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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.
 

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I am in the same boat as you with same thoughts but have my plans (and slab ) laid out.

I have an attached 1150 SF garage with infloor heat. The tractor will be in the garage with the blower during the winter but I would like to keep it in the shed the rest of the year.

The plan is to keep the tractors and garden stuff in the shed. The slab I poured is 15 x 24. I poured it before I upgrade to a CUT and kinda sized everything around two garden tractors and not a CUT with a loader.

I have a small trailer with a 5x10' bed, the 2305 with loader and 110 roundfender with cart and tiller. I have no doubt I will be doing more jockying around than I like but think it might work.

I plan to be a little creative for storage. Might even back the trailer in with the 2305 and run it up on a ramp so I can have implements under the trailer.

Like mentioned above they are never big enough and already thinking of ways to maximize space.
 

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I am in the same boat as you with same thoughts but have my plans (and slab ) laid out.

I have an attached 1150 SF garage with infloor heat. The tractor will be in the garage with the blower during the winter but I would like to keep it in the shed the rest of the year.

The plan is to keep the tractors and garden stuff in the shed. The slab I poured is 15 x 24. I poured it before I upgrade to a CUT and kinda sized everything around two garden tractors and not a CUT with a loader.

I have a small trailer with a 5x10' bed, the 2305 with loader and 110 roundfender with cart and tiller. I have no doubt I will be doing more jockying around than I like but think it might work.

I plan to be a little creative for storage. Might even back the trailer in with the 2305 and run it up on a ramp so I can have implements under the trailer.

Like mentioned above they are never big enough and already thinking of ways to maximize space.
Thanks. I'd love to top down sketch if you have one. How have you planned to store the FEL, etc to you can drive up to them?
 

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Thanks. I'd love to top down sketch if you have one. How have you planned to store the FEL, etc to you can drive up to them?
Well I laid all this out before the 2305 so I need to measure some stuff and put together my final plan. Since I have the slab I am locked to 15' x 24'.

I need to rethink my garage door layout so I dont have to move so much around. Might end up with a door in the front and a door in the side.

Either way I am pretty sure I will have a ramp lagged to floor to back the trailer up on.
 

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Just started looking at sheds/barns online with wife yesterday to try to plan out something that will work for us. I think the biggest issue I need to deal with is allowing for drive up access to the FEL, Ballast Box, etc. I'd like to try to be able to store the tractor in the shed too so we can get our 3rd bay of the garage cleaned up. I'm going to take some measurements and lay all of the things I want to store in the shed out on some graph paper and try to figure this out.
 

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I think with smaller buildings (large garden sheds) you about need two doors or you are going to have issues. My 15x24 I have a slab poured for would be impossible to use with a single door.

Pretty sure I am going to build cantilevered shelves out the back of the building to store stuff like snowblower, mower deck, etc.

I would go with a small pole building but I want it to match the house.

Like mentioned, they are never big enough.
 

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I agree on the extra doors. When I put my pole building up several years ago I went with a 10' wide door in front, and an 8' door on the back side corner. It makes it much easier to get stuff in and out. My building is 22'x32'. That is all the room I had or I would have went at least 32'x40'.

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I would go a 30x40 as the minimum. I've got a 32x40 up north, 40x40 at the house and at the farm, not including the livestock area is about 50x50. They all feel small. If I had a chance to do it once and do it right, I'd do like my neighbor behind me did, 100x100, plumbing (bathroom WITH shower) two story, 8 garage doors, heated, oh, I almost forgot, what would a barn be without satellite TV? It was really awesome to say the least - didn't feel small either! He said he had more into his barn than his house, which is scary, but it was really nice. But what is really disappointing is his barn wasn't much more expensive than mine as I had to do a 15' cement foundation in the back of my barn as my property is just on a huge hill. I probably wouldn't deck a barn out like he did with the plumbing and all, but the size is really nice. I can fit all my stuff into my current places, but a lot of times you have to move stuff to get at things or is not in the most convenient of locations. Whenever you think you have the right size, increase everything by about 25% and you should be good:thumbup1gif:
 

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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. Here is the web site I was talking about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmxBw3uJHq4&list=UUwvRt3ZtSvvaPEmHl1tOkOQ&index=3&feature=plcp

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.
There is a man with a X728? series on youtube (He has a few videos there) with an FEL, tiller, etc. What he uses on the limited space of his small back porch are furniture dollies! He has one for each piece of equipment and easily slides them around when he needs them. Very ingenious. IT seems his name was Roy Rector or something similar. Check it out, it is a really slick set up for such a small space.
 
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