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!