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#1 Alberta Bolens ONLINE  

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Posted February 25, 2016 - 08:44 PM

I haven't been working since the new year.  This gives me time to look around for projects.  My latest is there was a old shed sitting in the field about 1/3 of mile from my yard.  Its old but the frame and walls are not bad.  I have used siding already that is taking up space.  Does need shingles and a floor.  Compared to building from new, I figure I save some $$.  

 

I went and cleared snow making a path up to the yard.  Hard pushing the snow as the grass was very long and kept bunching up.  I wanted to do the move when the ground was frozen as its very soft there in the summer.  I thought being on ice and snow it would skid better.

 

It was bit of a challenges as the floor joists on one side were rotten and the floor gone.  I braced up the walls somewhat put some timbers under it side ways, hooked up the 425 John Deere and gave it a try.  I got it to move but the back wall was coming apart dragging in the snow.  So I cut a couple of 6 inch rails and put them under length ways.  Hooked up again and had better luck.  

 

The 425 has fluid in the rear tires and rear wheel weights and tire chains.  It also has 3 point hitch which worked well for this.  I put 160 lbs extra on the blade to keep the front end down.  It really hooked up and pulled.  Hooking up close to the skids I could get good lift with the 3 point hitch,  Pulled the front wheels off the ground.  To get the shed moving I would pull the wheels up and kind of surge /rock the tractor and it would start to move, as it got going it would build some speed and it went pretty good.  

 

Sure I can fill a 10 x 14 shed with something.  

 

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Posted February 25, 2016 - 08:58 PM

   Looks like a solid building, good for you  to re-use rather than replace.

                                                                                                              Pete



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Posted February 25, 2016 - 09:26 PM

   Looks like a solid building, good for you  to re-use rather than replace.

                                                                                                              Pete

It stood up well considering the floor joists are all rotted off half way.  When I was dragging it sideway the back wall was catching and pulling apart.  Tough old shack.


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 11:38 PM

Lot of box to dead drag
Glad the JD was feeling frisky
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Posted February 26, 2016 - 01:41 AM

Good job! Glad to see I'm not the only one to challenge a GT. Heaviest my 18 horse Craftsman has dragged so far was a 4,000# log on my 2 wheeled arch. Was a strain but made a believer out of me


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Posted February 26, 2016 - 05:20 AM

Going into the shed moving business? LOL Great job! Glad the JD was up to the task!


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Posted February 26, 2016 - 06:45 AM

job well done with hauling the shed , dead weight dragging is so much harder than on wheels or skids 


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Posted February 26, 2016 - 11:11 AM

job well done with hauling the shed , dead weight dragging is so much harder than on wheels or skids 

I did get it on skids.  Still kept the front wheels off the ground most of the way. 


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Posted March 09, 2016 - 12:52 AM

The shed is finished and moved into place.  New floor, used cedar siding, shingles.   With the extra wieght of new floor and extra siding the John deere couldn't move it.  I had to use the Pavement Princess.  I did use the John deere and winch with poles as rollers under the shed to move it the last 20 feet into place. It moved very eaily then.  Just need to cleanup and paint in the spring.  Traded some work for the 2x6 floor joists.  Scavange construction site garbade piles for the floor 2 layers total 1 1/4 inch (should hold a GT).  Had to buy the shingles and 2 door hinges.  So only cost me $225..for a 10 X 12 shed.  

 

I had some spectators watching me too.

 

Why are some of the photos loading upside down or sideways?  They are correct on the computer?

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Posted March 09, 2016 - 06:00 AM

Fixed them for you! Nice shed!


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Posted March 09, 2016 - 07:04 AM

That's a nice storage area, especially for the $!
Way to repurpose!

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Posted March 09, 2016 - 10:52 AM

Fixed them for you! Nice shed!

Thanks  Looks much better






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