Love-hate links twixt man and machine
If things can go wrong, they will go wrong; usually at the most inconvenient moment. Why does the tractor need refuelling only on Saturday mornings, just before that important job you want to finish before taking a rare afternoon off?
Likewise, why do tyres go flat only at weekends? Of course its not just tractors that choose the worst of times to go wrong.
Combines and sprayers are particularly good at letting us down just at that crucial moment. For a light-hearted look at the love-hate relationship between man and machine, read this weeks Machinery section.