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Tractor Pulling Discussion Forum

battery box or pan seat?

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04-24-2013 10:10:07

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PTO flatbacks for pan seat G's seem to be much easier to find than for battery box tractors so I'm probably going to either make brackets for my battery box or convert it over to a pan seat. Which is lighter, the pan seat assembly or the battery box assembly? I'm guessing the battery box would be lighter. Anybody know for sure?

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04-24-2013 18:48:06

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 Re: battery box or pan seat? in reply to clampdaddy, 04-24-2013 10:10:07  
I just finished an alum. seat post for my B thet weighed about 9lbs w/foot pan & brake levers. I used 1/4 x 2in square tube for the post & 1/4 plate for the rest. I think the org. w/spring & all was around 40lbs

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04-24-2013 14:01:03

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 Re: battery box or pan seat? in reply to clampdaddy, 04-24-2013 10:10:07  

I just switched mine to a k&k aluminum flat back mine was a box seat and I switched it out to a pan seat.. The pan seat is a little heavyier than the box however.. The pan looks better my .02$ and I needed to move my battery out front for extra weight out there anyway.. The heaviest piece of the pan seat is the piece of channel the seat connects too.. I may make that out of aluminum after I see how much weight I lost this winter off it..

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04-24-2013 11:46:06

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 Re: battery box or pan seat? in reply to clampdaddy, 04-24-2013 10:10:07  
you could save the money and buy a hitch from tim harlan or cale manke that incorporates it all in one hitch,cover, and seat base just my .02

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04-24-2013 12:11:20

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 Re: battery box or pan seat? in reply to bobidan, 04-24-2013 11:46:06  
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I'm more interested in weight savings, not the hitch. The local club requires use of the factory drawbar attachment and a working PTO. It appears that Detwieler offers an aluminum cover that is machined for a PTO.

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04-24-2013 15:00:45

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 Re: battery box or pan seat? in reply to clampdaddy, 04-24-2013 12:11:20  
If your goal is to save weight, the flatback is probably the heaviest light thing you can do. Yeah you save weight over the powertrol, but leaving a lot of unneccessary iron on there.

I had a flatback on mine. Removed the flatback, seat pedestal, hitch and adjusters off and made a "all-in-one" cover, hitch, seat, adjuster and saved about 80# over what I had.

The channel seat mount was about 50#
The hitch, drawbar, etc, was 75# (don"t forget to take that triangle piece off under the tractor).
The flatback I removed was about 10-15# if I recall.

This was on a B, on a G, all those weights would go up and the all in one would weigh 60# give or take.

The new combo weighed 46#.

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