As a senior (65 now) I find getting off the tractor more difficult than ever before. Swinging my right leg over the steering wheel to dis mount on the left side can be a real challenge. I just purchased a new X394 and was disappointed to see that Deere does not provide a handle on the left fender (ahead of the gas filler neck) I don't like to use the filler cap as a support yet it seems to be what is expected by the design group at Deere. The sad part of all this is the X500 series has handles provided. So why not put them on the X300 series (cost?) likely. There is a fine line between reducing costs and coming up short on providing the customer with "standard" safety features and I believe Deere needs to re think their design when it comes to providing creature comforts before removing them for profits. Just to let those who want to follow up on this, I ordered the handle used on the X500 series and mounted it myself on my X394 with a Deere cost to me of $30 can. for the handle alone, no fasteners included, Wow....Happy mowing folks. William from Ont. Canada.