Building a Machinery Shed for Your Farm

24 October

Need to Know:

  • Machinery sheds are essential for protecting valuable farm equipment from harsh weather. This keeps your machinery in better condition for longer, reducing maintenance costs.
  • Consider planning for both your current and future machinery needs when you’re designing a machinery shed.
  • Think about the most practical location on your property, and try to orient your shed away from the prevailing weather.
  • Buffalo Built offers flexible and customisable machinery shed designs to help farmers across North East Victoria protect their large agricultural equipment.
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Ross Barker

Managing Director, Buffalo Built

In this Article:

Getting the Right Machinery Shed for Your Needs

If you’re like many of our farm shed customers in Wangaratta, Mansfield and surrounds, you probably have a fair bit of farm machinery and equipment on your property.

There could be vehicles you use daily, or specialised equipment for harvest time, as well as a collection of attachments, spares and accessories for your machinery. No matter what you’ve got on-site to care for your farm, it’s always a good idea to protect your valuable machinery!

In this article, Buffalo Built’s Ross Barker takes us through why storing your equipment undercover is so important, as well as listing some things to think about when you’re looking at building a machinery shed.

Why You Need a Quality Farm Shed

Rural machinery is a big investment, so it’s important to protect your equipment from the weather, as well as from theft and vandalism. One of the easiest ways to keep your machinery and equipment safe and secure is to invest in a farm shed.

A custom-built machinery shed gives you a handy spot to store other items such as seed, pesticides, fertiliser, fuel, tools and more. Plus, a great machinery shed can add value to your property and complement your home and other existing outbuildings.

“Not only does a purpose-built farm shed create a safer space to store your harvesting and cultivation equipment, tractors, trucks and more, but by protecting your assets from the weather they’ll remain in good condition for longer (potentially saving you money on maintenance and upkeep).”
Ross Barker
Ross Barker

Things to Consider When Designing a Machinery Shed

There are many different types of machinery sheds, and Buffalo Built designs each of ours from scratch so you can be sure you’re getting a personalised design that works for you.

“When you’re starting out, think about exactly how you’ll use your shed and what you’ll store in it,” advises Ross.

It’s also wise to take your location into account and ensure the farm shed is oriented away from prevailing weather conditions, especially if you’re looking at an open-front design. Looking at access roads and the distance from both your home and your crops or livestock will also help you pinpoint the best spot on your property for your machinery shed.

“The size and shape of your machinery will dictate the bay sizes or openings, so think about what you’ve got on site now as well as what you might invest in in the next 5-10 years. Planning for your future needs means your shed will be functional for a long time.”
Ross Barker
Ross Barker

“We like to organise a site visit to understand the property and ensure we’re designing a farm shed to suit each customer’s unique needs,” says Ross.

“Our base designs offer a high level of flexibility and customisation, so whilst we start with a basic layout we can include enclosed or open bay options, or a combination of both, as well as structural elements like beam-overs to achieve really wide bay widths. This means that extra wide harvesters and similar agricultural equipment can be housed comfortably in your shed.”

Machinery Sheds in Wangaratta, Mansfield and Surrounds

Your equipment represents a serious investment that is essential in keeping your operation running.

To keep it safe, talk to Buffalo Built about investing in a practical, custom-designed machinery storage shed that perfectly fits the way you run your farm.

Picture of Ross Barker

Ross Barker

Managing Director, Buffalo Built