So I checked out some JD skids at a dealer in St Louis, Michigan today. A 325 Skid Steer with joysticks and a CT332 with Case style (H pattern) controls. Both were open cabs. They were not to bad to get in, a little unusual to me. But getting was very easy. But is it the cabed JDs that are hard to get into or open and cab JDs. But if you want a hard machine to get in/out of, try a JD 60D Cabed Excavator. The opening must be barley 4 feet wide! The cab is nice but our BC 430 is alot better!