Stolen equipment database for the public?
Ok fellers, here's what I have so far: https://surveyorconnect.com/theft-report/
Consider this a beta, and there's no way for you to view the submitted reports yet. But feel free to play with the form and even submit some fake stuff (make sure it's obviously fake so I can easily identify it for deletion later). At some point, I'll share a viewable list of reports with you, so having some fake samples in there will be great to help me test. 😊 😎
If you run into any errors or whatever, please feel free to report your findings here. I appreciate your help!
Must it be limited to certain manufacturers instead of a fill-in-the-blank? If that list must be used, add lots of other names.
County may not be applicable for everyone.
Just as an FYI - Trimble has a pretty good database of equipment that has been sold. If something gets stolen, report it to your dealer and have them contact Trimble. Trimble will then list it as stolen in their database. I have reported a half dozen robots as being stolen over the past few months.
If you are purchasing used equipment, contact the nearest Trimble dealer and have them do a serial number search. If it has been reported as stolen, the serial number will be flagged as such.
I was filling out the form under Slate Rock and Gravel and at the last entry, my screen went black and froze chrome, for what that is worth.
I received a couple of reports, thank you! It has already helped me fix a few issues. 😊