equipment outside

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bettergrass, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. bettergrass

    bettergrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 242

    i was wondering if it would be bad to leave my equipment outside on a trailer...not worried about theft as much as i am worried of rain damage to them. Please give me some help if you have experience with this.
     
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    i dont think it would hurt it, but it also wouldnt help it any, espisally if a gas cap or oil cap came loose somehow or blades rusting (if they do)
     
  3. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    DO A SEARCH BEFORE YOU POST COMMON QUESTIONS SUCH AS THESE PLEASE!!!

    There was a thread a few days ago about this.

    The main point from that thread was equipment outside ages roughly 4x faster than normal.
     
  4. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,701

    I keep all my equipment in a large shed, and it stays in great condition! If you don't have a shed at least get a tarp to cover it with!:rolleyes:
     
  5. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 611

    When I first started and did not have a shop or inside storage we erected a light frame and tarp. It had to be low and not noticeable. Every night the trailer would be backed into fenced pen and the "tent" brought over it. Took about five minutes and worked well. We only left the mowers out, not hand equipment. Never had a problem. The next year though I got inside storage. Just makes life easier.
     
  6. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    I'm with MKWL, if you don't have a large shed or garage at least cover your equipment with a tarp and strap down the tarp with bungee cords. I did that for 2 years before having my garage built, worked out just fine.
     
  7. bettergrass

    bettergrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 242

    what about security do yall lock the reciever of your trailers and the gate when kept outside
     

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