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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:57 pm    Post subject: Value Of 1950 A John Deere Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I found a real nice original 1950 A JD for sale..Runs good,good sheet metal,all 4 tires decent,etc..It really doesnt need anything...Its a 3 speed-2 speed and no roll-a-matic.

The owner told me to make him an offer...I dont want to insult him so what do you think would be fair? I havent really been following the value of old JD"s..Dad had a 1947 A JD when I was in high school so have good memories of one..

Thanks in advance..
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Value Of 1950 A John Deere Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Whats the serial #, does it have 2 gas tanks, round rear axle housings or square. General cond of sheet metal, rear rims showing any calcium deterioration ,muffler hole been butchered for muff replacement,wide or narrow front a photo if you can would help.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Value Of 1950 A John Deere Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have what I believe is a 1950 JD A s/n 664690. It has a single stick 6 speed transmission, square rear axles, and runs on gas only,one tank, no extra holes in the dash for fuel switching valve. My Dad bought this new. The way he talked, 1951 was a bad year with wet corn, cheap hogs etc. so I'm doubtful he bought it then? My Granddad had a round axle double stick A that I always understood was a 1948 model. Just trolling for a reply in order to learn something. Gene
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Value Of 1950 A John Deere Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Don't know where you're at, but around here in Indyohmich decent A's with "virgin" hoods and good tires bring 1500 to 2 grand. Usually a little more for the later single gearshift models 'cause to pull 'em they like the slow low gear. I wouldn't take less than 2500 for my '48 because it has 80% 151 F & R Firestones all around and uncut hood and fenders...100% complete.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Value Of 1950 A John Deere Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I looked at it quickly after dark beside a road so no pictures,serial number..Owner wasnt home but got a phone number..Called him the next day and he said its a 1950 model and needs nothing..Its a NF..
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Value Of 1950 A John Deere Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If it is as nice as you say I would say $1800-2200. I drove a 49 as a kid and never had a complaint with the Hi/Lo transmission. It was a little faster on the road than the 52 I had but the 5th. gear was nice for spraying or dusting. If I was looking for a nice A I would take either one. I think $2000 would buy it.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Value Of 1950 A John Deere Reply to specific post Reply with quote

GPopkes wrote:
(quoted from post at 19:58:42 11/26/12) I have what I believe is a 1950 JD A s/n 664690. It has a single stick 6 speed transmission, square rear axles, and runs on gas only,one tank, no extra holes in the dash for fuel switching valve. My Dad bought this new. The way he talked, 1951 was a bad year with wet corn, cheap hogs etc. so I'm doubtful he bought it then? My Granddad had a round axle double stick A that I always understood was a 1948 model. Just trolling for a reply in order to learn something. Gene
You would be correct on both. The transmission went to single stick in early 50 model at serial number 648000. The square axle came at 650764, also 1950. It would be possible for a tractor to sit on a lot a year before it sold.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Value Of 1950 A John Deere Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A friend of mine called me a week ago wanting to sell a '48 A for $3000. It does have nearly new rubber though which I interpret to be $1000 to $1400 worth. Trouble is, I'm busy sniffing on a 620.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Value Of 1950 A John Deere Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CLW, thank you for the response. This adds a little more certainty to what I always thought.
Gene
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Value Of 1950 A John Deere Reply to specific post Reply with quote

HMMMMM? we were told our A was a 1949. It was a single stick rollamatic, square axle and powertrol. We were told since it had a magneto it was pre-1950. Serial number data wasn't as available when we had it as it is now. I didn't write the serial number down and the tractor is long gone.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Value Of 1950 A John Deere Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If it had a single stick it had to be 648000 (early 1950) or later. Roll-O-matic was an option. Had nothing to do with the year. The Mag. could be ordered on the tractor even after the Dist. became standard equipment starting with serial number 659289 in 1950.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:05 am    Post subject: Re: Value Of 1950 A John Deere Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They always need something. I agree , $2000 would be tops and that is if you are going to keep it. You won"t make anything on it but you can"t lose either. It"s basically a "use up the old "49 parts" 1950. Like others said,single stick square axle "real""50 "A" would maybe be worth $2500.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Value Of 1950 A John Deere Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well that would mean ours was ordered with a mag or in the 20 some odd years it roamed the earth before it came to live with us someone converted it to a mag (don't think so no switch or hole for one) or the dealer was a little off and it was a tractor made between 650,764 (square axles) and 659,289 (standard distributor). At the time our "Dealer" really wasn't a dealer, they sold and serviced JD equipment for years but lost the franchise, they continued on with the shop and dealing in used equipment. Ownership/management had changed, dating things meant looking through the sales orders and seeing what the SN was on stuff that was sold new and when it was delivered, not accounting for the time it might of set on their lot. They weren't into model years but more concerned with serial numbers. They had a blank page or two in the front of their parts manual where they'd write your name and serial number down so they could refer back when you needed a part that had a serial number break. If their parts book is still floating around betcha my dad's name and our tractor serial number is in the "A" book and his name and baler serial number is in the 24T book.
 
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