Upgrade from Michigan Suspension Seat??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by taylo708, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. taylo708

    taylo708 LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 51

    Looking to upgrade from the michigan suspension seat on my scag turf tiger. After looking around a little I came across this air ride seat with a built in compressor. Has anyone seen one of these before? I see that is only has 3/4 of and inch longer suspension stroke that the michigan seat, wondering if it would be that much better or about that same.
  2. Johnagain

    Johnagain LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    The air seat is the way to go. I have used one in a tractor and they are much more comfortable than a mechanical seat. I will be buying one in March for my Wildcat.
  3. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,380

    The "travel" of the new air ride seat on the 400 series Gravely seems to be quite a bit more than the Michigan seat. If I was going to splurge and buy an air ride seat, I'd have to ck out the ones on the Gravely 400 series first.

    The one you looked at might be the same...don't know.
  4. oldstuff

    oldstuff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    I have a Hustler with a air suspension seat with built in compressor I and love it. Maybe it's the same one as your looking at. Here's the web address www.etairride.com
  5. taylo708

    taylo708 LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 51

    This looks very interesting, has anyone else had much experience with this product? Would this doubled with the michigan seat be a better option you think?
  6. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,111

    Just looking at it I'd say you'd be adding about 4"-5" of ride height which I wouldn't like. Looking at the one on Gravely they must be recessed into the mower body to keep the seating low. They may be two completely different units too. I'd love to try one out.

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