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 10-13-2007, 07:47 Post: 146897
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What are your ideas for the storage of implements/attachments outside? I will be building a barn but not for a few year so my 3-point hitch rear blade / rake and FEL will be outside in the elements.

My thoughts are to use bricks for the base to set the attachemnts on then cover with a tarp weighted down with bricks. Additionally, I assume spraying key points with a lubricant that has minimal to no solvent (i.e. NOT wd-40) would help limit rusting. Rather than grease (messy), something like a "Jig-a-loo" or "break-free". I'd spray where parts move, along moldboard/cutting edges, etc.

What are you thoughts?






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 10-13-2007, 08:29 Post: 146899
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The tarp is fine, just make sure some air can circulate between the tarp and the machine to take out the frost that will gather on the underside of the tarp. Dont waste your money on the spray stuff, used motor oil in a squirt can applied a couple times thru the winter works fine and is a no cost item. Frank.






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 10-13-2007, 10:09 Post: 146900
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Even with circulation, there's no way to avoid condensation under a tarp. Condensation is a force of nature that cannot be avoided. BUT - if it's permitted to evaporate normally, folks usually don't have a problem with it. But screw with MotherNature and add a tarp into the equation, and you upset the evaporation apple cart.

Condensation + steel = rust. When I lived in Scotland, I noticed the farmers stored up their used POL products during spring/summer/fall. When they were put up for the winter, out came the used stuff. And out came big old whitewash brushes. The used POL was painted on every implement top to bottom, inside and out. No tarps. The waste POL provided more than enough separation between water and steel. Come spring, out came the pressure washers. Nice shiny clean implements, ready for another season.

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 10-13-2007, 12:31 Post: 146904
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I agree with everyone who has replied to this question.

If a tarp is used, it shouldn't extend any further than about half-way down. It should be used as a roof, more than as a shed. Use tarp straps to secure it, but don't let it drape to the ground.

Oiled canvas is better than plastic.

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 10-13-2007, 20:50 Post: 146920
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I think that having the long term goal of building a barn is a great plan, and until then, I personally wouldn't lose any sleep over leaving my tools in the weather. But thats just me. I had an unused box blade that had been sitting outside in the rain and sun for 18 months- I returned to the dealersip and traded it in for a grader blade. When I took it back to the dealer you couldn't tell the difference between mine and one coming of the truck.






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 10-13-2007, 23:27 Post: 146930
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I'm with Chris. I only related that Scottish tale as a better rust preventative than tarping. My own implements? Out in the pasture 24/7/365. They only have to work a few days in the spring and most of that rust rubs right back off.

Except the PTO spreader. Rust gums up the works on those things, so I gotta keep that one clean and dry in the shed.

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 10-13-2007, 23:30 Post: 146931
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My box scraper and rotary cutter are stored off the ground on pallets under some fir trees. They've been fine for four seasons now and still look pretty much like new (except for a little surface rust on the box scraper scarifiers).






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 10-14-2007, 00:37 Post: 146935
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For the most part, tractor implements can be stored outdoors without any worries.

For things like cultivators, harrows, drags, plows, box scrapers, etc......there's simply nothing the weather can cause any harm to, other than the paint. It doesn't pay to house those items.

Put your tractor, mowers, tillers, backhoes, pulverizers, spreaders, seeders, log splitters, and spray equipment under a tarp, or in a shed. A shed is much preferred, but any protection from the weather is better than none at all.

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 10-14-2007, 07:17 Post: 146940
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Oh, I forgot about my log splitter. It's out in the pasture too, but I do in fact tarp it. I use one of those tarps that can breath, like you'd put on a motorcycle. It protects from rain/snow/ice (and bird crap), but readily permits condensation to evaporate. I leave it on in the summer too, so as not to sunburn the hydraulic hoses.

But they're comparatively expensive (~$40), so all the other stuff stored outdoors remains uncovered. The tractors and my old Mercedes all have engine heaters, so must be parked near an outlet; barn, shed, garage.

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 10-14-2007, 08:15 Post: 146941
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Thanks for all the replies. This helps, as usual!!






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