Just like any piece of furniture that you regularly sit on, like an office chair, sofa, recliner or dining chair, the seats of your car, truck or tractor will also wear out over time. If you’ve been using your vehicle for a number of years for several hours each day, chances are the seats no longer feel as comfortable as when you bought the machine from the dealership. Not only is driving in a worn-out car seat very uncomfortable, but this unease may also even make you a more unsafe driver as your attention is divided!
And when it comes to the agricultural industry, any farmer knows how important good seats are when they’re driving a tractor. When you’re spending hours under the scorching Australian sun tilling your land, planting seeds and spreading fertiliser, the last thing you want to worry about is a non-waterproof seat absorbing all the sweat and dirt from your body and making the booth an unpleasant place to be in.
If you’re wondering whether it may be time for you to replace your old seat covers and invest in custom made tractor seat covers from our superior range, look out for these signs:
Cracked, ripped seat or cover
One of the most obvious signs that your tractor seat cover is in need of a replacement is when the existing one starts cracking or ripping off. Cracks and tears in the seat cover can cause moisture, sweat and dirt to penetrate to the vehicle’s seat itself, rendering the cover useless. This can also provide the perfect conditions for mould and mildew to grow if the moisture manages to penetrate through to the foam padding. Not only can mould and mildew stain your original tractor seats as well as the covers, but they are also very unhygienic and can cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma attacks.
Faded, worn-looking covers
This one’s more of an aesthetic problem, but for most farmers, their tractors are one of their most prized possessions and they want to keep it looking its best. Over time, the hot Australian sun can cause seat covers to fade in colour, develop spots and stains, causing the entire vehicle to look much older than it is. If you’re planning on reselling the tractor, it might be a good idea to get the covers replaced before putting up pictures of it online, as faded covers could cause its resale value to take a nosedive.
Funky smelling covers
Perhaps you spilled that beer or coffee on it once and never could get the stain out of the cover. Or maybe the sauce from a snag dripped on the cover one too many times while you tried to multitask and now the entire cabin has started to smell funky. Or maybe it’s a result of your own sweat! Whatever the reason, stepping into a stinky tractor cabin is no fun. If no amount of odour blockers or air fresheners or deep cleaning are doing the trick, it might be time to look for a replacement for your seat covers.
Over time, seat covers can get loose as the thread stretches with exposure to the elements, causing unsightly and uncomfortable bunching and scrunching of fabric. If you have been noticing that you have to keep readjusting your tractor seat covers every time you get in or out of the seat, you might need to replace the covers altogether.
Because our seat covers are custom made with precision and care to fit each model of tractor, we can guarantee a snug fit over your seats. And because our seat covers are made of heavy-duty, tough and dependable Australian-made canvas that is water, rot, mildew and UV-resistant, they will stay snug over your seats for a longer time.
They just don’t appeal to you anymore
Our tastes change with time. Perhaps you thought the red lined tractor covers looked daring and incredible 3 years ago, but now want a more sophisticated, professional look for your work vehicle. Perhaps you previously bought leather seat covers for your tractor but found that they don’t work too well in your rough and tough lifestyle. Regardless of the reason, sometimes the old seat covers just need to go!
When in need of high-quality, canvas seat covers that are designed for the soul that lives and breathes the outdoors, turn to The Canvas Seat Cover Company. You want your tractor seat covers to be comfortable, stylish, water and mildew resistant and you want them to last the test of time. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!
Check out the different colour options we have and the tractor models we can fit. Can’t find your model? Get in touch with us for a custom made piece in as little as two days!