limited storage place

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Turfrific, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Turfrific

    Turfrific LawnSite Member
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    I only have a small shed, does anyone keep there bigger equipment outside?
     
  2. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have the same problem you have. My walkbehind doesn't fit in my shed. Last year I stored it in the garage. but that's not possible this year, because my dad picked up another mower last year. So his old one is in the garage getting fixed. I was able to work out a deal with one of my customers. I mow his lawn at his house 3x a month for $40, and his shop for $10 and he stores my 48" walk behind and my 2 21' mowers for me during the winter. This works out good for both of us. He's too busy to mow his lawn, and I get free storage.
     
  3. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i use my enclosed trailer(20ft)
     
  4. Turfrific

    Turfrific LawnSite Member
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    So keeping them out in the elements might mess them up?
     
  5. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Well, parts will become rusty, which will ultimately lessen the life of the machine. If it were me, I would never store my equipment outside. It's too expensive to be in this biz without paying for unnecessary repairs. Know what I mean?
     
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I keep my machines inside my shed from Home Depot (You can get a good price for a 10x14 like me for less than $2500 if you have the room for it on your property.
     
  7. Turfrific

    Turfrific LawnSite Member
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    that was my exact plan size and all,thing is i need my cash for the equipment lol.
     
  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I got the model up from the base unit (Upgraded floor joists, studs 16" on center, tar paper under roof shingles and double doors). Its a very nice building and for the money you cant build one. I got mine unpainted and I painted it to match my house.
     
  9. Turfrific

    Turfrific LawnSite Member
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    wow well thanks for the advise, probably just put mine on some gravel
     
  10. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    They will still have to level it which will put the joists off the ground. I would go for the 2x6 joists if you could as my mower dents the floor with the weight now on the 2x6's...I couldnt imagine what it would do with the 2x4's!
     

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