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I've got a 1936 F-12 that I've been working on for awhile.  Things are getting painted and put back together.  The seat that was on the tractor when I got it is obviously not the factory seat.  I've been curious about the origins of the seat.  Only thing I have been told is that it is possibly an aftermarket replacement seat for the F series tractors, but I don't know if that is true or not.  It's a pretty good seat and will be going back on the tractor, I would like to have an answer for those who will ask me "what's that seat off of?".  I figure someone on here will be able to identify it.  Thanks in advance for any information.S6303351.thumb.JPG.7e10e9ced4644bde2b2bcb594ab8e003.JPGS6303354.thumb.JPG.d6aa8c54bfd236a48058ff90d27e3442.JPGS6303352.thumb.JPG.5ce28bb1f677eb09f312c9f6f1eb0bc3.JPG

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I think you have the factory pan seat including the upright supporting it (cut and welded at 90 degrees).  I have the same suspension on a Rockol tractor but I am sure Rockol did not build their own.  It was probably a jobber available at farm supply stores.  

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Kneodler (spelling?)

i have one on my H great suspension seat , there on a lot of tractors

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Dad had the same suspension on his stage 1 SM. I think Wi IH is correct but I don't remember the correct spelling either. That was one of the best rides available in the day, in my opinion.

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WI IH is correct on Knoedler.

They were an aftermarket seat and I believe they were made in Canada. Not sure.

I do know that Versatile swathers used this seat mechanism.

I do not know if the seat itself is for an F series tractor.

Someone better at the F series will have to chime in here.

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It's a Knoedler seat. The company is still in business but they make truck seats. I have one on the F20 that we restored at Madison in 09. They were made to fit multiple tractors. The pan itself is older IH. Noedler made cushioned seats too. I have an extra frame if you want to make a cushion.

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extra handy with the two tool boxes under the cushion.

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I have one on a 1946 John Deere A.

Ron

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6 hours ago, randy hall said:

extra handy with the two tool boxes under the cushion.

I wonder if the tool boxes were an option? That is the only set I have ever run across.

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We had knoedler air Chief seats in the BR groomers, recaro in the piston bullies. Cool a company been around that long making seats. 

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Ron, I think dad put one on his '49 B too. Original seat frame stayed and the Knoedler sat down inside? It used a pan seat.

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the Knoedler, with it's 2 greaseable  parallel control links, moves vertical up and down, (keeps your back straight,), not in an arc , like one with a single control link .they were used as factory on 1950's MM tractors. the ones with tool boxes (looks like the boxes have a hole for a grease gun nozzle) should have a small lever and latch to adjust fore-aft. this one is missing the clips, and small spring to keep the pins in the adjustable for weight notches. they also had a adjustment to level the pan side, to side, if one wheel was in a furrow. they had mounts for most tractors.

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