Little Giant Ladder System 1A
Ladders 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