I found that a 20"+ high platform is just to high for me to comfortably mount my 2305 tractor. In doing so, I use the steering wheel to aid my lift. It of course is no problem with the 62 inch mmm deck mounted, but is a BIG step when not. Here is my solution to the problem and looking to reduce the stress on my steering wheel and column. Oh, and just a couple of pull pins and it is easily removed.