hendon adjustable tripod ladder

Adjustable Tripod Ladders: Which One Is Right For You?

Adjustable tripod ladders are vital for certain tasks. At Douglas Forest and Garden, we solely stock Hendon because their ladders offer a sturdy, excellently designed, safe way to trim trees, bushes and hedges at medium to tall heights. The advantage of the 3-leg adjustable ladder is that it is self-supporting, and because it’s adjustable, you can use it on uneven ground with confidence. Hendon is one of the few manufacturers on the market that meet the BSI EN131 Professional standard, whendon adjustable tripod ladder

What is the Best Adjustable Tripod Ladder?

Hendon adjustable ladders are some of the best in the business. Their back leg is telescopic and can adjust in 150mm (5.8 inch) increments, while the front two legs can be independently adjusted in 50mm steps using its spring loading pins.

Like Hendon’s standard Tripod ladders, Hendon makes the 3-leg adjustable ladder from welded aluminium alloy extrusions, making it lightweight yet strong. The ladder’s Safe Working Load is 100kg (15.7 stone, or 220 pounds).

What About Non Adjustable Tripod Ladders?

We’re sometimes asked which of the four ladder types is the best for a given task. For most of our customers, one of the Standard Hendon Tripod Ladders is more than adequate. These come in a range of lengths from 1.2 metres to 4.8 metres. 

The ‘Heavy Duty Hendon Tripod Ladder‘  is best for heavier users, or for professionals looking for something even more robust and durable. It has greater durability and strength thanks to an extra-thick frame, as well as a different geometry to allow it to withstand greater forces of pressure and weight. These adjustments give the Heavy Duty range a Safe Working Load of 150kg (23.6 stone or 330 pounds).

The ‘Hendon Tripod Ladder Platform‘ range offers similar sizes as the heavy-duty and standard range. But the main difference with this range is that they have a platform and safety handle on the upper rung, designed for those who are not comfortable at heights and would like some extra security while reaching those extra-high places. Hendon achieves this by making the top working step much deeper, at 175mm (6.89 inches). They also added a handrail for you to lean on or hold on to, making it ideal for more cautious gardeners.

Have any further questions? Feel free to give us a call today on 021-4965132.

Tripod Ladders Cork

Tripod Ladders Cork

Falls are common types of garden accidents. Ladder safety is key to eliminating the chances of a fall when you are gardening. Using the correct ladder for the appropriate gardening task is very important. When it comes to jobs like hedge trimming, tree pruning and picking fruit, a traditional stepladder won’t be sufficient. Tripod ladders are specially designed for tasks like these and are much safer alternatives to use. Aluminium tripod ladders have three legs instead of four which allows the ladder to create a wider base which ensures all of the feet remain in firm contact with the ground. This is even the case when working on different terrains like ditches, slopes, and steps. Having this extra level of stability is a must as most garden areas are not completely even. There are different models and sizes of tripod ladders available, each model has different features to suit different situations and the user. Some models have more steps, some have bigger dimensions than others. Here is our full range of aluminium tripod ladders.

GMF Standard Tripod Ladder

Tripod Ladders Cork

The GMF standard tripod ladder comes in 4ft, 6ft, 8ft, 10ft, 12ft, 14ft and 16ft sizes.

GTL Heavy Duty Standard Tripod Ladder

The GTL heavy duty standard tripod ladder comes in 8ft, 10ft and 12ft sizes.

GWF Tripod Ladder Platform

The GWF tripod ladder platform comes in 6ft, 8ft, 10ft and 12ft sizes.

HPM 3 Leg Adjustable Tripod Ladder

The HPM 3 leg adjustable tripod ladder comes in 6ft, 8ft, 10ft and 12ft sizes.

These ladders are made with high-grade aluminium, the tripod is robust yet incredibly lightweight. They are durable material that don’t rust, are easy to transport and store in the home so no matter what age you are they are the perfect tool for your garden. When it comes to the task of hedge cutting, aluminium tripod ladders excel and make the task simple and hassle free. They are ideal for positioning by a hedge, as you can position the front leg into the hedge itself or angle it alongside the hedge whilst remaining stable. These ladders are extremely stable too when working at a height which of course is likely to reduce the chance of accidents.

To get a tripod ladder, visit us online today or call us on 021-496-5132.