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Old 04-11-2017, 03:27 PM   #1
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Ok so I'm currently shopping for a ladder than can work Over stairs , etc. I want something very good or the best ... any suggestions?


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Old 04-11-2017, 03:34 PM   #2
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So far it seems little giant revolution ladder type 1A might be the ticket

I don't care for the extension capabilities, just everything else

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I Have the 22' revolution and love it for stairs and many other things.

Now they have one with ratcheting levelers in the feet.
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I Have the 22' revolution and love it for stairs and many other things.

Now they have one with ratcheting levelers in the feet.


Looking at either the 26 revolution or 26 quantum with leveling feet...


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Looking at either the 26 revolution or 26 quantum with leveling feet...


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I think the 26 revolution is a good choice.
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Old 04-12-2017, 01:25 PM   #6
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I went for the quantum 26 with dual leg levelers because I like the locking system and airdeck , the quantum step , and wingspan .... that was the most expensive ladder I've purchased !


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That's a big guy, and heavy. But it's not something you carry around with you all day. You set it up and work off of it, it's nice and sturdy and safe.

I've been looking at Little Giant ladders for a long time now, well over a decade. The only issue I could find with them is that when used as an extension ladder and not tied off or footed at the bottom, it can kick out when getting off the ladder onto the roof. Other than that, I can't find any issues of them breaking or people getting hurt.
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Im thinking it's a great investment because it seems I tend to get the jobs whenever there are hard to reach areas, maybe not everyone is able or has the equipment... up until now I've been setting up staging , im sure this will come in handy


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Im thinking it's a great investment because it seems I tend to get the jobs whenever there are hard to reach areas, maybe not everyone is able or has the equipment... up until now I've been setting up staging , im sure this will come in handy


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It definitely will. It will pay for itself.

Stairs are one thing, but it's also great on ramps. It's great when half of the ladder needs to be up on a retaining wall. It works very good for when you have a giant bush and you need to straddle the ladder over it to get to a sconce, since there are no spreaders on the ladder to get in the way.

Hell, I use it mostly just so I don't need to carry so many ladders with me. The Little Giant is a 6', 7', 8', 9' and 10' ladder.

I don't use it as an extension ladder often, but it's nice knowing it's always there if I need one for a service call.
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I just watched two videos on those ladders. I'm impressed!

Do they hold up well?
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I just watched two videos on those ladders. I'm impressed!

Do they hold up well?
They do hold up very well, it's just the weight that is a negative point.
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They do hold up very well, it's just the weight that is a negative point.


I just purchased one of the biggest and heaviest ones and it's 53lbs

I only plan on using it in tough areas , it's not something I want to keep on my ladder rack either , not sure how it would respond to being kept out in the elements like all my Fiberglass werners

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I just watched two videos on those ladders. I'm impressed!

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It's not something I would want a worker bumping around a heavy construction site all day. But if treated well it's a solid ladder that will last a long time.

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I just purchased one of the biggest and heaviest ones and it's 53lbs

I only plan on using it in tough areas , it's not something I want to keep on my ladder rack either , not sure how it would respond to being kept out in the elements like all my Fiberglass werners
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I just purchased one of the biggest and heaviest ones and it's 53lbs

I only plan on using it in tough areas , it's not something I want to keep on my ladder rack either , not sure how it would respond to being kept out in the elements like all my Fiberglass werners

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One of the companies I worked for used those ladders on vans that serviced accounts in the city that way they were locked inside the vans. Not sure how being left to the weather would affect them.

When you are carrying them for any distance they feel way heavier than 53#.

I had a fiberglass Little Giant ladder of similar design on my van and it felt like twice as heavy as that to me.

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It's not something I would want a worker bumping around a heavy construction site all day. But if treated well it's a solid ladder that will last a long time.







Here is how I keep my Revolution:



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That's almost as clean and neat as my truck !

If it wasn't for that 1 wire nut on the floor...


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That's almost as clean and neat as my truck !

If it wasn't for that 1 wire nut on the floor...


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You ever post pics of your truck?
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You ever post pics of your truck?
Hey Hax, what brand is that little step ladder you carry around?
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The yellow one and the orange one are both Werner. Since that picture I replaced both of them. I use a 5' Werner now instead of the 4 footer. And I use the Little Giant step stool from the other thread instead of that 2 foot ladder.
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The yellow one and the orange one are both Werner. Since that picture I replaced both of them. I use a 5' Werner now instead of the 4 footer. And I use the Little Giant step stool from the other thread instead of that 2 foot ladder.
Thanks!

The Little Giant that you toss on your shoulder is the one I wanted to know about. I'm gonna order one.
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