Nothing fancy. I went to Tractor Supply for all the parts. The brackets are aluminum and are located across from the nuts and bolts. The cross pieces are in the same spot. I used the 10 inch brackets and cross pieces. The expanded metal piece across the top is for traction and is in the welding department with the steel. I used 1 1/2" long 1/2" bolts with nylon nuts. I used 2 different sized washers to hold the expanded metal down. 1 angle iron I cut to fit the bottom of the bracket for added strength and to have a place to mount the angled piece too. That was just a 1" wide by 3 or 4ft. I used a old piece of steel I had laying around for the back side of the frame.
S I shortened the one side of each bracket to make keep the step closer to the cab floor. I also cut the angle to match the bracket. If you zoom the pic you can see it pretty easy. What you can't see is there are 5 pre drilled holes on each side of the bracket for a total of ten. The cross pieces are pre drilled also. I had to drill holes for the angle pieces. I cut the expanded metal to fit and there were 3 spots I had to trim to get the bolts in. To make it easier and to protect the threads on the bolts holding the step to the frame I put a extra nut in between the the step bracket and the back of frame bracket. That's pretty much it. I can't weld and I used a Sawzall, 4 ¹/2 grinder to round the edges and a dremal too smooth out the aluminum when I drilled thru and the edges from the Sawzall.
So it worked out that from the bottom of the cab floor to the step is 4 inches. From the step to the concrete is 11 inches.
So before anyone asks I have not put the MMM on to check the clearance. The mower is put up and until I get it out of it's storage spot to get it ready to mow with I am not going to worry about it just yet. I am pretty sure that it will be close to hitting the step once it is on. If I happen to be at my JD dealer and one is sitting there I can measure that one to compare to mine. Til then it's gonna be a while.
So if there is anyone out there Disabled like me, with some patience and time and a few choice Cuss words because you can't physically do some things you could before than this might be a project you can do too. I can't crawl under the tractor because I can't get back up off the floor I put a 4x4 under the outriggers and a rubber strip under the front bucket to protect the concrete, stood to the side and raised the tractor up with the outriggers and then I was able to use my stool to sit on and was able to attach the step without having to get someone to do it for me.
So anyway, snow tomorrow so the step is on, it's painted black now and Betsy and I are ready!