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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:05 pm

Deluxe seat makes getting on and off harder, especially on a Lo-Boy. Something to think about if you don't use the tractor for an extended time.

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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby BIGHOSS » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:11 am

My cub with a deluxe seat is a regular one, not a low boy, so I have another take on getting off and on. I did find that when getting off you cannot do so by placing your right leg over the fender and sliding forward because of the armrest. That being said, I simply dismount just the reverse of mounting the cub. I have been riding horses all my life and did yesterday as a matter of fact, so I am accustomed to getting off and on a horse. The cub is the same as mounting and dismounting a horse; just step up and on and step down and off. I place my right foot on my step
(stirrup) grab the steering shaft (saddle horn) and swing up into the seat. This has not been an issue with me.
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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby john2189 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:28 am

I'm sure it's like everything, you have to learn and then get used to it
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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby Super A » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:32 am

I have never noticed any difference getting on/off, if anything it's easier because you can grab the armrest of the seat. I do have a Cub step on it so that may make a difference.

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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby Matt Kirsch » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:16 am

The deluxe seat is not unique to the Cub, or to International even. I believe at least John Deere also used the same seat frame and cushion design, except the cushions are yellow of course. I have also seen IH utility tractors sporting the same seat.

About the only difference I am aware of is the mounting rails on the Cub version of the seat frame are offset. This is easy enough to rectify.

This will give you other sources for the seat frame.

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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby Super A » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:53 pm

Matt Kirsch wrote: I believe at least John Deere also used the same seat frame and cushion design, except the cushions are yellow of course.


IIRC letter series JD cushions were black, there's a subtile difference in the way the backrest on the A, B, etc. JDs bolts to the frame. I don't know if that would matter or not.

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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby brewzalot » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:09 pm

BIGHOSS wrote:The cub is the same as mounting and dismounting a horse; just step up and on and step down and off


And if you fall off either one- make sure you get right back on :) .

I wasn't all that happy with the room around my deluxe seat until I drilled new holes and moved it back about 2". I made my own cushion with a pc. of plywood, some foam and fiberglass insulation, and some weather proof canvas from a fabric store. Stuff it, wrap it around, fold the corners and staple to the underside of the plywood similar to the originals. You can make the softness/hardness exactly to your liking.

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