Some Farmall Ads...

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Some Farmall Ads...

Postby Dennis » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:06 pm

For your enjoyment, a couple of Farmall ads I came across while doing some research.
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Re: Some Farmall Ads...

Postby Stanton » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:08 pm

Nice! Thanks for posting them.
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Re: Some Farmall Ads...

Postby Rmichalak51 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:44 pm

It must have been a great feeling to buy one of these tractors brand new!

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Re: Some Farmall Ads...

Postby Smokeycub » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:28 am

Dang - $733.80 brand new. I think I still have the bill of sale from when mine was new and no - I didn't buy it new in 1948, interestingly it was sold from a dealership in my own home town. Pretty neat Dennis.
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Re: Some Farmall Ads...

Postby SamsFarm » Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:22 pm

$733.80 back in January 1948 would be equal to $8,064.80 in todays dollars (December 2020) acording to the CPI Inflation Calculator.

Let us give thanks for all those who came before us, that bought all those wonderful tractors in great numbers! :hattip:

And be thankful they were made so well, that with a little care they last so long! :)
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Re: Some Farmall Ads...

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:05 pm

I believe when they first were offered in late 1947 they were only $525, but that was bare bones, no electric start or lights, no lift of any kind, no pto or belt pulley. They were intended to get farmers on 40 acres or less to migrate from horses to tractors. That $525 was about the cost of 2 teams of good horses, but would work those horses into the ground, the only limiting factor was the driver, not how tired the horses were. They also did not have to be fed when they were not working, like a horse did. Most anything a team of horses could pull a cub could pull connected to the drawbar, but may of the horse drawn implements required an operator, both for the controls, and for the weight to keep the implement wheels from sliding, such as the pitman drive on a sickle mower. Most of the implements only sold for $15 to $25, so they rapidly became popular to eliminate the extra person.
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