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Old 05-07-2011, 12:57 AM
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walker suspension seat vs other options

ok people how is your back, knee and ankles? most scapers dont have smooth lawns and we bounce around on everything. the faster you go the worse it is. does anyone know if they make a suspension foot rest thing? i guess it would be universal. now to the seat two local dealers one is a crook wanting $1000 and another wants about $800. how does the walker seat with weight adjustment compare to others and ive seen on ebay universal ones for about $500. is there a place online that sells walkers cheaper? or let me know about other brands that are just as good? and who is using what? and going from a fixed to suspension how is it? advice ? info? stories? details? let me know thanks
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:02 AM
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oh yeah and northern tool and equipment has the michigan seat highback model v-5300 for $350 everyone loves it but is the walker seat better????? and will that one even fit the walker?
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:09 AM
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I have the Michigan seat. Got it last year and it's been great. First one they sent arrived broken though.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:56 AM
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the v5300 for $350? is it that much higher where its a pain to grab the controls? does it get in the way with left and right hydro controls? and dumping? what mods were made on what model walker? thanks?
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:10 PM
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hey i went from the fixed to suspension seat, on the walker ,this year.
a lot of difference. i got mine from K & M mfg. # 236 i think have to check.
very good seat & worth the upgrade.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:30 PM
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still in the process of walker seat upgrade.... have not got it but might soon. just grabbing attention to see if anyone has done a walker suspension seat upgrade or an after market upgrade and what mods with pros an cons did you have? and after market brands and model numbers thanks
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:55 PM
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the v5300 for $350? is it that much higher where its a pain to grab the controls? does it get in the way with left and right hydro controls? and dumping? what mods were made on what model walker? thanks?
Walker sells a kit to raise the levers when you install a suspension seat.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:34 PM
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I just installed the Michigan suspension seat from Northern Tool to my Walker MBK. I only had to drill two new holes, and extend the wiring for the new switch under the seat. It is a lot heavier and makes lifting the body to access the motor a bit tougher. It also extends forwards a bit farther and I can't pull the handles back to go in reverse quite as far, but I don't notice the difference. A lot better ride, and I think the handle height is perfect now.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:18 PM
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the grammar seat walker uses is a piece of junk
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