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when i worked in wyo. and montana we used 3-legged step ladders. never saw them before. i'm from ga. really liked using them. here we use only 4-leg ladders. is this a " western " thing ? anybody here in the south/ east use the 3-leg ? paul
 

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when i worked in wyo. and montana we used 3-legged step ladders. never saw them before. i'm from ga. really liked using them. here we use only 4-leg ladders. is this a " western " thing ? anybody here in the south/ east use the 3-leg ? paul
The only 4 leg ladder we have is a 14ft one, its a pig. otherwise we use 3 leg red top ladders, they are the best, I find myself almost eatting it when i scamper up a 4 leg ladder. But there is some guys who will not even look at a 3 leg ladder. So maybe it is a western thing:)
 

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They sell them here in the east, but they're certainly not that popular. They are more stable on uneven ground and gravel.
 

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well, i've used both and given the choice i'd take the 3 every time. BUT its not my choice and i just have to use whatever the co. buys.
 

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well, i've used both and given the choice i'd take the 3 every time. BUT its not my choice and i just have to use whatever the co. buys.
I'd like to see a picture of a three legged ladder, I never heard of such a beast. I ve seen a few three legged dogs, and a porno once were a guy looked like he had three legs but no ladder.
 

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I'd like to see a picture of a three legged ladder, I never heard of such a beast. I ve seen a few three legged dogs, and a porno once were a guy looked like he had three legs but no ladder.
It's definitely a west coast thing. I too prefer them once I got past being confused.
 

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your twisted Bkessler :jester:
 

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You can keep that 3 legged POS ladder! I hate those things. The only good thing about them around here is you don't have to worry about them being stolen!
 

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I'd like to see a picture of a three legged ladder, I never heard of such a beast. I ve seen a few three legged dogs, and a porno once were a guy looked like he had three legs but no ladder.








 

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i dont know how anybody else feels, but i wouldnt go past 3' on a 6' ladder like that. that does NOT look stable. :no:
 

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i dont know how anybody else feels, but i wouldnt go past 3' on a 6' ladder like that. that does NOT look stable. :no:
They dont have a tendency to 'walk' like a 4-leg ladder does. I've gone 3 steps up a 6-footer and had the thing shift because not all four legs are solidly on the floor. Having only 3 legs completely prevents that from happening.
 

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i dont know how anybody else feels, but i wouldnt go past 3' on a 6' ladder like that. that does NOT look stable. :no:
After you get over how they look and what you think might happen, you'll be a changed man. Climb up one and you'll be surprised at how superior they are in many ways over 4-legged ladders. I have one old wooden 8' red top brand 3-legged ladder that I used for when I'm going to be working on dirt or gravel for a long time. Out east here they call them "orchard ladders".
 

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Out east here they call them "orchard ladders".
Yup, my dad bought this one to do some painting.



After using it to paint an entire house I'm hard pressed to go back to 4-legged ladders for that kind of work. I would gladly buy a fiberglass 3-legged for electrical work if the need arose.
 

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