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



  • 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!

Sears Seating Introduces The New Atlas II Truck Seat


Today, many of the larger truck seats are more comfortable, wider and loaded with all kinds of options.  While this is great for many drivers, sometimes these wider seats have posed problems for some trucks with a narrower cab or where the driver has less room to move between the seats.  Occasionally, drivers have voiced complaints of armrests or air controls hitting the doors or drivers having to awkwardly twist to get between seats.  These inconveniences have led to the extreme situation of drivers having to resort to removing the armrest entirely.  Due to some of these concerns, Sears listened to driver feedback and took action.

Alas, as a leader in the construction seating industry truck seats, Sears Seating has updated and improved its long lasting Elite 80 truck seat line.  It recently introduced the Sears Atlas II truck seat with new and improved features including:  left-handed air controls that are now flush mount to the seat (they no longer protrude past the seat), smoother controls for the independent seat tilt and independent seat cushion extension of the truck seat, and a molded boot protecting the suspension rather than the vinyl drop cover.  In addition to these new improvements, Sears Seating still offers an optional fold-away armrest that can conveniently fold behind the truck seat for easy access to the back of your cab.   If you find yourself having to twist and awkwardly turn between the seats in order to move about your cab, this is an option you should seriously consider.  In fact, your current Elite 80 seats can also be updated with these innovative and space saving armrests.  When both the driver and passenger seats have the stow-away armrests installed, you can easily add an up to an additional seven inches of space between your seats.

Sears, along with the Atlas II, has also introduced a specific line called the Atlas II LE Series.  This series still offers the standard features such as:  a 22” wide, luxury style seat cushion, double locking slides with 9” travel and fore/aft isolator and a quad-chamber air lumbar system and 180 degree recliner.  However the LE Series offers a Leatherette/cloth option, thereby allowing the seat to provide a heating and cooling option.  The seat is actually cooled with fans installed in the lower portion of the seat, thereby allowing air to come up through the cloth seat cushion and keep the driver cool.

As noted, the Atlas II has some new improvements.  This doesn’t mean they don’t still offer some of the previously popular options such as:  heated cushions, swivel base (the driver side turns 180 degrees to the right and the passenger side turns 180 degrees to the left), heat and massage, and a variety of various trim choices including cloth, Leatherette (similar to the Elite 80’s Ultraleather), and some of their “Special Edition” two-tone seat options.

For additional information or to see what other options might be available for your truck, please feel free to contact United Group’s seating specialists at (800)223-7003 or email us at  United Group, located in Lake Forest, Illinois, has been providing seating options for the past 25 years and offers many solutions for your truck seat needs.

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!

Introducing 2 New Excavator Seats (Also A Good Fit for Cranes)

Sears Seating is a leader in the design and manufacture of suspension and non-suspension seating systems for the agricultural, construction, and material handling equipment, and over the road truck markets. Sears is the major seating supplier to John Deere, CNH, Caterpillar, Bobcat, Hyster, Yale, Freightliner, and many others around the world. Since 1855, Sears Seating has built a reputation for highly innovative seating products that offer unparalleled comfort and durability.

Sears Excavator 7030 Air







New for 2013 is the Sears 7008 Mechanical suspension seat and Sears 7030 Air suspension seat.   A key feature that was designed into these seats is the New HD Tilt riser.   It gives the seat 15 degrees of front tilt and 15 degrees of rear tilt.   The tilt function is extremely smooth and the controls are all located up front which allows these seats to be fitted in tight spots such as excavators.   The seat features ergonomically contoured highback fabriform seat with articulating headrest, adjustable armrests, mechanical lumbar and adjustable recline.   The 7008 features a easy adjusting mechanical suspension and the 7030 features a 24V air suspension.   It is a direct replacement for many of the OEM excavator seats on the market.   These Sears Seats work great for cranes seats as well as other lighter duty construction seat applications.

Call and speak with an app lication specialist to find a direct replacement seat to fit your needs.

Sears Excavator Seat 7008 Mechanical

Feature of the Month: Sears Elite 80 Truck Seat


Sears Seating (not affiliated with Sears Roebuck) began manufacturing saddles and harnesses in 1855.  By1947, they entered the agricultural and industrial seats market and began building quality construction seats.  It wasn’t until 1981 when Sears Seating began manufacturing heavy-duty truck seats.  With almost 160 years in business and over 32 years in the truck seating business, it should not be any surprise they are responsible for one of the most popular, successful and well built truck seats on the market today.  In fact, the Sears Elite 80 boasts a 5 Year / Unlimited Mile overall seat warranty and a 1 Year / 100,000 Mile warranty on their seating trim.  Industrial Seats, (a division of United Group), located in Lake Forest, IL, is proud to partner with Sears Seating and offer customers excellent seating solutions for many of their needs.

While Industrial Seats offers various truck seat options, the Sears Elite 80 is one of the most popular.  Sears Seating engineered the Elite 80 after two years of interviewing and measuring over 200 different drivers with varying body styles, heights and weights.  They found drivers wanted many adjustable features in the truck seats.  Therefore, they developed the Sears Elite 80 with these well designed features:

  • Air Suspension with Flat Floor Riser and Black Vinyl Skirt
  • 22” Wide Seat and Back Cushions
  • Seat Cushion Tilt (3 adjustable positions)
  • Seat Cushion Extension ( 3 extension positions)
  • Full 180 Degree Recline
  • 4 Chamber Air-Lumbar Support
  • Double Locking Slides with 9” Travel
  • Fore/Aft Isolator (Reduces Horizontal Vibrations for the Driver)
  • Contoured Metal Pan Seat (More Stable and Supportive than Wood or Other Materials)
  • Multiple Material and Color Options (Two-Tone Colors Also Available at No Extra Cost)
  • Map / Literature Pockets

In addition to all of the standard built-in features above, the Elite 80 offers options such as heated and/or massage cushions, swivels and stow-away armrests.  The Elite 80 is available through Industrial Seats, which is one of the largest distributors for Sears Manufacturing in the United States.  For the past 25 years, they have assisted customers with their seating needs, from truck seats to heavy-duty construction seats to material handling seats.  Industrial Seats offers a variety of seats and the correct installation bracket for the seat to bold straight into your current truck.  For additional information, contact one of their professional representatives at 800-223-7003.