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2510Paul
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:20 am    Post subject: Best Ride for Back Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a friend with back disc issues. Is there an IH with a ride that is more friendly to the back than others? I am thinking in the 50-90 HP range, used for under $10K. For example what models might have the seat a little more forward of the axle, good seat, etc. He is looking to replace his M without Power steering with a 560 with Power Steering. The thing I always notice about that series is the seat seems to be postioned behind the axle. I'm a JD nut so I'm not that up on the IH models. Paul
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:51 am    Post subject: Re: Best Ride for Back Reply to specific post Reply with quote

theres the 86 series may be to big.. they moved the seat up like a foot and a half... ride sucks i think setting on the axle on the 66 series is a hole lot better!!! but thats just what came to mind
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:57 am    Post subject: Re: Best Ride for Back Reply to specific post Reply with quote

With a 560, and a little adaptation, an air ride seat could be used on the platform to provide a cush ride. Jim
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:39 am    Post subject: Re: Best Ride for Back Reply to specific post Reply with quote

An air ride seat could be adapted to a 560 or 656.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:23 am    Post subject: Re: Best Ride for Back Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They all ride good if they are in shape and dont drive like Nascar.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:48 am    Post subject: Re: Best Ride for Back Reply to specific post Reply with quote

he'll probably need to adapt a seat to his tractor, i have massive back problems too and while i can stand to ride the old iron seats for a hour or two, then i need to get off, the big thing ive found with back issues is the back needs to be suported, not self supported on the spine, best thing ive found is a top end air ride seat for a truck, these are not only air adjustable as to ride height and firmness, but will have air support for the lumbar area, seat back angle adjustment, and adjustable arm rests, plus other features can be added, to make it not only comfortable for hours at a time but provide the ability to change the setup for relief as the day goes on, there not cheap but there sure well worth the investment and can be mounted to a flat surface
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:53 am    Post subject: Re: Best Ride for Back Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I mounted a 806 seat on my 450 diesel for planting and that is real confotable. The unhandy part is getting on and off after you get use to its not so bad.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:52 am    Post subject: Re: Best Ride for Back Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If the 560 has the DeLuxe seat with the back rest (not the pan seat) that might be a good choice. I had serious back problem about ten years and the best thing on the farm was the 460 with deluxe seat with a new back cushion. Better than therapy. Farmtracs 665 or 70 or 675 or 80 have the most comfortable seat & backrest going. Int 84 series and Case/IH 85 series, like a 585 or 685 with the deluxe seat (seat has a name which I forget) can be very supportive.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: Best Ride for Back Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Smoothest ride is right over the rear wheels no matter what seat.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:20 am    Post subject: Re: Best Ride for Back Reply to specific post Reply with quote

people talking about different seats reminds me of a cub cadet garden tractor w/mower deck around here that had the right hand seat from a ford escort on it giving upper back support and adjustable seat back angle.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: Best Ride for Back Reply to specific post Reply with quote

756 or 766 with hydraulic seat, either with standard seat is next. 560 good but not as easy to get on, 6XX series great once on the seat but need to contort the body a little to get on. 8XX series like 7XX but stop before you get to the X86-XX88 they do not ride as well because the seat was moved forwards. 06 were good also but shifting alot is somewhat harder to do. Once in gear though they were great.Had/drove them all, hope this helps.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Ride for Back Reply to specific post Reply with quote

yes, I have a 656, 86Hydro, and an 806 that all use the rubber torsion seat with wrap-around arm rest. I can hold my back up with my elbows. I never could ride a John Deere seat without back fatigue. It always felt like I was sliding out the front. The IH seats sit flat.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Ride for Back Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Good point, Cowman. Those IH seats (656 thru 1466) are deep and your weight is placed on the back of your legs as opposed to your tailbone. Of my 15 tractors, the best seat is the 826 IH, the absolute worst is a JD 3010. The JD seat is real short and your weight is on your tailbone instead of being spread over a larger area. The ole yellow prostate problem seat.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:15 am    Post subject: Re: Best Ride for Back Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a somewhat earlier model IH, and installed an old steel secretary"s chair backrest on my steel IH seat. WOW, what a difference, I can ride all day, in complete comfort. You might look around, flea markets/antique shops...
 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: Best Ride for Back Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Pretty much anything with a backrest up to the 66 series. Load the tires and air them down a bit too.
 
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