First, thanks go out to member Jep. I bought these from him, a smooth transaction, and his description of the condition didn't disappoint. I'm very happy with them.
Just before he was selling them I was using my backhoe. I had the tractor set in a spot when I thought to myself, "If I had Ken's step mounted to the inside of the BH, it would be easier to mount the BH". The way the tractor was positioned, mounted on the outside would have been tough to mount the BH.
Since I usually mount the BH from the left side, I thought I'd try this setup. I only got them bolted on tonight and haven't hooked up the BH yet to try them out, but I'm pretty confident they'll work out. A quick measurement is telling me they should clear the tire by about 3". I know there'll be times I'll have to mount from the right side, so if this works I may get a set for the other side. The other option I'm thinking of is taking the outer off the left side and put it on the inner right.
Thought I'd throw this out there for all to see.