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12-02-2012 18:42:52

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I wonder how many H's you could buy for the price of that new Deere???

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12-03-2012 04:58:44

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 Re: 39 H vs... in reply to Tim S, 12-02-2012 18:42:52  

Well, that new big Deere probably has a list price somewhere around $200,000. And the "H" listed for a little less than $600 when new in 1939.

$600 in 1939 dollars is worth about $10,000 in 2012 dollars. So allowing for inflation, it would take about twenty 1939 "H's" to equal the value of the new Deere. The new Deere probably has about twenty times the horsepower of the "H", also. Not too many 1939 "H's" are worth $10,000 today, however...

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12-03-2012 16:40:32

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 Re: 39 H vs... in reply to dan_41jdh, 12-03-2012 04:58:44  
However, in another 70 years, that H could still be running strong, where the new girl would have long since bit the dust... With all the computerized and electrical components, there's no way that tractor would still be operational 70 years from now.

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