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Saturday, 06 July 2019


For the shed, look in the local throwaway paper or craigslist for pole barns & think bigger. If you have the room you are not going to get a shed too big.
Besides the tractor you're going to need a real shop bench and a place out of the weather... I had a place in Minnesota, 10 acres of trees & 2 of a hay field. One of my major regrets was not building a large shop first thing..

There's an existing barn, complete with concrete floor and insulated walls but lacking electricity. I figure on electrifying that, and using it as a workshop (for all the things that should be done indoors but not in the dwelling).

The machine shed presumably gets built out beyond the barn (where it won't be visible from the road nor too conspicuous from the house), and should be a place to park the tractor, implements, utility trailer, boat, and so forth, plus fuel storage. My construction concept is basically pole barn, and may well evolve into a regular pole-barn design.

A shop is necessary & it sounds like you've got that in hand. I'm just saying don't skimp if you're going to be building something..

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