FOR a comfortable, safe days’ work TEK Seating offers a wide range of top-quality seats for all types of construction vehicles, including forklifts and dumpers. To find out more head to the TEK Seating stand (D-LA5) at this year’s Plantworx show, taking place from 13th- 15th June 2023 at the East of England Arena & Events Centre in Peterborough.
TEK, one of the UK’s largest independent vehicle seating distributors for the OEM and aftermarket, is showing a variety of high- performance seats from leading manufacturers including Grammer, United Seats, KAB, Isringhausen and Milsco.
On show will be seats from the high spec KAB 600 series, featuring high and medium back air suspension. The KAB 86/K4C is an air suspension seat with 12V or 24V compressor or manual controls. Another robust construction seat is the KAB 525P (pictured) air and mechanical suspension seats with pods and back angle. KAB also makes the economical 211 and 214 seats.
Other quality seats include the Primo, Actimo and Maximo ranges from Grammer. These high-performance seats help to protect drivers from the vibrations and rigours of daily use. The Primo XM is the first seat for forklift trucks and construction vehicles with a low-profile suspension, optionally available with pneumatic or mechanical suspension and quick weight adjustment. The Primo XM also offers support when driving backwards - this low-profile compact seat is also equipped with a lumbar support. The Actimo Evolution P premium comfort seat with pods features low frequency air suspension, an automatic positioning system, adjustable shock absorber, electronic weight adjustment and pneumatic lumbar support. There is also the MSG20 - a compact seat with rapid weight adjustment for small vehicles.
From Isringhausen are the versatile 6000/577 SK mechanical suspension seat and the 6500/577 24-volt air seat. Both feature front operating controls, armrests, horizontal adjustments and seat contact switches.
For drivers where comfort and style are essential, the high spec NTS2 seat from ISRI is a good option. Pre-finished for different types of trucks, the NTS2 includes variable height adjustment with memory; tilt and seat fore/aft adjustment and an integrated 3-point safety belt - and to ensure the backrest fits the body’s contours it also features a pneumatic system.Its JCB spec 60000/575 mechanical seat comes (as pictured) on a pedestal turntable with armrests and seatbelt and includes a backrest reclining mechanism, seat height and slope adjustment, suspension dust cover and front operated double locking slides.
Ideal for construction/plant vehicles from United Seats is the C8 US LGV120 Pro air suspension seat with a high, adjustable back and fabric trim. The LGV 90 – C2 features air suspension with an integrated compressor, heavy duty PVC, 12 or 24-volt compressor and backrest angle adjustment.
Also available is a range of all-purpose seats with various height backrests from Milsco including the CE200 low profile mechanical suspension seat, which is ideal for small construction vehicles such as skid-steer loaders, dumpers and rough terrain forklifts.
We also supply the popular, adjustable TEK 12 seat with slide rails and switch which is easy to fit as no drilling is required.
Mark Vivian, TEK Sales Manager, said: “Construction operators work in extreme environments and often suffer with back issues from vibrations. Protection is therefore crucial so it’s important that all drivers understand how their seat works and that it’s correctly fitted for their weight and body shape. In the long run, it’s certainly worth investing in a comfortable, safe seat.”