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Bench Seat?

Postby TomG » Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:59 pm

I recently acquired this Super A and was surprised to see that it has a bench seat instead of the normal steel pan type. Was this type of seat original to the tractor or was it something that was added? It and the mounting brackets look like they belong.

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Re: Bench Seat?

Postby Barnyard » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:03 pm

It is called a "Deluxe Seat". They came out on the later tractors.

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Re: Bench Seat?

Postby TomG » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:45 pm

Thanks, that's good to know. My uncle thought the tractor was a 1954, but the ID plate is missing. Hopefully he's right because that would mean the tractor and I would be the same age. :)

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Re: Bench Seat?

Postby Barnyard » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:57 pm

A cast code off the engine can pretty much tell you the year.
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Re: Bench Seat?

Postby Super A » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:02 pm

The deluxe seat was a very common farmer upgrade on Super As. It is much more comfortable than the standard pan seat. Looks like yours has a fast hitch, that was another popular add-on.

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Re: Bench Seat?

Postby danovercash » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:03 pm

Get some casting codes and we can get an idea of age. Codes will be number•number•letter, example 1•3•A.
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Re: Bench Seat?

Postby havoc1482 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:40 pm

Yeah, that seat isn't "factory" per say, but its also not out of place. I want to get one for my Super A lol
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Re: Bench Seat?

Postby TomG » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:02 pm

Thanks.

I should be back out there tomorrow, so I can grab the casting code off the engine.

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Re: Bench Seat?

Postby Super A » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:48 pm

havoc1482 wrote:Yeah, that seat isn't "factory" per say, but its also not out of place. I want to get one for my Super A lol


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I put one on Old Ugly. It actually came off my "pretty" Super A, my grandfather installed back in 1961 or so during an overhaul & repaint. There is nothing to the conversion, just unbolt the old seat and bolt the deluxe one on. It has an adjustment for sliding the seat front and back built in. They are way more comfortable than the pan seat, and to tell the truth, I like how it makes the tractor look. You can get the nice silver cushions, much like the originals, from Steiner. The only thing you have to do is remember to take the bottom cushion off and put it in the truck if you haul the tractor anywhere! :shock:

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Re: Bench Seat?

Postby danovercash » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:38 am

Find some armrest cushions too, you will really like them. Sorry I waited so long to get mine!
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Re: Bench Seat?

Postby Matt Kirsch » Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:34 pm

Just be sitting down and wait 30 minutes after eating before you look at a price for those armrest cushions. Might not hurt to have a bucket handy in case you lose the contents of your stomach, and possibly an AED with someone ready to administer shocks to restart your heart.

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Re: Bench Seat?

Postby Super A » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:08 pm

Matt Kirsch wrote:Just be sitting down and wait 30 minutes after eating before you look at a price for those armrest cushions. Might not hurt to have a bucket handy in case you lose the contents of your stomach, and possibly an AED with someone ready to administer shocks to restart your heart.


Those armrests were new to me the first time I saw them for sale! I never remember a tractor equipped with them around here. I didn't get any because I have sort of a wide, uh, "footprint" when I sit, so I believe they would be in my way! :wink:

I was just thinking, of the half-dozen or so Super A's still on farms in my immediate neighborhood when I was a kid (early 80s) I would say at least 4 of them had been re-equipped with that deluxe seat. I can't remember a 140 at all that didn't have a deluxe seat. Growing up, a tractor with a pan seat looked funny!

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Re: Bench Seat?

Postby danovercash » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:10 pm

Got mine in a package deal from TM.
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Re: Bench Seat?

Postby danovercash » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:35 pm

You need at least the right side one, makes plowing much more comfortable.
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