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yukon

ive said this before simplicity needs to go back to the old style the new ones are cheap. i got a 1993 in the other day 20 years old, the guy bought it new still runs great and mows great i think this is why i keep going back to them, and i love the lines.i wouldnt have anything else.

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perry
quote:Originally posted by Talntedmrgreen

I love the lines too...I think I've become partial to the 7100's, from the seat.


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id="quote">does this mean you are switching over to RBT's ? :D you guys with longer legs fit better on them anyway.

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perry
quote:Originally posted by yukon

ive said this before simplicity needs to go back to the old style the new ones are cheap. else.

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id="quote">what was the last year of these older style tractors ?. and how much were they new ? imagine what the cost of one of these today would be sm00

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Chris727

1999-2000 were the last run. They sold for around $5800 with manual steering. They were over $6k with power steering. To compete with mowers of today the would have required major design changes. They needed a 50-54" deck option and a foot control hydrostat.

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Brettw
quote:To compete with mowers of today the would have required major design changes. They needed a 50-54" deck option and a foot control hydrostat.id="quote">
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......and cheap smack frames, parts, tin, (plastic), drivetrain, etc.....

They just could not compete with the box store stuff. Not many people can appreciate a true garden tractor, and could never see paying 5-6K for a "lawn mower". But I would have to agree. 30-40, even 50 years later, many of these are still working on a regular basis. Pretty great testament!

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