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Old 05-12-2013, 11:54 PM
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Anyone Have A ZTR Puffer Air Ride Seat?

I'm getting older, or mowing more now (I'm sticking with the later) and I'm feeling it in my back when I don't use the stander. So now I'm looking for a suspension seat. While searching I found the Puffer Air Ride Seat Platform.

I've checked their website out but can't find any information on them when I do a search here on lawnsite. I'm curious if anyone here has used them? I need to do something to make the ride on the Exmark a little smoother.

Any input on the air ride seat would be appreciated.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:30 AM
Dylan's Lawn Care Dylan's Lawn Care is offline
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I have never seen that seat before but Gravely offers a air ride seat on the 400 series ztr. I have the Gravely 460 and the air seat is amazing.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:51 AM
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I saw that on their video. I had planned to buy a Michigan seat as they seemed to have the highest marks amongst other LCO's. Then I saw the air seat and now I'm thinking spend the extra money and have total comfort.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:03 AM
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I drove a older Exmark last with a Michigan seat and ill take Gravely's air ride any day. I think the only other mower that can compete with the Gravely for comfort is Ferris. Someone needs to put the Gravely seat on a Ferris.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:50 AM
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I have a Gravely 452 with the air seat. It truely is amazing and rides like at cloud. Very similar to an over the road tractor trailer truck seat. You can adjust from 0-6" travel, back and forth, seat back, and seat arms also adjust. Gravely also uses rubber isolated platforms under the seat, under your feet, and on the engine cradle. IMO best its ride in the industry!!
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:57 PM
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Seat

i have a used Michigan seat for sale. 300 hours on it - asking 300.00
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:45 AM
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Thanks for the help, I've emailed the company and am asking if I can make a trip there and try a seat or a mower with one installed. I am hoping to hear back soon. Expecting rain this weekend, so it would be ideal for me to travel since I can't mow.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:28 AM
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I called the company and spoke with a representative. I was really happy with talking to him, they have been making these seats for 10 years. Starting out with custom made and custom installed systems. Over the years they have progressed to all in one units. I asked what made their seat better than the Michigan Seat. I was told, buy it. If you don't like it send it back. I'll give you 100% cash back. You'll only be out the cost to ship it back. So I placed my order, should be here by the weekend. Planning to start next week out using it.
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2009 Toro 52" GrandStand W/Powerchute
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Stihl MS 170 & MS 390 Chainsaws
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:41 AM
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i have a used Michigan seat for sale. 300 hours on it - asking 300.00
You sure think a great deal of this seat when asking $300 for a seat with 300 hrs, when you can buy the same seat new for $329.99.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...8424_200268424
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:27 PM
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seat

Not at all - I was told the seat was a 550.00 option when I brought my super Z last year. If it can be brought for that price then I really don't know what it's worth.
Make me an offer, and thanks for letting me know.
Clay
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