I have difficulty in making that first big step onto my tractor. Are there any add-on steps available?

  1. Check out these Web sites for commercial extra or add-on step kits:

    • Step kits designed for selected John Deere tractors only— John Deere

    • Step kits designed for Case IH and Allis Chalmers as well as John Deere tractors — Sloan Express, and K and M manufacturing

  2. Check out the "Toolbox," which is a CD-ROM and on-line catalog of commercial and farmer-modified equipment and assistive devices for farming with a disability. It includes sections on tractor operator station accessing and truck cab accessing. Your county Extension office and local high school agricultural education teacher should have a copy of the CD to view (perhaps borrow), or you can access it (in pdf format) at www.bngtoolbox.info.