replacing. So I told the ins man not enough the get to the 1k premium so I'm all set with them.
 I have a key kill switch on the taylor skidder so I think the landini needs one too. I don't like the shut off on the fuel (there's one on the taylor) and I had to write at the switch to remember to turn it back on after bleeding the system a couple times. So it'll be electrical.
 Well here's to a good day working in the woods (I don't hurt to much) going to get to it.
 Everyone have a great day and be safe.

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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #64 on: October 12, 2017, 08:04:54 am »
I was happy to read about the recovery.   :)


Found out last night a neighbor across the road saw it leave on Sun the 24th was a dark colored truck with black trim probably a one ton. Said it wasn't as big as the gravel trucks that go in and out. 
I would be very suspicious of that neighbor.  His detailed description sounds like a diversion.

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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #65 on: October 12, 2017, 08:11:52 am »
Ayup sounds kinda odd too.  ???
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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #66 on: October 12, 2017, 10:12:12 am »
This is the neighbor that mentioned a town as well, yes?  Could be involved or could just want the attention, thinking stinging you along is a joke.

Listening again to the truck description, part of my mind goes to an old western...  He rode a black horse with a black hat, curly dark mustache, big guns, and I think he was headed West.   ;)

Sad to hear of damage, but glad it turned out as well as it did.
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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #67 on: October 12, 2017, 01:25:33 pm »
Good News!
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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #68 on: October 12, 2017, 01:37:42 pm »
perhaps wishful thinking are you sure someone didn't take it for a joy ride and it is still on the property some were?
Ha, look at that! I guess you can tell your neighbour who is the clairvoyant now!   :D :D

Glad it all worked out Ed.

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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #69 on: October 12, 2017, 02:54:15 pm »
Sounds like everything is falling into place, glad things are turning around for you  ;).
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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #70 on: October 12, 2017, 03:48:32 pm »
Ed, sorry you had to go throw that whole ordeal, not like you don't have enough stuff going on as it is!  Hope it all turns out ok.  Glad you got your rig back!
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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #71 on: October 12, 2017, 06:12:36 pm »
Glad it worked out 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #72 on: October 13, 2017, 06:24:35 am »
  Man , that is great. From were you found it so well hidden.. it almost seems like it was stashed with the intent to get it later. If that is the case your site is not secure. I think there should be more action pics of your tractor and skidder on here so we can keep an eye on them.   ;D
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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #73 on: October 13, 2017, 06:28:32 am »
Were the keys left in it when the perps took it? If not, how difficult is it to hotwire a modern unit?
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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #74 on: October 13, 2017, 10:14:00 am »
I wasn't sure about the key till I found the tractor, the tarp I use to cover the seat and control's was pulled off sideways and I was hiding the key by the fuel tank under the tarp so that's how they started it. It would only take a small screw driver like we use to adjust carbs on saws to stick it in and turn it. Or just unscrew the switch and cross the wires on the back. I'm more leer'y of the the neighbor's now than before. There's a low income development a mile down the road. I only have about 2 weeks left to finish then we move all equipment home for awhile. When the neighbor stated it left the property I gave up looking but the way I was feeling it wasn't hard to quit looking. It's hard for me to walk around in the brush. In some places it takes me 15 mins to get to a tree get it down and measured up.
 The clairvoyant and eye witness are two different people but I think their a little odd to me. I don't believe in it but I do believe in dousing.
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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #75 on: October 13, 2017, 01:09:10 pm »
ed if I lived closer to you I would be there in a heart beat to help you at no charge to get you out of there and on better ground  I hate people that do crap like this  but for now keep your friends close and your enemies closer for a few weeks 

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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #76 on: October 13, 2017, 04:46:00 pm »
Ed, I wouldn't worry about calling the police and getting them to get any forensics off the machine, after a couple of weeks out in the weather there would be 0% chance of getting any prints or DNA unless it was somewhere right out of the way.

Glad to hear you got it back.

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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #77 on: October 13, 2017, 09:24:51 pm »
I've watched this thread daily, I am so glad you got your tractor back !!!!! With all the bad going on in the world today it is great to see a good ending.
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Re: 5860 stolen
« Reply #78 on: October 14, 2017, 04:59:02 am »
Ed, glad to see it worked out. I really felt bad for you back when you posted that you may not go back to logging. Then it made me angry that a ... thief stole more than a piece of equipment. He stole a life style.

Had something similar happen to me a few years ago. Some joy riders on four wheelers showed up at one of my remote job sites. The beer cans and cigarette butts told me they weren't kids. I'm guessing they were looking for the skidder key and left the motor panel loose. I looked around but couldn't find that they had done anything. Started the skidder up, backed up, and heard something clang. I had run over the panel. Bent it up pretty good. Straightened it up as best I could, but it's not as square as it should be and is tough to get it latched. Called the law out. Deputy took some pictures, acted like I had wasted his time, and left. I mainly wanted it documented in case more came out of it. I then followed their trail for over a mile through the woods, but lost it when their tracks merged with another group of four wheelers. Area has been known to have quite a bit of drug activity, and one of the neighbors had been busted a few times. I know his driveway stayed pretty busy. Paid him a visit and asked him to help me watch the place. Let him know that the law had been out, and hoped they caught them before I did. Didn't have any more trouble after that, but I felt better when I moved out. Keep thinking I'm going to set a a trail cam at my landings, but that would just be something else to keep up with.

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« Reply #79 on: October 14, 2017, 05:53:19 am »
*DanG shame that people can't stay in their own lane. I guess it conforms to the Laws of Nature: predator or prey. Guess it's just part of the "human condition".

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