How TER can help when buying or selling plant

Questions you should be asking:

  • Is it stolen?
  • Is it on finance?
  • Are we legally liable?
  • What about our reputation?
  • Is the price right?

What do we do?

Watch this short video to better understand the plant theft problem and see how checking items with TER can help protect you from buying or handling stolen equipment.

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Police roadside checks

TER assist the police with roadside plant and equipment checks. See us in action as we identify potentially stolen goods as part of Operation Trivium.

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TER – A specialist resource for online theft checks and the recovery of plant and equipment

Since 1995 TER has made more than 2,760 stolen equipment recoveries, valued at more than £13.5m, for UK equipment insurance companies, businesses and individuals.

JCBEquipment ranges from small trailers valued at only several hundred pounds, to a huge Caterpillar Loading Shovel valued at £125,000. These machines have been recovered not only from across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland but also in Ireland, France, Holland, Poland, Cyprus, Israel and Australia.

COVID19 UPDATE 27 May 2020 TER is still working for you

All checks that are submitted through our website will be completed. However, the response time may be slower than we would like as our teams are working remotely and several of the external agencies we use are not fully staffed, which could cause delays.

Our phone lines are open Monday to Friday – please call us on 01225 464599 between 9.00 am and 3.30 pm.

Outside these hours email and we will reply asap. 

 Unfortunately, during the lockdown, equipment thieves remain very active – and in some cases, theft may not be discovered until the lockdown is lifted.

We have seen a sharp increase in the number of stolen items checked in the last 4 weeks

When buying a used item, it is important to check the serial number with TER but also to request supporting documentation – i.e. logbook, service documents, receipt from the previous owner – and make a record of the seller’s contact details, including, where available, their vehicle registration number.

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Plant and equipment guide

Helping the police identify plant and equipment understand the equipment theft problem, know what to look for and to have the technical knowledge to initiate an investigation.

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Loss prevention and security advice

Loss prevention and security techniques for equipment owners and hirers. An in-depth guide outlining the many ways of protecting your investment – many of which are cost-free.

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All the latest equipment theft and recovery news and business sector updates from the equipment theft and recovery experts.