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Old 07-21-2013, 04:49 PM
honda55 honda55 is offline
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General info on Suspension Seats??

I definitely need a suspension seat. After some research online I have found some air bag based ones, and some OEM knockoffs. Are the Toro/Exmark suspension seats just hydrolic/spring? or air? I just am looking for some general info. Any decently priced aftermarket seats that have a good rep? $600 from the dealer for the toro one seems awful pricey.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:08 PM
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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.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...8424_200268424
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:15 AM
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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.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...8424_200268424
I bought the same seat on ebay for $125.00 Sometimes you can get a good deal.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:39 PM
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hows the ride compared to a stock toro seat? Definitely worth the money?
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:22 PM
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It's worth it to me. I had to get the seat because my was killing me from so much bouncing. I come home now, and my back doesn't hurt. Can't put a price tag on that.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:38 PM
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gonna order it now!!!
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:30 AM
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Honda55 if you haven't ordered yet, check out the ET air ride suspension . It's the most comfortable seat suspension for rough terrain I've ever used on a mower.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:54 AM
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Just bought a seat suspension system off ebay for my Ztrac and it made a world of difference.
Just had to get used to sitting a little higher. http://www.ebay.com/itm/151073346086...84.m1439.l2649
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:40 AM
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Just bought a seat suspension system off ebay for my Ztrac and it made a world of difference.
Just had to get used to sitting a little higher. http://www.ebay.com/itm/151073346086...84.m1439.l2649
Just took that off my mower and replaced it with the ET Air ride . The ET blows that thing away in comfort. The ET sit's about an 1 1/2 " higher then that mechanical suspension does but hasn't hindered me in any way. Comfort as well as cutting times have increased due to you can carry more speed without the jarring effect using the ET compared to the mechanical suspension.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:28 AM
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Just took that off my mower and replaced it with the ET Air ride . The ET blows that thing away in comfort. The ET sit's about an 1 1/2 " higher then that mechanical suspension does but hasn't hindered me in any way. Comfort as well as cutting times have increased due to you can carry more speed without the jarring effect using the ET compared to the mechanical suspension.
You should post a link.
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