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!

Heat Your Seat

If there is one thing that Winter Storm Hercules might have taught us, it is that some features thought to be superfluous may actually be necessary to complete a job under extreme circumstances.  One such amenity is the heated seat.  Something I have never personally taken for granted since our introduction (I’ll never forget the first time we met) but yet it’s a feature I see many customers passing on daily.  It’s understandable that when facing a budget constraint something viewed as an unnecessary feature would be the first to feel that crunch.  But why is it deemed as unnecessary to begin with?  That’s what I’m unsure of, and I think that you should be questioning your quick trigger response as well.

So let us take a look at some industrial seats that have the capability of keeping you warm on a record-breaking cold day for minimal add-on cost, and allow you to complete your daily tasks while simultaneously avoiding frostbite.

KAB 525

  • Mechanical Suspension
  • 4 inch stroke with shock damper
  • Mid-Height backrest with full range recline
  • Adjustable lumbar support
  • Double locking sliderails
  • Seat belt anchorage to ISO 6683 & SAE J486
  • Weight Range: 110-300lbs

IRONHORSE Seating™ 5000

  • Heavy duty mechanical suspension
  • Fully reclining backrest
  • EVC seat cushion support
  • Extreme duty Tufftex fabric trim
  • Wide adjustment range mechanical lumbar support
  • Heavy duty double locking sliderails

Grammer MSG75G/531

  • Air Suspension
  • 3” stroke
  • 12V integral compressor
  • Adjustable lumbar support
  • Heavy duty sliderails
  • Supports operators up to 375lbs

Is it unnecessary for an employee to be comfortable to complete a job?  Absolutely not, and since we are staring a “Polar Vortex” in the face  I think it’s as good time as any to remind employers that a heated seat is more than a feature left to the fat cats in luxury automobiles. It is a necessary feature to ensure productivity during the frigid winter months.

GIE+EXPO 2013 – NEW Turf Seat Options

It’s that time of year, the seasons have begun to change, football is well on its way and The Green Industry & Equipment Expo is nearing.

Yes, GIE+EXPO is all set to begin on October 23, 2013 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.  There will be 750 exhibits throughout the expo, instructional seminars and bountiful networking opportunities.  It’s all about who you know, right?  Beyond that, it will be a great excuse to debut a new line of industrial seats for the turf industry.

Lucky for you, I’m going to go over what exactly Industrial Seats will be bringing to GIE+EXPO next week.  Just in case you can’t make the trip out to the Bluegrass State.

And NOW, you’re starting lineup for the GIE+EXPO

United Center – Chicago, IL

Grammer is an extremely reliable, well known manufacturer and has two very different but equally effective industrial turf seats being unveiled at the GIE+EXPO.

Grammer B12 Low Profile

Grammer MSG65

Sears Seating has been around since 1855, YES, 1855.  They were founded before aspirin was discovered (1887).  Can you imagine?  What a PAIN that would have been.   They also have two turf seats for us to bring out to Kentucky for the GIE+EXPO.  Including the FLM1715E:

  • Mechanical or 12V Air Suspension
  • Operator Presence Switch
  • 375 lbs Weight Capacity
  • 3.1” Stroke

The ever evolving Seats, Inc. is another Wisconsin rooted manufacturer that Industrial Seats works closely with.  We’ll be making the trek to Kentucky with the I3M in hand, Seats, Inc. new turf seating option:

  • Available in Standard or Deluxe
  • EVC Cushion Support for Vibration
  • 3” Stroke

KAB Seating has an established distribution network, one that has developed world-wide.  They have subsidiaries in Sweden, Belgium, Australia and France. (in addition to their North American offices)  KAB Seating offers a wide range of seating options, and turf seating is no exception.  The COMPACT Air will be on display at the GIE+EXPO:

  • Compact 12V Air Suspension
  • Mid-ride Weight Indicator Gauge
  • Operator Presence Switch

Milsco started as a manufacturer of harnesses, collars and other farm horse accessories in 1924.  Since then they have continually evolved into “The Seating Solution Provider”.  Industrial Seats will be displaying two of their turf seats at the GIE+EXPO, including the V5300:

  • Mechanical or Air Suspension
  • Operator Presence Switch
  • Backrest Adjustment
  • Lumbar
  • 2.36” Stroke

Concentric began making industrial seats in 1995 and haven’t looked back since, even changing their company name in the process.  There will be one Concentric turf seat displayed at GIE+EXPO, the 480055:

  • Waterproof Black Vinyl
  • Backrest Adjustment & Fold Forward
  • Low Profile Suspension
  • Operator Presence Switch

With all of these great partners at our disposal, Industrial Seats is going to be the talk of GIE+EXPO.  Leave us a comment below and let us know if you’ll be in attendance.  Also, don’t forget to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!  See you at the GIE+EXPO!

Top Industrial Seats for Spring

With Spring coming the hot markets are Ag, Turf and Road/Infrastructure construction.  Within each market here are the most popular seats and some of their features:

AG

Sears Seating is a leader in the design and manufacture of suspension and non-suspension seating systems for the agricultural. Two of their top seats this spring include:

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 1) Sears 5056 Deluxe  with Swivel

Features the Sears SST ergonomic design with comfort cushions
Adjustable backrest recline
Trimmed in FabriForm® cloth, can be punctured with pens and screwdrivers and will not tear
Infinitely adjustable mechanical lumbar support
Heavy duty 12 volt air suspension, compressor included
Lateral isolator with lockout
Fore/aft isolator with lockout
Ride firmness adjustment
Heavy duty sliderails
Includes 3 in. comfort armrests, height & tilt adjustable
Weight range: 110-330 lbs.

2) Sears 5045 with Swivel

Features the Sears SST ergonomic design with comfort cushions
Adjustable backrest recline
Trimmed in FabriForm® cloth, can be punctured with pens and screwdrivers and will not tear
Infinitely adjustable mechanical lumbar support
Heavy duty 12 volt air suspension, compressor included
Fore/aft isolator with lockout
Heavy duty sliderails
Includes 3 in. comfort armrests, height & tilt adjustable
Includes heavy duty integral swivel that locks at 7º / 14º / 21º
Weight range: 110-330 lbs.

TURF

The Grammer Primo is the top of the line seat in the turf market.  It is the upgrade option in many different lawn mowers, skid steers and mini trackhoe’s.  The Grammer primo comes with mechanical or air and cloth or vinyl options.  The Primo features:

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Easy adjusting, super smooth, low profile suspension features a 3″ stroke to even out the roughest jolts and shakes.
12V integral compressor
A symmetrical shape of the backrest provides more elbow room on the righthand side of the seat and full support on the left hand side. This makes driving backward much more comfortable.
Backrest angle adjustment: +45º (forward) to -30º (recline)
Adjustable lumbar support. Great for sensitive lower backs.
Heavy duty sliderails with 8.25″ range
Options: 2″ retractable seat belts and armrests
Includes operator presence switch
Supports operators up to 375 lbs.

ROAD/INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION

Industrial Seats offers scraper seats for Caterpillar, Deere and Terex model scrapers.  Industrial Seats will have the newer style G model scraper seats with a full swivel and tradition style seat upper with armrests.  Here are some features for the scraper seats:

Heavy Duty air suspension with 24V compressor
2 x 1.62″ diameter heavy duty shock dampers
Integral swivel, swivels left 10º/20º and right 10º/20º
Ergo seat top with adjustable armrests
Adjustable lumbar support
Double locking sliderails
Weight Range: 110-300 lbs.
Warranty: 2 years

For more information on any of these three hot markets this spring, contact an application specialist at Industrial Seats!

Grammer Day at United Group, Inc.

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On Wednesday, December 5th, 2012  United Group, Inc. put on the first Grammer Day to celebrate sales success in 2012.  It was our pleasure to host Katie Palmer and Dan Sorensen for the day.

Grammer is a premium seating solution provider.  Their product line, available through Industrial Seats, offers seating systems to the Agriculture, Construction, Material Handling, and Turf industries. Grammer Seating products are exported world-wide and are fitted as original equipment by many major manufacturers such as Caterpillar, Komatsu, Deere, Case, Terex, Volvo etc. Grammer Seating offers seats to fit most applications such as: Haul Trucks, Dozers, Wheel Loaders, Scrapers, Excavators, Motor Graders, Compactors, Fork Lifts & Skidsteers.

Following morning meetings, everyone enjoyed a German themed lunch, in honor of Grammer’s Corporate Headquarters located in Amberg, Germany.

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Tradeshow Recap: GIE+Expo 2012

Last week the Industrial Seats Team was out in Louisville, Kentucky for GIE+Expo.  The show featured 750 exhibiting companies throughout 500,000 sq. ft. inside the Kentucky Exposition Center and in the turf area outside.  We met with dealers, retailers and distributors and showcased our line of turf seats that fit into light construction and landscape equipment. One of the popular seats on the stand was the Grammer MSG65, pictured below.  This low profile mechanical suspension seat was also available for test rides in the outside exhibit area.

In addition to the MSG65, the booth featured a full range of aftermarket turf seats to fit all budgets and attendees were able to test out the various mechanical and air options first hand.  Wednesday the show featured a new Dealer Preview Day and over the course of the week meetings with our suppliers, customers and key industry contacts provided great us with great industry knowledge.

Didn’t make it to the show? Contact us for more information on our full line of turf seats and dealer programs.