My new 1026r is due to be delivered tomorrow! Very exciting!
I bought it with the 60" deck, H120 loader with 53" bucket, 47" snowblower, and bagger.
I ended up with a great deal because the blower and bagger are both used. All the attaching parts and related are new for both, but the rest being used saved me a ton of money.
Anyway, I've been trying to figure out how to handle storage for the winter. I plan to build a large shed or barn next year, but I need some kind of cover this year. I've been looking at the shelterlogic garage in a box at tractor supply, but I'm not impressed with the reviews - especially the snow handling.
So... I've been thinking about building a simple frame out of black or galvanized pipe, and covering it with a tarp. It seems like 3/4" pipe would be much stronger than the flimsy tubing used in the shelterlogic kits.
The shelterlogic "cover" is the expensive part, but it apparently isn't very robust. I think a good heavy-duty tarp should last through the winter and should cost much less...
My plan is to boot the structure to a couple of railroad ties and cover the top with the tarp. The main purpose will be to keep the snow off the tractor to make things easier for snowblowing...
Size will be around 10' wide by 15'-20' long (depending on the tractor length with the blower attached).
So... Anyone have any thoughts or opinions?