Unsure about ladders to get

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  1. JohnSMR

    JohnSMR I dont know what im doing most of the time
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    Hi all,:)
    I'm starting up window cleaning from next month! I've got all the equipment apart from ladders! I'm unsure about what size ladders to get. I dont have a car so i'll be walking around with them. I've been looking at Lyte Trade Ladders, specifically these two:
    Lyte Trade ELT230 Double Extension Ladder 10 Rungs Max. Height 4.88m
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    Lyte Trade ELT235 Double Extension Ladder 12 Rungs Max. Height 5.94m


    Im leaning towards the ELT230 but im sacred incase i need to get a taller set of ladders. Any advice? :confused:
     
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  2. boarcity

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    ELT 230 is what i use as main day to day ladders . but if you plan on doing gutters youd need the 235 definitely. the 230 wont reach in most cases
     
  3. norm

    norm Grand Master
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    or 10 rung trebles and leave extra section at home when not required?
     
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    till Well-Known Member
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    Welcome johnSMR .You won't go far wrong with the Lyte trade ladders .my advice is to get some articulated feet for the bottom and some ladder mits for the top .
    Stay safe and dont over reach or climb the ladder if its not level or on good firm ground.
     
  5. JClean

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    Just got the Lyte ELT 230 myself from Midland ladders , perfect for me at the moment. Quick delivery and good price.
     
  6. JohnSMR

    JohnSMR I dont know what im doing most of the time
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    Thanks for the help guys. I've ordered some Lyte ELT 230 ladders as im not planning on doing gutters so hopefully they'll be fine for me. I'm starting out on a tight budget so its cheaper aswell for me! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Thanks! I didnt think of this! :rolleyes:
     
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    That's what i did with my 8.5 metre triples
    Only problem if doing that is trebles are heavier per section than the same size sections from doubles
    I didn't believe it until boarcity pointed it out so i investigated
     
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  8. norm

    norm Grand Master
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    never even thought of that thats a good point to think about if you are carrying your ladder all day
     
  9. boarcity

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    tip- when u get your Lytes brand new spend a half hour with a small file rounding off the sharp edges . this is time well spent as the edges can be so sharp theyll hurt you and possibbly cut you
     
  10. norm

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    :rofl: ladders ordered already good luck JohnSMR
    stay safe :thumbsup:
    bears can be slow:rolleyes:
     
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