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Aftermarket Suspension Seats - Opinions on options

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nathannc, May 27, 2008.

  1. nathannc

    nathannc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 248

    I am looking for several options for a suspension seat for my Exmark lazer Z and would like the group's opinions.

    Option 1
    http://www.mowerseat.com/Seats.html This site has the Turfglider suspension seat described as:

    "Our premier seat includes the patent-pending
    Terrain JockeyTM Suspension System!

    - Terrain JockeyTM Suspension attenuates low frequency vibration.
    - Contoured back & seat with side bolsters for extra support.
    - High resistance foam with Ultra-FreshTM moisture protectant.
    - Marine-grade vinyl in 2-tone black & grey.
    - Flip-up arms with polyurethane comfort pads.
    - Auto-grade hardware & powder coated metal parts.
    - Delta 6520 n/o double pole seat switch.
    - Heavy duty, low profile seat sliders.
    - Standard deck bolt pattern [11" x 11 1/4"]."

    Cost 324.00 delivered.

    OPTION 2

    The Ultra Low Profile Mechanical Suspension by K&M manufacturing that attaches to your existing seat. Suspension travel on this unit is only 1 inch but, I don't know how that compares with my other options. Also, it raises seat height about 2 inches but, I don't know how that compares to my other options either.


    Cost $157.00 plus shipping.

    OPTION 3

    Northern Tools best suspension seat for mowers is supposed to be like the optional seat that you can get from Exmark for a lot more.

    Cost $319.00 plus shipping.

    OPTION 4

    Sell my low hour Exmark and get a Ferris.

    Cost A lot but, my back is worth it.

    What do you all think??
  2. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,299

    I guess you've tried airing down the tires to about 8 psi, but if not, that should help some. The Michigan seat from Northern is a very popular mower seat. Out of the other options, I'd probably go with it. I'd like a suspension platform or full suspension seat on my Ferris sometimes.

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