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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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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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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.:laugh:
 

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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.
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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Don't know why I didn't think about this earlier. Check out a company named Pro Pad. They make all kinds of seat cushions. They make sizes from a tiny motorcycle passenger seat up to the seat in an 18 wheeler. You can get them covered in breathable material, leather and sheep skin. They all have a gummy diamond shaped base material similar to some tool box drawer lining. They also come with straps to tie them to the seat. Not that you will need them seeing the base material sticks so good. Any one of them will keep your butt planted on the seat. As a bonus you get a dry polymer pad inside the covering.
What I really like about the Pro Pad vs other jell pads is you feel connected to the seat. Not like you are sitting on a big block of jello. The Pro Pad is also thinner but doesn't give up comfort because of this.
Last but not least they are made in the U.S.A. & come with a 30 day money back guarantee.

I have sold 100's over the years & never had one returned.
You can get them at most bikes shops that order from Drag Specialties or directly from the company. Just measure your seat and find the closest size.
 
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