Ladders review 2005

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  • Updated:8 Jan 2005
 

01.Introduction

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Test results for 7 ladders from $95 to $299

We tested seven multipurpose ladders for:

  • Structural strength
  • Ease of use

We also tested five stepladders to see if they'd pass a "walking" test.

Findings

  • Only one multipurpose ladder passed all our tests.
  • Most of the multipurpose ladders aren't very easy to use.
  • One stepladder failed the "walking" test.

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Please note: this information was current as of January 2005 but is still a useful guide to today's market.


Brands tested

Multipurpose ladders:

  • BRONSON
  • BUNNINGS
  • GEELONG
  • LOFTY
  • PERFORMER (KMART)

Stepladders:

  • BAILEY
  • DAYTON
  • GEELONG
  • ULLRICH
 
 

 

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