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#1 Rock farmer OFFLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2014 - 08:56 PM

Anyone know what a Ford LGT cost new?

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Posted July 26, 2014 - 10:07 PM

The ones I purchased my 75 LGT 145 from had kept all of the paper work with this tractor. While going through the paper work I did not find the bill of sale this time, but the quote sheet when they were shopping & trying to decide. So this is what was listed.

 

12 HP Ford Tractor w/ 4 Speed Transmission     List $1675  Net $1295

42 inch Rotary Mower                                          List $251    Net $ 200

 

Add on options

12 HP Ford Tractor w/ Hydrostatic Transmission  List $260    Net $200

14 HP Ford Tractor w/ Hydrostatic Transmission  List $490    Net $490

42 inch Snow Blower                                             List $365    Net $325

48 inch Trip Dozer Blade                                       List $147   Net $130

Chains for rear wheels                                                            Net $33.10

Rear Wheel Weights                                                               Net $57.42

Rear Lift Hitch                                                                         Net $51.13

36 inch Tiller w/ PTO                                             List $584    Net $515

 

The date of this quote was in September 1975 so that explain the reduced net prices. Three items were not available when I purchased the LGT 145. These are the Rear Wheel Weights, Rear Lift Hitch, & 36 inch Tiller w/ PTO. The Tiller would have been nice to get. I have wheel weights & made a rear lift hitch. Something that I thought was an option on the LGT 145 is the Hydraulic Lift, but I do not see it listed. The tractor that I got does have this.

 

Charlie


Edited by FixItCharlie, July 26, 2014 - 10:08 PM.

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 01:29 AM

In 1975 when I graduated college, I looked at a brand new Chevy C10 bare bones. It was $2700 on end of the year clearance. The GTs were relatively expensive. In 68, my Bolens 1250 with a few attachments, cost as much as a new VW Beetle. Thanks for the Ford info. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 27, 2014 - 05:21 AM

Wow!
That comes to about $3,000.00 for my LGT 165 as I have it equipped now.
I believe The hydraulic lift was standard with all hydro tractors. Only the base gear driven LGT 100 would come without it.
I wonder what the cost difference was between the single stage snow blower and the two stage?
And the 42" mower deck and the 50"?

Thanks!
Joe
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Posted July 27, 2014 - 10:13 AM

I had not thought that much about the prices until you mentioned the truck & that made me remember this. In 1974 when I graduated from Tech school I purchased a new Ford F100 with what was called an Explorer package for around $3500 if I remember right. So thinking of it that way this would have been a considerable purchase. Along with this quote was another hand written page that compared the a 12 HP Ford with a 12 HP John Deere & 16 HP Simplicity. The John Deere was about $500 more.  The John Deere Mower Deck was only 39 inches were the Ford Mower Deck is 42 inches. The Simplicity was about $200 more, but again attachments were smaller or not available. Plus from some of these notes there seem to be a question about Hydrostatic Transmission being available on the Simplicity. Also on the Ford pricing he was using the net prices not the list prices. Adding the difference between list prices & net prices the Ford would have been about the same price as the John Deere.

 

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 04:59 PM

Here are the pages for Ford out of a 1985 Lawn and Garden Tractor trade-In Guide 

 Shows 1977 thru 1984 prices and available attachments

Attached File  lgttrade85.PDF   1.59MB   66 downloads


Edited by drbish, July 27, 2014 - 06:44 PM.

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Posted July 28, 2014 - 07:21 AM

Wow!
That comes to about $3,000.00 for my LGT 165 as I have it equipped now.
I believe The hydraulic lift was standard with all hydro tractors. Only the base gear driven LGT 100 would come without it.
I wonder what the cost difference was between the single stage snow blower and the two stage?
And the 42" mower deck and the 50"?

Thanks!
Joe

Hydraulic lift was standard on the LGT145 and 165 only, at least on the closed sides.  I had a LGT125 closed side with hydro trans and manual lift.


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Posted July 28, 2014 - 09:16 AM

I thought it was interesting... I plugged that $3000 from 1975 into a "comparable cost for today" calculator (dollartimes.com) and what would have cost $3000 in 1975 would cost over #13,000 in today's dollars!!!
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Posted July 29, 2014 - 07:29 AM

People always look back and think things at the time are so inexpensive....but they think in todays $$ buying yesterdays stuff at yesterdays prices.

 

If you think about it, those "good" tractors are about the same price as little Kubota BX or JD 1series, or MF GC tractors today....and todays machines are so much more able to do more work.

 

Very cool information.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 01:02 PM

Subject Retail Price Ford LGT-Hello purchased my LGT125 with deck during 1983 for wopping $2800.Rebob


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