Bantam Cranes

  • Stands for: powerful despite its diminutive size. It also represents a bird iconic to the farm, Bantam's original target market.
  • Bantam was a brand of cranes and excavators.
  • Based in Waverly, Iowa.
  • Bantam products were sold worldwide.

Bantam Products

  • Truck mounted crane

 

Bantam

Historical Overview

1942
Founded in Waverly, IA by Vern and Wilbur Schield.

1963
Company sold to Koehring, brand name transitions to Koehring-Bantam.

1987
Koehring cranes & excavators line acquired by Northwest Engineering.

Northwest Engineering acquires Terex Corporation, and through merger, name is changed to Terex Corporation.

Distinguished Historical Accomplishments

1940
Bantam #1 is designed as a dragline, used for production of lime for the local farmers.

1953
Development of CR35 – a self-propelled Bantam.

1954
Schield-Bantam company converts from Army truck cab to “cab over” crane carriers.

1956
With 1,017 cranes sold in 1955, Bantam claims to be the world’s largest producer of truck mounted power cranes – excavators. Company goes public.

To find replacement parts for Bantam legacy brand cranes, please contact our Parts team.