Jump to content

Unofficial Home of Old Simplicity & Allis-Chalmers Garden Tractors

Sign in to follow this  

Pleated Simplicity Seat

Recommended Posts


Anyone have any luck getting the original pleated Simplicity seat redone locally and have it look right? How much did it cost? I saw an original NOS Simplicity seat got for $250 on Ebay recently. That's crazy. I wanted it but no where near that bad. Any suggestions? I bought a cheap Murray seat that I was going to retrofit but I just love the look of that old pleated seat. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as always.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I used grey duct tape on my seat. Then I discovered black duct tape. It looks good from 20 feet. Seat if other wise good - except the pan and the mounts are all messed up by PO. I really need to destroy it to remove it - so - I don't. yet.

but that's on my 716 - I don't know seat/tractor is involved here; and I just don't have a crystal ball.

The woman who makes new seat stuff is mentioned in simpletractors.com likely under AC, B-Series. I think those are still available from recent posts. (?)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, sorry, late model 7010 Landlord. Not exact but I'm pretty sure about a '76-'78. The rest of the seat is in excellence condition. Still has the dealer sticker on the back. I'd love to just get it recovered and was wondering if anyone here had done same, how much $, etc. Thanks!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I kind of figured it was the later seat since you mentioned the NOS one on eBay. Those seats were made by Michigan Seat Co which is now Milsco. Its a complex molding process to make these seats and as far as I know no upholstery shop would be capable of reproducing them. These are basically a molded vinyl with the foam glued to the back. Upholstery shops usually work with sewn materials rather than molded.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Who's Online (See full list)

    • Chris727
    • kwt
    • sblg43
  • Today's Birthdays

    No users celebrating today
  • Recent Status Updates

    • MARK (LI)

      MARK (LI)  »  Alltractoredup

      ...This is Mark from Long Island ....Gene told me that you are selling  FEL for a Sunstar....the link he sent me does not take me to it ...I am not on FB myself, but my wife is...is it just on the AC  / Simple group, or is it on the Marketplace?
      · 2 replies
    • F.U.N.

      F.U.N.  »  sandyhillbill

      Dear Sandhillbill
      Can you please copy me on this data, for Sun Star parts list.
      September 12, 2004 Mike I sent you a PM and have all the mfgs. available for the tiller/hitch/pto/liftgroup if you need me to send them to you. Let me know. Thanks, F.U.N.    
      · 0 replies
  • Adverts