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what were you older guys paying for trucks in the 80s??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jiggz, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. jiggz

    jiggz LawnSite Senior Member
    from jerz
    Posts: 646

    ive been in biz now for about 6-7 years things are going good but im only 35 so i can only guess the prices back then. i tried checking for the stickerprice of my truck online (1989 f250 4x4) but couldnt find anything.. anyhoo the reason i ask is because i was wasting time today looking at new f250 crew cabs ans one was 86 grand hahahahaha the rest were in the 70s..i know its a crew cab and had some bells.. but common that couldnt have been more then 15 in the late 80s

    if you want, post prices of walkbehinds.ztrs and bigger equpt its sad looking back how cheep stuff was..and i know for a fact my mom and dad wernt paying much less for lawn service back then, then they are now :/
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  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 16,990

    I bought a new Toyota in 1983 got 5500$, and in 1990 a slightley nicer new Toyota for 8000$.

    I bought a new Chevrolet 1500 silverado v8 in 1988 for 15000$.

    70 to 80k for a truck is purley a investment that could bankrupt you.
  3. kandalawncaremgr

    kandalawncaremgr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 223

    Hey I know this isn't a truck but I asked the old man about his 70 chevy nova ss. Which today is worth a great penny. He paid 2800.
  4. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,144

    We bought ours back in 1930 when they were really cheap.
  5. patrick6411

    patrick6411 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    My 1985, maybe 84 ford pick up cost 6500.00 I believe. It was a basic work model the only addition was AC. I paid cash for the truck. I still have the truck it starts and runs great, I use it to work my property, stays in the field, I never drive it on the road or over say 25 mph. Been a great truck.

    Opps just looked at title its an 87
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013
  6. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 16,990

    ts time to get that one out of your front yard:laugh:
  7. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,812

    80 Ford F250 302 was around $5900 you could through 4x4 for around $250
    Or a. 351 for about the same :waving:
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    It wasn't that long ago that trucks were much less expensive. The truck I just bought used ran $15k plus or minus a few bucks brand new in 2007. The same truck is now $24k.
  9. hi_speedreed

    hi_speedreed LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 534

    1988 Chevy S-10 $5600. This sucker was stripped down, lol. It had a heater but no power steering, no A/C, no radio. You lifted the hood and it had that little 4-Tek engine and about 2ft of space on either side. I don't think you can get a vehicle that stripped down anymore.
  10. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,775

    I here ya. My dad bought an s10 in 1986. 4speed, 4 tek engine. Heater that's it. I think it was around $5200. Heck I paid that for new sod cutter.

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