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: I also used it for parades: and Christmas decoration:
I sold it in 2008 since I only started it 3-4 times/year: