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ALL-GREEN
Posted 2/6/2011 09:12 (#1596261)
Subject: Morton shops


i just priced a 80by90 with wing , their was a 65000. dollar diff than local lumberyard. people that have put a morton what part is worth 65000??
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pbutler
Posted 2/6/2011 09:17 (#1596273 - in reply to #1596261)
Subject: RE: Morton shops



Macon, IL
Before putting up mine (which was right by house and knowing it would be there for maybe the rest of my life) we drove around and looked at all the 20-25 year old sheds in the area. Give that a try-I think you will see a difference in the different brands.
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ALL-GREEN
Posted 2/6/2011 09:26 (#1596282 - in reply to #1596273)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


how big did you build,door size ,extra,extra
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rab1964
Posted 2/6/2011 09:26 (#1596283 - in reply to #1596273)
Subject: Re: Morton shops



Mortons have never impressed me. We have had 4 on farms over the years. Poorly built doors, constantly leaking ridge vents and clear panels in the roof and chalky paint is what I have experienced from Morton. They will finally pay or help to pay for the poor paint but it takes alot of complaining when it shouldn't because you have a paint warranty that they so proudly use as a selling point. They sell alot of high priced buildings but I don't plan on ever having another on my farm. It seems as if they know they are overpriced when they have to come out with a cheaper line (country craft) to maintain market share.
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hillrunner
Posted 2/6/2011 09:32 (#1596297 - in reply to #1596261)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


NW Iowa
At 80' wide I would be looking at a steel frame. You should be able to get a steel frame for less than Morton at that width.
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granto
Posted 2/6/2011 09:40 (#1596319 - in reply to #1596261)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


Sibley county
Having a Morton building is like having a Harely Davidson cycle............. pure status...................................
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shoop
Posted 2/6/2011 09:45 (#1596327 - in reply to #1596319)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


sort of like haveing a cat tractor
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collegeboy
Posted 2/6/2011 09:47 (#1596329 - in reply to #1596327)
Subject: Re: Morton shops



Slicker than a Yes album.
or a Salford plow...
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deereman
Posted 2/6/2011 10:18 (#1596388 - in reply to #1596261)
Subject: RE: Morton shops


When pricing and comparing from lumberyard sheds be sure you include all the features and things the morton will have like 26 guages steel, kynar paint, insulation, vented soffit with 2' overhang all around and the snowload ratings are the same. The local lumberyard can get all the same features as the morton and IF put up by a qualified crew and that is a big IF it will still be much cheaper than a morton and will look just as good many yrs down the road.
Then the morton guy can and will give you all the hype about there warranty. Then ask him if you can take insurance off the building if there warranty is so good. He will tell you that you need insurance for fire and theft and wind also which morton warranty does not cover at least for the wind after a 5 yrs.
I just went through this 1 yr ago and believe me I like morton shops and they look great, but I did my homework and ended up not going with a morton. I am very happy and saved about 20k and got all the same features as morton and a few more such as better insulation. But it does not have the big "M" on the end.
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dakota
Posted 2/6/2011 10:18 (#1596389 - in reply to #1596283)
Subject: Re: Morton shops



SC North Dakota
I'll second Rogers view!!
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RICK NCMD
Posted 2/6/2011 10:19 (#1596390 - in reply to #1596261)
Subject: RE: Morton shops



It sure as He77 aint the warranty!
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dakota
Posted 2/6/2011 10:19 (#1596392 - in reply to #1596319)
Subject: Re: Morton shops



SC North Dakota
Harleys are overpriced also! :)
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Sodbustr
Posted 2/6/2011 10:45 (#1596421 - in reply to #1596261)
Subject: RE: Morton shops


Western Iowa
There is something not apples to apples in your quotes

I have built pole barns for a living in the past. I have hired sheds put up. The devil is in the details

I have priced about every brand of building built, if the steel, size, snow load, wind load, door options, and other options are all the same, the price will within a few % of each other. Not 65000 off. Something is not the same in the buildings........
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3w farms
Posted 2/6/2011 10:50 (#1596432 - in reply to #1596388)
Subject: RE: Morton shops


S.E. Iowa
We put up a 40x60 built by a local company couldnt be happier $38,000 difference from a Morton building. Ours included concrete and morton didnt so even a greater price difference. Dont know what to tell you,but In the 5 years weve had the building Ive not had any regrets.
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acfarmer
Posted 2/6/2011 11:01 (#1596446 - in reply to #1596273)
Subject: RE: Morton shops


Revere Missouri very northeast corner.

My FIL would probably disagree with you on that one. He doesnt seem to brag up his older morton. Dad has a 27 year old astro building. At least it had steel framed doors that open and close as good as when they were new. He did have the tin repainted a couple years ago.

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acfarmer
Posted 2/6/2011 11:04 (#1596452 - in reply to #1596261)
Subject: RE: Morton shops


Revere Missouri very northeast corner.

I have been pricing shops lately. Steel span 60x60 insulated , 16x24 overhead and 16x18 overhead with 25x60 open lean to put up for 54,000. morton was around 70,000 without lean to but I did price it last winter. Morton is having a building days next week im going to get a price on one and see how it compares.

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Pofarmer
Posted 2/6/2011 11:06 (#1596455 - in reply to #1596421)
Subject: Re: Morton shops



"here" we have a couple of idepedent builders who are pretty successful. It's not uncommon for them to best Morton by 25% on very comparable buildings. Morton today has a LOT of overhead built into their building prices.
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Pofarmer
Posted 2/6/2011 11:41 (#1596522 - in reply to #1596432)
Subject: Re: Morton shops



If you don't mind, about what did that 40x60 cost?
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Delmarva Ag
Posted 2/6/2011 11:43 (#1596524 - in reply to #1596261)
Subject: RE: Morton shops



Seaford, Delaware
I am currently in the process of getting quotes on a 60'x120'x16 pole building for a warehouse. I have received quotes from Morton, Conestoga, Fetterville, and Delmarva Pole Buildings as well as a couple of local builders. I am pricing it three ways:

1. Pole Building only.
2. Pole Building with concrete floor.
3. Pole Building with concrete floor, insulated, and completely finished with white metal on interior walls and ceiling.

Here is what I have come up with so far. Morton has been about $20,000 higher than every other bid. However when you add the extras like vented overhang on the gable and sides, wainscoting, and heavier metal, that Morton offers as standard, they become within a couple of grand of each other. I have always wanted a Morton but I think there are just as good of quality buildings on the market today.

Then I was talking with a friend of mine the other day who is in the concrete business and he has thrown another wrench into the mix. With the construction business so bad right now due to the economy, he thinks I can build a stick built building with a 4 ft. concrete block wall and 2x6 studded walls. I am going to go take a couple of pictures in a few minutes of one he recently built for himself. He also recommends, if there is any way I can afford it, to put in floor heat!

Funny Morton story: My neighbor has 3 Morton buildings all built within 10 years, and recently completed a 4th. I asked him his opinion and he told me he would never build another one. I asked him why and he reached in the back of his pickup and held up the big "M" signed that had fallen off!

Alan
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ruok2gr8
Posted 2/6/2011 11:46 (#1596530 - in reply to #1596261)
Subject: RE: not this again----


seems like this question pops up every two weeks-----

almost as bad as U-KNOW-WHAT



(morton dead horse.JPG)



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Chad H
Posted 2/6/2011 11:50 (#1596543 - in reply to #1596261)
Subject: RE: Morton shops


NE SD

In an 80' wide building steel is going to be cheaper. Building materials went up about 8% the first of Feb.

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Delmarva Ag
Posted 2/6/2011 12:16 (#1596590 - in reply to #1596261)
Subject: RE: Morton shops



Seaford, Delaware
Here is one of the quotes.

Alan



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granto
Posted 2/6/2011 12:18 (#1596592 - in reply to #1596329)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


Sibley county
ooouch..... that one really hurt.........in more than one place..............
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NMO Redpower
Posted 2/6/2011 12:20 (#1596596 - in reply to #1596261)
Subject: Re: Morton shops



MO
Something is not right with that price difference, are you sure EVERYTHING is the same? I'm putting up a 60x60x16 Morton, they were about $2000 higher than independents. Independents had NO warranty of any kind. Any older Morton building I've been around the doors are worth quite a bit more than anything else.
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granto
Posted 2/6/2011 12:22 (#1596601 - in reply to #1596261)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


Sibley county
If you go with the lumberyard deluxe building... take the 65k you saved and give it to a charity of your choice..... local church or bikers that can't afford a Harley etc.... be helpful with the money.
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minnmc
Posted 2/6/2011 12:26 (#1596609 - in reply to #1596261)
Subject: RE: Morton shops


west central MN
We have one Morton and its better than any lumberyard built building we have. Better consruction and quality of work. I think that peoples experience with any building is only as good as the crew they had and the sales office they deal with. We were lucky around here to have good ones of both. Our shop was built by two veterens that the lunberyard dealt with..They took all summer to build it and finally had to have another crew come to complete the job. Roof leaks , etc. As to the price, You can get the same features that morton has but then the price should be close in my experience.
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Jmark71
Posted 2/6/2011 12:27 (#1596612 - in reply to #1596530)
Subject: RE: not this again----



Kentucky

lol lol lol lol lol ...........

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Mlebrun
Posted 2/6/2011 12:27 (#1596613 - in reply to #1596592)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


SW MN and Gold Canyon AZ
Or a van instead of a corvette for the wife
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granto
Posted 2/6/2011 12:29 (#1596615 - in reply to #1596609)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


Sibley county
You didn't do your home work when you bought the lumber yard building..... all crews around here build rock solid buildings...
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granto
Posted 2/6/2011 12:42 (#1596637 - in reply to #1596613)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


Sibley county
better yet a Vespa scooter with a leather seat....
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minnmc
Posted 2/6/2011 13:01 (#1596685 - in reply to #1596615)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


west central MN
Perhaps you're right, however we dealt with a yard that is well respected and trusted them when they put these two guys on the job.
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deerefarm
Posted 2/6/2011 13:05 (#1596695 - in reply to #1596615)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


North Central North Dakota
granto - 2/6/2011 11:29

You didn't do your home work when you bought the lumber yard building..... all crews around here build rock solid buildings...
Useing rock or wood ? :]
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JDpuller
Posted 2/6/2011 13:09 (#1596699 - in reply to #1596524)
Subject: RE: Morton shops


WC Iowa
Alan, kinda curious as to what the Morton cost, pole barn only. We put up a country craft 2 yrs ago, 60x120x16'4", 30 sliders on one end, waisnscot. Wrote the check for $43K.
Had priced Astro, and our local lumberyard. All 3 were real close, all within $1000

Edit--this was a cold storage, and not a finished shop


Edited by JDpuller 2/6/2011 13:13
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hayday
Posted 2/6/2011 13:10 (#1596702 - in reply to #1596261)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


Honestly check out Griener Buildings Washinton, Iowa we put 60x160x18 up this summer. 60x88 is cement, we poured ourselves. They insulated , lined it. 30 ft insulated roll up with windows 2 walk in doors 4 windows center divide wall insulated yes clear to the peak, 2 colors of heavy steel 2ft overhangs, no gutters, 30 ft slider on back 72 feet with excelent locking system laminated post 8' centers custom made truses with better snow and wind load than any comptetor we found oh yeah it is the good krylon paint we did sewer, water, heat, hired out electical work, 5 rows of 3 new style 6 bulb floresent lights. Some of the best people i have ever delt with too. Turn key Shop and Storage $117,000. Ok that said everbody can hit me with the bullsh*t comments. Seriously check them out.
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drillbitsmith
Posted 2/6/2011 13:11 (#1596703 - in reply to #1596261)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


I priced a 60X100X 16 with a 30 ft. slider doors + 1 walk door (Morton Country Craft) for Machinery Storage only at $50,000 fully erected . How much less is this than the Higher quality Morton ?
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3w farms
Posted 2/6/2011 13:23 (#1596740 - in reply to #1596522)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


S.E. Iowa
The 40x60 cost about $44000 but had alot of options 12ft ceiling didnt make it higher because its a race car shop. 40x40 back area is steel lined walls and ceiling 2 14x 10 electric doors. another wall with a 10x10 sliding door seperates an office show room 20x40 area it is lined one side with steel and office area has 3/4 tounge and groove plywood 8ft up with steel 4ft above and steel ceiling. The diving wall is 6 inch thick and fulling insulated as are all exterior walls . We used 16 inches of blown in insulation above the steel ceiling and put a 8ft wide covered deck going 15ft in each direction on from one corner of the building where the office walk in door is. Lights, finish trim in office, water drains,plumbing furnace,air conditioning duct work, and all finishing added about $6000 Right at $50,000 total
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JDpuller
Posted 2/6/2011 13:37 (#1596783 - in reply to #1596452)
Subject: RE: Morton shops


WC Iowa
We've built 4 Mortons, and wouldn't be afraid to build another. One thing I do know that when you build a shop Morton is VERYVERY high to finish it out.
We priced buying the insulation from Morton, 7'6" wide rolls, 16'4" long, for a 60x150 buildiong. $14,000
Same isulation delivered from local lumberyard $7300
batts of insulation 2' wide, and the 2x4's for nailers $3500
I feel they are competitive on buildings, but can sock it to you if you have them finish it.
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maninblack
Posted 2/6/2011 13:42 (#1596795 - in reply to #1596609)
Subject: RE: Morton shops


So Illinois
minnmc - 2/6/2011 11:26

Our shop was built by two veterens that the lunberyard dealt with..They took all summer to build it and finally had to have another crew come to complete the job.

WW 1 veterans?? What took them so long. Crews around here are done in a week. Good stick built building too.
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3w farms
Posted 2/6/2011 13:46 (#1596808 - in reply to #1596702)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


S.E. Iowa
Locally the Griener Buildings Washington Iowa, Pro-Line buildings New Sharon Ia and Lan-Dow buildings in Memphis Mo. which is who built ours all enjoy good reputations. We have both a Cleary and Morton offices in our town and niether seems to be selling or putting up many buildings.
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MOjeeper
Posted 2/6/2011 14:02 (#1596847 - in reply to #1596446)
Subject: RE: Morton shops



NEMO
Every time your FIL goes into that Morton shed he b**ches about it.
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cat75D
Posted 2/6/2011 14:02 (#1596850 - in reply to #1596590)
Subject: RE: Morton shops


Mortons are the biggest joke there is, we put up an insulated panel shop 80x130x18 and morton couldnt hold a candle to what we put up. We have tryed them in the past and never again, there are to many really good local builders that can do the same work or even better plus a morton building is already figured out for the crews so all they have to do is be able to read instructions on how to put it up.
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JHB
Posted 2/6/2011 14:03 (#1596852 - in reply to #1596261)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


Central IA
I put up a 60x83 Morton shop 7 years ago and have been happy with it from day one. At that time it was $2,500 to $3,800 more than Lester and Astro. The deciding factor for me was that I knew the crew that was going to build it. I don't know if the building materials are any better but the building crew at that time made the difference. Pick a quality builder or you'll notice the imperfections everyday your in the shop.
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MOjeeper
Posted 2/6/2011 14:07 (#1596862 - in reply to #1596596)
Subject: Re: Morton shops



NEMO
You should come and look at our older morton doors... There about to rot off. But I also realize they are made out of steel now.
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Delmarva Ag
Posted 2/6/2011 14:11 (#1596869 - in reply to #1596699)
Subject: RE: Morton shops



Seaford, Delaware
Morton 60x120x16 with one entrance door and three sliders $67, 450.00.

Alan
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Lizton farmer
Posted 2/6/2011 14:48 (#1596967 - in reply to #1596852)
Subject: Re: Morton shops



lizton IN
When I was looking at barns there are some differences that you may not see. Example the treated post from barn builders has more stuff pumped into to wood at more pressure. Nails or screws how heavy is the metal snow load can you put a ceiling on the trusses. Morton has a package deals if you stay in the packages you can get a OK deal from them. The price you have doesn't seem to add up.
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hillrunner
Posted 2/6/2011 14:49 (#1596968 - in reply to #1596596)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


NW Iowa
everyone offers as steel frame slide door now.
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acfarmer
Posted 2/6/2011 15:03 (#1597002 - in reply to #1596847)
Subject: RE: Morton shops


Revere Missouri very northeast corner.

He just bitched about it to me the other day on the phone.

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retento
Posted 2/6/2011 15:05 (#1597010 - in reply to #1596702)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


Eastern North Carolina
Got four Morton buildings, one machine/hay/feed storage, 48' x 120' x 15' with 4-24' aluma-steel doors. Three buildings are three side run in sheds, they have horses running in and out 24/7, oldest is 16 years old and has never had a hammer on it or screw replace in all this time. Sometime in the next year or so we'll put up building/horse barn #5. I'll stick with Morton, I'veseen what some of the metal and paint on these local building supply buildings look like after 10 years of hurricanes along with the sleet and snow.....
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luvtofarm
Posted 2/6/2011 18:08 (#1597465 - in reply to #1596967)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


Have priced 60x 80x18 buildings from 4 companys Prices are Grizzly 51250 Northland 51650 EPS 54843 Morton 58283
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shoop
Posted 2/6/2011 20:32 (#1597703 - in reply to #1596703)
Subject: Re: Morton shops


does this building have over hang and gutters?
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