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75th Refresh Finally Done

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PhanDad
It took a long amount of calendar time, but the work is finally done. When I received the tractor, it looked like this:




It now looks like this:










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PhanDad
I bought a couple of the pictured NOS seats about 2 years ago on eBay. I think Small Engine Warehouse was the vendor, they had a bunch, I wish I had bought a couple more. The bolt pattern isn't correct for Sovereigns; I installed threaded rivets into the seat bottom to match a stock Sovereign seat and the seat works just fine. I had to drill 4 holes in the seat pan for the bottom half of the hinges and also drill 2 holes for the seat springs. The late model seat pan has only 2 pre-drilled holes at the rear of pan where the hinge bottoms install.


No way did I want to sit that high up with the stock seat on my hilly property.

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hotrodtractor
agree the seats are too high on the 75th. However with pwr steering (much higher steering wheel) the extra seat height is nice. I have same setup but plan to add much more chrome treatments. You got a nice looking machine.... I see you ditched the tru powers. I love mine but, don't think I'd ever put a set on my 75th.

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PhanDad
I'm not sure the "seat nanny" works completely as it should. Only thing it does is not allow the tractor to start without weight in the seat. After the start, you can get out of the seat and nothing else happens (or stops happening). It doesn't have any effect on PTO operation which I was expecting. That's why it's still wired in atm.

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Roy
The seat switch on my Sovereign will stop the engine if you get off the tractor with the PTO on and/or the hydrostatic lever not in neutral. Likewise, engine will not crank if the PTO is on or the hydro lever is not in neutral.

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PhanDad
Roy, That's what I thought the seat switch and interlock module should do. Like you stated, my engine will only crank if there's weight in the seat, the PTO is off and the hydro lever is in neutral. Once started, only switching the key off kills my engine (the oil sentry will also). My interlock switch must have gotten partially fried from the messed up dash wiring when the Command was first installed. And thanks again for all your help with pictures, etc of your Sovereign Command installation. It was a big help.

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