With the arrival of the 1026R, FEL, Ballast box and 54" QH front blade, plus all of the other yard equipment I already had, kids toys, etc. by 3rd garage bay is maxed out. I want to check out what a functional design would look like for a storage shed that I could move all of the yard equipment to and keep it there securely year round. During the winter I think I'd still want to keep the tractor with the front blade mounted in the garage. Maybe in the summer too.
I have not done a lot of research yet, but did review my dad's outdoor shed he uses in Pittsburgh to keep yard equipment. He doesn't have a tractor or lots of big attachments any more and his 12x16 shed works great. When I had a LT180, 42" mower deck, 42" plow blade and 10P cart that seemed like it might work for me too or maybe go for the 12x20 model. Now with the 1026, its much bigger, has lots of big space consuming attachments and those attachments (FEL, BB, Blade/harness) all need direct drive up access to be able to connect/disconnect to them. So I just can't plan on jamming a lot of stuff into the shed, but need to access certain items like the FEL, BB, and blade. I just purchased the mower axles for the 60D AUto Connect deck so it can be wheeled across flat surfaces and stored upright saving a lot of space.
So, what have others done? My Troy-Bilt chipper/vac, big pull behind aerator and some other tools don't get used much and could be "packed in" to the back of a shed 99% of the time. but I need to allow for the FEL and BB to be accessible. I figure the MMM will either be on the tractor, dropped in the driveway or yard to use the FEL or stored for the winter on it side/wheels.
I'm trying to not have to build a massive building due to cost and space limitations. Open to any and all suggestions.