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what did i get myself into?

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by 334 lawn co, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. 334 lawn co

    334 lawn co Well-Known Member

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    yup. ive got so many master keys that its ridiculous. ive got the mag light- and as for the jump pack, i have kept one of those in my truck ever since i was a tow truck driver. i found out how usefull they are. i dont know if it will help in this type of repo, but when i towed i also bought a huge slim jim kit with all the fixins. top of the line. but it may work on some doors.
     
  2. Deerehauler

    Deerehauler Well-Known Member

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    I've had to do a few repos. Most of the time the guy knows I am coming and everything is cool.

    One time we had a used tractor (4840?) that had not been seen in the area for a while. The farmer was WAY behind and had been dodging all efforts to settle his account. The salesman just happened to drive by the guy's place and saw the farmer unloading the tractor off a truck. He watched the truck leave and called me. I was 20 minutes away so I went over and was just starting to fold out the tail when the farmer showed up. (Thanks MR Salesman for leaving before I got there) He said something about us just waiting for him to arrive back in the country with the tractor.

    I decided to just play dumb and told him I was there to pick up the tractor because my boss said that the tractor had a problem. I even helped him clear his tools from the cab, but I will admit I only threw on two chains and got out of there as quick as I could. I could do a better job of chaining later without having to look over my shoulder. I just kept my cheater pipe within reach and kept my eye on him and got along fine.
     
  3. Bajak

    Bajak Active Member

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    You know something? I'm wondering if this repo business is unique to the U.S.. I can't recall or even know of a repo company in Canada. I have never even given it any thought until I read through this thread a second time. Other than ruining my credit rating and creditors calling me on the phone 400 times a day I'm starting to think I can pretend to purchase a vehicle and never send a payment.:rolleyes:
    I'm going to have to some investigation.
    OH yeah we have the "right to bare arms" but the surgeon general recommends SPF45.LOL:drinkup
     
  4. RocksnRoses

    RocksnRoses Senior Member

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    I was involved in the repossessing of a fairly large portable crushing plant, for a friend of mine. He had not recieved any payment for this plant and the mob that were supposedly buying it, had been using it in a quarry for over twelve months. There were two crushing plant trailers with detachable conveyors, that were well and truly buried in, the generator pantech, a weighbridge and the office building, that all had to be taken out of the quarry and back to his yard. On the day it was to happen, we all met away from the quarry and then went in with a police escort. There would have been about eight or nine men, an excavator, wheel loader, mobile crane and trucks. The other mob were crushing when we arrived and had no idea what was going on, but they very soon got the message and retreated to the top of the quarry, where they sat and watched us for the rest of the day. It took two days of hard work to get it all out, but we did and it was all loaded up and transported back to his yard, about twenty five kilometres away. It certainly was an experience for me and my fellers.

    Rn'R.
     
  5. Big Dazzler

    Big Dazzler Active Member

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    When I was a plant mechanic the local cat dealer had a bloke not pay for a set of swamp tracks on his d6. After 8 months of runaround they went out to the swamp and unbolted them and drove/winched them off and left it there :eek:.

    Never did find out how they put a new set on in the mud. :beatsme
     
  6. bear

    bear Senior Member

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    Wanna know what SP's call a bunch of grunts after they've been "calmed" with the Maglite? Tonks... that's the sound it makes when it hits your head. As a recipient of many tonks I ccan't say it's true (lots of flashing lights and the instant need to wizz all over yourself) but i'm told things sound different when it's somebody else? :beatsme :D Personally I prefer pepper spray or being tazered. This is bringing back some wild memories for sure. :drinkup