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    Question 2017 JD 1025 R seat bottoming out

    I only have 29 hours on my 1025 and really enjoy it. Does good job cutting my 1&1/2 acres with the 60Ē deck. Purchased a snow plow for the FEL and it also did great this winter. My only complaint is the JD seat. I weigh 250 lbs and it takes very little for the seat to bottom out hitting my tail bone. I have contacted my dealer asking if there was a fix and he said he never heard of anyone having this problem since the seat was redesign in 2013, so no. I been reading a lot on GTT and have seen different options. Anyone install Kens springs and did they really fix the problem. It would seem the springs are close to the middle of the bottom of the seat, in Fact maybe a little bit more towards the front and just donít see how this can help the problem of seat bottoming out at the back. I really donít understand why JD used rubber bumpers in the back instead of maybe a couple of springs , like a Bicycle seat has. My simplicity tractor was 30 years old and never once had this problem and that seat was so worn I sat on cardboard because the seat padding was gone and still the seat never bottomed our. If anyone has installed Ken springs and they are around 250 lbs or more and it help please let me know, or and other suggestions. Itís shame that JD doesnít admit there is a problem and come out with a fix. Ken said he sells about 50 pairs of his springs ever month so there must be lots of people with this problem and I think JD needs to fix this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rstoehr2 View Post
    I only have 29 hours on my 1025 and really enjoy it. Does good job cutting my 1&1/2 acres with the 60Ē deck. Purchased a snow plow for the FEL and it also did great this winter. My only complaint is the JD seat. I weigh 250 lbs and it takes very little for the seat to bottom out hitting my tail bone. I have contacted my dealer asking if there was a fix and he said he never heard of anyone having this problem since the seat was redesign in 2013, so no. I been reading a lot on GTT and have seen different options. Anyone install Kens springs and did they really fix the problem. It would seem the springs are close to the middle of the bottom of the seat, in Fact maybe a little bit more towards the front and just donít see how this can help the problem of seat bottoming out at the back. I really donít understand why JD used rubber bumpers in the back instead of maybe a couple of springs , like a Bicycle seat has. My simplicity tractor was 30 years old and never once had this problem and that seat was so worn I sat on cardboard because the seat padding was gone and still the seat never bottomed our. If anyone has installed Ken springs and they are around 250 lbs or more and it help please let me know, or and other suggestions. Itís shame that JD doesnít admit there is a problem and come out with a fix. Ken said he sells about 50 pairs of his springs ever month so there must be lots of people with this problem and I think JD needs to fix this.
    Kennyd springs work. I was one of the first testers when they were still PS RUMORS springs. JD has a heavier set, but Kens work better.

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    I got the heavier duty springs from Kens Bolt-on Hooks, and they solved the problem for me. I don't weigh 250, but am not very far south of that # (235).
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    Weighing 420 Kens springs helped quite a bit. I then took a Kong dog toy and wedged in there and the seat was too limited on movement I ended up taking the factory spring and twisting the springs from Kenny and it works better. My wife nags constantly about losing weight. Oh well...
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    "I have contacted my dealer asking if there was a fix and he said he never heard of anyone having this problem since the seat was redesign in 2013..."

    lets not mince words here: Your dealer is a liar, it is STILL a problem with heavier guys... And the replacement springs do not work at 240+ lbs. Still bottoms out.

    What I did is get a third factory spring and inserted it under the seat. (in between the two existing springs closer to the front of the seat... Because I have a cheap flux welder I just put two tack welds and it works well! But I am sure a bolt and washer could work too. (so I now have three factory springs.) I will try to get some photos.

    Along that line... I must have a non-well-padded ass because it hurts after a while in the saddle and this is with the snowblower on a paved driveway. (meaning no bumps) In the woods it's worse...

    To fix that, I added a boat seat cushion, the same one I take to the lacrosse stadium for the aluminum seats, and it works GREAT, even better raises me up a bit as I am over 6' tall...

    Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/USCG-Approved...t+cushion+seat (of course I got a green one)

    And it stays right in place if you want to remove it just lift it out!

    And if I ever fall in the creek I have a handy flotation device...

    Just my take!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Deere 1025R TLB View Post
    Kennyd springs work. I was one of the first testers when they were still PS RUMORS springs. JD has a heavier set, but Kens work better.

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    I'm a user and believer as well on the psrumors/KBOH seat springs.
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    I am 255 got kennyd springs, best investment I have made.
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    Red face JD 1025r Seat Bottoming out.

    The idea of adding a 3rd spring is a novel idea. One I didn't consider. I just ordered a set of springs from Kens Bolt On Hooks as well as his bolt on steps for the BackHoe. I've been satisfied with both. I tip the tractor at about 220lbs so the springs eliminated my broken Bum issues.
    I really like the suggestion about the Coast Guard approved seat cushion since I live on the edge of Puget Sound....may have to get one.
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    The real issue with the seat is it is on a pivot. As one deflects the springs the seat tilts back and does not stay with ones back supported in the sams attitude. I didnít use springs but changed to urethane stacked pucks. I find it far less bouncy. As seat goes down the driver is tilted back with springs. Being the seat back is low one does not get good back support to begin with. At rest without a person on the seat the seat is still tipped back too much. With my fat ass in the seat itís even more.

    It may just be me but I like to sit more upright and be ďon the wheelĒ and not stress my neck and back. Reclined back is more for the easy chair not my tractor. I ended up changing the seat, stiffening it up, and reseting seat attitude more upright on the tractor.
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