2015 - Volume #39, Issue #1, Page #20[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Moveable Tractor Shelter
The 11 by 24-ft. shed has an 18-ga. corrugated steel roof screwed onto 1 by 4 roof boards. Pierman uses a chain on his loader bucket to lift the front end of the shed, and two 16-in. long chains welded to both ends of an 11-ft. long, 3-pt. mounted crossbar to lift the back end.
“I just lift it straight up about 12 in. off the ground and drive forward,” says Pierman. “I park the shed and tractor in front of our garage during winter so I can quickly back the tractor and out and use the snowblower. Whenever I’m not using the snowblower I enclose all 4 sides with woven poly fabric to keep snow out. During the summer I park the shed out of the way in back of the garage.”
To raise the front end of the shed he tilts the loader bucket down and attaches a chain to the top of it, and also to a pair of hooks welded onto a length of 2 by 6 tubing, which is slid in across the front of the shed. To raise the back end of the shed, he pins the cross pipe with chains onto the tractor’s 3-pt. lower lift arms.
“I put a lot of thought into it before I built it,” says Pierman. “As I lift the shed it goes straight up. I didn’t want to lift the shed at an angle because that would risk pulling the sides in.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gary Pierman, 1032 Powers Road, Perth, Ontario, Canada K7H 3C5 (ph 613 267-5846; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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