Michigan Supension Seat ???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tagg, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Tagg

    Tagg LawnSite Member
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    We are looking to upgrade our Turf Tiger Seats to these supension seats. Just wondering if anybody has had any experience with these seats that are marketed by www.northerntool.com part # 17566. Michigan seat # V-5300. Northern Tool shows that seat ships without any mounting hardware ??? :dizzy:To anybody that has used these seats, was there a problem mounting ??? Is there a better seat out there ? Thanks in advance.:usflag:
  2. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

    We had to stretch 2 holes on an older turf tiger---I would guess it is the same for all of them.
  3. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    HOLY crap 319.00 and it's BLACK......

    Dont come to texas
  4. Tagg

    Tagg LawnSite Member
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    $ 319.00 and it's Dark Gray in color.:usflag:
  5. Lawn Pawn

    Lawn Pawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from zone 3
    Posts: 568

    Put that seat from N.T. on my new Scag T-Cub three days ago...... Best money I could have spent! Need to make spacer for clearance.... this is how I did it.

  6. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,426

    The Michigan seat at Northern tool is identical to the Scag version (except seat cover, color, etc) The bolt holes will line up though you may have to play with it (I did on the Northern version and the original version). The seat looks grey on the website buy believe me it is black when you get it and that's the reason I sent it back. Other than the color it was fine.

    It is important to realize when you buy this seat from Exmark and Scag you get the shut off adaptor wires (shuts the engine off when you get off the seat) and stop plates to keep the seat from going too far forward or back ward. On the Exmark I was able to slide the seat back till it hit the engine with out the stop plates so you could tear the seat up bouncing up and down against the engine if you were not careful. So there are a few extra items that you get with the factory seat but the Northern seat will work fine if you like black (believe me it is black and doesn't look like the picture on the website).

    $319 is a good deal if you like the color.
  7. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    there was one in last months turff MAg. If I recall it was 103.00
  8. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 875

    It's very black - prove me wrong !!!!!:usflag:

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