Ladders For A Newbie

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by newleaf, Jun 18, 2013.

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  1. newleaf

    newleaf Member
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    Looking to buy my kit over the next few days, know pretty much what i want for traditional set up from reading the sticky at the top of this thread but not quite sure about ladders. I'm looking at targeting domestic only, 2 stories max so would i need 2 stage or 3 stage ladders?

    Ones i have been looking at are:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0011E1Q3Y/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B0011E1Q3Y&linkCode=as2&tag=golfbackdril-21


    http://www.windowcleaningwarehouse.co.uk/shop/index.php?option=com_aceshop&route=product/product&path=16_104&product_id=2654

    what would others recommend and are there any safety accessories i should get at the same time?

    cheers

    Richard
     
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  2. Carlwindy

    Carlwindy Active Member
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    I only do to story's max on my ladder and I use them double 11s they do the job and are nice and light, you defo won't need the triple ones
     
  3. Tuffers

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    I'd go for the second option, plus they're cheaper here at £92 and have swivel feet http://www.midlandladders.com/products/Double_3_0m_9ft10_Trade_Light_Industrial_Ladder-10-7.html
     
  4. newleaf

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    Thanks for the replies. Found some good deals on ladders-999 also but still not whether 2 stage or 3 stage is better.
     
  5. Tuffers

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    Believe me, get 2 stage. One push and they're up. Time is money ;-)
     
  6. Window Cleaner

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    tuffers is right 2 stage ladder is all need for domestics i still work from my ladder and also clean loads of domestics gutters etc mines a 2 section and its only ever let me down once
     
  7. newleaf

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  8. boarcity

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    i have a double 10 rung and a triple 10 rung (for 3storey)

    the double 10 is my main ,does all normal houses and is small enough to go down alleyways and is a good size to split and go over gates with

    . my ladders are trade ladders made by LYTE and i buy mine thru Browns ladders,online
     
  9. Window Cleaner

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    i brought mine years back so not 100% sure, i got a few sets of ladders now i started out with 5 meter p/s industrial ladder but then went for a smaller one (3.5 meter per section) as its lighter less straining and could do more in a day on it plus its a much easier day using it and like tuffers said time = money, plus if you go for a massive ladder it can be a right pain getting through peoples houses and down entries and through tight gates and all the other obstacles we encounter on a daily basis.
     
  10. Window Cleaner

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    took the words out me mouth lol
     
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