ladder noise as a marketing aid

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  1. boarcity

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    #1 boarcity, Jul 3, 2015
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    something has just reminded me of this from my past .
    When i first started as a windie i used a 3 section Abru ladder and the Abru has a safety device on the rungs. When you extend the ladder this device makes a loud CLACK CLACK CLACK noise . its a real attention drawer !! , its not quite as loud as a machine gun burst but is somehow very similar . folk turn on their heels to see "what to God it is", i promise you
    Anyhow my point is that if you are wanting more work it might be a good idea for you to use a ladder with a safety catch that Clacks and clacks good
     
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  2. Jake

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    I've got that ladder boar, and my word is it annoying with that stupid safety device!

    But yes it's certainly a head turner or a curtain twitcher!
     
  3. TolishAPurd

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    Not sure if you have seen me say it before, but I use a metal bucket, and throw a metal tool in it when gutter cleaning as it makes a lot of clanging to draw attention. I'm sure it gets people looking out of their windows.
     
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    yes its good to get them looking your way as you may just ring a bell in their head and oh...I need a windie...

    mine always creak as I head up them anyway..

    which is not so good when I have my totty radar on...

    so I learnt off daddy and paint the joints...

    so far all I have spotted around here is a bald headed fat man in his trunks..

    yeh I could have been looking at my reflection..

    but some of the walkers on the pavements...

    I cant afford to crash..

    wheres ma blinkers..Im not looking...honest..

    like my mate says..and of course this isnt pc at all..

    in this weather even the ugly ones look good...:eek:

    er yep that mates name is frank..

    wcf moto always blame frank
     
  5. boarcity

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    Can you make a short vid of the head turner jake mate and post it up on here ? its over 5 yrs since i heard the staccato noise .

    for some unknown and daftey reason i yearn to hear it once again ,again,

    i had planned to get along to BnQ , Cut the transit tags on an Abru on the shelf and extend a ladder - jus so i could hear the machine gun sound
     
  6. Jake

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    Are you being serious boar!
     
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    of course, you postin up a vid will save me having to go and cut the tags in Bn Q THIS WEEKEND
     
  8. boarcity

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    Heres me loadin and unloadin my ladder, this is sortof a machine gun noise, it defo catches peoples attention - but in volume it hasnt the "recoil " of the Abru , comes a poor second to the Abru [ from what i remember!

     
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    :rofl: Maybe it reminds you of the army?

    I'll do a vid at some point soon..
     
  10. boarcity

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    good lad,i knew ude come up trumps !:)
     
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