This baby cost us $14,000 just over five years ago. It makes wonderful smooth, uniform beds. This is important because when we cultivate the beds, the more even they are, the more accurately we can set our machines to remove the weeds. It also makes the weeding job faster. The inside of the machine is made from a special plastic that does not allow the soil to stick to it as it would to metal. This has to be replaced periodically and each year the bill seems to come in around $1,000. Roberto spent a nice sunny day after the rain making this year’s repairs.