Urethane Seat fits skid steer loaders and tractors.

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S-300 Static Seat, for skid steer loaders and other small construction and lawn and garden equipment, is made of pliable, puncture-resistant, environmentally safe, sprayed urethane, providing uniform material thickness, even in corners. Seat has cushion, arm rests, seat slides, adjusters, and rust-proof, plastic back shell. Safety switch shuts off vehicle when driver leaves seat. Attachment hooks secure cushion without use of adhesives or welds.



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Grammer Introduces First-of-its-kind Urethane Seat


Midwest seat maker now custom-designing and manufacturing seat exclusively for OEMs in North America

Las Vegas - CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show, Booth # S-15126 - March 19, 2002 - Grammer, a worldwide leader in seat design and manufacturing, has created the first industrial seat made of sprayed urethane as the seating surface. The S-300 Static Seat, engineered solely in the United States, is designed exclusively for skid steer loaders and other small construction and lawn and garden equipment.

Although sprayed urethane is widely used in other industries, Grammer is the first to bring it to industrial seating. Typically, industrial seats are made of thermal-formed vinyl, which can become thin in the corners and crack over time. Sprayed urethane is pliable, puncture resistant and environmentally safer than PVC. Its sprayed application allows for uniform material thickness, even in the corners.

The shell of the S-300 is made with a strong and durable composite material. This eliminates the concern for rust, is lower in weight than steel, and allows for greater design freedom, especially with regard to attaching the cushion. Molded with the shell are attachment hooks that secure the cushion without the use of adhesives or welds.

'The innovative construction of this seat makes it a durable, lightweight and cost effective alternative for original equipment manufacturers," says Mike Bur, vice president of sales and operations for Grammer. "The use of sprayed urethane is revolutionary to the industry and is Grammer's first seat to be entirely designed and manufactured in the United States." The S-300 Static Seat is durable, comfortable and provides added ergonomic support to drivers of skid steer loaders, forklifts, road pavers, mowers and other small equipment. It is now available to original equipment manufacturers.

Other features of the S-300 Static Seat include:
* Replaceable cushion.
* Arm rests, seat slides and adjusters.
* Safety switch that shuts off the vehicle when the driver leaves the seat.
* Plastic back shell, which is strong, lightweight and will not rust.

For more information about the S-300 Static Seat or Grammer's design and manufacturing capabilities, contact Jerry Daly at (517) 563-2646.

Grammer Inc. is the worldwide leader in seating innovation and design, selling top-quality driver seats to the agriculture, construction, material handling, and transportation industries. With a growing presence in the United States, Grammer specializes in designing and manufacturing seats specifically for the North American market. The company, founded in 1880, is headquartered in Amberg, Germany, and has U.S. operations in Hudson, Wis. and Greenville, S.C.

Contacts:
Ellie Walradth
LaBreche Murray
612-392-7604
ewalradth@labrechemurray.com

Jean Larson Grammer
715-377-4543
jean99@grammerusa.com

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