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tripod ladder

I'm looking to buy a tripod but wondered how much more useful 3 adjustable legs are over one ?  I work in relarively hilly w dorset. 


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  • PRO

    Yes very useful, I curse having a standard 1 leg adjustment almost every time it's out, particularly at one off job gardens rather than regulars where I know what the grounds like and where I can put the feet securely 

  • PRO

    3 adjustable everytime for me, worth the extra cost as when putting them sideways on hedges and working on uneven ground you know that they will be level and firmly planted when at the top, I use a 16ft and 8ft both with adjustable legs and also with 3 adjustable legs fully extended you get nearly another 2ft in height. Just remember that when stepping  off the bottom rung as it's a long way down!

  • PRO

    Fully agree with Jon & Dave - 3 adjustable legs every time


  • 3 adjust legs are essential in our trade. The 1 leg adjust ones are for flat orchards. 

    Pro version is not necessary though if you look after your gear, or aren't 18 stone. 

    • i thought a SWL of 150 k was the regs now for all ladders and steps wether pro or not 

  • I purchased a 3 leg adjustable tripod last week. Used it today on a really uneven sloping garden. Hedge took me 3 hours last visit but knocked off 40mins today with my new Hendon 10ft. By the way only £309 and delivered the following day.! Definitely get the 3 leg adjustable. 

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      • What size van do you use? My henchman 10ft straps inside the ceiling of my mwb transit. No need for roof bars, ladders not exposed to the elements and it's safer

      • PRO

        I use short cam straps 1 for each corner, thread through the cam, pull job done and quick release too.


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      • PRO

        I have a Renualt Traffic with bars & a roller. Slide the 3M workware ladder with 3 adjustable legs straignt on. I have a couple of auto retractable ratchet straps which do the job, just tuck througn the bars.  Point to note, if I feel I will be leaving the ladders unattended for a while (while in a back garden for instance) I wrap a motorbike pad-chain on the roller as well for security, also on a longer journey. These ladders were once of the best purchases I have ever made, they make your live so much easier..... and most importanlty SAFER!


  • PRO

    Henchman tripod ladder... its the best

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