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Original price on a 1945 B

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11-21-2012 13:11:28

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I have the 45 "B" my Dad bought new. Of all the papers they saved I never found anything on this Tractor.He bought it from Eisners in Kelloggsville Ohio-- Northeast corner of Ohio Does anyone have any info on prices back then? He also bought a #52 plow on steel and the 2 row mtd. cultivator. Any records on prices for those items? Is there anywhere these prices are available? Thanks for the help. I read so much info on this site I thought someone might have this info.

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Kent Petersen

11-25-2012 11:28:59

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 Re: Original price on a 1945 B in reply to jd50A, 11-21-2012 13:11:28  
my dad got a new b in 1941 had starter and lights plus power lift and 2 row cult cost $941.00

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11-23-2012 08:02:04

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 Re: Original price on a 1945 B in reply to jd50A, 11-21-2012 13:11:28  

Somebody had a copy of an original invoice from a 45 B at one of the Expo's. I took a picture of it because I also have a 45.

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11-23-2012 08:10:03

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 Re: Original price on a 1945 B in reply to MoMark, 11-23-2012 08:02:04  

Let me try the pic one more time

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11-22-2012 08:00:43

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 Re: Original price on a 1945 B in reply to jd50A, 11-21-2012 13:11:28  
Thanks for all the response. I think the Dukester and Stan are close. The B had electric start power lift and rubber tires. The plow and cultivator prices seem to match with the prices given. I was thinking about 12 or 1300 for the package when purchased. They saved pictures from 1947, but no paperwork. Thanks all----

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The Dukester

11-22-2012 07:35:05

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 Re: Original price on a 1945 B in reply to jd50A, 11-21-2012 13:11:28  
My J. R. Hobbs book on styled letter models lists the early styled model B's on rubber having a base price of 805 dollars...58 more bucks if it had power lift.Yours being a later one in the series built after WWII probably was on the "high side" of that price listing.

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Mike M

11-21-2012 18:00:43

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 Re: Original price on a 1945 B in reply to jd50A, 11-21-2012 13:11:28  
I just can't remember the price,but mom was going thru some old papers from grandpa and showed me one from john deere dealer. Well it was for the new 1945? A that my uncle still has so I made sure he got it.

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11-21-2012 16:58:43

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 Re: Original price on a 1945 B in reply to jd50A, 11-21-2012 13:11:28  
Maybe someone has a 1945 factory price list and get you a better answer, but I have one for 1951. So we are dealing apples and oranges somewhat since my book has the late styled B and it lists for 2057.00 with Powr-Trol, remote cylinder and Roll-o-Matic. Those options were not available in 1945 so deducting these makes the price 1800.50 and maybe in 1945 prices were 10 to 15 percent lower as a guess.
In 1951 the No. 44 clutch lift plow with 12 inch bottoms was priced at 255.25 and that did not include the rubber tires, no price given for steel wheels. The 2 row cultivator price was 222.00 with spring trip shanks in front and spring teeth on the rear scratchers.

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Stan - Florida

11-21-2012 16:49:59

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 Re: Original price on a 1945 B in reply to jd50A, 11-21-2012 13:11:28  
Can't help with 1945, but here is what I found in the depreciation list in my dad's farm account book for 1952.

John Deere 'B', on steel, hand crank - bought new in 1943 for $818.

John Deere No. 52 Plow, 2-12", bought new in about 1947 - $242. This was bought after we converted to the gasoline engine, had rubber tires put on and added 5th and 6th gears.

John Deere two-row cultivator for the 1943 'B', bought new in 1943 - $131.

I hope this helps.

Stan (formerly from Indiana)

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