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!

“Will Ya’ Give Me?” …A Replacement Seat for Used Heavy Equipment

It’s February and you know what that means – Valentine’s Day? Awards Show Season?  Super Bowl? All of those are valid answers, but we’re talking about Auction Season. In fact, for the car enthusiasts out there it already started in January with Barrett-Jackson. But we’re focused on the heavy equipment auctions in Florida in this post.

The latest issue of Construction Equipment Guide has just hit the newsstands with a cover and coverage of Florida Auctions – February 1st through February 22nd.  For those of you stuck in the polar vortex that is hitting the Midwest and East Coast this winter, a trip to Florida for any reason next month probably sounds like a great idea.  For those of you looking to get your hands on a piece of used equipment, there is an added bonus. 

Going off of the articles and ads in Construction Equipment Guide, there is a lot to see and something for everyone. There is a wide range of unused and used heavy equipment for sale:

  • Construction equipment
  • Farm equipment
  • Commercial trucks
  • Forestry equipment
  • Mining equipment

Two big names that stand out are Ritchie Bros. and CAT Auctions:

Ritchie Bros. is the world’s largest auctioneer of heavy equipment and trucks. They have been serving equipment buyers and sellers since 1958. According to their website, “in 2012, close to 100,000 people purchased US $3.9 billion of heavy equipment at Ritchie Bros.TM unreserved public auctions.”

CAT Auction Services puts on a heavy equipment auction that offers detailed inspections to CAT Used standards, Equipment Protection Plans on qualified CAT equipment, CAT dealer support after you buy, financing for pre-qualified customers from CAT Financial Services, and tax efficiency opportunities by utilizing Like-Kind Exchange.

Yoder & Frey, celebrating their 50th Anniversary, and  Alex Lyon & Son, holding their 21st Annual Auction, are also players in the Florida Auction scene this year.

Here are the important dates for your calendars:

Ritchie Bros
February 17-22
ORLANDO, FLORIDA

CAT Auctions
February 17-22
KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA

Yoder & Frey
February 10-17
KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA

Alex Lyon & Son
February 1- 9
KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA

In addition to the on-site Florida auctions, interested buyers can also participate online or check any of the company sites for live auctions across the US.

Industrial Seats are not the experts in auctions; in fact we will be in Louisville instead of Florida this month at the National Farm Machinery Show and are busy preparing for ConExpo in March.  However, we are experts in seats for your heavy equipment. Construction, farm, commercial trucks, forestry, mining equipment – you name it we have a replacement seat for it.  So if you end up picking up a used piece of heavy equipment with a worn out seat at the auctions or if you are just looking to invest in your current fleet, our application specialists can help you find a model that will not only fit but bolt-right in, is manufactured by the same companies as the OEM seat, and keep your operators productive in 2014.

Questions on seats? Contact us before the top models are “going, going, gone!” 

Tradeshow Recap: 2013 National Farm Machinery Show

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Last week the Industrial Seats Team was out in Louisville for the National Farm Machinery Show.  The show featured eight interconnected exhibit halls totaling more than 1.2 million square feet of indoor exhibit space and containing more than 850 agricultural displays.

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We met with dealer potentials, manufacturers, end-users and showcased our line of AG and Truck Seats.  Our 10×20 booth featured a range of seating options from camo pan seats to compact mechanical seats to deluxe air seats. The Elite 80 was a big hit on the stand featuring the heat and massage option.  Another popular seat by Sears Seating was the AG5045 in John Deere Brown.  The extra padding in the Grammer MSG93 definitely won over the crowds.Image

Didn’t make it to the show? Visit www.industrialseats.com for more information on our full line of seats. Show specials are running through 2/22/13!

Tractor Seat FAQ

tractorseat_industrialseatsCan I put an air ride seat in my tractor?
It will depend on your tractor model, but usually it is possible for most tractors.   It is usually just a matter of hooking a 12V power source for the tractor seat.

What is a fore/aft isolator? 
This is a feature in a seat that gives shock absorption front to back (in addition to the up and down of the suspension).  It is common in many of the later model and larger tractors.

Is an air suspension seat worth the extra money over a mechanical suspension seat?  
Air suspension seats tend to give a better ride than mechanical suspension seats.   They typically have a higher weight capacity over mechanical and will  absorb more vibration.   They are also easier to adjust which is really good for multiple users.

Will this seat bolt directly to my factory mountings?   Will I have to fabricate?  
If you are not purchasing an OEM suspension seat from the dealer you can find help with an application specialist from IndustrialSeats.com to pinpoint an OEM quality direct bolt in replacement seat for your model tractor.   This way you won’t purchase something that might not fit or cause you a lot of time and money fabricating to make work.

Can I get replacement parts for my tractor seat?  
It is sometimes possible to find parts for the OEM seat depending on the brand that came factory in the machine.   Many times the original tractor seat is proprietary to the OEM and parts are sometimes not available elsewhere.   Check with the application specialist from IndustrialSeats.com to see if specific parts like cushions are available.   If a seat is purchased from IndustrialSeats.com, all the service parts are stocked and available for immediate shipment.

Visit us next week in Louisville at the National Farm Machinery Show and find out more about tractor seats first hand in Booth 615/617.