Mahindra 4540

thewoodlands

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I had a bunch of dead pine branches in this area so I started the cleanup around the trails before going after 10 face cord of Ash after the leaves fall. I took three utility trailer loads to the town wood dump.

In this area that I cleaned up today are for Ash trees, nothing big but once the leaves come off they'll come down.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
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Foothills of The Adirondacks
I took three utility trailer loads to the wood dump today, I used the forks on the 4540 to get everything I piled up yesterday and some dead pine at the other end where the trail will come through.

The tree on picture 0771 will come down since it will never be a good tree, then more pickup of the woods floor and three more dead rotten pine will come down before I get the Rhino or tractor in there.
 

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I finally used the 4540 to get three loads of branches loaded up on the utility trailer ready for the wood dump. The first two loads are in picture number 0874, the branches in 0877 are what's left in that area that I'll load up tomorrow.
 

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I brought a bunch of Ash tops and dead Pine to the wood dump. Picture 0879 is the first load from the pile that was next to the two Pines in picture 0880, 0881 & 82 are more dead chit from different areas, 0883 had a bunch of dead Pine in it before today, and 0884 & 85 were two trails that were blocked of with piles of dead branches which I loaded up last night.
 

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I didn't take any pictures but we had a neighbor who had ordered their firewood for this year last February but the person never delivered and would never return any of the neighbors phone calls so I delivered four face cord today with the tractor.

They had some leftover from last year so it should be enough but if they need more, I told them to call.
 
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Nice that you helped the neighbors out. I'm sure they appreciated it.
 
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thewoodlands

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Nice that you helped the neighbors out. I'm sure they appreciated it.
I've known about it since spring so I told them if the firewood guy didn't get back with them, we had enough firewood that we could help.

They've been good to us, they sold us all the land we own so I've always helped them out from splitting to plowing their driveway along with moving wood inside during the winter.
 
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Good to see people still helping each other out. It has been a tough year on a lot of people so if people can stick together and find a way to get through it everyone will be better off.
 
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I just had mine done this past June both 1000 gallon tanks pumped and inspected.
 
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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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I used the backhoe on the 4540 when I uncovered the septic tank, once I was within a foot of the top I used the shovel. Everything thing was good so hopefully we'll do it again in another three years.

I did get more sand from our property with the FEL, I'm not sure when I used the tractor last but it started up fine and ran real good.
 

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I didn't have the camera with me today but I used the 4540 with the pallet forks to load up the utility trailer with ash tops and junk pine, I took three loads to the town wood dump.
 

thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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I was able to take two utility trailer loads of junk pine to the wood dump using the 4540 with the forks. I used the forks to raise the pine mother nature brought down so I could buck it up and then split it and bring over to the outdoor fireplace.
 

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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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I took the RTV out with the saws and cut up a bunch of downed pine branches so they would fit in the utility trailer, I took two loads to the wood dump. I didn't get any pictures because that area had a ton of red squirrel action so since I needed the tractor with the forks, I parked the RTV back in the garage and left the camera in it.

I moved a bunch of the junk pine rounds out of the area I've been working too split, I didn't split them today because over by the fireplace is loaded with junk pine ready to burn once we get enough rain.

I have a dead pine leaning into another pine, I'm not sure if I'll try pulling it out and down or cut it.
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That looks like a future project to me. It seems like it has been forever since I used the tractor. I even put four new LED lights on it for winter work but I have been busy at work
 
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That looks like a future project to me. It seems like it has been forever since I used the tractor. I even put four new LED lights on it for winter work but I have been busy at work
I'll get the stuff on the ground first and then go after more dead standing pine but with only so many good weeks left, I'll start cutting more ash since I'm behind on my fall cutting.
 
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II didn't get and pics but I had 3 pine trees fall into my neighbors property a few storms ago and I was able to clean them up. I used the tractor to pull the stumps straight so they don't look so bad leaning over the hill between our properties. This spring I'll see if they need pulled another job the tractor can handle. Hope you had a good Christmas and that the weather hasn't been to bad for you guys.
 
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II didn't get and pics but I had 3 pine trees fall into my neighbors property a few storms ago and I was able to clean them up. I used the tractor to pull the stumps straight so they don't look so bad leaning over the hill between our properties. This spring I'll see if they need pulled another job the tractor can handle. Hope you had a good Christmas and that the weather hasn't been to bad for you guys.
Some snow with lots of rain so far this winter, we've had some cold snaps early on but nothing real bad.

We had a nice Christmas, how about you and your family?
 
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A good Christmas our girls had a great Christmas everyone was good and healthy
 
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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
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We received 4 inches of snow so we cleared most of the driveway with the RTV - X1100c but I did the trails and some of the driveway with the 4540. Pictures 1368 & 69 are two new areas I cleaned up over the summer/fall so both areas are new to me when I'm plowing with the tractor.

I used the 4540 when I cleared the neighbors driveway. Doing the trails with the 4540 is much easier than with the RTV.
 

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We don't have that much snow but I decided to plow some trails today around the house.
 

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Aug 25, 2009
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After plowing the driveway with our RTV - X1100C, I used the 4540 to push back the banks before the colder weather comes in. We had a bunch of rain last night with the wet heavy snow starting after 4:00 a.m. this morning. I also plowed some walking trails for the wife and dog.

I took the 4540 down to the neighbors, once I turned into the driveway, I could hear the plow coming so I drove the tractor in away from the road, they pushed a chit load of snow into the end of the driveway and both guys had a smile on their face.

Once I was almost done the neighbor's driveway, I could see the wife coming with the dog, we had a power outage so I went home and got the genny started and came back down the road. I see another neighbor start to shovel this heavy wet snow so I stopped to see if it was okay if I plowed their driveway, sure is so I did that and he was happy.

I think this was the heaviest snow that I've plowed in January.
 

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