Originally Posted by Joel D
I just went through the same thing a couple months ago. I ended up with the Michigan seat (link at the bottom). It's not as nice as the Toro seat, but is a great improvement over the seat I had on my Toro 3000 series. The Michigan bolts right on with not modifications. It's the same seat they use on Scags and Hustlers.
I bought the same seat on ebay for $125.00 Sometimes you can get a good deal.