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tractor seat

Post by rshoffer » December 18th, 2008, 5:16 pm

I was at a fitness center today that had 4 concept II's with retrofitted padded seats with 1 inch risers on tne back of the seat. Anybody know where to get this type of seat?

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Post by Nosmo » December 18th, 2008, 6:37 pm

C2 used to make these. Give them a call and see if they have any more.

If I recall correctly they did a lot of research and came up with that design, but people ended up not liking them. I hated them.

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Post by c2jonw » December 19th, 2008, 9:53 am

it's part #543 and sells for $57.75, ready to adapt to any C2 Indoor Rower. Sorry we did not actually design this. It's an off-the-shelf garden tractor seat that we tested and liked for use by the elderly, rehab patients and grossly overweight. C2JonW
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Post by rshoffer » December 19th, 2008, 10:25 am

c2jonw wrote:it's part #543 and sells for $57.75, ready to adapt to any C2 Indoor Rower. Sorry we did not actually design this. It's an off-the-shelf garden tractor seat that we tested and liked for use by the elderly, rehab patients and grossly overweight. C2JonW
wELL, i'M 58... A SKINNY 175 LBS AT 6 FEET.... NOT SURE IF I QUALIFY. I RECENTLY HAD SEVERE PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME PAIN.... THE PADDED SEAT SEEMS TO BE HELPFUL FOR THAT. I DON'T HAVE MUCH PADDING ON MY FANNY ANYWAY. :shock:

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Post by c2jonw » December 19th, 2008, 1:00 pm

Then I'd suggest trying some other padding options before even thinking about the tractor seat- that high back on it prevents you from laying back much at the catch. Options that have worked for me for marathon rows:
* one or two of the C2 seat pads
* a folded towel
* bubble wrap (great stuff, comes in lots of different size bubbles and can be easily disposed of)
A quick web search for seat padding would bring up a lot of foam pad options. C2JonW
69 year old living in Waterbury Center, Vermont, USA
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Post by Terry S. » December 20th, 2008, 4:15 pm

A cheap solution to try: fold a "furry" bath mat in half (furry side out) with a foot square layer or two of bubble wrap in the fold--I prefer the large cell variety. Position this with the folded side facing the handle. This works well for me, is easily tried, and permits a wide choice of colors.

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Post by rshoffer » December 21st, 2008, 9:37 am

since I'm so cheap I squeek when I walk, these are great ideas!

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Post by rshoffer » December 21st, 2008, 9:39 am

c2jonw wrote:Then I'd suggest trying some other padding options before even thinking about the tractor seat- that high back on it prevents you from laying back much at the catch. Options that have worked for me for marathon rows:
* one or two of the C2 seat pads
* a folded towel
* bubble wrap (great stuff, comes in lots of different size bubbles and can be easily disposed of)
A quick web search for seat padding would bring up a lot of foam pad options. C2JonW
how many marathons have you done? how long does a marathon take you???

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Post by c2jonw » December 22nd, 2008, 9:36 am

I do maybe one marathon a year and my best recent time was 2:49. C2JonW
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Concept2 employee since 1980! and what a long, strange trip it's been......and retired from C2 in October 2018!

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Re: tractor seat

Post by TabbRows » January 26th, 2011, 10:16 am

I've rowed a couple of times on tractor seats. There's a competitor model rower that has them and it was the only rower available at the venue where I could erg over vacation. It chaffed my backside a bit raw and I was barely on it for 30 minutes. :shock: I've erged marathons on the regular seat with no padding and didn't get any bummed bums.
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