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Tractor Swivel Seat Makes It Easy To Look Back
Until he mounted a swivel seat base from a boat under his tractor seat, John Humeniuk had trouble looking over his shoulder. It was a big problem when operating rear-mount or towed equipment.
“As I got older, I couldn’t turn around very well,” says Humeniuk. “Neck and back problems made looking back painful. Adding the boat seat swivel saved my bacon. I can almost spin sideways with the swivel seat.”
Humeniuk installed the swivel when replacing an old seat on his 706 Farmall about 5 years ago. He bolted his new seat to the seat base of the swivel and bolted it in turn to an aluminum plate the same size as the base. It’s hinged to the OEM steel tubing connected to the original tractor seat base.
“I like to tip the seat up if it is going to rain or snow,” says Humeniuk. “The swivel did have a locking control on it, but I found I didn’t use it.”
The only problem is the arm rests on the seat strike the steering wheel when the seat swivels. “The arm rests are nice to have, but when I replace the seat, I will do so with an actual boat seat. They are just as comfortable, but hitting the steering wheel won’t be a problem.” 
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, John Humeniuk, 303 4th Ave. SE, Baudette, Minn. 56623 (ph 218 634-2042; jhbuttercup@mncable.net).

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2021 - Volume #45, Issue #3