How many of you leave your equip outside uncovered during the off season?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by michigangrass, Apr 21, 2003.

  1. michigangrass

    michigangrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    I just had to ask because there is an lco a couple of miles from me that I can't help but watch every time I drive by. His Exmark has been sitting on the trailer all winter uncovered. The only time it was covered was when it was covered with snow.
    It's finally off the trailer but now its sitting in the rain and dirt with a flat.
    It just amazes me sometimes that someone can spend that kind of cash and leave the"core" to his business sitting out while his boat sits in the garage.
    I know it's none of my business but I can't help but stare and laugh every time I drive by.
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Hey, whereabouts are you at? There's a guy over here that does that, too. It sits out in the rain all the time, too.
  3. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    This is another one of the many reasons I opted to buy an enclosed trailer rather than an open trailer. My equipment is always inside unless I'm using it.

  4. Navig8r

    Navig8r LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    I have a barn with a dirt floor that my gear goes in every night, or at least stays on the trailer under a "temporary garage" canopy with sides........ for the winter, my toys went in a friends garage.... all nice and cozy and dry:D (with the exception of the BP blower, which stayed here.... works great with light snows)
  5. Leone LawnCare

    Leone LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    looks like you have ghosts in your picture
  6. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    I do, but we really don't have an "offseason" here.
  7. A1 Lawn@Landscapes

    A1 Lawn@Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    Where are the ghosts?
  8. The Toro 580-D has never been in the garage. I have a 28' x 40' garage but the mower's too tall. It must be 9' with the wings folded. It sat out by the road all winter. It had little pebbles all over it this spring from the snow plow. I really hate leaving it out. The paint really fades fast. :(

  9. Leone LawnCare

    Leone LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    the white swirls in the upper right corner always freaks me out when i see ghosts in pictures. the camera for some reason can see them when u cant
  10. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    It was sprinkling when I took the picture. The flash must have frozen some rain drops. Only think I can think of I checked and the lens is clean.

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