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1978 - Volume #2, Issue #3, Page #14
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Build Your Own Machine Shed

Do-it-yourself plans for a machine shed with a farm-shop at one end have been developed by the Midwest Plans Service, made up of agricultural engineers from the 12 Midwest Land Grant universities.
The plans are for a 40 x 104 ft. long pole-frame building with a 14 ft. high sidewall. The roof construction is for clearspan trussed rafters spaced on 8 ft. centers. Purlins are used for framing over the poles and outside sheeting is fastened to this framing.
Three doors are included in the basic plan - a 20 ft. wide endwall door, plus 16 and 24 ft. wide doors in a side wall. These door locations, however, can be moved to meet individual needs. Door framing and header construction is shown in the plans.
Also included are details for a shop area located at one end of the building, with complete details on equipment location, lighting, insulation and heating specifications.
Farmers in the midwest can obtain the plans through their county agent offices. Ask for plans no. MW-74143 - "40 ft. Pole Machine Shed". The plans also can be ordered direct by sending $3.00 to: FARM SHOW Followup, Midwest Plans Service, Agricultural Engineering Department, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010.

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1978 - Volume #2, Issue #3