The back has almost recovered from Saturday's mowing so I'm giving serious consideration to upgrading to a suspension seat on my 1023E. I've found multiple threads on the subject but it seems unless I want to go with a Deere seat ($$$) there's one part I'm having trouble finding. BM21332 This levels the seat base so I can use pretty much any 3rd party suspension seat, with the understanding I may have to make an adapter plate for the mounting holes. Seems Deere no longer sells this P/N but I also found Deluxe Seat Base - ST538972. This is the base for the X700 series seat, which I understand is a direct bolt on replacement for the 1 Series seat. Unfortunately, it seems Deere only includes that part with the seat. Any Deere part gurus out there that know an orderable P/N for this?
As a bit of background, I've had back issues most of my adult life. I finally sought medical help in my mid 40's and found out then my left leg is actually 1 inch shorter than the right. This put my hip bone at an angle and put a curve in my lower spine. My tail bone actually points to a spot on the ground well to the right of my right foot. The biggest problem is sitting on a hard seat. This forces my hip bone to try to level out which then puts a force on my spine trying to straighten it. It seems a hard bounce on the tractor has the same affect.