Mahindra 4540

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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,866
Kirtland Ohio
thewoodlands I haven't been on for awhile. It looks like you have been staying busy. The weather has been up and down alot lately. A lot of wind, and ice around here the past couple of weeks. I have been busy with storm. Everyone stay safe and warm.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,586
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Hopefully once February is over, the temps will get warmer and we'll see the sun more. I do want to get some damaged trees down around the house that have some rot setting in, the maples the deer will like.

We haven't had much ice this year except for a bit of freezing drizzle, lets hope it stays that way.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,586
Foothills of The Adirondacks
We received 5-7 inches of new snow, just what we needed before the warmth and rain moves in. I did a total of three driveways, two neighbors and ours.

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,586
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Since we had a bunch of rain overnight along with the warmer temps, I removed a bunch of slush from the natural drain and driveway, I'll go at it again but will let the warmer weather eat away at the ice for another hour or two, I'll have some pictures later.

I did plow another driveway and shoveled a sidewalk for a lady.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,586
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Just some pictures from today, 2809 is the driveway before I started removing slush, 2810 & 11 are the Brook, 2813 is after I was done, 0172 & 0173 is later today after mother nature got rid of a bunch of ice and 0177 is from tonight.

The part of the driveway in picture 0172 on the flats still has a bunch of ice so I'll sand that with the three point sander tomorrow morning.

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,586
Foothills of The Adirondacks
We had someone coming to the house today so I put some sand on the driveway with the three point sander. I adjusted one of the two gates the sand comes out so it would let more sand out, I did from the road in too but never took a picture.

Picture 0180 is the handle that opens the gates

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,586
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I removed snow and slush from the part of the driveway in the above middle picture, I'll be going out around 3 p.m., if the ice that's there has softened up, I'll remove more with the plow on the 4540.

With the warmer weather and the rain coming in, I don't think that I'll need to sand it.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,586
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I used the 4540 twice today clearing slush and ice off this section of our driveway, some of it is down to the gravel and the rest should be gone by Sunday if not before.

Since we have a real warm day tomorrow with rain coming in for the weekend, I'll put the forks on and pop the snow up that was packed down by the groomer and snowmobiles over the winter along the road to the entrance of our woods, the rain should take care of the rest.

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,586
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I thought that the picture of this widowmaker was on our computer from a few years back but I was wrong. On my fourth toss the new throwline went up and over, next a bigger rope was tied to the thro line and brought up over the widowmaker. The cable was tied to the rope and brought over the WM, my first pull with the 4540 snapped the cable but I was doing a indirect pull so I was safe. I fixed the break and did a slow pull until I saw it coming down, it landed closer to the tractor because the cable was shorter, 15 feet with a bunch of branches flying through the air was a bit close for me.

I took two loads over to the splitting area, hopefully that gets done tomorrow morning.

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