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#1 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted April 06, 2011 - 11:53 AM

I found this little jewel up in north TX. this week, so dad and I got it bought along with a few other great finds, that I will be posting over the next day or so.:smile1:

We found a 3hp Brigg to put back on this, also got 2 new rear ags for it. From what I have learned, this is a pre- Bantam, made by Standard Ind., which became Bantam in Lebanon IN. 14 mile from where dad and I grew up.

It has an aluminum hood, which was changed to a steel stamping on the Bantam.


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Posted April 06, 2011 - 11:55 AM

Great find and appears to be in pretty nice shape.

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Posted April 06, 2011 - 12:28 PM

Nice find.

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Posted April 06, 2011 - 12:30 PM

Looks to be pretty nice.

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Posted April 06, 2011 - 08:12 PM

Nice Find!

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Posted April 06, 2011 - 08:16 PM

Very rare find, and pricey little jewels too!

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Posted April 08, 2011 - 02:25 PM

I have been talking to a guy in MO. who is a big Bantam collector, and he says this is a 1950 Standard ( the same as Bantam 3000, but an early verison). This one was built when the Co. was still building a few at a time and they were all a little different. Dad's doesn't have a motor clutch, but has a handle that lifts the drive shaft up toward the engine allowing the belt to slip. Daryen said he had never seen one made this way, but felt that it was original.

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Posted April 08, 2011 - 02:31 PM

Neat little tractor. I had a chance to see a pair of Bantams a few years back and then recently a restored one has been coming to the local tractor show here. Very unique but also really small.

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 07:56 PM

Brian, the more I look at your Standard, the more I realize how unique yours is! It doesn't have a transmission, the input shaft goes directly into the differential, and the way it has the lever on the side that lift the pulley to disengage the belt is really cool! All these little tractors are rare, but I've never seen one like yours. You need to get to work, so I can see what that little Standard will look like all fixed up! :bigrofl: :tractor_rocks:

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Posted June 01, 2012 - 03:46 PM

Brian, do you have an engine for it, or are you trying to find one? I really like the aluninum hood too. The nose on mine is aluminum, but the hood is stamped steel. Thanks

Matt :thumbs:
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Posted June 01, 2012 - 04:12 PM

Brian looks like you and your Dad have a nice project to work on together. I hope you start a thread on the restoration. I think it will be interesting to read as you go along.
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Posted June 02, 2012 - 09:59 AM

Brian, do you have an engine for it, or are you trying to find one? I really like the aluninum hood too. The nose on mine is aluminum, but the hood is stamped steel. Thanks

Matt :thumbs:


I am still looking for a B&S FB9 engine for this tractor. I have a Briggs 5S (I think thats the right model #) to put in it, but it's not the right engine. I would love to find the right one..

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Posted June 02, 2012 - 12:21 PM

I'll keep my eyes and ears open for a 9fb Brian. I wish I had bought the one on ebay a couple of weaks ago, that would have given me a good reason to head your way. I'll do some searching. :thumbs:

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Posted June 02, 2012 - 12:27 PM

I have been watching ebay, I must have missed it. Thanks :thumbs:

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Posted June 02, 2012 - 02:34 PM

It was a small 1956 1500watt generator with a 9fb, and they had relisted it 3 times, and it was down to $150. It was in Tenessee, but I had some friends just a few miles away, I should have had them pick it up for me. Oh well, there will be others. :thumbs:

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