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mowersman
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Quote mowersman Replybullet Topic: Buying advice
    Posted: 04 Oct 2011 at 8:39pm
How do I break this to all you Trusty fans?
I had a go with Phill's Iron horse at Denham, and I must say, I'm sold. So, is there anything to look out for when buying one? Any potential problems or parts that are hard to get?
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 04 Oct 2011 at 9:17pm
well i would say that mechanically your looking at similar issues with these as you get from trustys, the gearboxes are fairly robust and that reverse gear is always handy !!!

i will keep my eyes and ears open and if one comes up i will let you know

do you have a price range ?? pm me if you want !!
Kim. He's not a newbie, just a well preserved secondhand model
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Quote Ritual Replybullet Posted: 05 Oct 2011 at 7:57am
The things to look out for when buying an Iron Horse are:
On the chain drive to the wheels the teeth on the top smaller chain wheel can become hooked over instead of straight due to a lot of hard work.
Tyres are hard to find for these.
I have found the engines with the heavier flywheel are better.
The axel can wear badly if it has not been kept greased (check wheel centres for slack on the axle).
Look out for machines with flat front bumper irons as they could have a damaged chassis where the bumper has forced the two chassis rails apart.
The zenith carb is better than the jap.
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