Maintenance is not a strength in this culture, it is not usual to come across machines that have never been maintained throughout their entire life.
Today, as the young ladies were working with our John Deere lawn mower, they noticed the warning for a fifty hour service. They then drove and packed the precious machine in front of the workshop ready for carrying out the service.
The different tools and required materials were nicely laid out for this important work. It was very encouraging to see that, the very first thing was; general cleaning on the machine, draining the old oil, changing the oil filter, removing and cleaning air filter, removing the mower deck, sharpening and re-balancing the blades and general inspection etc.
I watched carefully and worked with the youngsters and saw how passionate they were, about what they doing, the eye for detail and perhaps this is the stepping stone towards changing the mindset about the need for maintenance across our culture.