Knoedler Air Chief Seat (choose your options)

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  • Knoedler Air Chief with FAS
  • Knoedler Air Chief red (custom red) and grey
  • Knoedler Air Chief with FAS
  • Air Chief Suspension
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  • Knoedler Mid back style with headrest
  • Knoedler simple controls and adjustments
  • Knoedler Air Chief Features
  • Knoedler Air Chief Adjustable headrest upgrade - the top choice for neck and back comfort (view video below)
  • Ergo Arms can be added to any Knoedler Seat for the ultimate in adjustability
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  • Knoedler Air Chief Seat (choose your options)
  • Knoedler Air Chief Seat (choose your options)
  • Knoedler Air Chief Seat (choose your options)
  • Knoedler Air Chief Seat (choose your options)
MSRP: $1,386.00
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Description

The Knoedler Air Chief line offers a customizable seat to meet the individual needs of drivers rather than a one seat fits all solution.  All seats come standard with the following features:

  • Upper and Lower Air Adjustable lumbar
  • Color Definition
    • Single color with accent double stitching in contrasting or common color
    • Two-toned with accent double stitching in contrasting or common color
  • Bellow Cover
  • Isolator with Lock Out Option
  • 3-Position Seat Cushion Elongation Adjustment
  • No-Step Continuous Adj. Recline Mechanism
  • Comfort Seat Belt Wear Mount
  • Fore & Aft Slides
  • Poly-Dynamic Air-Suspension - combines the “isolator suspension” (fore & aft suspension) with the “air-suspension” system (vertical suspension).
    • Improved performance as both directions of the suspension are coherently integrated and therefore work together as one.
    • Increased Comfort: Because the ICP’s (Inter Connecting Points) of the lower 2 seat-belt-mounting points move with both the vertical suspension and the isolator suspension during normal operation. And therefore there are no relative movements between the seat belt and the body of the seat occupant.  This drastically improves the seat belt wearing comfort and therefore automatically encourages seat belt use.
    • Less moving parts which directly result in more stability and longer life cycles.
    • Less noise: No rattling of the slide mechanism.

 To best fit a driver, it is very important that the seat cushion is at the optimal height.  There are two main options in this seat line (and if you want one even lower, check out the Extreme Lowrider):

  • Low Base: 13"-18.5"  Mid Ride: 16"
  • Standard Base: 14.5-21"  Mid Ride: 18"

The Stroke (up/down travel of the suspension) is set at the factory with options at 3", 4", 5.5" or 7".  Generally, the standard stroke is set to 5.5" and matches the low-high points listed above but if you prefer a different stroke height there is no additional charge.

The seat cushion has two width options: 20.5" and 23".  There are some additional options (such as Probax) that are only available in the 20.5" cushion.  Most drivers prefer the 20.5" standard cushion which is built up ergonomically on the sides to contour the seat and remove pressure from the tailbone.

How is your posture in your seat?  Do you have increased fatigue, poor circulation or numbness in your legs?  If any of these are true, adding Probax to the 20.5" cushion is an important upgrade to consider.  Probax changes the drivers posture in the seat, bring along health and safety benefits that are critical to the longevity of a driver's career.

In addition, if you are frequently in and out of the cab, the proper posture position allows you to recover quicker after exertion outside of the cab.

Probax does so much for your posture that additional lumbar adjustments are most likely not necessary but you can choose to add adjustable air back bolsters to the seat.  These are expandable air bags on the side that hug you into the seat for added stability and support on the roads curves and turns.

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The benefits of a mid back style seat with headrest is the flexibility it gives you to drive with no obstruction and improved visual awareness of everything around you.  Knoedler offers a simple up/down adjustable headrest as well as a more advanced head rest that has several positions available for your optimal comfort, as shown below:

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Additional options include:

  • Dual Chamber Side Air Bolsters in back cushion that hug you into the seat
  • Massage (4 programs in seat back and cushion)
  • Heat
  • Heat and Cool
  • Gel pad in seat (not to be combined with other comfort features)
  • Memory Foam (1" layer)
  • Probax Posture Correcting Foam insert.  Positioned in the seat cushion to provide support to sit-bone pressure points. 
  • Standard Headrest, No headrest for a Mid back seat or Advanced Headrest
  • Fingertip controlled adjustable armrests (or left/right only armrest)
  • Ergo Swivel Armrests
  • Wider Seat Cushion base.  Expand from 20.5" to 23" from side to side
  • Pneumatic swivel 180 degrees to left or right (adds approximately 2" to the top of seat cushion height)
  • Controls on left or right
  • Standard or Heavy Duty Suspension (rough road conditions or 350+lb drivers)
  • Stroke - Suspension Travel Height
  • Mixed Fabric Selection (combine synthetic leather outside panels with Mordura inside panels)
  • Map Pocket
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Warranty Information

Knoedler Manufacturers Canada, Ltd. (ÒKnoedlerÓ) warrants that each new Knoedler 9800 Series Seat and accessories (except Cushions, Shrouds and Armrests) supplied by Knoedler shall be free of defects in materials or workmanship for a period of five (5) years or the first 1 000,000 miles of operation, whichever occurs first, to the original purchaser. Knoedler will replace or repair any parts which, in the opinion of Knoedler, are shown to have such a defect. Adjustments will be made on a pro-rated basis (1st year = 100%, 2nd year = 80%, 3rd Year = 60%). KnoedlerÕs responsibility shall not exceed the original price of the defective item. This limited warranty shall be void if, in the opinion of Knoedler, any one of the following conditions exist: 1. The Knoedler seat or accessories have been reworked or modified without prior written permission from Knoedler. 2. The Knoedler seat has been accidentally damaged or subjected to abuse. 3. The Knoedler seat is improperly installed resulting in abnormal use. 4. Warranty does not apply to Air Valves that must be replaced due to broken stems, or leakage caused by contamination such as foreign particles or obstructions. 5. Warranty does not apply to Air Springs which must be replaced due to punctures or cuts caused by improper inflation. 6. Warranty does not apply if Knoedler original parts have been substituted with other parts. Knoedler makes no other express warranty and offers no remedy except as herein described. Knoedler disclaims any liability for incidental and consequential damages, to the fullest extent permitted by law, resulting from breach of any express or implied warranty with respect to the Knoedler product covered by this limited warranty. KNOEDLER MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND OF MERCHANTABILITY. This warranty gives you specific legal rights pursuant to KnoedlerÕs Terms and Conditions of Sale. In order for this Warranty to become effective, the purchaser must either (1) complete and mail within first ten (10) days of operation the Knoedler Air Chief Warranty Registration Card to below address, or (2) fill out the Warranty Registration online at www.knoedler.com. Knoedler Manufacturers Canada, Ltd. 3250 1ere Rue St Hubert, QC J3Y 8Y5, Canada Defective materials must be returned for inspection to KnoedlerÔs plant, 3250 1ere Rue, St Hubert, QC J3Y 8Y5 (Canada) freight prepaid before a warranty claim will be approved for payment. Failure to give prompt written notice within thirty (30) days of discovery of any defect in Material or Workmanship which occurs within the warranty period will void this policy. Send such notification to: Knoedler Manufacturers Canada, Ltd 3250 1ere Rue, St Hubert, QC J3Y 8Y5, Canada Attn: Warranty
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Additional Information

Cushion Height:
15-21" Mid Ride: 18"
Cushion Width:
20.5" or 23" (option)
Suspension:
X-type air suspension with isolator (and lock out), 6" stroke
Base Features:
Mid back with adjustable headrest, upper & lower adjustable air lumbar, adjustable bolster support, 3 position cushion adjustment, ICP bar moves with the seat for greater seat belt comfort.
Options:
Armrests, memory foam, probax foam, heat, cool, massage, swivel, wide seat cushion
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3 Reviews

  • 5
    Awesome Seat

    Posted by Steven D Standley on Aug 4th 2019

    I waited awhile to post my review because I wanted some miles on it. So far I have 15,000 miles on it & it gets better every day. I bought the Knoedler Air Chief with 1” riser to make it an Extreme low rider.
    The color is Ultra Leather outer panel of Canyon 533-3825
    Knoedler Synthetic Leather inner panel of Tan with Gold/Yellow accent thread. I chose colors that make me smile every time I look at the seat. I use a good leather cleaner/conditioner on it to keep it looking great.

    Probax standard size Cushion
    FAS system
    Advanced adjustable headrest
    Massage
    Heat & Cool
    Isolator
    6” Stroke
    Controls on the left

    This went into a 2018 Western Star car hauler that had a Bostrom Wide Ride that broke down several times along with sending me to the chiropractor.

    This seat is incredible. Having massage in the seat, low & mid back is perfect. You can adjust the intensity, the speed. You can isolate which area to use or you can cycle them thru with speed & intensity.

    The multi adjustable headrest is phenomenal. All seats should have this. It does the standard up & down BUT then it works like your wrist & hand. You can tilt it to various positions like your wrist. You can open it to various positions like your fingers to your palm.

    The seat base required to bolt to class 8 truck is good & stout. The base on this seat is wider than regular seats so you don’t get the tilt in the seat when you lean sideways. It uses a stout adapter plate to get to the floor holes.

    The only small downside is they don’t make longer armrests. But that’s no buggy I just bought an armrest buddy & slipped it on.

    Don’t hesitate on buying this seat.

  • 5
    Airchief

    Posted by Doug bachman on May 31st 2019

    Amazing, Very comfortable seat.
    Love the lumbar support. Syn leather is very nice as well.

  • 5
    Excellent Seat, Well Built

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 30th 2016

    I had a Bostrom Wide II and was having major back pain. After changing to the Knoedler I have felt a major change in reducing the back pain. Very well built and comfortable.

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