Reprinted with the permission of Equipment Manager magazine, the magazine of the Association of Equipment Management Professionals.
When setting up a storage yard, keep these guidelines in mind:
• Store equipment so you can start the engine at least once a year.
• Store the equipment facing forward toward the roadway, so you don’t have to get out and walk around the unit for identification numbers needed for inventory.
• Store equipment off the ground by placing it on ground-level foundations such as cross ties or treated lumber.
• Shrink-wrap equipment to avoid having to take it inside.