Window Cleaners Ladders (Pointed)

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  1. rjacandwc

    rjacandwc Well-Known Member
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    WCF is always the best place to come for advice...

    I've been using 3 Section 2m 4. 7m ABRU ladders for 5 years now. I have no problem with these ladders. Although l feel the clips that hold the top extension abit poor and would feel safer with a style of ladder with a wrap around bar rather than a clip each side at the top of the ladder.

    What I like about the ABRU's is they only weight 10kg. But. then l have to use a stand off which adds to the weight. About 12-13kg...

    I have been scanning the net and seen various Pointed professional ladders. I see that you can get 3m that ext to 5.5... at a by 13 kg.... This would give me the extra reach at the same weight...

    Just wondering if yous have come across a light pointer ladder... What's the best you've seen. Best brand etc... Cheers
     
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  2. Eviestevie

    Eviestevie Grand Master
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    I person malt would never use a high pointed ladder
    Even the low one we use for downstairs can twist and throw you off if you stretch to much
     
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  3. Jacob

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    What no way thats gonna happen? Must be a bad pointer then.
     
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  4. Duncs

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    my best piece off kit was a short pointer used it every day
    unfortunatly did,int tie my ladders on properly and they came off
    and volvo ran over my A frame it is now in two bits
    thank the lord nobody was hurt
     
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    Eviestevie Grand Master
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    No it's happened to me
    I'm very heavy chap tho but when stretching out all the is concentrated on the point of the a frame instead of spread across the width of a normal ladder
     
  6. TolishAPurd

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    Buying pointers was the best move I made for window cleaning. There are some houses that would be impossible to reach without them. I've never had any issues with twisting, not once. 3 points is more stable than 4 when it comes to ladders, and the rubber bumper grips walls and sills, as well as protects them. There is no excuse for overreaching on any ladder, but even if you did, the wider base will help to keep you safer than a standard ladder. Its a tool that pretty much purpose designed for what a tradder does, its worth every penny.

    I got one of mine second hand off ebay, and the other from murphy on here. Ramsay laddersseem to be the go to brand, which the big one is, but the smaller one is a no name, and they are both built well. Look for the white bumper pads on the top, they are designed a lot better than the ones that just have normal ladder feet stuffed in the top.
     
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  7. rjacandwc

    rjacandwc Well-Known Member
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    I see the 3.05m Ramsey gets up to 5.58m.. I can get over all awkward porches/gables with my 4.7 with a stand off. So. I imagine that they would work good... There are also some on eBay with go to 5.25m. Slightly lighter. But. unsure if they would be long enough. Finding it hard to decide for 240 odd quid. Need to get my purchase correct. Thanks for your knowledge Polish...
     
  8. TolishAPurd

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    Are you still working off a bike mate?

    I'll measure the bigger ladder tomorrow, but it is all you will need for normal ground and 1st floor work. It will get you up to some 2nd floor windows, and most gutters. I would never clear out gutters off a pointer, but its great for poking your finger over the top to check how full they are whilst cleaning the window below. ;)
     
  9. Jake

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    Personal preference, im with Evie, hated pointed ladders, uncomfortable and less stable for me,

    I've used the abru ladders for ever rjacandwc and love them, I use the 2 section for 2 story houses though, only use the triple for gutters now (used to use it for 3 story work until went wfp)

    The 2 section is even lighter
     
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  10. rjacandwc

    rjacandwc Well-Known Member
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    Yes... Still on foot... 13 kg is about the limit really for lugging about..
     
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