Werner recently came out with several new 2-in-1 Dual Purpose ladders, which can be used as stepladders or extension ladders.
The conversion looks to be quick and easy, and of course space-saving since it means one ladder can potentially take the place of two.
Press materials say:
The game changing 2-in-1 Dual Purpose Ladder replaces the need for two separate ladders at the jobsite. In addition, with the new Dual Purpose Ladder, only one ladder is needed to fit onto the contractor’s work van or truck, to minimize storage requirements.
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- Type 1A with 300 lb load capacity
- Full-sized 3″ steps
- Integrated V-rung for bracing against trees, poles, and corners (in extension ladder mode)
- Oversized non-marking molded footpads
- Lightweight and non-conductive fiberglass construction
- ANSI certified and OSHA compliant for safety
There are 3 sizes – 6-foot (DP6206), 7-foot (DP6207), and 8-foot (DP6208), which extend to 14, 16, and 18 feet, respectively.
Update – Here are the approximate weights:
- 6ft/14ft is 25.4 lbs
- 7ft/16ft is 29.4 lbs
- 8ft/18ft is 33.8 lbs
The ladders convert from stepladder mode to extension ladder mode by means of a pivoting bracket at the top. There are separate “Flip and Click” locks that look to keep the ladders secure in the different operating modes.
Street Pricing: $179, $209, $239, respectively
This seems like an interesting concept. Thoughts?