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I started to figure a mount for the SE seat today. I didn't realize until I took the seat out of its box that the dealer had included the "Attaching Parts Kit" at no extra charge to me...........nice


The first and second pics are what comes with the kit. The third pic shows the original seat sliders. They are unbolted,that's why the one is leaning. In case you were wondering
The fourth pic is the seat bracket that bolts to the sliders.

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The first pic shows what I'm going to remove. I shouldn't have too much trouble,there is only those two small circular welds and the two small beads. I'll drill through the holes and use a cutoff wheel on the beads.

So far,unless something won't work out,the two pieces on the new seat shown in the middle pic,is (hopefully) all I'll need to use. In the last pic,I'm holding the seat bracket. It's hard to tell from the pic,but I need another 3/8" on each side,so the brackets on the new seat end up on the outside of the bracket I'm holding. If I can't hold those seat brackets in the mill vise,I'm sure I can die grind 3/8",so as to make a slot and slide the brackets out to give me the necessary 3/4".

I may have to do something to the back of the original seat bracket where the new seat brackets will rest. I won't know what I'll need until I get the said tasks done.

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looks like a plan to me good luck
 

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Look things over and take your time. Think it out and tack it together and try it out before deciding how your going to mount it permanently. slkpk
 

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Looks like it should be pretty simple. I guess the only thing you need to watch is that the whole mount assembly gets the site high enough to allow it to slide back without hitting.

Looking good. Nice seats. I like the one I just installed on my 345.

You dont need to tilt for any reason do you?
 

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You dont need to tilt for any reason do you?
Hi rrmccabe
it will still tilt forward.:)

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Seat is on the tractor

First pic shows the tractor slider bracket with piece removed.
Second pic shows the seat brackets and seat installed on tractor.
Third pic shows the material I removed from each bracket.
I slotted the seat brackets on the mill as much as possible,but I still couldn't get enough distance to put the seat brackets on the outside of the slider bracket. I ended up with about a 5/8" long slot.
I figured what would be wrong with putting the seat brackets on the inside. I had to take a bit of material from them so they would clear the slider bracket when tilting. It wasn't a big deal. The only other mod was what is shown in the third pic. That wasn't much work either. The rod that holds the seat to the bracket is longer than it needs to be now,being the brackets are inward more than the stock seat. I may cut it down or just leave it be. I think I'll add a piece of rubber under the seat so there is ever so slight of a gap between the mating surfaces of the seat and slider brackets.
One other thing that needs attention is the cluster of wires directly behind the seat,because when you slide the seat all the way back you can hear it pushing against them.
The seat mod went alot better than I anticipated. If anyone is thinking of doing this,seriously consider the kit for this seat. Even though I only used the two seat brackets,it sure made it easy and saved alot of time having to fabricate something.
Sorry I didn't take separate pics of what I did to each seat bracket. I was in a hurry to get it on the tractor before dinner.
Yeah,it's overpriced (what isn't that has John Deere on the box),but I think it's well worth it in the long run.
Final picture is finished product and ooooh man,is it ever nice to sit on!


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VERy nice.

I don't know anyone here that wouldn't want one of those....oh, and the SEAT looks nice too!! :bananapow

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glc,

Thanks for a well-presented installation.

I have a 2305 and am considering the seat. I know the 2520 is a larger tractor, but has anyone successfully mounted this seat on a 2305?

If it isn't too much trouble, do you have the parts numbers for the seat and the mounting kit?

My dealer is a good guy, but gets a bit confused on the computer at times. Sent me home (13 miles) with the wrong tranny filter the first time). I'd like to avoid a mis-order.

My thanks in advance for any information.
 

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glc,

Thanks for a well-presented installation.

I have a 2305 and am considering the seat. I know the 2520 is a larger tractor, but has anyone successfully mounted this seat on a 2305?

If it isn't too much trouble, do you have the parts numbers for the seat and the mounting kit?

My dealer is a good guy, but gets a bit confused on the computer at times. Sent me home (13 miles) with the wrong tranny filter the first time). I'd like to avoid a mis-order.

My thanks in advance for any information.
http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=49804
I think it starts on page 6. I still need to do some mods to it when I get the chance. slkpk
 

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glc

Very nice job and thanks for the pics. Man that thing looks like it would be comfortable! :fing32:
 

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Thanks for a well-presented installation.
I never did this type of thing before. Seeing and reading what so many of the members do to help each other out with tips, ideas, procedures, projects, modifications or whatever it might be,I decided to give something too.
I have gained so much knowledge in the little time I've been here,I figured it wouldn't be too much trouble to take a few pictures and type a few words to give a little back. If this helps just one person who is thinking of this seat for their tractor,then it was well worth it:)

Thank you all for the very kind words too.:)

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Sweet seat!!! Would love one. But in all raellity i would trash it. Example: Within 2 days of me getting my "07" 3320. I jumped in the seat with a 1/2" wrench in my back pocket box end out and geuss what happened. DUMBA$$ Me!! Good luck with yours. Your butt will thankyou.
 

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Sweet seat!!! Would love one. But in all raellity i would trash it. Example: Within 2 days of me getting my "07" 3320. I jumped in the seat with a 1/2" wrench in my back pocket box end out and geuss what happened. DUMBA$$ Me!! Good luck with yours. Your butt will thankyou.
I have two of John Deere's seat covers (saw one half price and couldn't resist).. well worth the $25 (or $12.50) investment... plus you get more pockets to hold stuff.
 

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How much did the seat and mounting brackets cost you? I went to my JD dealership, and the only thing he could come up with was a seat from a X900 series Zturn machine, and the seat was $550 CDN plus I would have to fab up some brackets I think on my 2320.
 

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How much did the seat and mounting brackets cost you? I went to my JD dealership, and the only thing he could come up with was a seat from a X900 series Zturn machine, and the seat was $550 CDN plus I would have to fab up some brackets I think on my 2320.
Get the Michigan seat from Northern Tools. Same seat jsut black and all the harware is with it, you will have some adjusting to do though.
 
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