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Don't skip step 4! (260B removal from 1025R)

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Yep I did that.
Might as well laugh at your mistakes! Crying doesn't help.
Step 4 ( 4 of the 16 steps listed on the sticker on mine ) reads something like... "Raise seat"

The seat hung up on something on the tractor and pop went the seat mount!

Not cast steel or cast iron, some kind of light weight feeling pot metal alloy.

$265.xx and it all good again. 馃槩

I could have hobbled a repair but with only ~300 hours on a still relatively new machine I chose to cough it up for a replacement....

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This seems to be a common occurrence sadly, see it all the time in the FB groups.
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Oh no! Such a simple thing, but I bet you'll remember step 4 in the future!
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Yep I did that.
Might as well laugh at your mistakes! Crying doesn't help.
Step 4 ( 4 of the 16 steps listed on the sticker on mine ) reads something like... "Raise seat"

The seat hung up on something on the tractor and pop went the seat mount!

Not cast steel or cast iron, some kind of light weight feeling pot metal alloy.

$265.xx and it all good again. 馃槩

I could have hobbled a repair but with only ~300 hours on a still relatively new machine I chose to cough it up for a replacement....

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I'm assuming you have a post-2018 machine?

Edit:ah yes, 2021 as it says in your signature...
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This seems to be a common occurrence sadly, see it all the time in the FB groups.
They listed it as an updated part number. I was hopeful it was improved but it seems identical. It could perhaps be plated and through bolted together, or even one built from scratch with steel but I have no time for either right now and as I said in my OP it's too new a machine to shade tree a fix.
I will keep the broken one and try a repair some rainy day if the mood hits me...
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Can you BRAZE that kind of material?
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Don鈥檛 feel too bad, I ripped the ROPs light off 4 days into ownership.

Lesson learned the hard way, but I bet you will never do that again 鈥-> this is what I said to myself after replacing and upgrading a few things
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I hope whatever it was that it hung up on was at least more expensive to repair or replace than the seat mount. 馃槀
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My 2021 260b seat brace is fabricated 1/4" steel, I wonder what the cutoff or change point is between the cast and fabricated piece? Maybe it switches based on what is available and is random.
Probably cast aluminum if it's light. Does a magnet stick?
Any way to spring load the seat? Much like a movie theater seat, where it comes up when you get off?
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My 2021 260b seat brace is fabricated 1/4" steel, I wonder what the cutoff or change point is between the cast and fabricated piece? Maybe it switches based on what is available and is random.
Hmm I do know Deere's OEM changed the buckets on the 260B to cast recently... maybe it was during that shift.

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Step 5: See step 4.
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Probably cast aluminum if it's light. Does a magnet stick?
No.
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