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General info on Suspension Seats??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by honda55, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. honda55

    honda55 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    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.
     
  2. Joel D

    Joel D LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    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/tools/product_200268424_200268424
     
  3. scagman52

    scagman52 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 402

    I bought the same seat on ebay for $125.00 Sometimes you can get a good deal.
     
  4. honda55

    honda55 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    hows the ride compared to a stock toro seat? Definitely worth the money?
     
  5. Joel D

    Joel D LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    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.
     
  6. honda55

    honda55 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    :clapping:gonna order it now!!!
     
  7. fatboynormmie

    fatboynormmie LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,293

    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.
     
  8. DawsonLC

    DawsonLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

  9. fatboynormmie

    fatboynormmie LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,293

    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.
     
  10. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    You should post a link. ;)
     

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