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joseph m lombardo jr
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Username: Jlombardo

Post Number: 2
Registered: 1-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 11:19 pm:   

I use the Little Giant 22' overall with a 18' 10" max working height.It folds to 67" and weighs in at 37lbs. It really is terrific and easy to handle: when fully extended it is a handful. however , any lenght under full extension is fairly easy. I second the fact that it is very stable and sturdy.
D Wong Whey
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Username: Dwongwhey

Post Number: 61
Registered: 10-2001
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 12:23 pm:   

No wonder John Durham carries a lot of weight in this industry and is considered a heavyweight adjuster. :>)
John Durham
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Username: Johnd

Post Number: 30
Registered: 9-2000
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 12:02 pm:   

I use a Little Giant that I purchased two years ago. Previously I had used a stapelton (wood) ladder that was about worn out. The Little Giant has more stability than other folding ladders due to its wide footprint. There is nothing about the ladder that I do not like. If I was going to purchase another, it would be a Little Giant; however, this one will no doubt outlive me...

Russ Doe, seems like we are within 5 LB of each other, I hope you are using the "heavy duty" model. Maybe we should think about a diet...

John Durham
R D Hood
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Username: Old_dog

Post Number: 89
Registered: 1-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 10:49 am:   


Prefer the Krauss 16' folder. Rated for 300#, folds to 4' and while about 40# can withstand almost every condition.

Got #1 in 1992,(Andrew) had problems in 1996,(sticky hinges), replaced at Lowes for FREE, more problems in 2000,(Same thing) replaced FREE by Home Depot.

So for less than 200.00 the unit has been all over, done everything, and still works after 10 years.
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Username: Rdoe

Post Number: 32
Registered: 12-2000
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 9:48 am:   

Hi Scott. I purchased my Little Giant in 1980 at the Florida State Fair ($285.00). Its very strong.It unfolds to 13' and folds up to 4'. I can put it in the trunk of most rental cars. I purchased the larger model a few years later($125.00 at a garage sale). It unfolds to 17' and is 5' high. No other ladder can carry my weight 260+ safely. I trust it completely. I can still buy parts for both of them. They will no doubt out live me!!
Scott Wiens
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Username: Digitalsaw

Post Number: 18
Registered: 12-2000
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 7:44 am:   

I had an interesting discussion with an adjuster the other day on ladders. He said he used a telescoping ladder and loved it. I thought I would ask a few other adjusters and when I did, I received just as many different responses. I thought I would throw a little survey on this thread to see what responses I would get from the folks that surf CADO. If you want to participate please answer the following:
1. What type and manufacturer name of ladder to you use?
2. How long have you been using it?
3. What do you like about the ladder?
4. What do you NOT like about the ladder?
5. If you were to purchase another ladder, would you buy the same type and brand name or would you purchase a different one?
Thanks in advance for participating. I am interested to see the results.

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