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Cutter1
08-21-2000, 04:57 PM
I was wondering where everyone keeps all of there equipment. I built a shed on some of my father's land. He has 20+ acres, so it comes in handy, for dumping grass and storage. Too bad I can't live there too!!

KirbysLawn
08-21-2000, 05:26 PM
I keep my equipment in here:

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=681893&a=6961231&p=23474896&Sequence=0

In off season I keep my aerator in my barn.

Starling Lawn
08-21-2000, 05:44 PM
Thats a nice rig!Is your truck painted to match it?FYI,i used the same set up,except with a 12ft. trailer.It was a shop on wheels.
Dave

Turf Cutters
08-21-2000, 06:31 PM
All my equipment is kept in the garage. My main trailer is kept in the backyard and the other trailer is stored in the pasture at a friend's ranch. The garage is stuffed. I can't put anything else in it.

Cutter1
08-21-2000, 06:51 PM
Whats that trailer weigh empty?

little green guy
08-21-2000, 06:57 PM
I keep my stuff a couple different places, I have a 12x16 shed at my gradmas house with electic and everything, it's set up as a shop, i keep some stuff in there, some stuff behind the shed and my trailer is at my dads shop(he's a builder) so he has a big garage and stuff where alot off other companies park so i keep my trailer in his yard. i have way to much stuff to keep in a trailer, But i usually leave my mowin stuff on the trailer.

SLC1
08-21-2000, 07:48 PM
We keep all of our equipment, trucks and trailers inside our 5,000 sq. ft. shop. We got the shop 3 years ago and hope we never have to move out. We worked out a deal with the landlord, we take care of all the grounds around the entire complex and another one that he owns and he give us a few hundred off the rent. It is a lot of money a month but is well worth being able to have every thing I own under a roof with a fence around it.

1MajorTom
08-21-2000, 08:04 PM
We keep our equipment and trailer in a storage unit which we rent each month. The place is only a few minutes from our home, and it is very convenient to load up each morning.

I would not want to have to keep our stuff at home. Especially having to park the trailer. I think that it would junk up the street, and i don't think the neighbors would appreciate looking at either.


Jodi

dhicks
08-21-2000, 08:04 PM
My equipment is stored in a double car garage at my crib. There are motion detectors and other anti-theft gizmos. Plus an attack Yorkie, just kidding --A.L.F.

jaclawn
08-21-2000, 08:26 PM
My gear is tucked neatly inside a 100' x 190' wharehouse. Of course, it is not full of only my stuff. I back the grass truck, with trailer still attached inside every night. I don't even have to unhich the trailer. I use my company pickup to commute to and from the shop.

Runner
08-22-2000, 12:34 AM
Mine is kept in a fair sized garage (24x40) out back here at home that I back the whole trailer right into. My truck is kept right next to it. (Haven't worked up to not having to unhook yet) I,m just grateful that I'm able to leave everything loaded!

Twotoros
08-22-2000, 12:46 AM
Mine Is in half of my garage/shop at my home . The truck is kept loaded in the driveway at night and ready for take-off the next day . Six foot fences -four foot gate and 3 boxer dogs for security . The male (Elvis,80lbs. and solid muscle) is not to be fooled with but it would be fun to see some try!
In the winter I store 3/4 of my equipment at my local small engine shop for repairs and pick it up the end of feb.

sunrise
08-22-2000, 01:05 AM
located in a 10x30 garage trailers parked on out side.
extra equiment is in another garage (packed)

KirbysLawn
08-22-2000, 01:31 AM
Cutter1, it weighs 2800 lbs empty. Nope, they are not painted to match.

Richard Martin
08-22-2000, 05:53 AM
I keep mine on the trailer right outside my door. The trailer is locked to the truck and the mowers are locked to the trailer with cable locks. The trimmers, blower and edger get put in my shop at night.

MOW ED
08-22-2000, 07:46 AM
Trailer is in my garage as well as a minivan, 7 bikes a million toys, spare mowers ect. But I do have a workbench.

excel25
08-22-2000, 07:56 AM
8x20 enclosed trailer and 2 car garage. nice to have room in garage to work.

bob
08-22-2000, 08:13 PM
I tuck every thing away in a 2.5 car garage. The only downside is sometimes I'll get that fermenting grass odor and have to crack a door open.

eslawns
08-22-2000, 11:13 PM
Truck and trailers go in our driveway beside the house. The stuff goes in our too small garage. Wanted to add on to the garage, but the wife (ever notice wife is a 4 letter word?) made me put in a pool for the kids. Every time it rains on my stuff, I want to pop the liner on the pool. :) Looked into renting a 1,000 sq ft warehouse but anything I would spend $$$ on was too expensive or they wouldn't let me put the mowers inside (gasoline) the building. What's the point? Also, don't want work in the house. I have the office in a 10x12 shed w/ heat and AC.

Kirby,

What do you use to pull that thing? F350? I want a covered trailer, but not a new truck.

KirbysLawn
08-22-2000, 11:50 PM
I use big mama! 99 F250 SD with 7.3 powerstroke turbo diesel! It's chipped, has a 3 gauge pod on the a post to monitor vital functions, and a turbo saver installed also. :D

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=681893&a=4967153&p=22004315&Sequence=0

Evan528
08-22-2000, 11:52 PM
kirby, Just wandering what the cap is for.... with that cap it looks exactly like a ford excursion!

[Edited by Evan528 on 08-23-2000 at 04:10 AM]

KirbysLawn
08-22-2000, 11:58 PM
Evan, it's a Leonard 1200 model cap. I have it on to keep my stuff dry. We travel quite often and keep our bags and such in the bed.

http://www.leonardusa.com/



[Edited by KirbysLawn on 08-23-2000 at 02:36 PM]

Evan528
08-23-2000, 12:08 AM
kirby heres the link to my truck. http://elms.bizland.com/evan.jpg

gusbuster
08-23-2000, 03:05 AM
We have a small workshop in lower back part of our house. We try to avoid doing any work there as our city frowns on it. I only store my dad's and my extra machines. Also have to worry about noise complaints from our neighbors. The only thing we realy do is sharpen blades every other day.

My trailer stays outside most of the time except: when I need to go to the dump, it's raining or threat of rain or I'll be gone for a couple of days. I also can leave my trailer on my uncle's backyard lot. Nobody can see from the street because of a 15 ft high fence. The air compressor is located there so we do our maintenance chores there.
John
Ps Good thing code enforcment officers don't read this forum. There would be a lot of tickets issued.

TGCummings
08-23-2000, 09:38 AM
Beautiful trucks, boys! My lil' Nissan pickup sure is good on gas but doesn't deserve to be pictured with your mondo monsters... :p

Besides, I still ain't got one o' them there digit-all camreas, ore even a scaner... (I know, I know, step into the 90s, Tom!) ...

However, to answer the pertinent question, I store all my equipment in a garage/shop to the side/rear of my house. My trailer parks right in front of the garage, blocking the huge double doors. If I'm to be out of the house for the evening, I lock everything down with big-guage cables. Security lighting and a noise-maker alarm helps deter prowlers.

When home, my Winchester Defender does same. ;)

-TGC, suffering bouts of truck-envy...

lawrence stone
08-23-2000, 09:42 AM
Tom wrote:

>-TGC, suffering bouts of truck-envy...

What Tom are you jealous of their $600 monthly payment?

cutntrim
08-23-2000, 07:58 PM
Nice truck and trailer Kirby. I'd need three of those trailers though. Our stuff is in 3 storage garages (10'x20') and we need a 4th. Cost is $465/month but it keeps our stuff safe and dry and my partner and I live in condos so can't store stuff at home, even if we wanted to.

KirbysLawn
08-23-2000, 09:27 PM
Stone, it's $460.00 a month, about the same if I bought a smaller work truck and a car to drive, it my primary transportation. No reason for any of us to be jealous of the other, if so I would be jealous of the guys with 200 accounts, big houses, and hydroseeders. Quit dwelling on the price of my truck, that's my problem.

Evan528
08-23-2000, 09:43 PM
$406 a month for mine. I wouldnt trade my baby for anything!
My goal is to pay it off though by te end of next year! i quadruple up on my payments!

tslawn
08-23-2000, 10:51 PM
I rent a 1200 sq. ft. shop and 1500 sq. ft. lot for roughly $400 per month. C-4 property but no security. The property is for sale by the owner and once he hits his asking price ($20 million, the last asking price was $15 million), that's it and I'm gone. The nearest location is 20 minutes away. Right now I'm only 5 minutes away. Looking for something cheap and available, but in my location, not readily available...try slim to none.