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1990Onan520-H

Hey all, looking for a replacement seat for my 1990 520. I have a pretty bad back so would like one that's comfortable with arm rests similar to the factory seat. Does anyone have any recommendations? I was debating a suspension seat, but they're god awful expensive and I've read some reviews that people spent $400 and aren't even happy with them.

 

I found this guy that got pretty good reviews and looks Wheel Horseyy. Anyone ever used this one? I haven't checked to see if it will bolt up yet, but I'm sure I can make a bracket if need be.

 

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200395377_200395377?cm_mmc=Google-pla&utm_source=Google_PLA&utm_medium=Farm%20%2B%20Acreage%20%3E%20Seats&utm_campaign=Concentric&utm_content=17522&&lid=92700043261653262&ds_s_kwgid=58700000666743354&ds_e_product_group_id=705338548928&ds_e_product_store_id=&ds_e_ad_type=pla&ds_s_inventory_feed_id=97700000001662305&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8d7Ry6i06AIVjIrICh0WlABdEAQYASABEgJaVfD_BwE

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WHX24

Suspension seats generally don't work ... they will lift you too high. I like the one you posted for a working gal. I have no experience with it tho but wouldn't be afraid to get that one. Replacement seats have been discussed a byzillion times here but times change.

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formariz

I bought a couple similar ones from tractor supply and love them. The back rest is a bit different. I wound up shimming the back rest forward and tilting the whole seat slightly forward so I can sit straight reaching all controls while having my back in full contact with backrest all the time. You also sit a little higher that on the stock one which for me with long legs is better. I can now ride and use all controls without leaning forward or leaning back too far.

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WVHillbilly520H
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12 hours ago, 1990Onan520-H said:

Hey all, looking for a replacement seat for my 1990 520. I have a pretty bad back so would like one that's comfortable with arm rests similar to the factory seat. Does anyone have any recommendations? I was debating a suspension seat, but they're god awful expensive and I've read some reviews that people spent $400 and aren't even happy with them.

 

I found this guy that got pretty good reviews and looks Wheel Horseyy. Anyone ever used this one? I haven't checked to see if it will bolt up yet, but I'm sure I can make a bracket if need be.

 

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200395377_200395377?cm_mmc=Google-pla&utm_source=Google_PLA&utm_medium=Farm%20%2B%20Acreage%20%3E%20Seats&utm_campaign=Concentric&utm_content=17522&&lid=92700043261653262&ds_s_kwgid=58700000666743354&ds_e_product_group_id=705338548928&ds_e_product_store_id=&ds_e_ad_type=pla&ds_s_inventory_feed_id=97700000001662305&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8d7Ry6i06AIVjIrICh0WlABdEAQYASABEgJaVfD_BwE

This is the one I put on my 95 a couple years back... You will have to make brackets but other that that it was 99% identical to my Anniversary 520H seat and a bit softer to boot also has provisions for the factory arm rests ...https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_8258_8258 ... The other seat I would recommend from TSC or NT is the "Kubota" replacement from Black Talon ... https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200490177_200490177... JMHO these 2 look the closest as a factory replacements with out the price.  Also here's a shorter back version that @cleat likes... https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200519222_200519222.   Pic 3 is the Toro seat on my 96.

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CCW

When you do decide on a seal let us know how it works and if it bolts up easily.

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peter lena

1990onan520-h,  you can decide on what is comfortable and expense wise, i have  3 of these  , got them agri  supply , https://www.agrisupply.com/universal-tractor-seat/p/14119/?utm_source=Shopzilla&utm_medium=CSE&utm_campaign=MerchAdv&zmam=77232640&zmas=1&zmac=15&zmap=14119, look at the lower part of the ad for bolt hole set up , exact w/h  bolt pattern ,  pricing is also very good , your choice , pete

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1990Onan520-H
2 hours ago, WVHillbilly520H said:

This is the one I put on my 95 a couple years back... You will have to make brackets but other that that it was 99% identical to my Anniversary 520H seat and a bit softer to boot also has provisions for the factory arm rests ...https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_8258_8258 ... The other seat I would recommend from TSC or NT is the "Kubota" replacement from Black Talon ... https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200490177_200490177... JMHO these 2 look the closest as a factory replacements with out the price.  Also here's a shorter back version that @cleat likes... https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200519222_200519222.   Pic 3 is the Toro seat on my 96.

 

 

 

 

 

Awesome. How hard was it to make a bracket? Don't happen to have any pics do you? Also that low back Kabota seat is the exact seat I have on my 88. Very comfortable seat. I just kind of wanted to keep the arm rests on my 90.

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WVHillbilly520H
55 minutes ago, 1990Onan520-H said:

 

 

Awesome. How hard was it to make a bracket? Don't happen to have any pics do you? Also that low back Kabota seat is the exact seat I have on my 88. Very comfortable seat. I just kind of wanted to keep the arm rests on my 90.

The low back Cub Cadet seat has provisions for the arm rests and if I'm not mistaken @cleat has installed them on his WITHOUT fabricating new mounts... I used Northern Tools seat adjusters look a pic 2 in my post above.

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1990Onan520-H
8 minutes ago, WVHillbilly520H said:

The low back Cub Cadet seat has provisions for the arm rests and if I'm not mistaken @cleat has installed them on his WITHOUT fabricating new mounts... I used Northern Tools seat adjusters look a pic 2 in my post above.

The arm rests on my seats are pretty beat, so I'm looking for a seat that also comes with new arm rests.

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WVHillbilly520H
21 minutes ago, 1990Onan520-H said:

The arm rests on my seats are pretty beat, so I'm looking for a seat that also comes with new arm rests.

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200519223_200519223... Same basic seat that came on my Mahindra eMax .

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WVHillbilly520H
1 hour ago, 1990Onan520-H said:

Looks really nice. Does that bolt right up to our factory mounts? Also how soft is that seat? Nice a comphy?

It's definitely soft... Mounting IDK.

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bottjernat1

Id check a local upholstery shop i had a motor cycle seat done for a 87 Yamaha radian i use to own and the guy did new foam and re wrapped it. It was perdy and only $75. 

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oilwell1415

I just put one of these on my mom's mower a few weeks ago.  I don't know if she's used it yet or not, but just to sit in it it was much better than the original seat it replaced.  Don't know if they've got a model with arm rests or not.

 

https://www.atwoods.com/beco-compact-black-tractor-seat.html

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lynnmor
7 hours ago, bottjernat1 said:

Id check a local upholstery shop i had a motor cycle seat done for a 87 Yamaha radian i use to own and the guy did new foam and re wrapped it. It was perdy and only $75. 

I checked with a very experienced upholstery shop about redoing a 520H seat and he said no way.  Those seats were molded with heat and can’t be duplicated without building a very expensive mold.

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