new rotavator

its been about thirty years since we bought our merry tiller I must say its given us good service over the years but I new it wouldn’t last this season as the engine was unfortunately worn out

so after asking around I came across a second hand merry tiller that I thought would last out my allotment days but it wasn’t to be I had it checked over before using and it seemed ok

but after a couple of hours working it things started to go downhill we where planting the potato crop with the tiller opening up the rows when it broke down

got it started ok after a bout half hour once again it broke down so where we usually about a day to plant the potatoes it took 3 days then the fun started when I went to ridge up the potatoes it again broke down several times

there was smoke was coming not only out of the tiller but out my ears with several swear words added my wife wanted to put a hammer to it but couldn’t find one

she then turned round and said rite that’s it we are going to buy a new rotavator

true to her word the next day we went out and bought a brand new Viking tiller

and we all lived happily ever after or so the story goes







1 Response

  1. Beanstew says:

    I’m sure this isn’t one of those fairy stories, Roly – you and the new Viking Tiller WILL live happily ever after, and I have a picture in my mind’s eye of the pair of you going forward together companionably into the sunset planting potatoes as you go, and the wife sprinting after you with a hammer in her hand (just in case). It’s distressing when an old piece of machinery well-used over the years gets past it – but all’s well that ends well.

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