Over at Home Depot, presumably as part of their PRO Black Friday 2017 sales event, there’s a heavy duty Gorilla Ladders aluminum work platform on sale.
It’s lightweight, weighing just 13 pounds, and slim when folded down, with a 3.4″ profile. The platform has a 47″ x 12″ non-slip standing area, and stands 20″ tall.
It’s made from aluminum, and so are quick-action spring-loaded locks.
I have a couple of Gorilla Ladders products that they sent over last year – 2 work platforms, and a slim step ladder. I was skeptical at first, but have grown pretty fond of the brand and their products.
I will need a taller ladder to install things to my garage ceiling, but the (5′?) step ladder has handled much of my needs this past year. As for the platforms, I’ve used them for everything from temporarily storing boxes of spare tiles, to breaking ice out of my lower gutters during a crazy week last year.
When I first received the test samples they sent, I was disappointed at having received the lower capacity ladder and step ladder. I received a heavier duty platform later (I believe it’s this one, will have to check).
While I remain hesitant about the flood of holiday season ladders that are on sale these days, with their 225 pound load capacities, I haven’t seen any weakness or frailty in the Gorilla Ladders products.
That all said, with a couple of 225 lb and 250 lb work platforms expected to be on sale later this month, I’d choose this one, hands-down. This one weighs a teeny bit more, but I’d feel better with a 300 lb load capacity and the “heavy duty” construction.
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