Mahindra 4540

heavy hammer

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No tractor work this weekend to busy and then yesterday everything was mud. I just carried wood and ran the dogs. At least I'm getting plenty of exercise carrying wood all winter.
 
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It stopped raining earlier today so I used the 4540 to scrape some slush off the ice on the driveway, I had done that for about five minutes and mother nature opened up the faucet again but I finished the job and then came in by the fire.

They're calling for 0.44 inches of rain so the driveway will be all ice tomorrow.
 
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heavy hammer

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Kirtland Ohio
We had rain all day today and more for tomorrow. At least the temps are not bad.
 
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It has been in the 40's here almost all the snow is gone but a lot of rain.
 
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thewoodlands

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Today I took the Stihl trimmer/weedeater and did the area where I bucked up some White Pine, after I was done the Mahindra 4540 was used to move the rounds where I'll split them.

The 4540 is dusty with a nice coat of pollen so it's time for a quick rinse and wash.
 

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heavy hammer

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I have been putting a few hours on mine here and there mowing and moving wood now and again. I want to take a weekend to really get into my wood log piles but I have been busy with work and with everything going on this year I don't know about using my vacation yet. I might have to save it for this fall and winter since my wife's work a hospital is not allowing any vacation time after Sept. as of right now.
 
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I have been putting a few hours on mine here and there mowing and moving wood now and again. I want to take a weekend to really get into my wood log piles but I have been busy with work and with everything going on this year I don't know about using my vacation yet. I might have to save it for this fall and winter since my wife's work a hospital is not allowing any vacation time after Sept. as of right now.
I haven't been on our tractor much this spring/summer but it did feel good to fell some Ash for firewood this spring and after that was stacked I started on bucking up some pine.

Will any of this system coming from the Gulf hit your area? I did see we were in an area for Wednesday night that could get some severe weather.
 
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I've been splitting with the 20 ton MTD but tomorrow I'll use the American CLS 24 ton (pictured) it needed a new carb according to the guy who went through it after I had a problem with it, tomorrow will be the first day running it since it was fixed.

They changed the splitter oil, hydraulic fluid and filter after putting in the new carb. I did check the fluids once I brought it home (all was good) and it started up fine but tomorrow we'll see how it splits.
 

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They changed the splitter oil, hydraulic fluid and filter after putting in the new carb. I did check the fluids once I brought it home (all was good) and it started up fine but tomorrow we'll see how it splits.
Hopefully the splitter works like the day it was bought, but incase it runs funky or keeps dying, humor me when I say this, check the fuel line, a split in the line that grabs air can mimic conditions of a carb running lean, but still give you fuel if you open the bowl screws.
 
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@kennyp2339 , thanks for the tips. The American CLS 24 ton ran fine today, I brought eight loads over with the tractor to the fireplace.
 

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We got some pretty bad wind here this evening. I'll probably be working storm for a few days here.
 
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thewoodlands

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I didn't have the camera but the backhoe is on the 4540, the pollen was coming out of the trees like snow when some wind picked up so I pulled two smaller stumps and then filled the hole back in and called it a day.

I have a bigger stump that I'll be pulling with the backhoe but I'll need to buck up some pine in that area so I'll have enough room on all sides to dig on.
 
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The limbing up I did yesterday is gone to a wood dump, we had a little over three loads that filled the utility trailer.

When I came back, I decided it was time I washed and waxed the Rhino and the tractor. What I washed and waxed on the tractor was the hood and the fenders.
 

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Looks good! I love using my equipment but I like stuff to stay nice and clean. Plus it lasts longer.
 
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Looks good! I love using my equipment but I like stuff to stay nice and clean. Plus it lasts longer.
I hope it looks better ==c the pollen coming out of the trees last we was wicked, my wifes car is next.

Tomorrow I'll check the trails for any down trees or limbs after the strong winds we had today, after that some weed eater action and then cover the shoulder season wood.

Friday if it doesn't rain, I'll dig up some stumps.
 
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I adjusted the brakes on the 4540 today and I cleaned the battery post off. Our plow we use on the 4540 started to show some rust in a certain area so I took a wire brush on a drill and cleaned up both sides. I took some paint thinner and cleaned the areas off good which I'll start painting tomorrow with Por - 15, I'll give this side two coats and then do the same on the other side which will make it ready for snow.

I do think we'll need a new battery before winter.
 

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I ended up mowing Friday night with the 2540 then Sunday I moved about 8 grapple loads of wood to the area closer to the house.
 

heavy hammer

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Resized_20200628_182906_5955.jpeg Resized_20200628_183529_9906.jpeg The first pic is stuff I split and re-stacked that was to big some of the rounds left are 6-8 inches or less.
 
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View attachment 261351 View attachment 261352 The first pic is stuff I split and re-stacked that was to big some of the rounds left are 6-8 inches or less.
What types of wood do you have? I did get two coats on each side of the area I was painting on the plow, out of the garage it goes tomorrow.

Hopefully the new RTV shows up tomorrow so I can get use to it. It looks like we'll be in this dry stretch for a while which is starting to worry me back here in the woods.
 

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Walnut, ash and some locust. I'm cutting today into a pile of ash I have the girls are all swimming so it is me and the dogs so everyone is happy. It is 91 out but i'll be in the woods plus I like the heat. The dogs will do a little pond swimming to cool off.
 
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Walnut, ash and some locust. I'm cutting today into a pile of ash I have the girls are all swimming so it is me and the dogs so everyone is happy. It is 91 out but i'll be in the woods plus I like the heat. The dogs will do a little pond swimming to cool off.
I was going to paint today but we had some rain early this morning with the humidity levels at 84 percent so we'll paint tomorrow.

We hit 87 today with the humidity levels dropping to 37 percent and the dewpoint at 57 percent.
 

heavy hammer

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Jul 18, 2015
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Kirtland Ohio
Resized_20200822_173450_7177.jpeg Resized_20200822_170933_2252.jpeg I moved wood all afternoon yesterday finally over the 200 hour mark. The tractor did some work yesterday about 18 grapple loads to get it all moved to the processing area.