New Seat?

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  1. MacDawg

    MacDawg Bobtail Member

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    I'm in the market for a new seat for my RD688 dump truck. The seat that's in the truck is alright, I just want something more comfortable. I want a high back with armrests. Are there brands that I should avoid? Will I need to replace the floor bracket with the new seat or will I be able to mount the new seat to the floor bracket that's already in the truck? Sorry if these are dump questions, I'm new to the "owner" part of trucks. Thanks
     
  2. I glide 47

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    Should bolt right in ,
     
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    Far as the brand go sit you get what you pay for
     
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  4. MacDawg

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    Should bolt right to the existing mount that in the truck or a new seat with new mount should bolt right in?
     
  5. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    New seats are universal in most cases
     
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  6. Rideandrepair

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    Bostrom wide ride is a terrible seat.
     
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  7. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    I agree
     
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  8. MacDawg

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    What don't you like about the wide ride? I was looking at the Bostrom, National and Sears
     
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  9. Rideandrepair

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    Nationals aren’t bad,I’ve had them they are cheap in some ways. Prices are good. Bostrom, I bought 2 11 yrs ago, seat has leaked air in lumbar since new, also has a hard seat with steel right near tailbone. Seat doesn’t flip up, so can’t be changed or repaired like most others. Also has hard steel at top, if in an accident would be dangerous. For my budget, I think Legacy made by seats inc. , I believe is the best way to go. Most say they’re happy with the Legacy Silver, Freightliner Dealers about $600. The National has a nice reclining with an optional swivel base. But Bostron despite reputation as being a premium seat, is pretty badly made and not serviceable, mines way overdue for the dumpster.
     
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  10. MacDawg

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    Thanks, I'll look into the Legacy
     
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