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#1 OFFLINE   fourwheels0

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:07 AM

which seat looks better.
i'm thinking the high back plus it's a slider.
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:11 AM

HI BACK FOR SURE.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:16 AM

I like the low back. I have a high back and my grandson likes it better. it will just come down to your personal preference. they both look good.
when it's hot, the high back makes my tractor sweaty. :)

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:28 AM

hhmm i didn't think about the sweaty high back. i'll have to think about that.
all i do is plow (grader or snowblade).
just trying to get it set up so it's as comfortable as i can.
i also need to find a 16hp muffler. you can see it has i think an 8hp muffler on it now and it has an interior rattle (i think the baffle came loose) that drives me nuts lol.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:58 AM

Aesthetically speaking, I like the traditional look of the low back much better, betcha it's a pretty comfy ride with the spring mounts too. Plus...those high back seats always seem to get in the way of my running leap into the saddle. :)
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:04 AM

when i got the tractor it had the springs mounted backwards.
i turned them around and i'll try it like that and see how it feels.
if i like it i'll ditch the high back.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:59 AM

I prefer the look of the lower seat. My only other comments would be a high seatback won't let you lean back for traction either. It does look comfortable though.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:30 AM

I like the low back for sure ! :eusa-think:

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:52 AM

well it's gonna be the low back.
i switched the springs in the right direction,bolted it down and it made a vast improvement.
now it has the spring cushion like it's supposed to.
plus like casualobserver said i can lean back if i need more traction.
plus it's a new seat.




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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:38 AM

Without a doubt the low back.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:01 PM

I like the look of the low back much better. Jake

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:37 PM

i also like the look of the low back on this style tractor. put the high back on the 300, 400, 500, series

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:43 PM

If just for looks, the High Back is best! :)
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:47 PM

Seat problems; high or low back, there just isn't enough spring or travel in standard springs
to suit my back. I have replaced the seat with a u-spring--about six inches between
arms--attached to a perforated steel implement seat (no back) and enjoy the baby buggy
ride. Suitable springs of this type are usually from JD's and are sold in pairs commonly
on EB. One spring is just right for me (145 lbs.)

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:20 PM

i have the same high back seat on my 308,its comfortable but i too like the low back look
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:55 PM

I like the high back for a nice change the way you have it. If you were doing a resto, I'd say the low.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:16 PM

My vote.........................................Low Back! :)

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:27 PM

I like the high backs. I bought a real nice adj. seat that has good support and it is the best $100 I ever spent! No more back aches after mowing or feelling every little bump! :thumbs:

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:09 AM

My preference would be the low back.
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 11:06 AM

for looks, Low back. my B-80 has the low back saddle......... although the high back on my 520 is real cushy for the tushy :rolleyes:

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:40 AM

I prefer the high back myself on a working tractor and if it has armrests, I'm really happy. If you are building fancy show tractors then you go with the original style. Who says you can't lean back with the high back seat? I always do.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:31 AM

I would like to say that my favorite seat is a mid back seat. Has enough support and I can lean back also. I know this is not what you have to chose from, but that is my choice. High backs are nice, but they do get quite warm in the summer months.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:42 AM

without a shadow of dougbt it would be the Low back for me even though i have back troubles i still prefer the comfort & look that it gives me
Just my opinion
one thing i really dont like to see is the seats that are taken out of cars and then put on the tractors ,that looks real awful

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 12:08 PM

Well i like the look of the low back but i have high backs on all of mine. I have some very serious back problems and i need all the back support i can get. :thumbs2:

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:24 PM

If your gonna pitch that High Back Slider, Pitch it this way....

I like the looks of a Low Back, but getting to that age where I appreciate some support!
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