MY L1500DT is in a Kubota Ad!!

billrigsby

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Back in March I received an email from Peter Easterlund at TractorData.com,
I had sent him photos of my L1500DT after the restoration.
He was contacted for a photo of an old L1500 tractor for a Kubota ad.

He forwarded me the contact information and I contacted Martin Williams Advertising in Minneapolis.
One of their clients is Kubota and they were looking to find a head on shot for usage in a Kubota 50th anniversary print ad.
He included a concept of what the ad would look like.

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I sent him some photos and the rest, as they say is history,
ad runs in the 09/20 edition of Family Handyman.
Here is the final approved rendition of the ad.....
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Jchonline

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Very nice. I am sure the royalties will pay your descendants for decades to come!

I have to say I might just like the 50 year old original look better!
 
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Very cool. I, too, like the look of the older model.
 
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The Evil Twin

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It would be a risk, but they should offer a limited edition anniversary model with the bug-eye hood. I think that would be cool.
But like the car manufacturers found out....it could fly, or fail.
 
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DustyRusty

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Are they going to send you a new tractor as payment? Great ad, but I would have liked it better if they had taken the loader off for a true comparison.
 
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billrigsby

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Very nice. I am sure the royalties will pay your descendants for decades to come!

I have to say I might just like the 50 year old original look better!

Got the standard Getty Image fee of $175,
gotta go to work tomorrow!
 
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Very nice. I am sure the royalties will pay your descendants for decades to come!

I have to say I might just like the 50 year old original look better!
I do, too. Many of today's new tractors are borderline ugly, to my eye.
 
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Velma

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Kubota put together a nice history of the last 50 years decade by decade on their website. I think your tractor maybe there as well that photo looked familiar.
 

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Clearly the older design is strictly utilitarian whereas the new design caters more to the cartoony, Transformer crowd. Most likely designed by millennial aged employees.
 
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bucktail

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Hard to find a better looking L1500. Interesting to use a gray model but I suppose it's tough to tell the difference between that and an L185DT.
I like the looks of that era.. it has the overhang that reminds me of the JD 10 and 20 series.
 

billrigsby

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Got some copies of the magazine today, right on the back cover!
I was told by the ad guy,
"the back cover is the most expensive position in the magazine,
followed by the two inside covers".

Who knew?

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