Stands for: powerful despite its diminutive size. It also represents a bird iconic to the farm, Bantam's original target market.
Founded in Waverly, IA by Vern and Wilbur Schield.
Company sold to Koehring, brand name transitions to Koehring-Bantam.
Keohring cranes & excavators line acquired by Northwest Engineering
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Bantam #1 is designed as a dragline, used for production of lime for the local farmers.
Develop CR35 – a self-propelled Bantam.
Schield-Bantam company converts from Army truck cab to “cab over” crane carriers.
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.
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