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    Slippery Seat

    I have had a JD L155 for 20 years and never had this problem. On my new X354 the seat is slippery. I have not used any cleaners on it. I have tried lots of different pants and it is slippery with all of them. Almost feels like I could slide off if I did not hang on. Am I nuts?
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    Many years ago someone else on here seemed to have the same problem. I suggested these...

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    I don't need donuts that for sure.

    I don't need donuts that's for sure. At 6'4" and 285 lbs. already. Maybe my ass is too big for the seat but doesn't seem to be.
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    OMG. What great suggestion.

    Thank you for the great suggestion. I will check that out right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99srxman View Post
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    Just my experience. The seat on my old L108 was getting torn. I picked up a JD seat cover for it. Right away I had problems with it sliding around on top of the seat. Especially when driving across a hill. So I just stopped using it. Never had the problem with just my pants on the bare seat.

    Along came winter. I used that tractor to salt the roads around the trailer hood I lived and worked in. The tractor was stored outside under a cover. So the seat was always cold to say the least. Putting the seat cover back on was a vast improvement. Mainly driving on flat roads it didn't slide around so bad.

    When it came time to sell that tractor I put the cover back on. Made it look a lot better sitting by the road for sale. It only took a few hours to find a buyer.

    I had not put any kind of protectant on the seat for years. So I don't think that had anything to do with the cover sliding around. Maybe someone at the dealership put some kind of protectant on your seat before you took delivery.
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    Are you kidding? If you want to REALLY slide all over the place then just put one of the JD seat covers on there. You will slide in all directions like you are on ball bearings. All of JD's seat covers fit loose and they slide all over the place.

    The seat on my X500 developed a hole after only 2 years and the seat was replaced under warranty. So to hopefully prevent it from happening again I bought one of these seat covers. Now I can hardly stay on the seat. Any off camber hills and I have to fight to stay on the seat. I'm just about ready to bag this seat cover and take my chances with the bare seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolfriend View Post
    I have had a JD L155 for 20 years and never had this problem. On my new X354 the seat is slippery. I have not used any cleaners on it. I have tried lots of different pants and it is slippery with all of them. Almost feels like I could slide off if I did not hang on. Am I nuts?
    Take some 409 or Fantastik and give the seat a good cleaning. It will help.
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    I agree with scrubbing above. Sounds like what happened to my buddy back when Armorall first came out. He did the interior of his Chev pickup including the seat. He said it got downright dangerous on sharp turns. I think he used Mr. Clean, but that was a way bunch of years ago. I'll bet the dealer simply wanted to make that seat shine real nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Are you kidding? If you want to REALLY slide all over the place then just put one of the JD seat covers on there. You will slide in all directions like you are on ball bearings. All of JD's seat covers fit loose and they slide all over the place.

    The seat on my X500 developed a hole after only 2 years and the seat was replaced under warranty. So to hopefully prevent it from happening again I bought one of these seat covers. Now I can hardly stay on the seat. Any off camber hills and I have to fight to stay on the seat. I'm just about ready to bag this seat cover and take my chances with the bare seat.
    I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one that had this experience. Kind of felt like I was crazy writing the above comment. I wonder if JD is aware of this? You would think that some material would be used that protects the seat but keeps the cover from sliding around. For how many tractors they sell the cover should be a custom fit. Each seat should have it's own part number. Take your seat for insurance. It's used on the S240, all X3xx series and the X500/530. Not to mention the newer versions. Heck the cover should be 2 pieces just like the seat.

    I'm taking my chances on my X540 seat. The previous owner installed the arm rests kit. I use it to help get on & off the seat.

    At the first dealership I worked at. They had a new clean up guy doing a Buell motorcycle. They were more like a sport bike vs a cruiser. He put Armor All/tire dressing all over the whole tire. Both front and back got it. Needless to say the service department replaced both tires on the brand new bike. They weren't going to take chances delivering it to a customer that way.
    H-D warns against using any kind of treatment on the sidewall of a tire. For fear of any getting on the tread.
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    JD 10P cart.
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    Stihl KM110 power head with pole saw, shaft extension, power scythe, curved shaft edger, 2 straight shaft cutters (string & blade).
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