Mahindra 4540

heavy hammer

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Jul 18, 2015
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Kirtland Ohio
I brought mine out the other day for a quick spin since it seems like it has been forever since I used it. I'm ready for some cold to freeze it up a little and start cutting into my log piles.
 
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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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Foothills of The Adirondacks
While I was scraping down the driveway with the 4540, I heard this big azz noise so I thought something was wrong with the tractor but it was a plane (F16 I think) that was treetop high, glad it was ours.

It looked like the attached picture.
 

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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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I used the 4540 today to move some old ashes in two garbage cans off the side of the driveway and then plowed that part so the driveway is wider.

I also moved the plow for the rhino inside the garage with the forks on the 4540, if for some reason I'm sick or gone then the wife can plow the driveway with that if she doesn't want to use the tractor.
 

SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
Do you guys already have persistent snow? All of ours melted and I don't think we will get too much from this current system.
 
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thewoodlands

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Do you guys already have persistent snow? All of ours melted and I don't think we will get too much from this current system.
We have about 4 inches of the white stuff on the ground and it's snowing again today. Late tomorrow sounds like a chitty day with some snow and 30-40 mph winds, the heaviest snow this year has been staying south of us.

Even though the snowmobile trails are open, we still don't have enough snow for a nice ride but people will be out on their sleds.
 

SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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We had two warm rainy weather systems within the last two weeks so all the snow melted here. I'm hoping today we get some nice snow and the ground freezes. I'm ready to skid some logs.
 

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heavy hammer

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Jul 18, 2015
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Kirtland Ohio
Winter can't make up it's mind here either. We could see up to 6 inches of snow in the next day or so, but by Sat temps are in the 40's and warmer temps next week. I'm ready for things to freeze over.
 
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thewoodlands

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We had two warm rainy weather systems within the last two weeks so all the snow melted here. I'm hoping today we get some nice snow and the ground freezes. I'm ready to skid some logs.
We could get another 3-5 inches of snow tomorrow and then we'll have our coldest temps of the year for about three days.
 

thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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Winter can't make up it's mind here either. We could see up to 6 inches of snow in the next day or so, but by Sat temps are in the 40's and warmer temps next week. I'm ready for things to freeze over.
Your post made me look at the long range forecast, after this three day cold snap I just might have a chance at felling a few ash.
 
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heavy hammer

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Jul 18, 2015
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Kirtland Ohio
I'm sick of these little storms that dump about 6 inches of snow and cold temps for 2 to 3 days then right back to 40's and rain. I hope winter figures it out soon.
 

thewoodlands

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I'm sick of these little storms that dump about 6 inches of snow and cold temps for 2 to 3 days then right back to 40's and rain. I hope winter figures it out soon.
For us last winter lasted too long so if the deep freeze holds off some, I won't complain.

It does seem that it's the new norm, snow,cold and then the rain with warmer temps.
 
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heavy hammer

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Kirtland Ohio
I do agree it seems that is how winters go anymore. I'm sure winter will show up eventually.
 

thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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@heavy hammer , @SpaceBus , I was back in the area we call the sandpit and the neighbor way across the road was plowing his driveway with a John Deere HST (not sure of the model number) but you could hear that squealing/whining like crazy, are all HST tractors that loud?
 
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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
@heavy hammer , @SpaceBus , I was back in the area we call the sandpit and the neighbor way across the road was plowing his driveway with a John Deere HST (not sure of the model number) but you could hear that squealing/whining like crazy, are all HST tractors that loud?
Mine is a bit louder than a standard, but gear meshing is also loud. The purist in me wanted to get a full manual or hydro assist since I learned on a full manual 70hp Ford. I have no regrets with the HST.