National Farm Machinery Show Preview

The Industrial Seats team will be attending the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky on Feb 12-15 at booth # 615/617.

The 2014 National Farm Machinery Show is the 49th such iteration, and will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.  In 2013, the combined National Farm Machinery Show and Championship Tractor Pull attendance was 312,206.  This number is expected to grow, and Industrial Seats could not be more excited for the opportunity to display their products to an enthusiastic and receptive crowd.

No National Farm Machinery Show is complete without revolutionary and exciting new products being showcased.  Industrial Seats plans to deliver on this expectation, bringing a variety of seats that are new for the 2014 season.  You can expect to see the following seats at the 2014 National Farm Machinery Show:

Sears 3030

 

Suspension Features:

  • Compact air suspension
  • Stroke – 130mm
  • Weight adjust-45kg-130kg
  • Shock absorber
  • Molded suspension cover
  • Single locking roller slides
Seat Top Features:

  • 3000 Series Static Seat Top
  • Contoured metal seat & back pan
  • Ergonomic contoured comfort cushion
  • Available in 2 widths (482mm, 508mm)
  • Fold flat back rest
  • Vinyl or cloth
  • Recliner
  • Mechanical lumbar

The Sears 3030 is for Deere tractors with an 11” well.

Grammer DDS

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Features:

  • The new innovative standard for passive seat suspension systems.
  • The Maximo Dynamic ushers in a whole new dimension of passive-suspended seats for midsize and large tractors.
  • Its newly developed Dynamic Damping System enhances the proven air suspension system to noticeably reduce low-frequency vibrations.
  • At the same time, the system prevents the seat from striking the top and bottom stops during rapid acceleration on extremely rough terrain.
  • This means considerably less strain on the driver and sets new standards of passive suspension comfort, productivity and cost-effectiveness.
  • The Grammer DDS is a great fit for CASE IH, New Holland, Deere and Versatile tractors.

 

These seats give a great sense of where the industry is headed.  So stop by the National Farm Machinery Show, check out these phenomenal seating options and say hi to the Industrial Seats team.  We can’t wait to see you there!

The Many Advantages of Harness Seats

Heavy equipment operator safety is always a concern with construction and mining companies.   Making sure the operator is buckled in with a standard lap belt is required and in many of the cases can protect the operator from serious injury.   One thing a lap belt can’t prevent is the operator’s torso from jolting forward in a front end collision or turnover.   This can result in serious head injuries to the equipment operator.   Harness seats are becoming the uncontested solution for this issue.   The benefits of harness seat over the tradition lap belt are bountiful, and include:

    • The crash forces are spread over the skeletal body, distributing between more points than the standard lap belt.
    • The crash forces are spread to the strongest parts of the body.
    • Forward head excursion (the distance the head is thrown forward) are lessened .
    • Traditional harness belts allow little to no moving around once strapped.   Many harness belt seats feature an inertia reel, which allows your harness belt to function like your stock belt. That means you can still move around but it will lock under sudden movement or jolt.
    • Most 3 and  4 point harness belts buckle at one point like a standard lap belt which makes for easy in and out of the seat.
    • Many harness seats offered meet ISO 7096, accommodate drivers weighing 110lbs.-330lbs. and are easily fitted to a wide range of machines (Including wheel loaders, articulated dump-trucks and dozers).

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The factory seat for most machines can be upgraded to a 3 or 4 point harness seat.   Many different brands and options are available through Industrial Seats.   The harness belt and seat are constructed by the same manufacturer that supplies seats to all the major OEM’s such as Caterpillar, Case, Komatsu, Deere, and more.  The 3 and 4 point harness seats meet SAE J2292 and SAE J386.

Each harness belt will have tags marked for inspection and will come with a custom mounting installation kit.   Therefore it will be a direct bolt in with no need for further fabrication to make it fit.  At Industrial Seats you can speak with an application specialist to quickly find a solution for your machine(s).