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    I have a bit of a dilemma. With my purchase of a new used MF 255 I have now officially reached the point where all my equipment cannot fit into my shop.

    I kept trying to convince myself that if I reorganized I might manage it. Does not look good. One of my manure spreader (NI 210) or the MF 255 will need to be stored outside as a result.

    My first instinct was the manure spreader as it cost me less. Then I started thinking about the fact that it has a wood floor and would be better out of the weather as a result. Many a old farm tractor has spent its life outside and not been too badly off for it.

    What would you do if you were me? (building a new building is not an option at this time).
    Current: Kubota M7040 cab, hydraulic shuttle, Kubota M20 loader (made by ALO), LandPride RCR1872 rotary cutter, Horst bale spears & forks, Woods HB72 box blade, Kodiak 7' rake, Walco cultivator, chain harrow, Meteor 74" pull style blower

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    Quote Originally Posted by canoetrpr
    I have a bit of a dilemma. With my purchase of a new used MF 255 I have now officially reached the point where all my equipment cannot fit into my shop.

    I kept trying to convince myself that if I reorganized I might manage it. Does not look good. One of my manure spreader (NI 210) or the MF 255 will need to be stored outside as a result.

    My first instinct was the manure spreader as it cost me less. Then I started thinking about the fact that it has a wood floor and would be better out of the weather as a result. Many a old farm tractor has spent its life outside and not been too badly off for it.

    What would you do if you were me? (building a new building is not an option at this time).
    Since you cannot spread on the snow, and it will not see much use on the winter, why not grab a tarp from Princess Auto, throw some Boards across the top of the spreader( so it will not fill up) and tarp it?? Park the MF inside.
    Last edited by WilliamBos; 09-10-2011 at 10:45 PM.
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    Default Re: What to park outside?

    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamBos View Post
    Since you cannot spread on the snow, and it will not see much use on the winter, why not grab a tarp from Princess Auto, throw some Boards across the top of the spreader( so it will mot fill up) and tarp it?? Park the MF inside.
    My thoughts, exactly. It appears to be a positive and cheap solution for the time being, until your budget allows you to do otherwise Good Luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekbend View Post
    My thoughts, exactly. It appears to be a positive and cheap solution for the time being, until your budget allows you to do otherwise Good Luck.

    I 3rd that. Tractor should stay dry!

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    Now why didn't I think of that!
    Current: Kubota M7040 cab, hydraulic shuttle, Kubota M20 loader (made by ALO), LandPride RCR1872 rotary cutter, Horst bale spears & forks, Woods HB72 box blade, Kodiak 7' rake, Walco cultivator, chain harrow, Meteor 74" pull style blower

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    Quote Originally Posted by canoetrpr View Post
    Now why didn't I think of that!
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    I vaguely recall a thread suggesting not to tarp over equipment due to condensation developing and that wrecking the equipment over time. Any thoughts on this angle!
    Current: Kubota M7040 cab, hydraulic shuttle, Kubota M20 loader (made by ALO), LandPride RCR1872 rotary cutter, Horst bale spears & forks, Woods HB72 box blade, Kodiak 7' rake, Walco cultivator, chain harrow, Meteor 74" pull style blower

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    Default Re: What to park outside?

    Tarp the top with some overhang but minimize tarping the sides for airflow

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    Default Re: What to park outside?

    Or if you have some metal siding from a barn you can cover the spreader with that. Having the spreader covered is certainly better for it and leaving it uncovered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carykong
    Tarp the top with some overhang but minimize tarping the sides for airflow
    Exactly. Tie it so it will not blow off. You only want too keep the snow out of it. Spray it with fluid film just before you tarp it.

    Do not park it on grass, if possible.
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