There are plenty of house brands and unbranded telescopic ladder units selling on the market today … [Read more...]
Why Is The Telescopic Ladder The Best Option?
We recommend the telescopic ladder. Not only is it easy to handle, true lock features in the locking mechanism makes them extremely safe, and their light weight and small footprint makes them our choice.
Six simple steps to choose the right telescopic ladder:
- First look at the design, it must be solidly built, with no play in the telescoping tubes of the ladder.
- Second, examine the material it is made of. Aluminium alloy is the norm, check the specifications; a good ladder will have at least a sheet tube thickness of 1.5mm at least. A tag or description brochure will have this information.
- Third, look at the base of the telescoping ladder, the first steps tube must be at least 66 mm in diameter. A smaller diameter means the higher tubes can be dangerously thin. I have seen off brand ladders bend under a heavy weight load at the highest steps.
- Fourth, select a ladder that comes with rubber feet, for safety and a solid grip.
- Fifth, overall if possible, pick a heavier 6063 aluminium unit. It means it uses the heavier alloy and will meet the higher weight capacity rating. It is also lighter in weight and corrosion resistant.
- Sixth and maybe the most important feature: make certain the telescoping ladder you pick is certified by either ANSI A14.2 Type 1A, and or EN131. Do not accept any other unknown certification, as they maybe their own factory manufacturer certifications, which because they are issued by themselves are really meaningless.