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Machinery Chatter
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jan 4, 2013 06:43 AM CST

In the past, when I have written about winterizing farm equipment, all the typical bullet points (clean equipment, repair items, store properly, etc.) were included.

I was thinking the other day, "What about the building all of this equipment is stored in?" If the structure protecting your machinery investment is not sound, all the winterizing of the equipment may not have been worth it.

According to the Acadia Insurance website, there are two major concerns that have to be managed to winterize farm buildings.

The first concern would be a building collapse because of wind or the weight of snow/ice. ...

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