SEAT FOR ZERO TURN Dixie Chopper or ?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Florida's Suncoast Lawn Care, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Hello,

    I need a new seat soon. My seat doesn't look so bad but the metal backing is rusted out from the previous owner having his rig in the rain in an uncovered trailer. The seat works fine. The previous owner has it CHAINED upright and it works. But it's a little rigged up. The mower only has 800 hours. It's a Dixie Chopper LT2000.

    I have found a cheap seat on Ebay for $105. Tell me what you think. Or if you have a better idea? I'm really looking for an armrest seat cheap as possible. I'm thinking about stopping by Tractor Supply and see if they have something.

    Search: UNIVERSAL High Back Seat for Lawn & Garden Tractors Mowers / Off Road Equipment. on Ebay.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/UNIVERSAL-H...225?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f14c7ae31
     
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Have you check out Tractor Supply on Kings Hwy?? They have several different seats in stock. You can measure BOLT PATTERNS to see if they match up. IMHO to pay a tad more for the right bolt pattern can be a big time and cost savings.


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  3. Cool thanks. I think I will check now they close in 20 min. Who are you with?
     
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am a One man Pest Control company. I live in Lake Suzy near the two different private Airports.


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  5. Tractor supply has the same seat in stock for $100. So basically the same price after tax. I'm considering it still.

    I bought a Craftsman weed trimmer yesterday at Sears and it's a POS. My echo is down waiting on a new carburetor to come in. I figured with 31cc the Craftsman would be powerful. Pfft. Not nearly as much torque as the 28cc echo has. Plus the echo head is easier to refill and holds more line.
     
  6. Ric

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    Actually a lot Cheaper because of SHIPPING & HANDLING CHARGES. But the Important thing is to buy the right seat so the Bolt holes match up. It makes it a lot easier to install the new seat.

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  7. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Saw a gypsy with a recliner on his D Chopper today... no fooling. Wish I had my camera ready.
     
  8. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Drilling a few holes isn't that much of a problem. In the Case of my Cab Over the seats came out of a Pick up truck. The floor was totally different and shimming the seat took on a Engineering type aspect. Cab Over seats wear out real quick because of the way people slide out of the truck.

    My point being most of these equipment seats can match up bolt holes to make installation real simple.



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