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  1. #1

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    99 JD4200 4WD Collarshift

    Default tractor seat separation

    I have a JD 4200 that I've had to leave outside for most of its 3 year life. The seat separated from its back and bottom. The back I think is plastic, the bottom I suspect is reinforced witrh metal. But basically the vinyl and foam separated as a unit from the shell. I tried to glue it back on, which lasted about 1-1/2 tractor rides.

    First: I know it's best to keep tractor covered or inside, but you'd think the seat would last longer. This is just a gripe of mine. Everything else works.

    Second: Since I don't think glue will ever satisfactorily work. Should I get a new JD seat, or get an aftermarket like TSC? How much hassle will it be to fit a TSC? Will next JD seat be another piece of junk - better or worse than TSC?

    Third: Anyone else had this problem with JD seat?

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    JD 4300, JD X485 JD 4x2 Gator, JD 425, JD455

    Default Re: tractor seat separation

    <font color=blue>""Will next JD seat be another piece of junk ""<font color=black>

    Probably, if left outside for three years. But seats are cheap compared to a building to house it in, so buy the seat. Give up one thing for another. I suspect the other cost is some loss of resale value, but then again, probably not as much as a shed would cost.

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    5300 JD 4X4

    Default Re: tractor seat separation

    I just replaced the seat on mine after 5 yrs of use. It had holes in it where there were creases and it too came seperated. Expect to be separted from quite a bit of cash when you go in.
    Even the frame under it failed. They wanted 450 for that. I just welded it up solid. It was always bottomed out anyway.

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    Super Member Robert_in_NY's Avatar
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    Case-IH Farmall 45A, Kubota M8540 Narrow, New Holland TN 65, Bobcat 331, Ford 1920, 1952 John Deere M, Allis Chalmers B, Bombardier Traxter XT, Massey Harris 81RC and a John Deere 3300 combine, Cub Cadet GT1554

    Default Re: tractor seat separation

    The seat on my neighbors NH 1920 came apart like that and his tractor is kept in a barn. I am not sure who makes JD's seats but Grammer(I think that is the spelling) makes NH's seats and most of the aftermarket seats. The 1920 is 8-10 years old and the seat fell apart at 5 years. He has a feed bag on it now and that helps hold it together. He is also in his 80's and can care less if his seat looks nice just as long as it is still comortable.

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