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Ramairfreak98ss
10-16-2008, 06:03 PM
I swore my 08 Ferris is3100z came with the "upgraded" $500~ option suspension seat? I guess not, now granted the whole machine has suspension and rides nice, the seat has a spring in the very back but its only for the on/off seat kill switch..

I notice sometimes if i hit a big bump, the suspension takes the impact but the seat still jolts me up in the air. Why would a seat like this be a $500 ferris option on the smaller mowers and standard on mine if it still is not supsension?

My 05 1000z seat looks like my newest one, but thats it, my 1500z has a black firm seat, little but i feel comfortable.

The is3100z has a high back seat, but common, how could these be a $500 upgrade over the standard seats on lower models? my "seat" itself i dont think has any suepension in it anywhere.

ed2hess
10-16-2008, 06:06 PM
Scag has springs in the regular standard seat and yours probably does also, but at minimum it has a bunch of foam.

IMAGE
10-16-2008, 08:15 PM
The common "$500" seat is a michigan seat. It is easy to spot because it has a roller dial on the bottom front edge. The dial is used to adjust the ride for the weight of the operator. As far as I know, its the most common suspension seat used on ZTR's

DUSTYCEDAR
10-16-2008, 08:22 PM
i bought some for my lazers just slide under the old seat
200 bucks a piece i think i paid

Green Team Landscaping
10-16-2008, 08:29 PM
Don't they already have suspension for the whole thing?

retrodog
10-16-2008, 08:35 PM
I think Northern Tool sells the Michigan seat for $325, a must have if you spent 5+ hours mowing a day!!

bohiaa
10-16-2008, 08:42 PM
yeaaa there are after markett product I hear there worth the money but Not for my employees....

mainstreet1984
10-16-2008, 09:10 PM
www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=245273
here the seat for 106 bucks I am using it and it's gooood!

Ramairfreak98ss
10-17-2008, 12:49 AM
so what seat does Ferris use just a taller generic? i mean wouldnt a suspension seat on top of the suspension on the mower make things ride/feel like a caddy?

http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/43312/2596145480036233031S600x600Q85.jpg

theres mine if you can tell from the pic? Only REAL suspension seat i can think of is the air ride deal that comes in a John Deere tractor thats really expensive.. those basically float and this does nothing similar lol.

djflats
10-17-2008, 08:15 AM
I added a suspension seat kit to my "rough-rider", the TANK M48. It cost $200 installed but well worth it.

ALC-GregH
10-17-2008, 08:29 AM
Here's a pic of my Cub with suspension seat. It makes a world of difference in the ride. Most definitely worth the extra cash to have a suspension seat on the mower.
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/501/Dscn2639.jpg

Big C
10-17-2008, 08:35 AM
i bought some for my lazers just slide under the old seat
200 bucks a piece i think i paid

^^^^^I have the same model on my Lazer Too^^^^^

djflats
10-17-2008, 08:36 AM
The only bad thing about the suspension seat kit is the height is raises the seat. It's about 1 1/2" taller now.