Mahindra 4540

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  1. heavy hammer

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Have you been getting a lot of rain there, thewoodlands? Good to see the tractor checked out. I ended up getting more wood from a buddies neighbor. He had seven ash taken down but wanted nothing to do with the wood. The smaller stuff was spoken for but I'll take the bigger stuff all day long.
     
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    No, all the heavy rains have stayed east,west,north and south of us. I think the last time they called for heavy rain (2.55 inches) we received one inch.

    We had a nice steady rain that started in the early morning but it stopped around seven this morning so we didn't get much, the rivers and brooks around here are at late August levels ........ we still have water in the well! :)
     
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    Water in the well is a good thing especially if you haven't been getting much rain. It makes the outside projects easier as well. We have been getting a lot of rain but only at night. Other than fluids and filters what else did they do to the tractor.
     
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    They cleaned some sand off the engine/motor and greased it good, he said that he didn't see any water in the filter so that was good. They did check for any loose bolts or nuts and they were all good, I had just went over most of them.

    Nice score on that wood, how much do you think it will come out to?
     
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    @heavy hammer , we're finally getting some much needed rain but I don't think we'll get much tonight.

    Is your area in for any rains from this system coming up through?
     
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    Yesterday I removed some very small stumps from our walking trail (toe smashers) with the 4540. Once our new garage is ready, we'll get and screen some sand for use this winter on parts of our driveway.

    Further away from the house, we use ashes from the outside fireplace or the wood stove on the driveway.
     
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    Some of this would be nice!:cool:
     

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    Looks exactly like my driveway.
     
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    The pictures above are in the woods heading to what we call the sandpit, these three are from the driveway.
     

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    I figured about a cord and a half. With that ash beetle killing all the ash it has been a good year for getting wood. I probably have gotten over five cords just myself and probably another three for my parents. A friend of mine's parents wants all there dead ash removed now to. It's right down the road and easy work. If I needed the tractor it's that close to just drive it there. I don't really want the cold yet but I know it is not far away. I'm glad the tractor checked out, I do think mahindra makes a pretty good product. I think if you take care of it and follow the maintenance schedule and don't beat on it any equipement will last, regardless of brand. I'm glad the garage is going well once done that will be a game changer.
     
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    It sounds like you'll be set for firewood for the future. Because of the EAB in our area this year, I'll start getting some ash this fall.

    You can't beat your equipment and expect it to hold up. I worked out front around the garage for about two hours but came in after I was soaked, I did get a bunch of nails and screws picked up.
     
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    I plan on using some of this coming into the new garage with gravel over top, I'll remove the bigger stones closer to the garage.
     

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    It's going to save you on fill. Is it a by step up into the garage?
     
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    It's about six inches where you come in the man door but it will be about 2 or 3 tomorrow.
     
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    Because of the rain today I didn't have the camera out but I did get dirt down all around the garage and then seeded it. If tomorrow is like today, I'll fill the roller up with water and use the rhino to roll what I did today. It actually turned out to be a nice day but since I got soaked early, I didn't go back in the house for the camera.

    After I get done rolling it, I'll get some tarps out so I can clean them and then cover some wood once they're dry.
     
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    It looks like tomorrow we'll get around 1.25 inches of rain so I'll be taking apart a work bench in the old garage so I can install it in the new garage. Saturday will be another day on the 4540 getting some dirt to finish (hopefully) the grading around the new garage.
     
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    The workbench was taken apart and then moved down to the new garage, I should have it up by next Sunday. That opens up my wife's side of the garage pretty good so she's happy.
     
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    I did use the 4540 backhoe to grade around the garage again, after that I pulled a small stump from an area that will get plowed this winter.

    I also cleaned off two tarps so I can cover two 16 foot stacks of shoulder season wood tomorrow, the third stack is already covered. We usually start burning in our wood stove on September 15.

    We have just over 622 hours on our tractor without any problems, it's just over two years old.
     
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    I cleaned all our covers and then covered the shoulder season wood today, tomorrow our better hardwood for this winter will get covered.

    After supper I moved an old stump out of one of my plow zones for this winter, after that I grabbed three smaller loads of a mixture of sand and dirt for next to our garage.
     

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    I did more work around the garage (rolled it) and then some digging, I should have the grading around the garage done by the middle of next week. We have one side that the water was running toward the garage but I've built it up enough and have a small trench on that side that the water should run around to the lowest point.
     

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    I did more work around the garage a couple of days ago, hopefully I have it where the water runs far enough away from it especially on the westside.

    In picture 1807, the water will run towards the garage and hopefully get in a small trench that runs around to the back. Coming off the garage on this side, the water should run to that same small trench.
     

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    I didn't have the camera but tonight after supper I moved more of some 3/4 inch crush stone near the new garage.

    The next job will be digging out some stumps from some trees we felled last year, that might start Sunday.
     
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    I changed the direction of the drain for the gutter, the water should run across the driveway into the woods instead of at the new garage and to the left.

    I hand dug everything and then got some sand with the 4540 to fill the trench halfway up where the drain was.

    We also put some wood with the 4540 just so we can have a fire tonight if we want.
     

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    Looks like you have been busy with tractor. I have not used mine much lately working a lot and time with the girls. About time to start hauling wood with it and moving stuff around to get ready for the winter. I just turned 120 hours and in October it will be 2 years since I purchased it. I have some catching up to do.
     
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    Home area looks like it's coming around nicely!
     
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