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Old 04-14-2012, 11:25 PM   post #1 of 16
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Help Trouble with old tractor seats

Hi Guys:
I have a Craftsman and my friend has a Cub Cadet and both have
cracked plastic covering the sponge stuffing inside the seat, I am not referring to the engine either ,the trouble is once the plastic seat coverring splits open if it rains and your tractor is outdoors guess what that sponge soaks up water and the steel bottomn will not let it out,So if you sit down on the cracked seat you get soaked ANYBODY have a fix that doesnot cost too much????
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:39 AM   post #2 of 16
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I wrapped the seat of my SS18 with a heavy duty contractor trash bag, seems to work decently for now. A new seat is the best way though.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:18 AM   post #3 of 16
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It doesnt matter what brand tractor, but once the plastic/vinyl starts to crack and break, most seats go real bad quick sometimes. Like welder said, you could wrap a heavy trash bag over it. Or try and drill a few holes in the seat pan to let the water out, but thats not a guarantee to work either.
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:05 AM   post #4 of 16
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Tip the seat up before it rains. Black duct tape. Spend 50.00 for a new one.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:41 AM   post #5 of 16
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Age old problem.Take a look at a seat on a Murray-They have what seems like rubber covering that slips on.I've re-engineered a few to fit on different mowers(bolt up didn't match).Even Snapper has come out with a new type seat cover,kinda like the murrays.It's made of rubber as well,thick,well made,and just slips over the old one. Looks like they've findley woke up to the fact that thin plastic won't last very long.Here's one on a Snap I redid.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:13 AM   post #6 of 16
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Age old problem.Take a look at a seat on a Murray-They have what seems like rubber covering that slips on.I've re-engineered a few to fit on different mowers(bolt up didn't match).Even Snapper has come out with a new type seat cover,kinda like the murrays.It's made of rubber as well,thick,well made,and just slips over the old one. Looks like they've findley woke up to the fact that thin plastic won't last very long.Here's one on a Snap I redid.
Well thanks for the info Big boy. But do you want to tell us where you are getting them from so we can have nice seats too. Come on spill your guts and tell us.
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:57 AM   post #7 of 16
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Black duct tape.
Works like a charm. Here was the duct-taped high backed seat on my old old GT6000. I'm sure if you really took the time, you could make something nice.

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Old 04-15-2012, 05:22 PM   post #8 of 16
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I was hoping I wasn't the only one who used duct tape on the seats.........
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:07 PM   post #9 of 16
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Welll, duct tape DOES come in colors other than black. S, my small Wheel Horse sports a red/white duct tape seat cushion. And the neighbor's Deere sports a yellow duct tape seat cushion.
Duct tape comes in several thicknesses, too. Atleast the stuff up in my area does.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:54 PM   post #10 of 16
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Age old problem.Take a look at a seat on a Murray-They have what seems like rubber covering that slips on.I've re-engineered a few to fit on different mowers(bolt up didn't match).Even Snapper has come out with a new type seat cover,kinda like the murrays.It's made of rubber as well,thick,well made,and just slips over the old one. Looks like they've findley woke up to the fact that thin plastic won't last very long.Here's one on a Snap I redid.
I just put a craftsman seat like that on my RER. It appears to be made of a black foam. So much nicer than the seat that was originally on it.

I'm considering one of the metal saddle style seats for my romper. I know other guys that strip the padding off once they vinyl starts to go.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:14 PM   post #11 of 16
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I have used boat seats from Walmart successfully.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:16 PM   post #12 of 16
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I was just looking at Lowes website and they have a John Deere Seat for $30.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:19 AM   post #13 of 16
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Well thanks for the info Big boy. But do you want to tell us where you are getting them from so we can have nice seats too. Come on spill your guts and tell us.
It's a dealer type product."Clifford" is a member and has a dealership.I'm just not sure what a Snapper seat would look like on a "Murray-Cat".
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:58 AM   post #14 of 16
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I like duct tape too....
starting to peel in couple places though, need some patching.

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Old 05-15-2012, 11:47 PM   post #15 of 16
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I have a 15 yr old Craftsman 42" rider and have no cracks in the seat yet. I keep it inside a garage though.
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