This article highlights the ongoing issues of equipment theft and recovery in the United States. This has been an ongoing issue, and any landscaper can tell you that having their equipment stolen can cause some major hang-ups in work flow. It isn’t just companies that have their equipment stolen, private homeowners have also suffered from theft issues. This article highlights what you can do to protect your equipment from being stolen, as well as what you can do to try and recover stolen equipment.
Trends in the theft of particular items are also noted. According to the article, mowers are stolen the most, likely due to their size and ease of transport. Other heavy equipment is taken less often, but is still targeted. The trend of what brands are taken most often is also highlighted, as John Deere continues to be at the top of the list for the brand that is targeted most often.