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#1 NeedMoreStuf OFFLINE  

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 08:32 AM

Was able to snag my first Bantam tractor, a running 1956 with original paint and tires. The photos are from the CL ad.
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Posted May 20, 2012 - 08:56 AM

Cool tractor, thanks for sharing!
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Posted May 20, 2012 - 08:58 AM

Neat looking tractor! I saw where there were a few listed down my way....guy wanted I think $4500 for three of them....
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Posted May 20, 2012 - 09:05 AM

I dont normally like to say what I gave for an item but I will say that the guy I got this from was asking $500 OBO.

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 09:54 AM

Funky machine. Best of luck with it!
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Posted May 20, 2012 - 10:57 AM

1956 - That's a long time ago. These little guys represent some of the first steps towards the more modern GT's from the 60's and 70's. I assume you will be restoring it.
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Posted May 20, 2012 - 11:29 AM

$500.00 for a running original Bantam is a great deal. It looks to have the original B&S engine also. Very nice getting this little Gem!! :thumbs:
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Posted May 20, 2012 - 11:38 AM

Yes it has its original 14FB Briggs, also has the optional recoil start and pto drive for running a front mounted rotary mower.

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 11:40 AM

1956 - That's a long time ago. These little guys represent some of the first steps towards the more modern GT's from the 60's and 70's. I assume you will be restoring it.

I like to leave my engines and tractors "in their work clothes" and this one has so much of its original paint and some of the Bantam decals that I hate to touch it.

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 11:56 AM

I saw the pto after I posted, I have a model 3000 that I am trying to find a FB9 (3hp) Briggs for. If you don't know, I believe your is a model 5000 Bantam.

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 12:44 PM

Yes, it is a 5000. And the model 8000 was a Briggs 23FB 8hp. I have a lot of air cooled engines, I collect, but I dont have a 9FB. Our local antique tractor and engine show is coming up next month, maybe Ill run into one there.

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 01:00 PM

Very cool, every time I see one on here it makes me want one more and more! Lol! Good luck with it.
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Posted May 20, 2012 - 01:18 PM

yea, you beat me out. You were picking it up while I was talking to the guy on the phone. got it for a good price, you lucky son of a gun. Congrats!
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Posted May 29, 2012 - 07:53 PM

Love It, and that was a great price. Your 5000 is very clean for its age. I've had a 3000 now for over 30yrs that I just gave to my son. Mine is a 52 Standard 3000.

Matt :thumbs:

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 12:46 AM

Nice rig bowtie !!!




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