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#1 twostep OFFLINE  

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 09:59 PM

So after Daniel's plow day I decided that the seat on the kubota is just not set up for a guy my size. Couple that with the fact that the seat pan is breaking apart and the factory cover is shot. I'm thinking of replacing the seat all together. Anyone else went down this road? suggest any good seats?

Here is a factory replacement:
http://www.ebay.com/...5504#vi-content

Here is what I'm thinking of going with:
http://www.ebay.com/...441251687&ps=54

The second one is cheaper, has more padding, has arm rest and comes with sliding tracks. Fabricating a mount for it is more work but not a problem. Besides even if I replace it with a factory style I still need to mod the mounts so it sits a few inches further back.
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Posted November 02, 2012 - 10:00 PM

I'd go with the 2nd one myself. Similarly built to what I put on my Allis 620.

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 10:10 PM

I'd have to agree with Daniel. My back hurts just looking at that first seat. If you get it please let us know your feelings on it.

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 11:02 PM

I'd have to agree with Daniel. My back hurts just looking at that first seat. If you get it please let us know your feelings on it.


Yeah, mine isn't too happy after sitting on it for a couple of hours.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 04:57 AM

Yeah,I too like the 2nd one better of the two.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 05:14 AM

I'm a huge fan of the pan style seat, That's what I use on all of my GT's as long as it's a style that will look right with a pan style. I'd say if it's comfort your looking for you should deff go with option #2, I think you'll be happier. good luck!

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 05:52 AM

I agree the first one looks painful. Some of my large ag tractors have arm rests (pretty nice) I had a GT with arm rests that I removed because it seemed like I was always hitting my elbow on them when turning to look at what the plow, tiller, mower, etc was up to. The seat you pictured with arms looks wider than the one I had so it might be o.k. I agree that if your not restoring the tractor you need comfort and dependability. The last one aftermarket one I got came from AgriSupply.com They send me a catalog monthly all kinds of stuff usually a couple pages of seats. Good luck !
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Posted November 03, 2012 - 06:17 AM

I'm a huge fan of the pan style seat, That's what I use on all of my GT's as long as it's a style that will look right with a pan style. I'd say if it's comfort your looking for you should deff go with option #2, I think you'll be happier. good luck!


I also like the pan style seats. I have been looking for a JD colored cover for the one on my 140 but all eBay has is one that looks homemade.

Edited by GTTinkerer, November 03, 2012 - 06:20 AM.


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Posted November 03, 2012 - 06:26 AM

I also like the pan style seats. I have been looking for a JD colored cover for the one on my 140 but all eBay has is one that looks homemade.

Look here, they may have what you need...not sure but anythings possible. Good luck.
http://www.scruggsfa...er-lp92334.html

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 06:54 AM

Look here, they may have what you need...not sure but anythings possible. Good luck.
http://www.scruggsfa...er-lp92334.html


This is the one I found on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/...=item35b7d67ff8

This one also: http://www.ebay.com/...=item19d297dd9b

And this one: http://www.ebay.com/...=item19d22980dc

Probably going to go with the second one.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 10:51 PM

Thanks for the links on those covers. The Kubota seat is not shaped or the same size as an old school tractor pan seat. That's all i ever set in on our old Massey. I tell you though, those old school ones were shaped much more fitting than the 'bota's. I might try one of those covers.

I have decided to just relocate and remount the old seat pan for now. I have higher priorities than a $100 replacement seat. So for now I've reinforced the pan where the hinge brackets were breaking away, cleaned up all of the rust and primed the seat. Plus I've started the bracketry for relocating the seat up an inch or so and back about 3". Still got some welding to do and I'm going to tie the new rear bracket in with the factory rear bracket. I'm going to hold off on paint until winter when I won't be out on the tractor for a week or so.

You can see I'm ditching the 32 year old rubber bumpers that are hard as rocks and switching to springs i scavenged from an old rider that I scrapped out.

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Edited by twostep, November 03, 2012 - 10:54 PM.





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