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    Veteran Member chim's Avatar
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    Default Suspension Seat for B7500

    The seat and mounting for it on my Ford 1210 had deteriorated to the point where something needed to be done. This prompted me to do a "two-fer". I had wanted to try a suspension seat on the 'Bota, but the seat and mounting on it are almost like new.

    The solution was to get a suspension seat for the kubota, and use the existing seat as a replacement for the Ford.

    I ordered a seat from Agri Supply (PN 32805). It appears to be made from a solid, fairly firm piece of foam on metal pans. The suspension is adjustable via a tension knob that preloads a pair of springs. A small cylinder is in the mechanism to dampen the movement.

    I mounted the seat twice. The first time, I used only the frame that came with the seat, and bolted it to the factory braces. This placed the seat too far forward, making it too close to the steering wheel and pedals for my 6'-4" body. The new seat also felt a bit too "straight-up" for comfort.

    To raise the seat, and move it rearward, I had a couple 18" pieces of 18ga bent into angles with 1-1/2" and 2-1/2" legs. Mounting the one pair of angles to the existing braces, and the other pair to the new seat frame gave me the flexibility in positioning the new seat. Where the angles fastened together at the rear there is one hole that acts as a hinge. The front has a set of holes so the whole works can be canted back for comfort.

    There's a world of difference in the ride. I did a high speed run over some rough areas that normally caused the seat to spank me pretty good, and it really smoothed the ride. Here are a couple pics to show what I didn't adequately explain...................chim
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    Default Re: Suspension Seat for B7500

    With second set of angles
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    Default Re: Suspension Seat for B7500

    With seat. I used all 5/16" bolts with nylock nuts
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    2000 B7500HSD Kubota, 2 Case ingersol 448 tractors

    Default Re: Suspension Seat for B7500

    I did about the same thing on my B7500. As I am only 5' 6", I didn't have to raise the seat. I did have to mount a plate to the original kubota seat mount. I bought the seat with adjustable springs and shock absorber. I bought the seat with arms witch was a mistake. My big butt keeps bending the arms out until they hit the pto and lift levers. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] Next time I will get the armless version.

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