It is now my sole task to change everyone of the 36 tines on this Split Drive Aerator. The tines, the metal tubes that pull plugs of soil are beat and after 10 years need to be changed. Now, this may seem like an easy, mindless exercise in busy work to some, but in the 2 full days I have been laboring upon this task have only gotten 12 of them done. This machine, is not built to be "user friendly". It is not rocket science, but to one that does not work on machines; it is to say the least, a challenge. Just remove the old and replace with the new? Nothing cushy about this, just a cold concrete floor to sit on, using tools for jobs they were not intended for (beating and prying and moving metal; as a person in my past would have said "You wanna trade jobs with me? You wanna do my job?
Its a good thing this is all that needs done this year, after this... phone work, calling my customers, now that sets just fine with me :)