Ladder m8 vs bps ladder base

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  1. Jimroot

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    mmm. Might need another ladderm8 :-(
     

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  2. Smurf

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    why is that?
     
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    Just get an ankalad instead would be my first choice as I would not trust that as far as I could throw it.
     
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    Wouldn't trust the ladder m8 or the gnome? ;-)
     
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    As long as it's at least a nine rung ladder an ankalad would fit ok.
    Also don't use that ladder without the stabaliser bar whatever you do as they have slots cut out of the stiles under those protective covers which the base of the ladder could colapse if you try.
     
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    Just screwed the base plate on smurf ta, have to ditch the m8 for now but it really grips the ground, still a bit of ice here
     
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    Don't get me wrong those ladders if set correctly are relativly safe to use but like all ladders dodgy to use on some types of surfaces without using a good safety devices to stop the ladder slipping down the wall and sideways at the top whilst working.
     
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    Erected it without 'bracelad' but with standoff, to 7 then 5 metres, and I definately can't handle it safely' way to top heavy for me. Walked around garden a bit to test, but can definately see myself putting a window through... Back to the drawing board
     
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    I would ditch the stabaliser bar....would stop me kicking the feet of my ladder into grass!

    The ladder m8 is a great bit of kit smurf....don't knock it till you've tried it :)

    I don't get on to well with the ankalad tbh. Getting the perfect balance when set up against a wall is a pain, I always end up climbing the ladder with the top not touching the wall!!
     
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    Like I said before Rascal you can't use that bps ladder without fitting the stabaliser bar.

     
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