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    Se seat mod for the 2520

    I did this mod to my 2520 last January when it was new. Off the trailer,right into the garage,factory seat removed. I'm sure this will work for the 2320 and the 2720 also. I didn't realize until I took the seat out of its box that the dealer had included the "Attaching Parts Kit" at no extra charge. I got the seat for a really good price too,(400.00) so I kind of lucked out a little bit.
    As for the entire kit,it isn't needed. I found out later,that the two rails outlined in orange are all that is needed.
    Their numbers are: M148651 and M148647. I think they are in the neighborhood of 70.00 for the pair.
    The first and second pics are what comes with the kit. The third pic shows the original seat sliders. They are unbolted,that's why the one is leaning.The fourth pic is the seat bracket that bolts to the sliders.
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    The first pic shows what I'm going to remove. I shouldn't have too much trouble,there is only those two small circular welds and the two small beads. I'll drill through the holes and use a cutoff wheel on the beads.
    The two pieces on the new seat shown in the middle pic,is all I'll need to use. In the last pic,I'm holding the seat bracket. It's hard to tell from the pic,but I need another 3/8" on each side,so the brackets on the new seat end up on the outside of the bracket I'm holding. If I can't hold those seat brackets in the mill vise,I'm sure I can die grind 3/8",so as to make a slot and slide the brackets out to give me the necessary 3/4".

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    2009 2520
    FEL/61" HD bucket/replaceable cutting edge
    62D2 MMM
    IMatch Quick Hitch
    A "REAL" snow blade ---- JD 380A modded to fit
    Homemade 3PT Receiver
    Homemade Ballast Box
    Woods GB65 Box Blade

    2019 JOHN DEERE X390 with 48" ACCEL DEEP DECK

    MY 2520 SE SEAT MOD:

    https://www.greentractortalk.com/for...d-for-the-2520

    MY BALLAST BOX
    https://www.greentractortalk.com/for...llast-box.html

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    Seat is on the tractor
    First pic shows the tractor slider bracket with piece removed.
    Second pic shows the seat brackets and seat installed on tractor.
    Third pic shows the material I removed from each bracket.
    I slotted the seat brackets on the mill as much as possible,but I still couldn't get enough distance to put the seat brackets on the outside of the slider bracket. I ended up with about a 5/8" long slot.
    I figured what would be wrong with putting the seat brackets on the inside. I had to take a bit of material from around the front of the eyes on the new brackets so they would clear the slider bracket when tilting. It wasn't a big deal. The only other mod was what is shown in the third pic. That wasn't much work either. The rod that holds the seat to the bracket is longer than it needs to be now,being the brackets are inward more than the stock seat. I will just leave it be. I think I'll add a piece of rubber under the seat so there is ever so slight of a gap between the mating surfaces of the seat and slider brackets.
    One other thing that needs attention is the cluster of wires directly behind the seat,because when you slide the seat all the way back you can hear it pushing against them.
    The seat mod went alot better than I anticipated. If anyone is thinking of doing this,seriously consider using the brackets from the kit.It sure made it easy and saved alot of time having to fabricate something.
    Sorry I didn't take separate pics of what I did to each seat bracket. I was in a hurry to get it on the tractor. My bad
    Yeah,it's overpriced (what isn't that has John Deere on the box),but I think it's well worth it in the long run.Ooooh man,is it ever nice to sit on!
    Greg
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    2009 2520
    FEL/61" HD bucket/replaceable cutting edge
    62D2 MMM
    IMatch Quick Hitch
    A "REAL" snow blade ---- JD 380A modded to fit
    Homemade 3PT Receiver
    Homemade Ballast Box
    Woods GB65 Box Blade

    2019 JOHN DEERE X390 with 48" ACCEL DEEP DECK

    MY 2520 SE SEAT MOD:

    https://www.greentractortalk.com/for...d-for-the-2520

    MY BALLAST BOX
    https://www.greentractortalk.com/for...llast-box.html

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    Seeing and reading what so many members do to help each other out with tips, ideas, procedures, projects, modifications or whatever it might be,I decided to give something too.
    I have gained much knowledge in the little time I've been here,I figured it wouldn't be too much trouble to take a few pictures and type a few words to give a little back. If this helps just one person who is thinking of this seat for their tractor,then it was well worth it.
    Greg
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    FEL/61" HD bucket/replaceable cutting edge
    62D2 MMM
    IMatch Quick Hitch
    A "REAL" snow blade ---- JD 380A modded to fit
    Homemade 3PT Receiver
    Homemade Ballast Box
    Woods GB65 Box Blade

    2019 JOHN DEERE X390 with 48" ACCEL DEEP DECK

    MY 2520 SE SEAT MOD:

    https://www.greentractortalk.com/for...d-for-the-2520

    MY BALLAST BOX
    https://www.greentractortalk.com/for...llast-box.html

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    I thought I would add a few more pics for those with the 23,25,and 2720.
    The seat does slide back as far as possible,but there again the back is alot more meatier too,so it won't go quite as far as factory.
    As for the seat sitting higher on the tractor,there is no way around this.As you can tell,it is much thicker (cross section wise) than the factory seat. If you look at the top of the seat back in relation to the hazard lights,the factory seat is 1/3 maybe halfway up the light assembly,where the suspension seat is at the top of the light. If you are a large person,it may be difficult getting in and out of the seat,but then again,it would be how much do really want this seat.
    This seat is worth every penny and then some!
    They are finally offering this on the new 2305 replacement,who knows,maybe it's right around the corner for the 23,25,and 2720.

    If anyone needs more info or pictures,please feel free to email me.

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    2009 2520
    FEL/61" HD bucket/replaceable cutting edge
    62D2 MMM
    IMatch Quick Hitch
    A "REAL" snow blade ---- JD 380A modded to fit
    Homemade 3PT Receiver
    Homemade Ballast Box
    Woods GB65 Box Blade

    2019 JOHN DEERE X390 with 48" ACCEL DEEP DECK

    MY 2520 SE SEAT MOD:

    https://www.greentractortalk.com/for...d-for-the-2520

    MY BALLAST BOX
    https://www.greentractortalk.com/for...llast-box.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by glc View Post
    Seeing and reading what so many members do to help each other out with tips, ideas, procedures, projects, modifications or whatever it might be,I decided to give something too.
    I have gained much knowledge in the little time I've been here,I figured it wouldn't be too much trouble to take a few pictures and type a few words to give a little back. If this helps just one person who is thinking of this seat for their tractor,then it was well worth it.
    Greg
    Thanks Greg-That was well said. Thank you for posting the seat project-as you well know I am VERY jealous of it!
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    WOW Greg, excellent job on the seat as well as the post. Thank you for sharing your upgrade. Greatly appreciated.
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    Hi, why did you mod a new seat? I know mine is getting shot and will require some serious action soon. I remember when buying mine back in 02'? I really wanted some larger model which had this remarkable air ride? Is this that type of suspension? I hate the springy/bottoming out type I have....
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    Quote Originally Posted by daysnconfuzed View Post
    Hi, why did you mod a new seat? I know mine is getting shot and will require some serious action soon. I remember when buying mine back in 02'? I really wanted some larger model which had this remarkable air ride? Is this that type of suspension? I hate the springy/bottoming out type I have....
    I can't speak for GLC, but one reason I bought the 1026R was for the seat. Now if this or any tractor I bought did not have a seat that was comfortable to me, Then I would have changed it like GLC did.
    So maybe this answers your question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daysnconfuzed View Post
    Hi, why did you mod a new seat? I know mine is getting shot and will require some serious action soon. I remember when buying mine back in 02'? I really wanted some larger model which had this remarkable air ride? Is this that type of suspension? I hate the springy/bottoming out type I have....
    The SE seat he mounted is not air ride but it is a suspension seat. Has a knob on front to set the amount per drivers weight. Also has lumbar, recline and the arm rest angles are adjustable.

    I had one on my 345 and will probably put on my my 2305 soon.

    They are really nice.
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