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Operator Seating: Design Trends and Requirements for Earthmoving Equipment
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1973 by SAE International in United States
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This up-to-date review of dimensional requirements and necessary adjustments for operator seats on earthmoving equipment is consistent with the most current information regarding operator size range. A significant improvement incorporates full-foam cushions and molded covers, with cushion firmness and damping specifications. Particular emphasis is also placed on a recent manufacturing method wherein the polyurethane foam of the seat cushion is integrally bonded within the molded cover so as to provide numerous benefits. Finally, as a measure to protect operators from prevalent shock and vibration, increased usage of suspension seating rather than simple seat cushions is recommended.
CitationCarter, J., "Operator Seating: Design Trends and Requirements for Earthmoving Equipment," SAE Technical Paper 730434, 1973, https://doi.org/10.4271/730434.
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