While regular seats work well for many trucks and their drivers, there are times when you will find it useful to buy low-profile seats. These seats sit lower in their cab than other seats with complex and large air suspension systems.
When might low-profile seats be a good buy?
Your Cabs Have Size Restrictions
The size of a truck cab affects the type of seat you can buy. While larger cabs have room for larger seats with more complex systems, you might struggle to fit these seats into a smaller cab.
For example, you simply might not have enough space to get a large seat in a small cab. Even if your cab has more space, a regular seat only really works if the cab's floor is flat. If your driver's side floor isn't flat, then you have reduced headspace to play with. Regular seats might simply be too tall to fit.
Even if you can squeeze a larger seat in a cab, this isn't always a good idea. Your drivers probably won't be able to access all the seat's features. For example, there might not be enough room to raise the seat as far it can go. You might pay more for seats with features your drivers can't use.
A low-profile seat works better in trucks with smaller cabs or non-flat floors. These seats are smaller, so they take up less room. You can still buy seats with comfort and safety features; however, their systems don't add much to their footprint. You won't waste money on features you can't use.
Your Drivers Prefer a Low-Profile Position
Some drivers like to sit high in their cabs. They like big seats with controllable suspension systems.
However, some of your drivers might not like a high-profile seat. Taller people often struggle to drive in high-profile positions. They feel that their heads are too close to the cab's ceiling. If they can't sit comfortably, then they can't drive safely.
Plus, other drivers simply prefer to drive in a low-profile position. They like to have a view out of the centre of their windscreens. They don't feel comfortable driving with a higher view. They also like using seats that give them easy and fast access to and from their cabs. You don't have to adjust a low-profile seat as much when you leave it or get into it.
To find out more about low-profile seats, talk to your truck seat supplier.