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    Using a shed for tractor storage?

    There is an Amish shed structure place near me. My question is I am trying to keep cost as low as possible. I have been looking at a 14x20 built shed and wanted to no what is recommended for floor structure. I believe they lay down 4x4s placed every 4' with 2x4s overtop every 16", with 3/4" plywood on top. Is this adequate for a 2018 3025E w/ loader and a 3PT 64' Frontier snow blower. I am guessing its close to 3200lbs ? Would a 2nd layer of 3/4 plywood be required? It would have a 7' garage door for entry, I will have to lower roll bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgeracing View Post
    There is an Amish shed structure place near me. My question is I am trying to keep cost as low as possible. I have been looking at a 14x20 built shed and wanted to no what is recommended for floor structure. I believe they lay down 4x4s placed every 4' with 2x4s overtop every 16", with 3/4" plywood on top. Is this adequate for a 2018 3025E w/ loader and a 3PT 64' Frontier snow blower. I am guessing its close to 3200lbs ? Would a 2nd layer of 3/4 plywood be required? It would have a 7' garage door for entry, I will have to lower roll bar.
    I'm no engineer but I'd say your fine with it. Just make sure they use treated 2x4's and 3/4 plywood and I would think preferably not OSB wood.

    Good luck, what is the price in your area for a 14x20 as you describe ??
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    Sounds stout enough to me without any engineering background.
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    Amish made mine, works great for my 2320 and a bunch of other stuff.
    3/4" green treat ply for floor, 2x6 on 12" centers.

    Shed is 8'x14' to stay under the 120 sq/ft limit of needing a concrete slab.
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    I would do the extra 3/4" flooring if it were me. Also maybe upgrade to 2x6 floor joists on 12" centers. Remember, your 3000 lbs of tractor is going to be distributed among the 4 tires, but that's going to be roughly 750 lbs per tire area (roughly 1 sq. ft.). Don't forget about the floor loading if you have a ballast box stored in there as well.

    I'd also see about upgrading the garage door to be 8' so you don't have to worry about the ROPS.



    I've been thinking about a similar storage option for my 3520. Probably overthinking it, which is why it's still taking up space in my garage.
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    Get your shed built and if you feel/sense/know the floor is sagging, lay some 2x12's on the floor and drive your tractor up on those. Three or four deck screws in each one easily will easily hold them in place and make them easily removable in you decide on "another use" for the shed. These will also preserve your original plywood flooring. Bob
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    If it fits,, get one of these,, and fogetabout the floor,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutty72 View Post
    Amish made mine, works great for my 2320 and a bunch of other stuff.
    3/4" green treat ply for floor, 2x6 on 12" centers.

    Shed is 8'x14' to stay under the 120 sq/ft limit of needing a concrete slab.
    Is that a limit of the folks who built the shed? I have a 14 x 32 pre-fab shed with garage door that has a composite floor on 10" centers. They installed it on a thick base of rip-rap covered with 2B limestone (IIRC). I store my 2720, X500, loader, ballast box, snow blower, 17P cart, push mower, yard tools, plus a small work area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Is that a limit of the folks who built the shed? I have a 14 x 32 pre-fab shed with garage door that has a composite floor on 10" centers. They installed it on a thick base of rip-rap covered with 2B limestone (IIRC). I store my 2720, X500, loader, ballast box, snow blower, 17P cart, push mower, yard tools, plus a small work area.
    No, code. Anything built over 120 sq/ft in this development is supposed to be on concrete. Can just be setting on the concrete, doesn't need to be anchored or anything, but concrete is supposed to be under it...
    They build and deliver much bigger.

    Also, this was in my budget at the time...
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    I used 2x10s spaced 12” on center. Double rim joist all around, tripled across the middle. 3/4” plywood floor. All pressure treated wood. This was for a 12x24 shed. Pics and more details in a thread I started in July 2016 if you want to check it out.
    works great for my 1025r with loader and backhoe, plus x370, plus all kinds of other stuff. Floor doesn’t even wiggle
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