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Tractorjones
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    Posted: 24 Feb 2013 at 5:10pm
Hi, have been offered a Trusty earthquake that is a non runner but in an average condition. Could anyone give my a rough idea what I should offer for it? Many thanks.
Everyone else calls it junk but I call it my museum!
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Quote Andy Frost Replybullet Posted: 24 Feb 2013 at 5:28pm
My motto is "as least as possible". Seriously though , it's all down to how much it's worth to you , will you be using it , or just restore and show.
All my machines have to still do a days work , so on that score , I sometimes pay a shade more, I'm not really interested in things cluttering sheds up and not working.......but each to their own.

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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 24 Feb 2013 at 5:28pm
This one sold for 90 at a local farm auction, here in Wiltshire. I have to say that the underbidder didn't know what it was. My mate Brian did though....

6 months ago I couldn't even spell engineer - now I are one
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Quote Tractorjones Replybullet Posted: 24 Feb 2013 at 5:43pm
Thanks folks, will go and have a proper look at it asap and make an offer. I would look to use it rather than paint it up and stand it up. 
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Quote steve.woollas Replybullet Posted: 24 Feb 2013 at 7:52pm
Hello Tractorjones,
Brians machine (photo) is not the usual production colour which would be yellow machine, green engine and red wheels, not that colour really matters.
A word of caution....the correct size/pattern of tyres can be difficult to obtain so don't bid too high for one with shot tyres.
Engine parts are generally readily available from the Villiers specialists but the Trusty parts, other than bearings are obsolete now.
Ask the vendor if he has any other attachments besides the rotavator as these are quite desirable
If you buy it please list it on the Trusty register with Geoff Ravenhall--Trusty220.
Good luck with it--Steve
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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 25 Feb 2013 at 2:47pm
You say it is a non runner. Check for a spark, if no spark a new coil. points and condensor will cost about 75 a good point to make when haggling over price.
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Quote Tractorjones Replybullet Posted: 25 Feb 2013 at 9:35pm
All good points to consider there thanks, don't believe it has any other attachments and not sure about condition of tyres etc so will check that all out. Much the same as I will have to check out whether or not I really do have any more space for another machine! I'm sure there's a corner for it somewhere!
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