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    Default attachment storage--outside

    I've been looking through the "attachment storage" posts, and I've determined that I "need" a bigger storage shed. Since that isn't possible right now, does anyone have suggestions for storing implements/attachments outdoors? I only have room for my tractor and rototiller in the shed, so my carry-all--along with my nice new carry-all box--must sit outside. I want to protect it from the weather, but my wife doesn't like the idea of a big bright plastic tarp in our yard!
    thanks

    tony w

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    Super Star Member Egon's Avatar
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    Default Re: attachment storage--outside

    Cover with dull green tarp, place flower pots on and around it and make it a central yard fixture.

    Egon

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    Jinma 284

    Default Re: attachment storage--outside

    Tony,

    Being in an even worse perdicament than you, (tractor has to be stored outside as well), I can let you know what I have been considering. Also, will have a boxblade, rotary cutter, and backhoe to worry about.

    To date, for my tractor and FEL, are stored on a treated wood platform made from 2"x12". The sunshade on my tractor, helps with keeping good steep angles for rain and snow doesn't colapse it. The tarp is grey, along with the shed next to it. That and it is on the back edge of our yard, has kept the wife comments down. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img] See pictures @ http://johnstractor.homestead.com/SnowMa.html
    Tarping the tractor, with all its bungee cords, is a bit of a pain, especially for those quick jobs.

    I am considering adding aluminum awanings to my existing shed, with treated wood platform underneith. With the ROPS folded down, I should be able to clear. Might have to make an exhaust mod.

    Also considering putting down a moisture barrier and crushed stone down, around this area. Will block the implements and tarp them as well. Colored matched grey [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Since the implements and tractor are stored outside, I have resigned to maintaining them more closely. i.e touch-up paint, grease intervals, etc.


    PS: I have considered a different color tarp for each. Might get early pole barn approval! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: attachment storage--outside

    Thanks, Egon, but my wife would probably rather spend money on a shed addition than use the tarp and flowerpots! :-) Hey, thanks for the idea; can I use your suggestion to talk my wife into a new shed??!!

    JohnS, thanks! Maybe the awning idea would work, but I have to remember that I'll need room for more attachments as my collection grows!

    Tony W


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    John Deere 4100 HST

    Default Re: attachment storage--outside

    I understand your plight.... I too need a barn/shed/building. But the CFO has nixed the idea until we get a two car attached garage built. Just can't understand her priorities.... [img]/w3tcompact/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

    Terry

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    None -yet. Until then FunBuggy (EZ-Go) will have to do!

    Default Re: attachment storage--outside

    <font color=blue>"...nixed the idea until we get a two car attached garage built."</font color=blue>

    Sooooooo.........build a two car, one tractor garage! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: attachment storage--outside

    The concrete floor has been poured... ready for studding out. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/eyes.gif[/img]

    Then what about my poor implements... still out in the weather. The grand plan is to build a "bank barn" with two floors. Bottom floor is for implements and storage plus a root cellar. The top floor is my workshop. One bay for parking the tractor and working on vehicles. The rest for my home away from home... workshop with all of the toys for woodworking, etc. Now... to work out the details. How much and how to pay? Still working on the business plan to present to the CFO and the board - all who happen to be the same person. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/crazy.gif[/img][img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Terry

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    Default Re: attachment storage--outside

    Does anyone know of a place for plans for sheds? When I put up my fence, I also need to build a shed for the tractor attachments as well as a 'run in' for the horses. Anyone have a source?

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    Default Re: attachment storage--outside

    hi mike, if your looking for a rural look try
    www.barnsbarnsbarns.com they have a lot of nice buildings.

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    Default Re: attachment storage--outside

    Thanks, mjhoover! Afer I posted I did a search at google and found the following.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.applevalleybarns.com/noff/h3bayshed.html>3 bay equipment shed/run in</A>. They also have a plan for a 2 bay. I was thinking about a 3 bay for the equipment and a 2 bay for the horses. Anyone have experience with run ins for equipment and/or horses?

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