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Plastic or canvas tarps?
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Tom A    Posted 08-08-2003 at 11:09:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't have enough storage shed for all my tractor implements, except in the winter when I jigsaw-puzzle them all together into a couple of sheds. That protects them well, but it takes me a full day to get them in and out so I don't shed them most of the time.

During the working season, I have been keeping them parked outside and put one of those blue plastic tarps over each to help protect them as much as possible.

Problem is, they don't seem to last but a few weeks. Either the sun gets 'em, or wind. Once they start shredding they aren't good for anything.

Are the heavy duty canvas tarps any better? I see them in the catalogs, and know they're pricey but if they last longer they might be a better deal. Anybody have experience with them?


k, guess that means    Posted 08-08-2003 at 12:09:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll give the canvas a try. Thanks for the tip about Northern Tools as a source.


Hey Tom....    Posted 08-08-2003 at 11:40:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Northern Tool sells some good tarps at a reasonable price....canvas ones too...Iv'e been using the good ones fer bout 3 years now...getting ready ta put up a 12x20 portable garage fer de tractors....tired of messing wit the tarps and all during de winter... :^)

Sven    Posted 08-08-2003 at 11:23:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
The heavy canvas tarps will last almost indefinately, can even be repaired if you were to get a hole.
Those plastic ones make good drop cloths for painting, but sure aren't good for much else.

rhouston    Posted 08-08-2003 at 11:35:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
on the plus side canvas breathes and plastic doesn't. Canvas is environmentaly responsible

on the bad side canvas can mold and rot. They need a little more care than the plastic.

My canvas tent is approaching 40 years old. Still use it every summer. How many plastic tents last that long.

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