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Old 09-12-2013, 09:24 PM   #16
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Remove the seat and deck for the winter, store them in the shed or garage and the tractor cover gets smaller by a good margin. If it's in any way like mine the deck probably needs service attention anyway.

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Old 09-12-2013, 09:41 PM   #17
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Remove the seat and deck for the winter, store them in the shed or garage and the tractor cover gets smaller by a good margin. If it's in any way like mine the deck probably needs service attention anyway.
I got a cover that fits up to 52" I think and mine is only 42". Also, its a brand new mower that I have only used once so far so I hope it doesn't need service yet. Lol
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:24 PM   #18
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Thanks for the advice guys! I am still contiplating what to do and just recently anchored my shed down nice and tight. I now feel more comfortable about storing the mower in the shed. Its just so high off the ground on the one side which is why I'm nervous about that.

This means I need a ramp built on to my shed. In order for that to work for my lawn mower is need to have a 10' deck with the ramp going down the lower side so that the ramp doesn't go all across my back yard. I am pretty sure I cab build the small deck myself but the ramp is my issue.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:44 PM   #19
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There are such things as breathable covers. I've got an ATV cover for my child's powerwheels cars. Two of them fit under it. It's got a stretchy drawstring around the bottom of it to hold it tightly in place. It's worked great for a year and a half, keeping the sun off them and dry from the rail, but not enough to cause condensation under the cover.

As for ramps, why not just use a couple of 2x10's? Only set them up when you need to move it in/out of the shed.
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There are such things as breathable covers. I've got an ATV cover for my child's powerwheels cars. Two of them fit under it. It's got a stretchy drawstring around the bottom of it to hold it tightly in place. It's worked great for a year and a half, keeping the sun off them and dry from the rail, but not enough to cause condensation under the cover.

As for ramps, why not just use a couple of 2x10's? Only set them up when you need to move it in/out of the shed.

My shed is about a foot off the ground on one corner of the doors and probably over 3' up on the other side. I could probably make 2x10s work but I'm bound to roll off one day. Lol.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:21 PM   #21
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I used some loading ramps to put the mower in the shed as a test and it worked out pretty good. I think next time I have a few days off in a row I'm going to build a 10x16 deck with a ramp going down the side that sits closest to the ground.

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