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    Info on 1958 720D ES

    While I was looking for something else, I ran across the original "purchase order" for Dad's 1958 720 diesel w/electric start. Just though some here might find it interesting!

    He bought the tractor as a "leftover" on November 10th, 1959, came to town to order a 730D, but (in his words) "couldn't see any need to pay $800 for a bent steering shaft"!

    (I'm quoting off the PO): 1 - John Deere 720D (new)power steering, live P.T., roll o-matic, float ride seat, electic start, #722xxxx-$4850
    1 - #227 corn picker $2490
    1 - #66#HS 446 plow 4 bottom $ 819
    Sales tax $163.18
    Total cash price $8322.18

    He traded in: 1 - 1951 JD G tractor $2000
    1 - 200 JD corn picker $242.18

    He finished paying off the loan in four years!

    I brought the "diesel" (as we called it) home a few years after he passed away, cleaned it up, painted it & took it to some area shows. Can't find a picture I have of it before repainting, but here it is afterwards: Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	48342 I also used it for parades: Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	48345 and Christmas decoration: Click image for larger version. 

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    I sold it in 2008 since I only started it 3-4 times/year: Click image for larger version. 

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    Lowell

    1944 JD LA, 1953 JD 40S, 93-755 w/60" deck, '04-790 w/300 loader, 2000-F725, '07 "TS" Gator, 80-314 & numerous attachments!, 1980-2418 Power King, 1948 AC "G" & 1961 International Cub Lo Boy

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    Nice story Lowell. Your Dad bit off a big chunk with that purchase. Sure is a nice tractor.
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    yeah I liked that mr. greenspot; not much has changed since then, because back then the implements was very high also. the cornpicker was half what the tractor price was. I think that pretty much stands today yet. just look at what snowblowers are going for. oh-and can't forget what jd wanted for a 1 bottom plow, almost fell over when salesman told me the price. I bought a u-know I'm having a front lobe brain something and can't remember name of it.. thanks big jim
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