After 70 Years, Popular Strathalbyn Farmer Finally Concedes That …
Ever since popular Strathalbyn farmer, David Crawford has been on his property, ‘Middlegrove’, he has put up with a small, 70 year old shed – and, as most farmers would understand, David suffered major ‘shed envy’.
Every farmer understands the longing to own a decent sized shed to work in comfortably and to store all his machinery, vehicles and implements, to ensure they are protected from the weather – and David has dreamt of little else for 30 years.
The original shed was an old dairy with a dirt floor and low roof and it was far too small and far too low to be of any use at all to today’s modern farmer. “Anytime I needed to service some equipment, I had to park it outside of the shed and work out in the weather – rain or shine – then pack it away again each day to protect it from the weather and from being stolen,” explains David.
But his quest to find a new shed was not as straight forward as he had hoped.
“I looked at a number of sheds on other people’s farms and talked to them about their sheds and was amazed to find they had issues like poor quality materials and the general construction was a bit second rate in the sheds they bought. Even in some relatively new sheds the owners could point out signs of rust and fatigue. I was shocked at the poor quality of what our local farmers have to put up with,” says David.
“So when I walked into a shed built by Grant Sheds, the quality just stood out compared to the other sheds. Things looked bigger and stronger.”
50 Year Structural Guarantee…
“And since they give you a 50 year structural guarantee as well, I just knew they had full faith in the strength and quality of their sheds. When the shed is going to be here for 2 or 3 more generations of farmers or whatever, you’re looking for quality.”
David is extremely pleased with his recently constructed Grant shed.
David’s dream is now a reality.
- His new shed measures 12m 22.8m x 6.3m (40’ x 75’ x 21’) compared with the old one that had only 6’ height clearance
- It’s fully enclosed with 4 x 15’ wide x 21’ high sliding doors that roll so smoothly even
- His wife can open them easily
- When each pair of doors is open it gives David 30’ wide openings so he can fit his modern large farm equipment like boom spray and harvester in easily.
- Is so strong the builders didn’t need side supports to hold up the frame before the cladding went on
- Was designed in consultation with Brenton Halupka from Grant Sheds to determine its correct siting based on the close proximity of overhead powerlines, existing positioning of silos, removing the old shed, wind strength of the area, and planning the shed layout for maximum usefulness and work efficiency
- Has a concrete floor, lighting and electrical, and workbenches installed
Special Farmer Guide
Helps You Choose The Best Shed For You
At his ‘Shed Opening Party’ which was attended by 50 locals as well as the team from Grant Sheds, David paid tribute to his wife Andrea and to Grant Sheds by thanking them for their effort and for their free advice in their special farmer help guide titled “The Farmers Guide To Choosing The Best Farm Shed” which explains the 7 big costly mistakes shed buyers make – and how to avoid them, as well as listing the important questions you should ask before you buy your next shed.
David advised all farmers interested in learning more about buying a farm shed that is really suited to their needs to get a copy of the Grant Sheds report as it saved him thousands of dollars and lots of headaches.
You can request a FREE copy of the report by calling 1300 064 775 24 hours, 7 days a week, and using the code word BLOG.
You can request a FREE copy of this
Official Consumer’s Awareness Guide to Shed Building
(valued at $97)
It reveals the big difference between a farm shed that’s made “on the cheap” and one that’s really suited to your needs. It’s called, “The Farmers Guide To Choosing The Best Farm Shed For Your Rural Property”, and tells you “The 7 Big Costly Mistakes Shed Buyers make – And How To Avoid Them”.
Simply call the 24 hour, 7 days a week pre-recorded message line on: 1300 064 775 and leave your name, email and postal address and the code word “Blog” and we’ll send a copy to you ‘pronto’.
Or go to https://www.grantsheds.com.au/information-pack and complete your details on the form.
Looking Forward To Working In His New Shed
David said that he looks forward to doing mechanical maintenance on his farm equipment in the new shed. In the past he had to brave the elements of heat, cold, wind and rain outside and that was never much fun. He is also looking forward to undertaking a few production jobs at his new workbenches.
And his wife….? Well David allowed her an area in the new shed for her car and for storing some household items which were cluttering up the house. And we know Andrea must be happy because she spent hours sorting through all David’s collections of nuts and bolts, spare parts and bits and pieces to help him get his spare parts section well organised right from the start. And he’s tickled pink with that!
What David Says About His New Shed:
Here’s what David Crawford says about his new ‘Aussie Tough’ farm shed from Grant Sheds.
You can check out more comments from others about their Grant Sheds here https://www.grantsheds.com.au/what-others-say/ .
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