Thanks Will I will have a look at that when I get going with mine for real.
I noticed on mine with the mid mounted mower fitted it is very awkward to climb on, there is just no where to put your feet. So I can see how the Mudguards get used as a support/handle to aid mounting
The Green Elf has made its way to Newcastle so I will collect it on monday, must remember to take the camera with me!
And a spray can of YELLOW paint.