passenger seat for combine

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Project by Greedo posted 07-21-2011 06:57 PM 3098 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

our combine has a nice spacious cabin but only one seat, my dad would like to have his grandchildren next to him while harvesting, and i my girlfriend. so i made a seat from oak.
it had to be fold-able because you need to access the levers below, witch also meant that it could not be supported from below.
i reinforced the design as much as i could, and so far it can take my weight without making any scary sounds. fasteing it to the wall was not as easy as i thought as the back wall is only reinforced by 1 horizontal beam, so i had to make some adaptations.

i also used the opportunity to test this french oak i bought, and i am really happy with the quality. made with no plans in one afternoon assembled with domino’s fast and strong!

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#1 posted 07-21-2011 07:01 PM

Hello Greedo

A beautiful piece of wood and and a beautiful machine

What is the reference of the New holland ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#2 posted 07-21-2011 07:26 PM

Hope the girlfriend is understanding if you need to operate those levers while she is in the seat. I might be tempted to grab . . . never mind. My mind’s usually in the gutter.

Very nice design and well executed. I think you got the best support possible, given the constraints of the location. I can’t see in the pictures, but are the tops of the stiles attached to the cabin wall, or just the wide horizontal rail across the lower part of the back. If you have a torque problem around that rail you might add a couple screws near the top with some fender washers on the outside of the sheet to spread the load.

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#3 posted 07-21-2011 07:31 PM

Extremely cool. If there are two things I like, it’s giant earthmoving tools and woodworking.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 07-21-2011 07:32 PM

thats great!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 07-21-2011 08:20 PM

@diggerjacks, it’s a TX 63, we just upgraded from a 8060. so if you have some knowledge you will realize what a change this beast is for us, if only for the airco and radio!
@crank49, i intitially though the whole back was backed with steel plate, but there is only a beam at the level of the second slat. so i added a steel plate that is bolted to that beam, so the back is bolted into that plate

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#6 posted 07-21-2011 10:00 PM

Well now, I have to admit, that’s the first passenger seat for a combine I’ve ever seen posted here.
And a darn mighty fine one at that !
Nice work !

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#7 posted 07-21-2011 10:49 PM

You win the prize for most unusual post this month!

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#8 posted 07-22-2011 02:33 AM

yes that has to be the best looking tractor seat i have ever seen only one that i have ever seen made with oak.

But it turned out real nice.


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#9 posted 07-22-2011 02:50 PM

Enough already with the combine seats. Ya seen one ya seen em all ;-)

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#10 posted 07-22-2011 05:25 PM

Beautiful addition to a combine, and I will not even bore you with the bit about steel grain shovels and a
32 Ford truck with a Ruckstill rear axle. Thank you for sharing and bringing back some old memories, some
of which might even be true.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#11 posted 07-24-2011 04:19 PM

Looks like you did an excellent job of retrofitting! Beautiful work. Nice choice of combines, I build those here in the U.S. Greg

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#12 posted 07-25-2011 06:43 AM

Sweet! A jump seat on a piece of farm equipment . . . a really LARGE piece of farm equipment.


-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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