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Tripod Ladders - 1 Leg Adjustable -

These light, stable, aluminium tripod ladders are suitable for all types of orchard work, giving access right into the crown of fruit trees.

  • Ideal for pruning; for hand picking apples and pears for storage and for the harvesting of softer fruit such as plums, damsons and cherries
  • One adjustable leg for level and stable steps on moderately uneven or sloping terrain.
  • Uniquely, all Tripods include the 7" deep "Platform" rung for safety and comfort
  • Tuck your legs in, gain added support against your thighs, without hitting shins on rung above
  • Top rail for one-handed support whilst working; or for leaning against whilst using both hands
  • Wide, clawed feet are designed to "grab" soft ground and so prevent slipping or sudden sinking
  • The 3-leg 'milking stool' principle makes it impossible to wobble and extremely difficult to topple
  • Narrow top and third leg for access to tight awkward spaces.
  • Incredibly light for ease of carriage and storage
  • Rubber'shoes' for added grip and no scratching inside or on hard slippery surfaces - Available separately
  • Additional uses of these super-stable tripod ladders include decorating, gutter clearing and even changing hard-to-access light bulbs

NB The safe working load is 15¾ stone (100kg)

Alex from Devon says 'This is the first year I have not been left dangling from a high branch as my ladder fell over. The tripod ladder is as steady as a rock, even on our uneven ground and it's easy to carry the 10ft ladder with one hand.'

Size Price
6 ft (182cm) £225
8 ft (244cm) £265
10ft (304cm) £325
12 ft (365cm) £365

Price: From £225.00

Standard delivery to a UK Mainland address is free of charge, and is 3 working days from dispatch date. (Geographical restrictions & conditions apply). See Ladder/Tumbler/Wheelbarrow Orders in Delivery.

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As your weight is directed downwards & outwards, pinning the ladder to the ground, there is none of the wobble associated with a normal step ladder, where all 4 legs need to be on firm solid ground. Depending on the lay of the land, you can either work face-on, sideways with the ladder parallel to the tree, or with the 3rd leg positioned into a hedge or tree allowing access into the tree crown.

What makes a Tripod Ladder safer than a normal ladder? Three is the magic number! Provided you can get your Tripod Ladder to stand up, it is impossible for all three feet not to be in firm contact with the ground, no matter how uneven your garden is. And because of the wide triangular footprint that the splayed legs create you are almost certain to remain within it and therefore prevent wobbling.

All of our Tripod Ladders come with a wide "Platform" step from which to work which safely supports the whole foot leaving the top 3ft of the ladder to lean against. It also allows you to tuck your knees in, increasing your stability and brace yourself against the inside of the verticals.

The result is a remarkable comfortable, safe and secure stance from which to work on almost any type of garden terrain.

The feet are also designed specifically for soft ground and greatly reduce the risk of slipping or sinking. Their width spreads the weight and inverted cup design "grips" the ground. For slippery surfaces they can be fitted with optional rubber shoes which also work well to protect flooring when used inside.

Having just three legs also allows for greater access in difficult areas which is why they are ideal for fruit picking and topiary work as well as pruning and light hedge trimming.

By rotating the base the "Semi - 1 leg Adjustable" version can handle most gentle slopes but where the slopes are greater and you are faced with steps and banks, the "Fully - 3 leg Adjustable" version comes into its own. With an adjustability of 18" (46cm) on each leg the "Platform" of the ladder can then be made level on more challenging terrains.

The whole ladder is aluminium and therefore surprisingly lightweight. This makes carrying, transporting and storing, a job for one person and makes using it the simplest of chores.

Product Price inc VAT
6 ft Tripod 1 Leg Adjustable Ladder 99101 £225.00 incl. VAT
8 ft Tripod 1 Leg Adjustable Ladder 99102 £265.00 incl. VAT
10 ft Tripod 1 Leg Adjustable Ladder 99103 £325.00 incl. VAT
12 ft Tripod 1 Leg Adjustable Ladder 99104 £365.00 incl. VAT

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