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Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby IH Fan » Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:29 pm

Hello,
Question for those of you who have more than one Cub. Is the deluxe seat a lot more comfortable than the standard pedistal seat? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:45 pm

In my opinion, it is. It does pose some accessibility issues for taller people, though.
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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby Barnyard » Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:52 pm

I agree with Don. The deluxe seat cushion is way comfortable. However, I definitely have an issue with getting on and off.
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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:26 pm

Not being a sufferer of "taller people syndrome", I like them. I/e been converting to them, as I find a seat frame I can afford.
On my plowing cub, I made a padded hip guard armrest, because you tend to slide into the side of the seat, when plowing. Had bruises from the armrest to prove it.
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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby Peter Person » Wed Jan 11, 2023 2:53 pm

Many moons ago, Dave Wile (dirt devil) made a backrest for the pan seat. Most of the photos are gone.
This is one that (drspiff) marked up with an idea and posted to the thread below.
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http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29607&p=233823&hilit=Pan+Seat#p233823

Dave subsequently perfected the seat back and posted this;
http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29952&hilit=Pan+Seat
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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Jan 11, 2023 5:48 pm

Barnyard wrote:. . . The deluxe seat cushion is way comfortable. However, I definitely have an issue with getting on and off.

Both points are particularly true for a Lo-Boy, less so on a Farmall.

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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby Super A » Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:23 pm

Deluxe is way better. I'm both tall and shall we say, "fluffy." I figured out that drilling a new set of holes in the frame to move the seat back a couple of inches will help a lot.

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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby D Reid » Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:50 pm

Agree with Super A 100%. I've done that to mine, so much better. I'm thinking now that I should have went back 3" instead of 2".
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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby Potato Wilson » Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:47 pm

Any tips on repairing the seat post slide so that it doesn’t have that pivot jiggle? I don’t know how else to describe it.

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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby inairam » Thu Jan 12, 2023 7:08 am

Seat observations I have:

1) unless the pan seat has no upholstery I get a wet butt with pans. All mine are outside tractors. I do not mind the steel pan.
2) On the uneven bumpy ground a working and lubed pogo seat I think is more comfortable with or without upholstery
3) I have purchased cheap cushions and expensive cushions for the deluxe seat and the cheap ones are a waste of money. It cannot just have foam it has to have springs inside.
4) The access issue previously mentioned. I have actually shortened 3-4 steering shafts on the cubs with deluxe seats to improve access.

I think they both have their advantages and disadvantages. I can not say I prefer one over the other to the point I would spend time and money to switch from one to the other.
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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby Gary Dotson » Thu Jan 12, 2023 8:36 am

My Lo-Boy has the deluxe, other 2 have upholstered pan seats. I really don’t give it much thought, I’m ok with either. Then again, I don’t ride any of mine for long time periods. I’m more fussy about the seat on my Kubota.

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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Thu Jan 12, 2023 10:39 am

I'm partial to the deluxe seat, but my "seat" is all bone so I like the extra padding. I have not found a good cushion for a pan seat that is comfortable for me
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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby MilGunsmith » Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:04 am

I have a LoBoy with the deluxe seat, I'm 5'6" and it is difficult getting on and off, especially when dressed for snow plowing. A good reason to put a power angle on the plow. The original cushion is much more comfortable than the foam pad replacements. The backrest is better for parades and long tractor rides.

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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby JimCub48 » Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:07 pm

So if I understand this thread correctly you can put a deluxe seat on a regular farmall cub, with the correct brackets?

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Re: Cub Deluxe Seat

Postby inairam » Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:10 pm

JimCub48 wrote:So if I understand this thread correctly you can put a deluxe seat on a regular farmall cub, with the correct brackets?


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