New ergonomically designed seats for construction vehicles to be unveiled at Hillhead
Vehicle seating distributors TEK Seating will be introducing a comprehensive range of high-performance seats from leading manufacturers, including KAB, Grammer, Isringhausen, Milsco and United Seats.
On show will be the high-spec KAB 600 series seats, which feature a wide platform for improved stability. The 61/K4 and K1 are high- and medium-back mechanical-suspension seats, while the 65/K1 and K4 are high- and medium-back air-suspension seats.
Another robust construction seat on display will be the KAB 525P air and mechanical suspension seats with pods, plus the KAB 411 mechanical suspension seat and the economical 211 and 214 units.
Other seating products on view will include the Actimo and Maximo ranges from Grammer for heavy-duty use. These high-performance seats help to protect drivers from the vibrations and rigours of daily vehicle use.
Of particular interest will be the Actimo Evolution P premium comfort seat with pods, which feature low-frequency air suspension, an automatic positioning system, an adjustable shock absorber, electronic weight adjustment and pneumatic lumbar support. Also from Grammer is the MSG20 – a compact seat with rapid weight adjustment for small vehicles to facilitate healthy sitting.
The seating product line-up from Isringhausen will include the 6000/577 SK mechanical suspension seat and 6500/577 24V air seat. Both models feature front operating controls, armrests, horizontal adjustments and seat contact switches.
TEK will also present the brand’s JCB-spec 60000/575 mechanical seat, which sits on a pedestal turntable (with armrests) and includes a backrest reclining mechanism, seat height and slope adjustment, suspension dust cover and front operated double locking slides.
Designed for comfort and support in small construction vehicles (eg skid-steer loaders, dumpers and rough terrain forklifts), the company will be showing Milsco CE200 low-profile mechanical suspension seat that incorporates an ergonomic two-piece, foam-in place cushion that is durable and weather resistant.
Designed specially for construction machinery, the United Seats LGV 90-C2 will be on display, along with the popular, adjustable TEK 12 seat with slide rails and switch.
Paul Fleming, chief executive officer of the TEK Group, commented: ‘Operators often work in extreme environments and suffer with back issues from the vibrations. Protection is therefore crucial and so it’s important that all drivers understand how their seat works and that it’s correctly fitted for their weight and body shape. There are no pitfalls to investing in a good seat.’