The purpose of constructing a shearing shed is to maximise efficiency so you can process wool on a daily basis. This reduces the overall costs of the job, makes it much easier and also improves the safety of operators.
The news isn’t all good though—shearing sheds can cost upward of $70,000. So, when you’re buying one, you want to make sure you get the best possible quality for your money.
Why raise a shearing shed?
In the past, shearing sheds were built with a pen area, shearing board and wool room all on one level. But people now prefer to raise either the whole shed or just the shearing board.
Normally, a structure is raised to:
- avoid flood damage
- create extra storage space
- avoid the effects of soil movement on structures built on a concrete slab.
However, raising a shearing shed can have even more benefits. For example, raising the board decreases any interference between shearers and shed workers, as it provides the shearers with their own work area above the wool room floor. Also, the raised design allows workers to collect each fleece without bending down—saving valuable time and reducing fatigue.
But it’s also important to remember that having a structure on stumps makes it vulnerable to soil movement. There is also a very good chance that country areas will have some of the most unreliable soil types. This is due to the unpredictable weather, and the general soil form. This is where LevelMaster comes into the balance.
How LevelMaster can raise your shearing shed
When soil movement starts effecting the structure of your shed, you’ll need to get someone to either replace or fix the stumps. Either way, it will cost you even more money on top of what you just paid for the shed.
Using LevelMaster stumps to do all the heavy lifting eliminates this cost. Once installed, you will have 150mm of up and down movement. This gives you the added pleasure of knowing you are less susceptible to storm damage, and less prone to damage from soil movement.
You can see in the picture on the right that the owners had to get rid of their wooden stumps. They replaced them with the more efficient and cost-effective LevelMaster Adjustable Stumps.
After years of hard work in your shed, the last thing you want is to have to fork out thousands of dollars more just to ensure you are able to continue working.
You can see in the images that this is a very old shearing shed, but having the LevelMaster stump system means that the building will exist much longer than a standard raised or non-raised shed. Using the LevelMaster system means that your shed can be brought back to true shape after any soil movement.
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