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#1 E350 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 17, 2015 - 11:00 PM

This is what I have found so far. Michigan Seat Contoured Industrial Seat — Black, Model# V-900

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Michigan Seat Contoured Industrial Seat — Black, Model# V-900 | Construction Agriculture Seats| Northern Tool + Equipment

But I am concerned that it might be too high back to reach back to manipulate implements.

Any suggestions for durability and comfort?

 

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Posted May 17, 2015 - 11:11 PM

I got one of those seats at a yard sale for $2 and have tried to it it to about 6 tractors, but it hasn't looked correct for any of them yet....

Not saying it isn't comfy, it hugs my 140 pounds nicely. Bet you over 200 pounds and it would be uncomfy.

Too bad it doesn't look right on anything....

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Posted May 18, 2015 - 06:38 AM

IMO the best seat for a Garden Tractor is its original one! :thumbs:


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 06:46 AM

IMO the best seat for a Garden Tractor is its original one! :thumbs:

I agree with Bolens 1000.  I like the lower back type the best.  I have one of those molded plastic type on a tractor I just got and it my come off and go back to the original Bolens seat.  As for reaching controls behind you from the seat, nothing I use has any control that can be accessed from the seat.  Even the plow has to be adjusted from the ground. :wave:

 

If the padding is gone fold up some old T-Shirts and stuff them in a burlap bag and put that on the seat for a little cushon.  Works great and cheep too.


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 07:05 AM

It looks like that type of seat may be fine for some body types but not for others. The flatter shape of most GT seats is more forgiving of differences in operator size. The mounting bolt pattern and possibility of safety switch accommodation are 2 other factors.



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Posted May 18, 2015 - 07:47 AM

Wouldn't you rather have something that reclines and has a cup holder???


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 11:16 AM

Ya I'm thinking if I were to have to put hours of seat time in I would be going to the boneyard and dragging home a bucket seat out of car,,,leather, heated, reclining, 

My lawn takes all of 15 minutes and I have one of Napa free promotion seat cushions as the padding on my seat is long gone

 

just put the tractor seat on when you drag it to the show and shine


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 04:43 PM

The best one would have arm rests, cups holders, and a cooler under one arm rest and a tool box under the other :rocker2:

 

 

But I have never seen one like that  :(



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Posted May 18, 2015 - 04:49 PM

The best one would have arm rests, cups holders, and a cooler under one arm rest and a tool box under the other :rocker2:

 

 

But I have never seen one like that  :(

 

Is that really a tractor if it has all that? :poke:

 

In all seriousness I bet that day will come, the new Cub Cadets have blue tooth built in, Televisions and I pads are probably next!


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 05:57 PM

Is that really a tractor if it has all that? :poke:

 

In all seriousness I bet that day will come, the new Cub Cadets have blue tooth built in, Televisions and I pads are probably next!

No electronics just places for beer and tools :smilewink:


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 10:25 PM

Hey guys:  Thanks for your suggestions.*  Just based on the reviews I have read (mostly on northern tool, amazon, tractor supply, and at sears.com), it looks like Michigan Seat (Milsco) gets the highest ratings for comfort and durability of the moderate or low priced seats. 

 

I think I will order this low back Michigan Seat: 

 

http://www.northernt...oduct_7687_7687

 

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If it looks like the 1993 garden tractor (Craftsman GT6000 20HP Twin Kohler) can handle a higher back seat, I will probably go with the Michigan high back seat in the first post in this thread and put the low back seat on the 1994 riding mower (Craftsman II 19HP Twin B&S).

 

The only implement I would like to lean back and manipulate is the Gannon Earthcavator 42" which I am currently rebuilding and repainting, but maybe chieffan is correct, it may only be able to be properly manipulated from the ground.

 

I will report back with what I find when I get the low back Milsco seat.

 

* Bolens 1000:  Don't full size tractors have all that already?  BTW, I am also looking for a good set of wireless headphones if you guys have suggestions.



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Posted May 18, 2015 - 10:53 PM

Hey guys:  Thanks for your suggestions.*  Just based on the reviews I have read (mostly on northern tool, amazon, tractor supply, and at sears.com), it looks like Michigan Seat (Milsco) gets the highest ratings for comfort and durability of the moderate or low priced seats. 

 

I think I will order this low back Michigan Seat: 

 

http://www.northernt...oduct_7687_7687

 

attachicon.gif17432_400x4001.jpg

 

If it looks like the 1993 garden tractor (Craftsman GT6000 20HP Twin Kohler) can handle a higher back seat, I will probably go with the Michigan high back seat in the first post in this thread and put the low back seat on the 1994 riding mower (Craftsman II 19HP Twin B&S).

 

The only implement I would like to lean back and manipulate is the Gannon Earthcavator 42" which I am currently rebuilding and repainting, but maybe chieffan is correct, it may only be able to be properly manipulated from the ground.

 

I will report back with what I find when I get the low back Milsco seat.

 

* Bolens 1000:  Don't full size tractors have all that already?  BTW, I am also looking for a good set of wireless headphones if you guys have suggestions.

 

I have some pretty nice seats for sale, they are high back and well padded. I have one on my Bolens right now (that's the only picture I have) I have quite a few of them, although they might have a cross threaded broken bolt in one mounting hole.

$50 + shipping, send me a PM if interested, I can get pictures and more info if needed.

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Posted May 18, 2015 - 11:19 PM

BTS:  Here's your chance to upload some pictures and prices in this thread!


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Posted May 19, 2015 - 06:36 AM

BTS:  Here's your chance to upload some pictures and prices in this thread!

Sales ads go in the classifieds!


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Posted May 19, 2015 - 10:17 AM

Oops! BTS: Make sure you post a link to your sales ads in the classifieds!

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