Jump to content

1948 Quote for TD9 and TD6


Recommended Posts

I ran across some old literature and a quote for a couple brand new dozers in 1948. I saved this stuff from a Spring clean out several years back, kinda forgot I had it. Most of us

probably have more $$ wrapped up in salvage projects than these new quotes!

 

IMG_E0467.thumb.jpg.11912d47d73054d3f4e5c8dbfa4ad1e9.jpgIMG_E0466.thumb.jpg.1c69dd95c3af087b58c256ea087efe8e.jpgIMG_E0469.thumb.jpg.8135419d8bc450284145fcac59f2f4b2.jpgIMG_E0468.thumb.jpg.69818ab7e8ea6c7426cd6a9e670f116f.jpgIMG_E0470.thumb.jpg.dcff6dbc73d0adc989b4b1170824fc5f.jpg

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

That is so cool, puts a timeline on the white banding on the grills

Would be a steal at those prices today, wonder if there is an inflation calculator to convert to today’s price, I realize another $1200 would have been a lot of money back then but the TD9 would have been desirable for the extra

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, hardtail said:

That is so cool, puts a timeline on the white banding on the grills

Would be a steal at those prices today, wonder if there is an inflation calculator to convert to today’s price, I realize another $1200 would have been a lot of money back then but the TD9 would have been desirable for the extra

I can almost see the salesman in his grey suite and fedora slipping that paper clip over his business card and quote hoping for that sale.

I wasn't sure if I put this in the right category, this was my first topic?  there seems to be several crawler guys on here.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, hardtail said:

That is so cool, puts a timeline on the white banding on the grills

Would be a steal at those prices today, wonder if there is an inflation calculator to convert to today’s price, I realize another $1200 would have been a lot of money back then but the TD9 would have been desirable for the extra

Screenshot_20210818-172332_Chrome.thumb.jpg.515bd90e168dd244c496a2fd5173198e.jpg

Still a steal...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

does it list the $...? will not enlarge here...

that $1200 was only the additional material  6 -9

from other quotes I have seen ,trucks and const equip was famously $$$$ 1880-1950

ie: pu $700-2500  -k5 $6K-  k8> $12K > while there was only a <$3K increase of materials across the range

$133,576
Adjusted for inflation, $12,000 in 1948 is equal to $133,576 in 2021.
Annual inflation over this period was 3.36%.
you can get a lot of china dozer for $130K    truck not so

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The TD9's went up a lot in price in 9 years.  Check out this invoice from 1957 (machine was a 56 and I still have it).  Maybe someone with computer smarts can tell me what the US/Canada exchange rates were in 48 and 57 as this machine (my Dad's) is in Canadian dollars. (Personal info. blotted out but you can see what he traded in and what the payments were).  

TD991Invoice1957a.jpg

  • Thanks 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Had to be 5 or 6 years ago neighbor could not rely on his T6 and TD 6 to get his vineyard work done on time. So he bought a new  New Holland / Fiat crawler about the same size but twice the ponies of a TD6 and the 3 pt and 3 hydraulic valves for $40,000 ++. Somewhere I ran across a price for a new Cat D2 mid 1950's. So using google for inflation numbers for the years between, they where within 2 or 3000 dollars of each other, even with 3pt and built in hydraulics. 

 

The Cat like the TD 6 is way less HP than a NH crawler. And the NH are noted to start needing new parts at 6000 to 7000 hours, probably last a bit better with old time farmer owner operator than than the "help" most vineyards use. But the old ones did  better in there time, but parts are iffy some times and you need to get work done today.

 

He has found more used parts and TD 6 is going again. Any help drives the NH he run the TD 6 if he uses it.  

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, ray54 said:

The Cat like the TD 6 is way less HP than a NH crawler. And the NH are noted to start needing new parts at 6000 to 7000 hours, probably last a bit better with old time farmer owner operator than than the "help" most vineyards use. But the old ones did  better in there time, but parts are iffy some times and you need to get work done today.

 

the industry std has been for years 3500 hrs and most mega BTO,will full $ write off and dump a machine 5500 >. hrs to a ritchie sale for foreign re-purpose.,obviously they get the parts for cheap.

right now < 7K hr is in demand $$$$$$, since new is NLA or simply china $%(&*) down 22/7

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 8/18/2021 at 11:56 AM, mmi said:

does it list the $...? will not enlarge here...

$4910 for the 6 and $6140 on the 9 w/blades

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...