We all know how theft is rife, particularly it seems within the tree care industry. Barely a day goes by when there isn't machinery reported stolen on social media, Arbtalk, or the Arbsafe database of stolen tree surgery equipment.
The effect of these crimes can be massively damaging, particularly for smaller outfits. Not only does the victim suffer the loss of their tools, but more often than not there is significant damage done to their properties in the process. The issue is only compounded by the fact that many yards are in rural areas where police response times are likely to be far longer than elsewhere, if indeed there is a response at all.
One Cheshire based tree care company recently had their Timberwolf wood chipper stolen along with many of their tools. Fortunately for the business owner, they had invested in a sure-track wood chipper tracker, which, with its 91% recovery rate within 9 hours, proved to be a hugely worthwhile investment.
The unit was put into alarm mode within a couple hours of going missing, and the sure-track team knew they had to act fast, dispatching one of their experience finders immediately to a location near Bolton. Using RF scanning equipment, they bag a thorough investigation of the area and picked up the signal from the stolen wood chipper within a matter of minutes. The police were called and promptly arrived to assist with a successful recovery.
Not only did Sure-Track recover the chipper, but also the majority of the tools were also found in the same location, leaving one very happy customer.
If you are a tree surgeon or run a forestry business then you are right to be concerned about machinery theft. We believe the tracker solution we offer right here at Arbtalk is one of the best on the market, and as has already been proved, works! Check out the sure-track wireless theft recovery tracker for more information.