July 9, 2007

Little Giant Ladder System 1A

little_giant_ladder.jpgLadders are an essential part of most home improvement projects, whether it’s changing a light bulb, painting the house, or putting up wall paper. In fact, it’s likely that you need not one ladder, but three or four; a 6’ step, an 8’ step, and one, possibly two extension ladders. OR, you could just get The Little Giant Ladder System 1A.

This innovative ladder (or ‘ladders’) is built in such a way that you can reconfigure them into whichever type of ladder is appropriate. No more leaning the step ladder against the house (a big no-no in the ladder world).

Constructed out of aluminum, the Little Giant is both strong and light. According to their website, the ladder is government rated for up to 300 lbs, but survived a 1200 lb stress test with no problem. A durable fiberglass model is also available.

As far as what you can do with it, the possibilities are endless (at least as far as ladders are concerned). Their 1A system can apparently be formed into 24 different ladder configurations (think: Transformers), the main ones being an a-frame ladder, a staircase ladder, a 90 degree ladder, and an extension ladder. Also, with a work platform (which comes with some models), you can set the Little Giant up as scaffolding.

The Little Giant is also very light. The whole package weighs less than 50 lbs, but it’s not like you would know it because it comes with handy little wheels so you can easily cart it around.

The Ladder is in the $300-$500 range (depending on the size that you want), which might feel like a lot, but in reality, it’s a small price to pay for such a versatile ladder. If you were to get one 250 lb fiberglass step ladder, it would cost you well over $100. The Little Giant System is so much more than that.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at July 9, 2007 5:45 AM
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how well does the little giant perform standing on the soft uneven surfaces like grass or mud like surfaces

Posted by: DAN at October 17, 2012 11:46 PM

I'm a super heavyweight guy, so I skipped the I-A and went straight to the I-AA. There are two other cheaper knockoff brands of this design, but nobody makes the super-heavy-duty I-AA except Little Giant. If you don't mind a used "demo model" you can pick up a 22' I-AA for about $400 on the web, with platform and wheels. I have never used a more solid or more versatile ladder. You can set it up on a downhill grade and still get right up right next to your work area. You can stand on a comfortable platform to work instead of a narrow rung. Yes, this ladder is heavy but I'm no gym rat and I have no problem working it, especially with the wheels. Big thumbs up.

Posted by: CD at October 17, 2009 10:56 AM

This ladder is not cheap or super lightweight.That said, I'm not rich, yet I can afford it. I'm a 58 year old grandmother in less then tiptop shape and I can lift it. I feel totally safe on this thing and it will support even the heavyweights in your household. It's the best ladder we've ever had.

Posted by: Rae Benedetto at December 13, 2008 10:16 AM
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