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#1 DanP OFFLINE  

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 08:40 AM

When I was a kid (1960's) we had a riding mower that I would like to find out what it was. It was a short mower with the steering wheel almost in your lap. The deck was about 20" or so, I think the deck was round. The unique thing about the mower was in the steering and gears, when you wanted to go in reverse you just turned the wheel all the way around and it went backwards. It had a single front wheel. I think there was a chain from the front wheel to the drive. The hood was cream or white and the body was orange. Any idea what I had?

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 09:07 AM

Swisher Ride King - YouTube

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 09:13 AM

Wasn't there a Bantam that was made like that too?

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 09:41 AM

Sounds like a Big Mow to me.

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 10:05 AM

It is not the Swisher, I think Bantam was the name of it. It was a long time ago!

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 01:47 PM

BANTAM Manuf. Riding Mower Clinton Engine Indianapolis | eBay

This one is missing the hood but maybe it is the same?
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http://www.hydroponi...0714620377.html

This one was made by a different company but had the name Bantam as well.
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Posted October 19, 2011 - 01:54 PM

I had a Swisher years ago and have kick my buttie for trading it off. But the Green color got me.

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 02:03 PM

i all ways wanted one of these little tractors. I dont see the point in a 20in deck rider

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 02:51 PM

Thanks I think it was a Bantam. I would love to have one but not for $1000.00




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