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    Just bought a new 1025R - now I need a barn

    Hey guys, as the title says I have bought a new 1025R TLB and it will be delivered today after work. Now I need to figure out where I'm going to store the thing. I can probably clear enough room in the garage to temporarily store it there but ultimately I need the garage space. That said I've been looking at TSC's ShelterLogic Landowner series. Does anyone have experience with this particular model? I know you can buy higher end models for a little more money but I am only looking at needing this for a year or two at most - by then I better have a real barn. As long as it holds up while I build a pole barn, I'll reuse the frame as a greenhouse in the garden.

    I have also considered just building a free standing lean-to (maybe 16'L x 12'W x 8-10'T ?). If I go the lean-to route I will likely either build this back in my woods or against the side of my garage - either way there shouldn't be enough wind to drive water onto the equipment in the average rain storm. If anyone has a 1-series TLB can you confirm that those dimensions seem logical? I figure that should provide enough space for me to drop the FEL and BH at the front, side by side, and have the tractor behind them.

    Part of me is leaning toward the lean-to b/c I think I could build it for approximately the same cost as the TSC shelter and it won't really ever wear out. Once I have a barn the lean-to could either be used for livestock in its current location or disassembled and relocated next to the barn.

    Recent thought - while writing this I got to thinking; if I use it for livestock should I build a two-bay style lean-to instead. Tractor in one bay and FEL & BH in the other. Of course this would require me to drop the attachments any time I need to put the whole thing away. Thoughts?
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    In my experience, the ShelterLogic temp sheds work fine as long as you anchor them down and don't allow snow to build up on them. The latter probably ins't a big issue for you but anchoring is absolutely required. If a strong wind gets under an edge of one of those things they take off like a kite. The last one I had, I used the anchors that you screw into the ground and two cinder blocks on each corner. Even with that, it tried to take off a couple of times.
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    Congrats on the new tractor.

    Have you considered a metal carport and then close in the sides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilmo View Post
    Congrats on the new tractor.

    Have you considered a metal carport and then close in the sides?

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    I have 2 sheds like this for my tractor and accessories to fit in. You will have to fold the ROPS down to get it in and then still might have to help it through the opening a little with your hand holding up the roll up door. I would order from the factory and get the heavier duty cover. There are 3 grade levels of skin to fit over the frame. If you are going to have it a long time with sun and wind exposure go heavier duty. Also use twist in 12-16 inch ground anchor screws ( find them at Home Depot or Lowes) and ratchet straps to anchor it to the ground so the wind dose not shift it or blow it away. The cable anchors that come with the kit if not the heavy duty 3/16 cables and ground anchors will rot and tear away. Do I speak from experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilmo View Post
    Congrats on the new tractor.

    Have you considered a metal carport and then close in the sides?

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    I have but this is really a 'temporary' structure so I'm trying to do it as cheap as possible. Not to say I have entirely nixed that idea yet though - I need to look into quotes first.
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    In our area you can put these shelters up without permits where as the metal car port you would have to file a permit for as you would pour a cement footing to anchor it to the ground usually. Go figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 96PSD View Post
    In our area you can put these shelters up without permits where as the metal car port you would have to file a permit for as you would pour a cement footing to anchor it to the ground usually. Go figure.
    I don't actually live in Apex - it is just the nearest city. I live in Chatham County and I believe they have an exemption for agricultural storage/livestock buildings. As long as there's no power and you keep it below a certain footprint I don't believe you need permits.

    You may have a similar situation - assuming you don't live in the city limits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 96PSD View Post
    In our area you can put these shelters up without permits where as the metal car port you would have to file a permit for as you would pour a cement footing to anchor it to the ground usually. Go figure.
    Permit? What's that?
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    I was never a fan of those free standing carport/shelters - seen too many crushed from snow load.

    I like the idea of a lean-to as long as it is attached to another building. Like you say after you have a proper barn it can be used for all kinds of other storage (ie; firewood). Or if built properly it wouldn't be hard at all to remove and reuse the building materials.
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