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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:24 pm

inairam wrote:
JimCub48 wrote:So if I understand this thread correctly you can put a deluxe seat on a regular farmall cub, with the correct brackets?


yes

And the correct or modified shift lever.
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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby welderrx » Thu Jan 12, 2023 4:04 pm

my Lo-Boy is my mowing tractor and has the deluxe seat on it, when cutting grass I am usually on it for at least 2 hours at a clip It is very comfortable, my Cub has the standard pogo stick seat on it, it is very comfortable for field work I have the universal black pad on it that ASC sells, I might have to put a pogo stick on the Lo-Boy if I decide to put the loader on it because I can only get on from the rear and my mowing job will eventually be coming to an end. TJ
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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby inairam » Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:28 am

welderrx wrote:my Lo-Boy is my mowing tractor and has the deluxe seat on it, when cutting grass I am usually on it for at least 2 hours at a clip It is very comfortable, my Cub has the standard pogo stick seat on it, it is very comfortable for field work TJ


I was very unhappy with my pogo seat early in my cub days. I discovered my seat was not working it. I took it apart and cleaned and lubed it and I could not believe the difference and how comfortable it was.

I read this in a book about the early space program. In the late 50s early 60s NASA consulted with IH about seat and seat suspension design for manned space flights. IH had the most research on the human spine and its natural frequency.
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Postby welderrx » Fri Jan 13, 2023 8:31 am

" I was very unhappy with my pogo seat early in my cub days. I discovered my seat was not working it. I took it apart and cleaned and lubed it and I believe the difference and how comfortable it was. "

I discovered the importance of lubing the seat post when I was discing and the pogo stick was squeaking really bad, it was really annoying I lubed it up and it really quieted down plus it rode so much better :)
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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby SamsFarm » Fri Jan 13, 2023 11:19 am

I have both and can not say one is better than the other to make it worth changing either way.

But for pure looks, I do not like the looks of a pan seat on a square nosed Cub!
And I would not put a deluxe seat on a older Cub made before the deluxe seat was out on the market!


Back when I used to use the Cub to disk up plowed ground, I did manage to thump by elbow on the deluxe seat arm rests more than I like to admit until I got it down on how to hold my arms so that dont happen!

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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby Matt Kirsch » Fri Jan 13, 2023 12:24 pm

I'm going to be the odd one out here in that I did not find the deluxe seat more comfortable. Went to great lengths to reconstruct the seat frame only to be disappointed. Basically like sitting on a plank. Before that it had a gross boat seat baling wired to the rusted out remnants of the original deluxe frame. Even though you were sitting in wet algae, it was more comfortable.

I eventually replaced it with one of those Ford seat suspensions that someone had put on Dad's W400.

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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby dgrapes59 » Fri Jan 13, 2023 1:05 pm

I will state the obvious here, that unfortunately wasn't obvious to me at the time I re-did my first LoBoy. Assuming the original post was addressing a "standard" F Cub, but in just in case or for the benefit of others following... The pan seat on a LoBoy is fixed, no spring, just any pad the seat offers. When I re-did my LoBoy the only riding I had done was on my driveway and road, basically smooth surfaces. The first trip I took on my fancy new pan seat, "off road", on bumpy terrain was miserable! I replaced it with a quality padded deluxe seat, much better! Though it does create a little maneuvering of my big self, it's worth it for me. As some mentioned, the quality of the pads does make a difference, worth going better if you can!

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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby Peter Person » Fri Jan 13, 2023 1:47 pm

dgrapes59 wrote:I will state the obvious here, that unfortunately wasn't obvious to me at the time I re-did my first LoBoy. Assuming the original post was addressing a "standard" F Cub, but in just in case or for the benefit of others following... The pan seat on a LoBoy is fixed, no spring, just any pad the seat offers. When I re-did my LoBoy the only riding I had done was on my driveway and road, basically smooth surfaces. The first trip I took on my fancy new pan seat, "off road", on bumpy terrain was miserable! I replaced it with a quality padded deluxe seat, much better! Though it does create a little maneuvering of my big self, it's worth it for me. As some mentioned, the quality of the pads does make a difference, worth going better if you can!

Just my thoughts, for what it's worth,


David - WOW, this would be a rough ride, even with a padded seat cover!
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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby dgrapes59 » Fri Jan 13, 2023 2:35 pm

Peter Person wrote:
David - WOW, this would be a rough ride, even with a padded seat cover!
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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby Larry in WNY » Mon Jan 16, 2023 11:01 pm

I got the 64 LoBoy going for my Dad to pull a lawn roller. Brand new cushion on the deluxe seat. Hoping to give him the Cub bug. He said it rode terrible. The lawn is bumpy in spots. I like the pedestal seats on the 58 Farmall Cub. Deluxe seat is OK after moving it away from the steering wheel but not as much bump absorption as the pedestal type.

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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby Bill Hudson » Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:23 am

A few years ago, I fabricated a mounting bracket to put a delux seat on the pogo post. I lost touch with the fellow and I didn't hear how well it turned out.
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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby Cubfriend » Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:49 am

Bill Hudson wrote:A few years ago, I fabricated a mounting bracket to put a delux seat on the pogo post. I lost touch with the fellow and I didn't hear how well it turned out.

Bill , That sounds like it could be the best of both worlds. I may have to try that for myself.
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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:52 am

Bill Hudson wrote:A few years ago, I fabricated a mounting bracket to put a deluxe seat on the pogo post. I lost touch with the fellow and I didn't hear how well it turned out.

There is a "how to" by Kodiak, but the pictures are not there. viewtopic.php?f=147&t=39230
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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby ajhbike » Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:02 am

I have a deluxe seat on my cub that the PO modified some brackets for and I had a cub with the conventional seat and I liked them both...and both were comfortable. Cons-pogo seat had no back and was always a little leery of that and the deluxe seat beat up my arms from the "armrests" on rough ground and it is not easy to get myself around the steering wheel into the seat.

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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby Barnyard » Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:25 am

Bob McCarty wrote:
Bill Hudson wrote:A few years ago, I fabricated a mounting bracket to put a deluxe seat on the pogo post. I lost touch with the fellow and I didn't hear how well it turned out.

There is a "how to" by Kodiak, but the pictures are not there. https://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic ... 47&t=39230

The pictures in Kodiak's post have just been restored. :D
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