View Full Version : Where do you keep your equipment?

10-07-2004, 09:01 PM
I just built a new house and now I am planning on building a storage building. What size building do any of you have? I was wanting to build a 10x16 but my wife says it would be too big for our backyard. After laying it out with 2x4's, she was right. I know some people keep their mowers in the garage, but I don't like to crowded driveway look. If any of you have pics of your building, could you post them? Thanks................... :drinkup:

10-07-2004, 09:07 PM
10x16? My trailer wouldn't even fit in that! Get a mini storage building somewhere. I have a three car garage that is 26' deep and it still isn't big enough. I ended up geting a ministorage unit that is 18x40 with a 15' tall door (the roll bar on my mower plus the trailer height was too tall for an ordinary door)...that's the right size. I have two trailers and shelves all the way down one side and some room to spare...$100/month well worth it!

10-07-2004, 09:08 PM
nice website btw! :)

10-07-2004, 09:16 PM
If you are going to put up a storage building...make it much bigger than what you think you need. Everyone that I know who has built a pole barn or storage building wishes they had made it a lot bigger.

If you have the room to build it big...by all means do so. I don't know of anyone with too much storage space.

10-07-2004, 09:57 PM
Luckily my Dad has a barn that I keep everything in.

brinlee lawn
10-07-2004, 10:17 PM
I have a 30x30 I keep mine in. No matter how big you build it you will fill it up...

green with envy
10-07-2004, 10:21 PM
I have a 42 X 64 Pole barn with a 10 X 32 lean too. It gets pretty full in the winter With my Hydro-seeder, dump Truck, Tractor and mowing stuff.

You will never think you built it too big.


10-07-2004, 10:23 PM
10 feet wide sounds good until you try to walk by the trailer or even grab a trimmer off the rack. Also, there won't be enough room to get your mowers off the trailer without hooking it up to the truck and pulling it out. That'll get old quick.

10-07-2004, 10:49 PM
I have a 30x30 shop with 2-14x30 leanto's plus one of those portable carports and still have equipment outside.
I think 40x160 should be about right but I would probably fill that up to.

10-07-2004, 11:03 PM
I'm WORKING on building a 50'x100', AND a 40'x60', those'll be full by the time I drive the last nail.

Right now, everything that doesn't have an engine sits outside my 20'x40x.

10-07-2004, 11:08 PM
I'm in a 26x40, and I'm at my limit for what I want to do. I need bigger.

matthew horner
10-07-2004, 11:13 PM
I've got a 22X50 and need to put doors on each side of it so that I can drive through the building at the end and beginning of day. Right now its just got regular "people" doors. Any websites or suggestions on how to accomplish this?


10-07-2004, 11:36 PM
When I bought my building 4 years ago, 2 drive in bays and some outside parking was sufficient. Since then, I've had tenants move out and occupy the whole 5600 sq ft building and all of the 3/4 acre outside space used.
Thinking of larger building now.
Build BIG!

Kelly's Landscaping
10-08-2004, 12:00 AM
I have 3 trucks and 2 trailers out side as well as most of my hand tools shovels rakes and wheel barrels. There’s no room for them in the garage its 28x28 and I have so little space the stuff sits on top of each other getting hedge trimmers or a chain saw can be a 5 min task. My expansion plans are in the works but it requires 3 surrounding lots to make it work and the first 2 are needed before I can build building # one. So next season I am leaning towards covered trailers since I am adding 5 more mowers 3 of which will be ZTRs

10-08-2004, 12:21 AM
No offense, but my bedroom is bigger than 10x16.. Unless you plan on not getting any bigger for a while, you may want to reconsider the size. I would build a 20x40 minimum and I'm sure most of the guys here agree. The price difference is not much, and you gain a ton of space.

10-08-2004, 12:24 AM
This place is @8000 square feet and all I did was collect more junk!

No Lawncares
10-08-2004, 12:26 AM
I am lucky my father in law has a huge 6 car garage and another 27 x 40 bay. He dosent charge me a dime and he has even given me all his rental properties at full price. Gotta love a good father in law.

10-08-2004, 09:05 PM
You can never have too much storage.

10-09-2004, 10:50 AM
You can never have too much storage.

You can only have too much storage when you run out of money trying to fill all the space! :cool2: