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Guide to Sheds



Tractor Sheds


Find out more about Tractor Sheds

If you want to preserve the life of your tractor you will need to look after it even when it is not in use, which means that you must keep the tractor under cover at the end of the day. This might sound like an expensive job but it doesn’t have to be, although the cost obviously depends on how large you will need the storage facility to be. If you only have one tractor and this is the only piece of equipment that you will need storage space for, you can get away with a tractor shed that is built especially to house one vehicle rather than a range of various farming vehicles.

Single vehicle tractor sheds can be made from wood, metal or vinyl and your choice is most likely to be determined by the price you are willing to pay. Wood is the cheapest option and will serve you well if looked after. Vinyl sheds cost more but they are maintenance free and it could be that the time that a vinyl shed saves you in maintenance time is worth the extra cost. Metal sheds probably offer the best relationship between cost and performance and there are some very good and stylish metal tractor sheds around that are designed for one tractor. However in comparison to the number of places that offer multiple tractor/farm vehicle storage there are not that many places to choose from for a single vehicle shed. The Jamaica Cottage Shop, for example, have a wooden shed that is designed especially for one tractor.

Before buying a shed for your tractor it is vital that you know how heavy the tractor is. Some sheds are designed to be slightly elevated from the ground to prevent moisture damage, so you will need to know if your shed can take the weight of your tractor. You should also consider the climate of the area that you are based in. If you are exposed to regular wet weather and strong winds a wooden tractor shed is probably not the most suitable shed for your needs.

If you are needing something bigger than a one vehicle shed you will have probably have to pay a lot of money. Apart from the obvious size issue, the most important decision you will have to make is whether you want the shed to be open fronted or closeable. This probably depends on the location of the shed and whether you want to keep anything else inside.

A door isn’t going to take up much extra space and if you feel you can afford it then it might be worthwhile. There is also a basic difference in shape between open and closeable sheds: Open tractor sheds tend to be shallower and wider so that vehicles line up side by side. Closed tractor sheds tend to be in the shape of a standard warehouse, with a wide door and a deep warehouse inside. The biggest advantages of a closed shed are the increased security aspect and the optional electrical supply that can be added to the shed. A good place to look for these large tractor sheds is American Steel Span®.