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Basics of... Choosing the Correct Ladder

Assess the Project

Stepladders

The most popular style of ladder. They are used at medium to low heights. Pail shelves and tops can be utilized to hold tools or the job.

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Mechanics Ladders

Provide the ability for two people to work on the same ladder in order to easily accomplish tasks that would be more difficult for a single person.

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Platform Ladders

Combine stepladder and warehouse ladder technology. The non-pinch platform provides a large standing area for working on tasks that may take a long period of time.

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Extension Ladders

The most versatile and found in a variety of sizes. They are most commonly used for higher elevations. They are the most popular long ladder.

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Choose the Material

Aluminum

  • Light weight
  • Long lasting construction
  • Resists corrosion
  • Ideal for painting, roofing and siding
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Fiberglass

  • Non-conductive (when clean and dry)
  • Strong
  • Weather resistant
  • Ideal for working around electricity
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Choose the Duty Rating

375lbs 300lbs 250lbs 225lbs 200lbs

TYPE 1AA: Professional use. Extra heavy duty capable of supporting 375 lbs.
USES: MRO and industrial construction..

TYPE 1A: Professional use. Extra heavy duty capable of supporting 300 lbs.
USES: Roofing, building maintenance, general contracting and industrial construction.

TYPE I: Industrial use. Heavy duty capable of supporting 250 lbs.
USES: Building maintenance, general contracting and sheet rock.

TYPE II: Commercial use. Medium duty capable of supporting 225 lbs.
USES: Light commercial and general repair, painting and cleaning.

TYPE III: Household use. Light duty capable of supporting 200 lbs.
USES: Light cleaning and painting.

*All Load Capacities Include the User Plus the Materials Used on the Ladder


Determine the Height

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StepLadders
Maximum Reach* Ladder Size Approx. Highest
Standing Level
7' 5" 4' 1' 11"
8' 4" 5' 2' 10"
9' 3" 6' 3' 9"
11' 2" 8' 5' 8"
13' 1" 10' 7' 7"
15' 6" 12' 9' 6"
Extension Ladders
Maximum Reach* Ladder Size Approx. Highest
Standing Level
15' 6" 16' 9' 6"
18' 11" 20' 13' 5"
22' 9" 24' 17' 3"
26' 8" 28' 21' 2"
30' 6" 32' 25'
33' 5" 36' 27' 11"
36' 4" 40'

30' 10"

* Assumes a 5′ 6′′ person with 12′′ vertical reach

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