The front left wheel of the sit-on mower broke the other day. Something that keeps it in place seems to have snapped, and the wheel was turning without its bearing for a little while. This knackered the wheel, so I'm waiting on a replacement one from my local service agent. They always say that parts will arrive in a few days but it always takes at least a fortninght. Meanwhile, I need to cut the grass so I bit the bullet and bought a second-hand walk-behind self-propelled one to use as a spare.
Meanwhile, I can at least change the oil and replace the oil filter. Hence the oily patch....
The boiler has a problem too. The wood is fed into the boiler by a screw feed, and this arm is one of two that sweep the wood into the screw. Except this one doesn't because it has snapped. It's been over a week and I still don't have even a quote for a replacement from the distributor, though the guy just phoned to drop round to take some measurments. Apparently there are several options for the mounting.
I can probably weld the two bits together, but I'd rather fit a new one, and keep the welded one as a spare.