Bantam Tractor Myths
Did Bantam's come with pointer dog decals located on the fenders and under the seat?
We have seen unrestored Bantam's with original paint that did not have pointer dog decals. Also we have never seen the pointer dog decals on Bantam tractors in their advertisements.
Did Bantam put "Standard" embossed on top of the front grill?
We have seen one advertisement that showed a picture with "Standard" on the top of the grill instead of "Bantam".
Did Bantam make tractors prier to 1950?
We are of the understanding that 1950 was when the first Bantam was produced but we have had people tell us that they had them prier to 1950.
Did Falls Products make the Bantam tractor model 5000?
We have seen a picture of one Bantam 5000 with a Falls Products data tag with a serial number of "Show". The only other Falls Products Bantam tractors are made from stamped steel and in no way resemble the model 5000.
Did Bantam make 3 hp and 5 hp with a foot clutch?
We have seen two 3 hp Bantam tractors and they both had a foot operated belt tensioner clutch on the left side.
Did Bantam make 3 hp and 5 hp with no gear shift lever?
We have seen two 3 hp Bantam tractors and they both had no gear shift lever. An early Standard Bantam Tractor brochure states "Tractor may also be furnished without gear shift - with only one speed forward and no reverse".
Is the Wildcat a copy of the Bantam tractor?
Rumor is that the Wildcat was made by a former Engineer who left Bantam and made his version of the Bantam model 5000. This tractor has squared off rear fenders and a tool box under the seat.
Bantam Tractor 5000 Transmission Rebuild Parts
Part Description Amount Bantam Part No. Part Manufacture Part No.
Rear Axle Sleeve Bearing 2 ea. 5354 BRBU 1418-08
Oil Seal- Rear Axle 2 ea. 5361 Federal Mogul 254287
Oil Seal- Splined Shaft- Frt. 1 ea. 8316 Federal Mogul 470954
Main Drive Gear Bearing 1 ea. 8306 Truck Kraft TKK-TK470954
Gasket-Differential Hsg. 1 ea. 5372 Handmade
Gasket- Worm Shaft Brg. Cap 1 ea. 5369 Handmade
Gasket- Transm. To diff. 1 ea. 5301 Handmade
Gasket- Transm. Frt. Brg. Cap. 1 ea. 5319 Handmade
Gasket- Transm. Cover 1 ea. 5328 Handmade
Bantam Tractor 5000 Engine Rebuild Parts
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