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walker suspension seat vs other options

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by TurfWarrior, May 7, 2011.

  1. TurfWarrior

    TurfWarrior LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 125

    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
     
  2. TurfWarrior

    TurfWarrior LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 125

    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?
     
  3. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 609

    I have the Michigan seat. Got it last year and it's been great. First one they sent arrived broken though.
     
  4. TurfWarrior

    TurfWarrior LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 125

    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?
     
  5. bamaturf

    bamaturf LawnSite Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 136

    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.
     
  6. TurfWarrior

    TurfWarrior LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 125

    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
     
  7. MCFISH

    MCFISH LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 107

    Walker sells a kit to raise the levers when you install a suspension seat.
     
  8. jjtally

    jjtally LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    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. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. jlawnservice

    jlawnservice LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    the grammar seat walker uses is a piece of junk
     

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