A & I Gator Seat -Yellow, Model# VG11696
Mounting Holes Beware!!!
Bought 2 of these to replace the seats on a JD Turf Gator TX. Look and feel like well built seats with a quality finish. WARNING regarding mounting holes. Find the right bolts BEFORE trying to mount. Sticker on seat says they are metric and we tried to use the same bolts from original seats and had issues. They seemed to go in okay at first so my mechanic took his ratchet wrench to the bolt and the threaded insert in the bottom of the seat instantly came loose making it useless. After several minutes of careful work we were able to retrieve bolt from insert. We tried several metric sized bolts to no avail. Finally tried some SAE sized bolt which screwed in smoothly and went with those. Make sure to use some thread lock also to make sure bolts stay secure instead of trying to over torque Had to use some self tapping tek screws to secure corner where threaded insert failed. Be careful when tightening bolts as to not strip out threaded inserts. I would recommend to others with this strong warning about being careful with mounting bolts.
September 6, 2014
Gator Replacement Seat
Factory seat was damaged this replacement is as good as the original seat at half the price.
August 1, 2014
Overall a great seat. Just remember these are SAE not metric. The nut plates are obviously attached to plastic so take extra care not to force or over torque.
If there were better nut plates (or design) for these they would be a slam dunk 5 star.
Comfort and quality are a 5. Attaching nutplates a 3 for an overall 4
June 22, 2014
This seat was an exact replacement for my Gator seat. I had to search my parts bin for some 5/16 inch bolts about 3/4 of an inch long to mount the part. It appears to be a better seat than the original because it has more back support . Price was much better than what the local dealer quoted.
June 18, 2014
We removed the existing Gator seat and disassembled the mounting plate from it. When we attempted to bolt the plate to the replacement seat, the first threaded insert twisted out of the molded plastic seat bottom. Thinking it was a fluke and three attachment points would be sufficient, we started on number 2. Same result. Hoping for the best, we tried number 3 - same result. We didn't try the 4th point. I had to cut the inserts out of the seat so I could get the bolts out of them and reinstall old seat. Returning to Northern.
May 21, 2014
This is a good replacement seat for your original Gator seat. It mounted easily and has better lower back support than the original. I have had them on my Gator for about 9 months in hot and freezing weather and they are holding up well. Take care of them and they will give you good service at a good price.
February 5, 2014
Appears Great, Very Poor Craftsmanship (glue)
Seat received and was a direct fit on our 6x4 JD Gator. Great looking and very comfortable. The major drawback occurred about 1 month after installation when we noticed seats coming unglued from the black plastic bases they are form fitted to. Glue appears to be melting/oozing from seams. Yellow vinyl now completely free from plastic base, foam core exposed around edges at 2 months. Machine always garaged. Not worth the money due to the need to fully replace at 4 months.
February 4, 2014
Not a perfect fit
first of all the box look like someone too a baseball bat to the cardboard, but not damage to the seat.
The bolt holes were not correct as indicated when searching for a replacement seat.
THE WORST THING WAS THAT THE HANKER NUTS THAT WERE PRESSED INTO THE SEAT, THE TREAD WERE BAD ON 2 OF THE FOUR. This caused me to get one of the bolt lock up and while trying to release the bolt the nut or threaded applicance became dislodged in the seat.. With a lot of work I believe I still am able to work with this . I did not have time to send it back as I needed to use the tractor asap.
No bolts came with the seat. Not the same size as the original seats bolts. So Off to the hardware store I went.. I brought the dislodged "threaded nut" with me and even the new bolt would not turn into this peace.
So needles to say you can guess I want definitely not happy with this product.
If you asked me, which I would be surprised to see it happen. I would like some money back or credited to my account.
This is a first for me to have to go through all of this to get any thing to work correctly that I have ever ordered in the past.
November 2, 2013
Great replacement seat
This seat is awesome. it fits perfectly, looks good and best of all, comfort.
April 23, 2013
High back Gator seat
Bolted right on to my craftsman mower. Had to remove the seat adjuster but never used it anyway.The Gator seat is very comfortable compared to the original. Good price and delivery time.
October 15, 2012