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Are arm rests available on any of Superior Unlimited's seats?
Yes, we offer pivoting arm rests as an added option on three seat styles - Bucket style (pictured), Comfy Coil style, and Standard style seats.  Arm rests must be installed during manufacture of the seat.







Is an after-market version of Mitsubishi Caterpillar's 8Q seat series available?
Yes.  Superior Unlimited manufactures the replacement OEM 8Q seat series with "CAT" logo for MCFA and drop-ships to their customers.  We use the same workmanship and quality material (foam, vinyl, wood, and electric sensors) to manufacture our own AQ version.  The AQ series has no "CAT" logo and the frame is different.  The AQ seats and backrests can be customized with your own company's logo if desired.  Please refer to Logo Embossing on the "Options" page, and refer to AQ on the "Seats" page and/or the "Cushions" page for more information.  Our AQ series numbering system is easy to cross reference to MCFA's 8Q series. 


How do I determine which replacement seat will fit my equipment?                       
We cannot cross-reference our seats with a forklift model and/or serial number.  However, we can cross-reference some TVH (SMH), Nissan/Duralift, Promatch/Rapidparts, and Caterpillar seat part numbers with our seats.


Also consider the following: 
On the "Seats" page, listed at the top of each seat style are the forklifts for which it is ideal.
Look for the style seat that closely matches the seat currently on your equipment.

Do you know the mounting pattern on your equipment?  The slides underneath the seat have four mounting studs/bolts creating a mounting pattern of 11" o/c front to rear.  The lateral (left to right) adjustment varies within a different range for each style seat (listed under features on the "Seats" page).  If your forklift uses a mounting pattern other than 11" o/c front to rear or is outside the lateral adjustment range on the seat selected, two (or four) holes must be drilled in the equipment to accommodate the mounting studs.   


Also select a seat style that offers the options you want included with the seat.  Not all options are available on all seat styles.


Which seats have straight backs?                        
The following seats have non-folding straight backs:
BKT
CCS
DLX
CCS DLX
STD
UMP
IMS
Bench 


Which seats have folding backs?                         
The following seats have backrests that fold forward and down:
BKT FB
CCS FB
DLX FB
CCS DLX FB
STD FB
Bench  FB


Which seats tilt forward?

The following seats have the tilting frame as an included feature:
SS
ULT
HYB
TWS

The following seats are available with a tilting frame as an added option:
BKT TILT as pictured above.
CCS TILT
STD TILT

IMS TILT


Which seats have both folding backs and the tilting frame?                            
 The following five seats have a combination of both the folding backs and the tilting frame
BKT COMBO
CCS COMBO
STD COMBO
SS FB*
ULT FB* 


*Hip restraints may not be added to the SS FB or the ULT FB seats.


Do you have heavy duty seats for a slightly larger forklift operator?                            
The following seats have stronger metal frames and wider cushions:
BKT HD
BENCH (custom manufactured to any width you need)


Do you keep seats and cushions in stock?                            
Superior Unlimited keeps only basic seat styles in stock.  Because numerous options are offered for every seat style, each seat is manufactured per order with the options selected. 


Can I have my company's logo embossed on the seats that I buy?                            
Yes.  Camera ready artwork of your logo is required to have a die plate made.  Please contact us for the current cost.  After the initial set up fee, there is no additional charge per seat to have your logo embossed.


If my seat frame is in good condition, can I buy only the cushions?

Yes, replacement back rests and bottom cushions are offered for all the seat styles we manufacture.  Either the back rest or the bottom cushion (or both) may be purchased.  Please refer to the "Cushions" page for more information.

If I cannot find the cushion I need, can you make a custom cushion for me?

Yes.  Call us at 1-800-782-6545 during regular business hours to discuss the possibility of manufacturing a custom cushion.  If it is feasible, we ask that the old, worn out cushion be sent to us, or that the three dimensions (width, depth and height) of the cushion and the T-nut placement (if needed) be provided.  Cushions are upholstered in black automotive high-grade vinyl, unless one of the other stock upholstery materials is selected.