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What did they go for new?

Post  bcedrone on November 17th 2014, 3:55 pm

Does anyone on the forum have info as to what some of these tractors cost when new?
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WHAT DID THEY GO FOR NEW?

Post  Georgia SS on November 18th 2014, 4:09 pm

HI
THAT IS A LOADED QUESTION. THE AMOUNT OF ACCESSORIES COULD DETERMINE THE PRICE OF A SUBURBAN. THE BASIC TRACTOR PRICE WAS BUMPING UP TO $2000 AND UP IN LATER 70S. ABOUT THE SAME PRICE OF A NICE RESTORED ONE GOES FOR TODAY. I HAVE SEVERAL LOOKING BETTER THAN ASSEMBLY LINE PRODUCED ONES I COULD LET GO.
HAVE A GOOD DAY
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What do they look ike jimmy?

Post  bcedrone on November 19th 2014, 11:38 am

Would love to see some photos
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Cost of 1973 SS-16 and some accessories

Post  JiminRI on April 14th 2015, 9:54 pm

Brand,
The only definite numbers I have are for an SS-16 and some implements. The seller said the SS-16 (16 hp Onan Twin) was $1600 new (tractor only, 1974 or 1975), but I recently found a 1973 catalogue which shows the tractor was $1216 in 1973. I bought it in 1977 with snow blade, disc harrows and chains for $800. I then bought the 42 inch 3 blade mower deck for about $320 and, in 1981, I bought the 42 inch snow thrower - list price was $750 but I got it on sale right after the fall catalog came out. I still have them all and use all but the snow blade - snow thrower was a necessity in RI this winter.
I have a pdf of the 1973 Sears Tractor brochure if you want it. It shows all the tractors and accessories, but no prices.
Jim


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Re: What did they go for new?

Post  alansz400 on January 1st 2016, 9:54 pm

Pictures from the 1969 catalog. I might have some catalogs from the 70s but to lazy to look for them.








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Sears Catalog Archive

Post  JiminRI on January 16th 2016, 10:50 pm

If you are still looking for prices, I recently found a Sears archive with tractor catalogue information (including prices) from 1970 to 1993. You can download it all at http://www.mediafire.com/download/277cef6725fp32p/Sears_Archives.rar Prices are included.
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Jim
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My 1977 ST 18-6

Post  chuckm51 on April 6th 2016, 7:25 pm

My '77 ST 18/6 retailed at $2,099, with no mower deck! I bought a brand new Honda Civic 4 cylinder (first year)in 1973 for $2,150.

http://vintagesearsgardentractors.com/1977_tractors.html


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