Seat Springs, not just for tractors!
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree74Likes
  • 27 Post By Kennyd
  • 15 Post By Herminator
  • 10 Post By Levi
  • 8 Post By Bubber
  • 5 Post By DRobinson
  • 4 Post By Littlegreenmachine
  • 5 Post By Kbar

Thread: Seat Springs, not just for tractors!

  1. Top | #1
    Captain Hook Kennyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 05:32 PM
    Location
    Westminster, MD
    Posts
    16,064
    Thanks
    4,913
    Thanked 3,950 Times in 2,468 Posts

    Cool Seat Springs, not just for tractors!

    A recent customer had inquired about the dimensions of the 1-series seat springs, it was obvious by his questioning that it was not for a tractor but he bought them after I replied with the details he had requested. Today he sent me this email:

    Received the springs, Kenny. Thank you.

    I have a roughly 45 year old lounge chair with a spring tilt mechanism. The original spring is pretty much crushed:

    Itís a conical compression spring and measures 3Ē at the big side and about 1Ē at the small side. I looked everywhere, EVERYWHERE! For a replacement. The problem wasnít just matching the dimensions (which was trouble enough) but that I didnít know the spring-related essential details which are necessary, say, when youíre looking to have a spring made. Compression forces and free length and all sorts of parameters.
    I threw together a custom job using hardware store springs and a pair of circular metal discs (like a spring sandwich) and it actually worked ok but creaked a lot and didnít look very clean. I tried a motorcycle solo saddle spring, kind of a grenade shaped thing. It worked ok but didnít have enough force.
    So enter your seat spring. Iím not sure how I even found your site, but, the price was right and it seemed like something which may possibly do the trick. Long story (sorry) short, itís the best solution thus far. Since itís larger than the motorcycle spring, I could thread a regular tube-shaped compression spring down the middle of yours to increase the force. Itís working well and I have a spare!

    Later tonight Iíll sit down, tilt back, sip a beer, and enjoy my chair again.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails image1 (1).jpeg image2 (1).jpeg
    Kenny

    -John Deere 3720 Deluxe Cab TLB
    FEL, MMM, Artillian 42" Forks and Modular Grapple, I-Match, Ballast Box, Trac-Vac 854 (for sale) and lots of other STUFF.
    -John Deere 455 w/60" MMM


    Bolt on Grab Hooks and other cool stuff are now for sale!!

    Visit our YouTube Channel

    My Equipment:
    John Deere 3720 Deluxe Cab, 300cx FEL, 366 Front Blade, 59" Front Snowblower, Ballast Box
    Artillian 3K Forks, Grapple, Front-Hoe Bucket
    John Deere 455, 60" MMM

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Kennyd For This Useful Post:

    JDSwan87†(11-26-2018), NH_1025r†(06-11-2019), pcabe5†(11-26-2018)

  3. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  4. Top | #2
    Herminator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 12:52 AM
    Location
    Northern Illinois
    Posts
    3,785
    Thanks
    1,667
    Thanked 799 Times in 606 Posts
    That’s a feel good moment and whomever was nice enough to sent the response deserves to relax sit down and enjoy a beer.
    mjncad, Kennyd, Gizmo2 and 12 others like this.
    Welcome to Intermission.

    2017 2038R, 400, 3020 & HPX and thingies to hook to the them.
    112 - Sold in July 2017 but took me until November to admit I just cast it out into this cruel world.
    #compactfarmer

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Herminator For This Useful Post:

    Kennyd†(11-26-2018)

  6. Top | #3
    Bonehead Club Lackey Levi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Online
    08-15-2019 @ 11:38 AM
    Location
    NE Tenn.
    Posts
    10,102
    Thanks
    2,938
    Thanked 1,879 Times in 1,055 Posts
    I'm guessing your market just opened up in another direction.
    Kennyd, DRobinson, pcabe5 and 7 others like this.
    1026R -- 60D mmm -- H120 Loader -- Curtis 150 Tiller -- DR 3 point Chipper -- Howse Middle Buster -- Brinly 16 Blade Disk -- Kodiak 5' Box Blade -- 12-42 lb. suitcase weights -- Lawn roller -- Upgraded seat springs from psrumors -- Kennyd's bolt on hooks & clevis -- BXpanded tooth bar -- CMI 6' wagon -- Heavy Hitch Cultivator /garden bedder / hiller attachments --

    Donated by some great people/vendors on here: 72 lb. wheel weights -- Bro-Tek 1Ĺ" rear wheel spacers.
    NRA Life Member

  7. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  8. Top | #4
    Bubber's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 09:26 PM
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    3,545
    Thanks
    437
    Thanked 591 Times in 380 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    I'm guessing your market just opened up in another direction.
    Tractor accessories and 70's Disco Furniture repair parts!

    Click image for larger version.†

Name:	NONAGON-style-n9s-1970s-furniture-guide-interior-design-color-lime-green-red-sofa-living-room-vi.jpg†
Views:	19†
Size:	294.5 KB†
ID:	659036
    Kennyd, Levi, BigJim55 and 5 others like this.
    2014 2032r Classic...


    -Dan

  9. Top | #5
    DRobinson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:35 AM
    Location
    Northeastern PA
    Posts
    10,328
    Thanks
    2,053
    Thanked 2,214 Times in 1,379 Posts
    Based on information in the Good Morning thread Kennys springs might sell well in Wamart.
    Kennyd, Levi, BigJim55 and 2 others like this.
    Don

    2320, 54D MMM, 200CX FEL, 54 Front Blade with Artillian Extensions, Omni Transformer Hitch
    445, 54 mower and 54 front blade
    80 dump cart, 21 walk behind mower

  10. Top | #6

    Join Date
    May 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 12:46 AM
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    2,141
    Thanks
    450
    Thanked 327 Times in 262 Posts
    This should be in the ďwhatís making you smile todayĒ
    Kennyd, Levi, BigJim55 and 1 others like this.
    LGM= Little Green Machine!!
    2018 2025TLB


    BB2048L Box blade.
    Imatch quick hitch
    AV20F grapple
    Artillian diverter kit
    3pt tractor receiver hitch
    LR2060L Landscape Rake
    LP1060L Land Plane
    Homemade quick attach forks . http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...uild-soon.html
    *Please Lord give me the strength to add to this list when my wife isnít paying attention*

  11. Top | #7
    Kbar's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Last Online
    Today @ 12:37 AM
    Location
    -Western WA
    Posts
    471
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 53 Times in 49 Posts
    After 13 hrs on my 1025r My backside would appreciate a ďbig boyĒ set of springs. I weigh 250 and slam that seat down every bump I hit. They must have made those springs for leprechauns
    mjncad, Kennyd, Levi and 2 others like this.

  12. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts