Mahindra 4540

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

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg I finally was able to drop and cut up those four trees two ash and two elm. The one pic is my brand new out of the box 660. I put three tanks of gas through it yesterday. Ran like an animal, 2540 worked pulling a couple of those trees the last elm was on the side of a hill and was heavy. Just went over 100 hours as you can see so it's time for the big fluid and filter change out. It was a good day got a lot done.
     
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    Thewoodlands can't wait to see the garage, you will love it having your stuff under roof is great. I hope everything goes smooth!
     
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    It sure will be nice to have certain things under cover, especially in the winter.

    These are the stumps our contractor removed, it took about 15 minutes to take all of these out. He might be back tomorrow, I think there is about four more. The majority of these were just outside the area the garage is going.
     

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    Nice job @heavy hammer , the 660 is a very nice saw in my opinion.
     
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    He came this afternoon and pulled the rest of the stumps, I'll get a picture of the pile tomorrow. He was telling me since we haven't had much rain in two weeks it made the stump pulling easier.

    Your grapple must come in pretty handy, it looks like a nice one.
     
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    I'm very happy with the 660 one of the best saws made in my opinion. My grapple is from everything attachments. I love it one of the best attachments for a tractor. everything attachments was recommended by my tractor dealer and I have been very pleased, I also have their extreme duty box scraper. The grapple is surprisingly light compared to others I looked at for what it is, just a little 400lbs I believe. Check out their website they make everything USA made no imported stuff, built to last!
     
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    What was the contractor using to pull those stumps?
     
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    It's a older Cat excavator.

    I did drop three trees last night about eight o'clock but didn't have the camera, two were pine and the other was a small topped off cherry. I moved the branches and log length to the respective piles.

    Once the sun swings around and starts to drop, I'll be digging out a few stumps.
     
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    A grapple would come in very handy on our lot, we'll see what the bank account looks like in 2019.
     
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    After supper I pulled some smaller stumps, one was rotten but the two together were solid. Once I pulled the two stumps out together, I dug the hole deeper and then pushed the stumps back in and then covered it with sand.

    I also brought three bucket loads of sand back to the area the stump was.
     

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    I went through the sand in the area the garage will go and I came up with a FEL full of roots. After that I pulled the last stump that is near the area the garage will go and filled the hole back in with sand.
     

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    Nice work looks great can't wait to see the building! The other thing with everything attachments is free shipping up to 1000 miles. They are in South Carolina I believe. There are so many nice attachments out there today to make jobs easier. I'm still looking at a snowblower but I think all my snowblower money is going towards my lovely wife's 10 year anniversary present, so like you we will see how 2019 turns out. But still look at their website a lot of good stuff.
     
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    @heavy hammer , if you can will you send me the link to the grapple you have? If we did purchase one, it would be after tax season next year.
     
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    I changed all the fluids and filters yesterday. It was a little more involved than I thought but glad I did it. The hardest part was the hydro filter. Mahindra definitely had that tucked up and in there but it all worked out. It's amazing the amount of metal shavings those filters had on them.
     
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    We'll have the dealer do the 500 hour checkup in the next couple of weeks, after that I'll try my hand at it.

    Hopefully the new garage gets started soon, having that up and finished will make doing maintenance on the tractor much easier. We've never really had a problem with the 4540 but they did do one code update and they put in a inline restrictor to bring the temp up.
     
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    I took out some small retaining walls (rocks) that weren't really needed. The rocks in picture 1658 were moved yesterday and the rocks in picture 1657 are from today. The rest are from getting some dirt to seeding, putting straw down and then watering.

    Next year we'll redo the front and the sides with four inches of good topsoil.
     

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    Thewoodlands, have you ever changed the fluids or filters in the past or has the dealer done it? The manual is not the most helpful, and there are not a lot of YouTube videos of mahindra tractors having, the maintenance done for my tractor. But it was not bad just more time than anything since I haven't done it before. Having a mechanic for a brother did help. Once that garage is up you will easily be able to tackle those jobs. Liked the rock pile!
     
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    I've done the diesel filters but that's about it, the oil color still looks good but want it change. The Mahindra manual could be tons better, they actually have some stuff wrong in there, the guy who works on the tractors at the dealer was shaking his head when I showed him.

    The thing that I noticed was wrong is which way you turn the water sensor once it's unhooked to drain any possible water out. My book says turn it counter clockwise and you actually turn it clockwise.

    The thing I like about them doing it is they have to take care of the old oil and filters. Our town garage is licensed by New York State to burn old oil for heat but I'm not sure what I would do with the filters if I change them. I'm pretty sure it's against the law to put them in your garbage.

    The dealer took the old filters I changed but I'm not sure if he still would. Changing subjects, it looks like the east coast is in for a very wet week.
     
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