Mahindra 4540

thewoodlands Posted By thewoodlands, Dec 22, 2017 at 6:37 PM

  1. thewoodlands

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    About 16 months ago we purchased a Mahindra 4540, attached are some pictures of some plowing today. Most of our snow came overnight, around five inches.

    We haven't had any problems yet so we're very happy with it. We got rid of the plow we had for the truck so the tractor is our main way of plowing with the rhino second and the JD 826 walk behind snowblower our third choice. 100_0542.JPG

    All the pictures except the above (summer stump removal) are from plowing around the house and in the woods on the house lot.
     

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  2. They Call Me Pete

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    Would love to have one around the farm but can't seem to talk momma into a new tractor.
     
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  3. DodgyNomad

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    Very cool, I dig the backhoe.
     
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    It's done everything we've thrown at it so far, we're lucky that the property the house sits on is all sand. We dropped a bunch of Pine around the house since we bought the tractor and most of the stumps were pulled using the backhoe.

    We almost went with the 2540 but decide with the 4540 for a few different reasons, 1. more lifting power and 2. I had two farmers tell me that out of the two tractors they would recommend the 4540 even though it was a gear shift. A young guy who has a small farm and also works on chainsaws at the Mahindra dealer pointed out a few things he liked better on the 4540 which sealed the deal.

    This is our first ever tractor so I'm new to all this. I grease and check the fluids per the manual and try to run it daily.

    After the holidays we'll be looking at having a detached garage built before next winter, that will give us room in the attached garage for my vehicle.
     
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    Just a few pictures of some night plowing, some in the driveway and some in the woods.

    I would've waited until tomorrow but the wife needed to leave for an hour. Since we had rain,freezing rain and snow today it was the wet heavy stuff.
     

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    Just more plowing with the tractor, I also set some tracks on some trails in the woods.

    Picture 0001 is at the start and 0004 is after it's done. Picture 0003 is on a trail just putting some tracks in before the deep freeze hits.

    Merry Christmas
     

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  7. heavy hammer

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    Love the tractor as we talked before I just got one about a year I ended up with the 2540. Kinda of like u said different reasons for why I ended up with the 2540. I believe yours is more of a utility tractor which I like. The 2540 seems to have more bells and whistles, not always a good thing. I do think the 2540 had a little more pto hp, which is what I was looking for. I ended up with the 2540 because the price was to good to pass up as well. Anyways I think mahindra makes a beast of a machine. I have a buddy with the 2538 and he beats it and does everything put in front of it.
     
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    The 2540 is a very nice tractor, we almost went with it but went with the old school style tractor after talking with a few people.

    We used the 4540 to put some pellets in today and then (not pictured) I pushed back some snowbanks.

    NOAA is calling for wind chills of -30's tonight so I have a battery charger/maintainer (3 amp Carquest) hooked up to the battery. We're thinking about a 24 x 24 garage for the boat and tractor before next winter. 101_0013.JPG
     

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    I pretty much think for the next week everyone is going to be getting some cold weather. I might even have to plug in the diesel pickups.
     
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    Our area is in for some bad wind chills so once that's done it will be time to split.
     
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    I better start the 4540 up tomorrow, it didn't gel up with the windchill at -40 so I'm hoping the wind chill of -30 didn't do it.

    On our ride today the wife said she wants the 24 x 24 garage done before fall so we'll have to pick an area out and then clear some Pine, it will be nice to have the tractor and the wood splitters inside. We're thinking of having two garage doors, one in the front and one in the back so you can drive in the front and then exit the back going out through the woods.
     
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  12. Sodbuster

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    I have a 4035 Mahindra, and have been pleased so far. I have around 300 hours on it, and of those, 200 were whelping on it pretty good, moving sand and gravel, and crushed concrete. Where did you get your plow? Does it run off a remote?
     
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    If you have good fuel in it and are good with changing the filters you should be good on the gelling. I have two diesel pickups that have spent their whole lives outside and I have never ran into a problem.. Starting it up and letting it run for a little is never a bad thing. I do that with my newer pickup in the winter since I don't drive it in the salt.
     
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    We go by what the manual says on the filter changing or any of the other stuff so everything that needed changing was change. The winter blend diesel usually gets to the gas station I use in early Nov. or earlier if they see that it will get cold quick so the diesel should be good.

    It looks like we'll get another shot of cold weather this weekend and then a rise in temps. I wish we would get another five inches of snow so the trails for the snowmobiles would be better, it's almost down to the dirt when we checked today.
     
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    Might want to plug it in for a while with those temps, I usually do about an hour.
     
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    I never paid much attention do mahindra's have a block heater to plug in?
     
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    Yes they have block heaters, I only use mine when it's crazy cold, because they are easy starters, with the glow plugs. Definitely start easier after being plugged in though, just like when it's warm weather. I had an old Massey that if it was below 35 degrees, it needed to be plugged in for a while, or starting wasn't an option.
     
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    Yes, the Mahindra dealer up here won't sell a tractor without a block heater installed on the tractor.
     
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    I have it plugged in for about four hours before I start it in the winter depending on the temps.
     
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    I decided to check the hose clamps on the 4540 today (a few needed tightening) and then let it get warm before I scraped part of the driveway, I'll get the battery maintainer back on it for the next shot of cold weather.
     
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    I've been replacing mine as I get a chance to, the ones that come on the tractors,(mine at least) are utter garbage.
     
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    What are you replacing them with? The clamps on the 4540 look like regular hose clamps.
     
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    I've been replacing them with solid SS USA made clamps, the ones that came on my machine only had indentations, not slots all the way through the band for the worm. Not solid SS either.
     
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