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Multi Purpose Ladders: What Consumers Need to Know

May 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Single purpose ladders are always included in the collection of those who love doing DIY projects and even typical homeowners. Despite of the fact that step ladders are very useful in activities like painting the walls and hanging pictures, it is not really a versatile tool for other activities. Since you never should stand on the upper rung or top rung of a step ladder, its utility is further limited. Extension ladders are perfect for painting exteriors and other similar tasks where it is needed to reach a home’s second story but it is not actually that useful for indoor use. Won’t it be better if there is a type of ladder that can be used for a variety of tasks? Indicated below are some other information about multipurpose ladders.

Multi Purpose Ladders: Their Use and Benefits

Low scaffolds, traditional tall straight ladders, A-frame ladders, and step ladders are just some of the forms that a multipurpose ladder can take . A wide variety of configurations and angles can be created by this type of ladder. There are even models that provide up to 15 different functions, some of which are as a trestle and workbench . If you choose a multipurpose ladder that is fitted with a platform or extension feature, it’s even more versatile. Like telescopic ladders, multi purpose models are very easy to keep away because it has a hinge system that allows them to be folded into a compact size.

Multi Purpose Ladders: The Aluminium 3.7 Metre Model

This model has a removable platform. It is equipped with stabilisers that keep it in the right position and a “click and lock” hinge system for the safety of the users. The ladder is collapsible, so it’s easy to store and transport. This model also conforms with the EN131 European-wide standard and is specially designed for both DIY and trade use. The whole package includes a free step platform in just £74.99  (VAT included) . Despite of only measuring 100cm high when fitted, this ladder can reach up to 370cm when used as a straight ladder and 180cm when used as a step ladder. This ladder weighs a total of 16.5kg.

Multi Purpose Ladders: The Titan Flexi-Plus Model

This model can be used as an extension ladder, a work platform, and a step ladder. It’s also light in weight yet exceptionally durable with a work platform supplied with the package. The duty rating of this ladder is 150kg and it also conforms with the very strict EN131 standard. The overall weight of the user, tools, and materials that the ladder can carry is what is called as the duty rating. This ladder is really a perfect model for domestic and trade use. The package of this ladder which costs £94.99 (VAT included) also comes with a free red plastic lightweight platform. The ladder weighs a total of 12kg and has a platform height of 88cm . When used as a step ladder, this model reaches 163cm in height and 334cm high when configured as a straight ladder.

For the best in multi purpose ladders and telescopic ladders, select a product manufactured by an established company.

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