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    Attachment, and tractor storage

    I have an 8'x8' shed and no garage and I need some ideas on storing my equipment and attachments. As of right now I have the JD sitting on a piece of plywood with a tarp, and my two stage snowblower on a skid with a cover over it, I can fit the mower deck in the shed without it taking up any space, but I'm going to have to put the snowblower attachment somewhere for the summer. Would I be ok keeping things stored on plywood, or skids with a tarp over them?

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    Tarps over equipment and implements trap moisture - bad for everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    Tarps over equipment and implements trap moisture - bad for everything.
    Yup you need ventilation.
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    Can you build an overhang off the side of the shed things can be placed outside but covered from direct rainfall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedals2Paddles View Post
    Can you build an overhang off the side of the shed things can be placed outside but covered from direct rainfall?
    I would have to move the shed because it's sitting between two trees

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    For a while I did not have a building to keep my Water Tender out of the weather during the winter. I used tarps but made a 2x4 frame to keep the tarps off the truck so the moisture would not be held on the metal all winter. Plus tarps can drip you need a air space on the tarps and a breathing vent.

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    Yup and put on pallets so that it is off of the ground.
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    JD does sell a tractor cover for their tractors. I bought one for my 3E series because my shop was not built at the time. It stayed outside for the better part of a year (with occasional stays inside the house garage). The cover did well, it doesn't full enclose the tractor so the required ventilation is there and it's waterproof so it repelled the water when it rained. It did take a beating from the sun however as it faded. Far better for that to fade than the tractor though.

    For your attachments, try and put them on pallets so they are off the ground. That's what I have done for the attachments I can't store in my shop. Although for the implements that are just metal with no mechanical features sitting on the ground isn't going to kill them, it just invites corrosion. I recently brought my post hole digger inside. It sat outside in a hole all winter and did not suffer any ill effects. JD makes these things with the idea they are stored outside.

    As for permanent shelter, if you go to a building supply place like 84 Lumber or similar store, they may have plans/kits to build something. I would think maybe a three sided pole barn style shed with a gravel floor might be a good economical solution. Not sure what kind of room you have on your property. I am actually thinking about that for my tractor equipment as it overwhelms one side of my shop.
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    My snowblower and tiller sit outside on pallets year round, no cover.
    My rear blade sits outside on the rock parking pad all year, no cover.

    Make sure you put a good layer of lubricant on moving parts (ie chains) prior to storage so they don't rust up.

    I don't like doing it, but I remember on the farm, just about all the implements sat outside as it's impractical to have enough covered storage to put everything in.
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