For any machine the left side is the main enter and exit side. I just automatically walk to to the left side for that reason. Sorry if this is not much help!
Am I to assume that it is more difficult for you to mount from the left? You may have to modify your control handle. I am sure there are things you can do. I, like the rest here always mount from the left. I am not sure how different your 1026 is from my 2305 as far as mounting a step as well as the joy stick. Deere has really change things up on those fancy new models. :laugh: Unfortunately I just have too many other projects to occupy my time. I will assist the best I can though.With a creaky back I find myself getting on & off my 1026 on the left side because the FEL control is in the way on the right side. Anyone have suggestions on manuvering around it? Can I remove it, shorten it, & thread it to reattach the knob?
Maybe Randy will start a sideline selling JD steps.