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#1 Deerlope ONLINE  

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 05:05 AM

What did a 900 with 38" mower deck sell for new in 1965? With inflation what it is what would sell for today in new condition?



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Posted July 08, 2015 - 05:35 AM

The prices didn't change much from 1965 to 1967 so this should give you an idea  http://gardentractor...68-price-sheet/  . I'd look at the 850 prices. As a comparison, a new VW Beetle was $1620 in August 1968.

 

It would be hard to find an equivalent today. Maybe a JD but you are talking over $5000. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 08, 2015 - 06:19 AM

Using round numbers, the 850 and 42" deck on that price sheet come up to about 1k
Google tells me that is $7137.14 now.
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Posted July 08, 2015 - 07:15 AM

it is just plain silly.....inflation


Edited by Delmar, July 08, 2015 - 07:17 AM.


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Posted July 08, 2015 - 07:29 AM

Would have been close to $ 135 for the 38'' Deck and around $ 460.00 for the tractor in 1965

 

Not many people would spend that amount of money today, thats for sure. Its funny how the markets changed from spending a decent amount at once to buy something to last 20-30 years , to now where most want to spend next to nothing and are satisfied with  a mower that lasts 2 years


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Posted July 08, 2015 - 08:26 AM

Price would have been $732.37 tax included. Have been helping a old dealer friend clean out there buildings and found a receipt from where his dad sold one in 65
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Posted July 08, 2015 - 08:54 AM

Using round numbers, the 850 and 42" deck on that price sheet come up to about 1k
Google tells me that is $7137.14 now.

 

Something else to consider. That list is DEALER cost, not MSRP.


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Posted July 08, 2015 - 02:39 PM

While we're on the subject, what would a 1886 have costed new? As it's been discussed before, to match the capability of a LF today you'd be spending $10k or more.




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