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What's in a shop?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by D&Dhaul, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. D&Dhaul

    D&Dhaul Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    New to site, been plowing for years building shop in May curious as to must haves. Shop size is 40x64x16 I know it's not big enough but that's the budget. Will have one 12000 lb lift and maybe a 7000 lb lift and a wash bay. Let's hear what else
  2. TPCLandscaping

    TPCLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 317

    how big do you want? my shop is 60x60… i just started renting it in july and i love being able to back both trucks in and keep them ready for the storm. Wash bay is crucial to remove salt and grime. Im lacking a lift in my shop. I only use one side as the other side doesn't have a drive in door.
    How many trucks do you have?
  3. B-2 Lawncare

    B-2 Lawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    One of things that I would do is build a compressor shack on the out side of the shop so you don't have to listen to it run.
  4. D&Dhaul

    D&Dhaul Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I am running four plow trucks now and adding two more for next season. Compressor will be on upper level inside a insulated room with outside ventilation with air driers inline
  5. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,917

    Tools,Work Benches, Storage, More Storage,Hot Water Heater, Floor drains if possible..Nice to wash trucks inside in the winter...
  6. B-2 Lawncare

    B-2 Lawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    Oh OK well good.
  7. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,676

    Bathroom. :drinkup:
  8. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    With vent to the outside !!!!:dizzy:

    & sleeping area with shower :sleeping:
  9. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    A fridge to keep the beer cold Thumbs Up
  10. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Wow you are cramming a lot in that space. I have the same size shop. I would think the lifts really cut into the space. I recommend a lot of air line outlets and floor drains. And good lighting. I have pallet racking in one corner which helps.
  11. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I also have a radiant tube heater which is very efficient. An exhaust fan is a must too.
  12. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    Beat me to it...:laughing::drinkup: