Early this week I had a local welding shop bend two pieces of 1/4" plate to facilitate installation of folding steps, front wheel mud flaps and an inclinometer. I installed the brackets today on the two lower FEL mast bolts, retorqued the bolts to 230 foot pounds and installed the mud flaps, the inclinometer and the steps on the brackets. The steps are 13" from the ground, a bit high, but necessary to preclude interference with the MMM. It is also better than 19 1/2 " from the ground to the operator station floor. Hope the flaps keep most the debris off the deck. The plate cost $12.00, steps $19.00, bending costs 10.00 and the rest of the materials were on hand.