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    Default How do you store your implenments outside

    As much as I like to keep my implements inside during the winter I am running out of room in my garage, and the shop is about 5yrs out being built...the money thing. I am going to need to store my brush hog and tiller outside, and in the NW here they will see a lot of rain. Any suggestions on insight on how you keep them out of the weather?? My plan was to wrap them in a tarp and use bungee to keep in from blowing off.
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    Default Re: How do you store your implenments outside

    sounds good, also put plastic down under them to keep the moisture from coming up from the earth and condensing on the underside of the equipment or tarp.
    oil everything well too.
    Ben

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    Super Member RobS's Avatar
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    Default Re: How do you store your implenments outside

    My bush-hog just sits there and enjoys the rain and snow. Doesn't seem to bother it too much. My backhoe gets tarped in the winter but sits out pretty much in the summer unless it's on my tractor. Like you, I hope to have a barn in a few more years.

    The downside to tarps is the condensation they trap. Which is worse, rain or condensation. I do not know [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: How do you store your implenments outside

    All my implements sit outside and uncovered. The rotary cutter and post driver sit up off the ground on pallets so air can circulate beneath them (more important for the cutter than the post driver). The issue I have with tarps is what Rob mentioned, condensation.

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    Silver Member Onthesauk's Avatar
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    Default Re: How do you store your implenments outside

    I'm in the NW also and tractor with rototiller attached stay in the barn in winter. PHD sits under the eves of woodshed and box blade, rake and rear blade all sit out in the weather. Keep any of the PTO shafts in the barn and dry.

    I'm reaching the age where I realize that I can't wear out or rot anything I own in the lifetime I have left.

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    Default Re: How do you store your implenments outside

    I went out and spent $300 on a temporary shelter. It is like a 24' x 12' x 8' tent with a nice big front door. It allows plenty of room for all of my attachments. To me this was better than loose tarps or nothing. Under it I laid a base of crushed stone for good drainage.

    My 2 cents,

    skivt

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    Default Re: How do you store your implenments outside

    I'm planning to buy a "portable garage" in the next few weeks to store mine. They cost about $800 delivered and installed for an 18' x 20'. Made of galvanized metal tubing frame, and roof covered with 29 gauge metal (metal comes down sides about a foot or two), rest of sides and ends are open. You can buy additional metal to close these in if desired.

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    Default Re: How do you store your implenments outside

    Rather than use the tarp underneath would the ground cover sheeting be better?

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    Default Re: How do you store your implenments outside

    I use heavy black poly under the implements that I don't have room for inside. Keeps the condensation problem under control.

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    Super Member greg_g's Avatar
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    Default Re: How do you store your implenments outside

    The farmers I worked with during my years in Scotland saved up their used oil and fluids during the implement working months. When the implements were put up for winter, they'd get out big brushes and coat the implements entirely with the saved fluids. Come spring, it was a simple matter of hitting everything once with the power washer - then back to the fields.

    //greg//

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