New Bostrom Feeder seat

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brown Now, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Brown Now

    Brown Now Active Member

    You can see the original equipment seat on passenger side.

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    Has anyone had any of the newly designed Bostrom seats installed at their location? The drivers at CACH are pushing back on these, but according to Automotive, they’ve been in the system for over a year now in other parts of the country with no complaints.

    They’re 2-2 1/2 inches shorter in the leg then the original seats and you just can’t get comfortable in them. It feels like you’re sliding out of the seat and you keep pushing yourself back. Bostrom redesigned per corporate and are made of a more durable fabric. They carry the exact same part number as the old seat, but have been redesigned.
     
  2. Brown Now

    Brown Now Active Member

    You can see how much shorter they are as the slider/lock adjustment bar sticks out considerably past the cushion.
     
  3. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    The seat in the KW I drive was replaced about a year ago and it doesn't look like that. Looks more like the pass side but with armrests on both sides.
     
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  4. Brown Now

    Brown Now Active Member

    29 years buddy and pushing 2 million accident free miles. If you’re not Feeder, and you don’t have to push 500-600 miles a day, then your comments not necessary.
     
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  5. Brown Now

    Brown Now Active Member

    KW’s have Sears Seating in them. Mack’s have Bostrom.
     
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  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Lots of miles . We are bombarded with off the street hires and they complain about EVERYTHING and it gets annoying just hearing it .

    I don't do that many miles do maybe a slightly shorter seat does make a difference in your case . Much love !
     
  7. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    You didn't mention what type of tractor.
     
  8. Brown Now

    Brown Now Active Member

    Pinnacle Mack.
     
  9. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Any Mack's I see are far too new to need seats.
     
  10. Brown Now

    Brown Now Active Member

    I personally do not have one in my cream puff, but I also don’t spill coffee and cigarettes on it either. I take very good care of my assigned tractor, but seats do wear out.

    It was brought to my attention as I’m CHSP and I was skeptical, but after using one I can personally tell you, I will do everything in my power to preserve the seat in my assigned tractor. You don’t want one of these.
     
  11. Brown Now

    Brown Now Active Member

    The road side at CACH puts 750k miles per week on the fleet, they replace seats often here.
     
  12. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    Larger boys will not like this at all.
     
  13. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    What the hell is that star knob for?
     
  14. Brown Now

    Brown Now Active Member

    If you’re tall, you’re going to struggle to get comfortable. I’m 6’3 and I kept finding myself pushing myself into the seat back. You feel like you’re sliding out of the seat. The tall and heavy set guys are really going to have a field day.
     
  15. Brown Now

    Brown Now Active Member

    Adjust the pitch of the seat. It adjusts it very slightly though, not much, but it does make a difference.
     
  16. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Yea it sure doesn't look like there is much adjustment there.
     
  17. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Now we all have to comment.

    Is the seat unsafe?
     
  18. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    You must be a pretty big deal.
     
  19. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Looks the same to me in that first pic.

    If we take your AC away will it feel more comfortable.

    I'll be sure to demand better seats for feedha at the next contract proposal meeting. ;)
     
  20. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Sorry bubba a/c is a DOT requirement.
     
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