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Old 07-06-2006, 11:04 AM
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Mower suspension seat

Well I think I found a good deal on a mower seat by Michigan seat. Someone on the Exmark forum suggested it and it's 200 dollars cheaper than the factory seat but it is the same seat. It has suspension and I think it is the stock seat for Scag, Hustler, Exmark etc. Here is a link if anyone is interested. $320 http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...8424_200268424
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Old 07-06-2006, 02:57 PM
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very interesting
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Old 07-06-2006, 04:55 PM
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Yes it is A Michigan Seat on a SCAG

Have new Turf Tiger, a week old with supension seat. It says Michigan Seat / 5300 as clear as day. Michigan only offers one commercial turf supension seat & that is it. . .

http://www.mi-seat.com/turf/5300.html

http://www.mi-seat.com/accessories/index.html

Northern Tool Item # 17566 is the seat that came with my mower except mine says SCAG and is brown . . . .
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Old 07-06-2006, 06:42 PM
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northern tool seat

I put a suspention seat on this year, after bad back problems this winter. I got mine from northern tool. I think it was a Italian made seat. Anyway it works well.
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Old 07-06-2006, 08:29 PM
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anyone own this michigan seat? how good does it work??
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:00 PM
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I own one . . .came with my SCAG

It works very well . . . not as smooth as a car, but it sure removes the shock of each little bump, hole or dip . . . You dial in your weight . . . and yes it does work as it should . . .

Northern Tool Item # 17566 is the seat that came with my mower except mine says SCAG and is brown .

See my other post above . . .
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Old 07-07-2006, 12:51 AM
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Same identical seat that came on my Hustler, but with two differences.

#1 - Mine is gray and has an "H" on it.

#2 - Mine was cheaper through my Hustler dealer, by about $50.
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Old 07-07-2006, 01:18 AM
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My Exmark dealer said thier cost was $410. So have you got two seats now or did you just upgrade at the Hustler dealer. $270 sound awfully cheap thru a dealer.
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Old 07-07-2006, 06:52 AM
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From the pictures, I don't see anything underneath (on the frame) to provide any spring/damper action. Yes, the words say "suspension" but it appears the seat frame is bolted directly to the Z frame. Is that right? Is the "suspension" only from the cushioning in the seat itself?

I bought my first ZTR (JD 717A) about two months ago. The ride is a killer on my body. Riding the BullRider sulky is less strenous than sitting on this "bronco" for a few hours per day. I think I need a seat with some spring action to level out the ride.
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Old 07-07-2006, 12:12 PM
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No, the springs & supension system are built in a "torque" fashion . . .Large adjustable springs run front to back with a knob to adjust their tension. I weigh 247 lbs . . . If my wife gets on weighing 105lbs I have to back down the setting or she will have a very stiff ride . . . It is very similar to older truck seats before air seats were introduced . . .
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