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Deluxe seat

Postby john2189 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:28 am

Did the bottom cushion originally have springs instead of the foam they are made of now? What are the chances of finding one? The field I mow is just too rough with no springs.

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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby inairam » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:00 am

John - I do not know about the springs but I have given up on the "deluxe" seat and switched to a well-greased pogo pan seat.

IH did a number of studies on the frequency of the human spine and were considered the best seat designers at the time. The engineers developing the X plane brought IH in to advise on the seat design.
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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby BIGHOSS » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:01 am

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I got mine from steinertractor. It's very comfortable. My only complaints is the silver canvas which shows dirt easily. It's for "show" not "Go". But what I did was have slipcovers made with drawstring for seat and backrest. Problem solved!

It does have springs.
tps://www.steinertractor.com/IHS578-seat-cushion-bottom
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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby Super A » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:30 am

IIRC the seat cushions from Steiner have the springs like the original did.

I converted my ‘49 to a deluxe seat several years back. It’s so much more comfortable than the pan seat—-I now understand why so many farmers converted their tractors back in the 60s!
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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby Bob McCarty » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:31 am

John, Here's a link to an old thread where Kodiak mounted a deluxe seat on the pan seat post for a second level of spring. Unfortunately, the photos are gone but you should be able to follow what he did with the script. viewtopic.php?f=147&t=39230&p=324110&hilit=deluxe+seat#p324110
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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby john2189 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:37 am

Thanks all

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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby Boss Hog » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:32 pm

to answer your question yes on the springs
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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby Cubfriend » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:58 pm

Deluxe Seat frames are available online for $99.00 new. You will have to source the brackets elsewhere. Good Luck, Frank
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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby Cubfriend » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:01 pm

Some of the John Deere replacement seats have the springs and are the same size. ...Frank
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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby Glen » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:29 pm

Hi,
TM Tractor has the right deluxe seat bracket, but not the left.
They also have the tool box for use with the deluxe seat. :)

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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby Cubfriend » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:15 pm

JP tractor salvage at the bottom of the page may have used ones.
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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby Paul Van Benschoten » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:28 am

I have replaced springs in my deluxe seat. In April 2014, I bought enough to replace all the springs in a seat from DIY Upholstery Supply.

http://www.diyupholsterysupply.com/mm5/ ... 2d0670103&

I do not recall if they had stronger springs, but the ones I bought are a little softer than the originals.
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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby john2189 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:41 am

Thanks guys, I think ill buy one from Steiners.
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Re: Deluxe seat

Postby Super A » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:53 am

BIGHOSS wrote:20150624_082953_resized.jpg20150624_082930_resized.jpg

I got mine from steinertractor. It's very comfortable. My only complaints is the silver canvas which shows dirt easily. It's for "show" not "Go". But what I did was have slipcovers made with drawstring for seat and backrest. Problem solved!

It does have springs.
tps://www.steinertractor.com/IHS578-seat-cushion-bottom


That reminds me.....I have two sets of these cushions, one set on the Cub and one on one of my Super As. These tractors work and I must say the dirt situation has not been bad. The canvas looks pretty original but I think the originals had a more plastic-y texture to them and my guess is they shed dirt better.

Either way I think they're the best one will find for original appearance and quality.

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