Tractor Seat Collects Water - Lawn Mower Forums : Lawnmower Reviews, Repair, Pricing and Discussion Forum
Lawn Mower Main Forum This is the main MyLawnMower Forum discussion forum. Here you can discuss the latest lawnmowers, and other lawn care machinery.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-07-2019, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tractor Seat Collects Water

I have a Craftsman LT2000 Series tractor that seems to be collecting liquid INSIDE the seat. I've had this mower for about 10 years and noticed a liquid sloshing sound when tipping the seat forward somewhere around year 2. It seems to collect more every year and now some is very slowly leaking out when tipped just right. By "just right" I mean removed from the tractor you can tilt it in the right direction to get a few drops out before tilting it again. You cannot feel the water in the seat when sitting on it so it's more of an annoyance than an issue. I bought this tractor new and have never stored it outdoors, it's always in the garage. I've also never used it in the rain.

Question #1: How the **** does the water get into the seat?

Question #2: How the **** do I get the water out? Can I drill a small hole somewhere on the bottom to quickly drain this? What I'm doing now seems like it will take hours.

Question #3: What can I do to prevent this from continuing?

Tractor is model 247.288851.
Seat is part# 757-04145.

Thanks,
Chad
cs42778 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 01:06 AM
Administrator
 
Mark / Ohio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Ohio USA
Posts: 5,815
Thanks: 349
Thanked 697 Times in 607 Posts
Garage
Never heard that complaint before about one stored inside. Maybe condensation from temperature changes overtime? I would try a small weep hole at the lowest point in the bottom. Far as I know they don't come filled from the factory with any type filling other then foam.

Mark - 2002 John Deere LT150H

Mark / Ohio is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Lawn Mower Forums : Lawnmower Reviews, Repair, Pricing and Discussion Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome