Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mahindra Classic - Acting multipurpose

Acting multipurpose was no simple job, oh yeah the Classic often acts too much of purpose full vehicle. That too farmers like me use it to the core.
Let it be for the real and practical offroading at the farm or
carrying anythings for transport purpose, when the quantity increases there is trailer that always comes first hand for cross country transport.
Me and My Classic a bond that born for each other.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mahindra CL340 DP - Classic - Service time

I completed a year and above offroading / driving my Classic after I completed the Mahindra Classic restoration project. What to look at now, first thing is the odo meter opps it showed 40,000 odd kms and it was 24360kms when I possessed the Jeep. Hurry more than 17,000 kms(including 1000kms of no speedo cable drive) long association with my Jeep has completed with in a year time.

I'm looking forward to grow this relationship as much as I can do.
Between the last oil service and now the jeep has completed 6,000kms and time to change engine oil, oil filter, diesel filter and fan belt. So rushed to the garage and got a request from my mechanic to service the radiator. Why to take risk added the request execution.

My jeep service is completed. The result of this service was evident in yesterday's night offroad which we did over the kelambakkam area of Chennai. We had bunch of cool offroader did a really satisfying offroad event as the dark added more fun to our OTR. Though the terrain was rough like the cactus plants seen out there the jeep engine revs felt smoother now.

As it is hot summer season the radiator service really helped me to attain cool engine and I added 4 liters of concentrated coolant to the radiator.

Mahindra Classic - Organic Farmer's Jeep

My new avatar is called Organic Former, Oh yeah! I'm a former now successfully done Rice, Sugar cane, Ground nut and now it is mango season. All were in the form of Organic forming.

To my assitance the Jeep really stood along as transporting medium. Last to last weekend I was carrying around 800kg of "Senthura" variety mango from the farm to Chennai's vegetable/fruit market.

I went to the farm and plucked the mangos by hand gathered them into the Jeep Trailer, it took me more than 6 hours with 2 peoples assistance to fill the trailer. By the time we finished the harvesting it was too dark to take pictures. Hence the pictures shows half filled trailer with organic mangos of my farm.

Though my farming was full with organic ideas implemented, the market seems to be looking forward to spoil the corps with various chemical processing. Especially the Calcium Carbide ripening .. which is too dangerous and toxic.

If anyone who reads this thread please understand not a single mango that are selling in Chennai's open market is organic and the ripening process is used with Calcium Carbide stones.

Calcium Carbide when mixed with water produces acetylene which is highly combustible substance and when mixed with oxygen can be used for welding and cutting metals.

Rather said that besides acetylene, ethylene which is also a plant hormone regulator is also produced and this characteristic helps in ripening of fruits. As the science says, Calcium Carbide is carsogenic in nature and it is not in purified form and contains traces of arsenic which too is toxic.

I can supply to those who can buy 50kg or more organic mangos, as the ripening process that I use is the good old home process using the dry paddy grass method.