[NAFEX] Sources for orchard ladders

Bruce Hansen brucehansen at acd.net
Thu May 8 12:59:45 EDT 2003


It is all about where your shoulder hits the ladder. A tripod ladder is
heavier on the bottom end. So, what is the difference between 7 or 8 feet?

Bruce
z5 MI

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hwparker at pacbell.net
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 2:48 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Sources for orchard ladders


>While thinning fruit, I realize I need a ladder to get me higher and more
>stable on uneven ground.  One of you referred to a Tallman ladder, and I
see
>Ladder King also.
>Are there significant differences between tripod orchard ladders, that is
>what features are worth looking for re: safety and durability?

i suggest getting one that is an odd number of feet in length, they
usually balance better on the shoulder while carrying.

--
Henry W. (Hank) Parker
113 Peter Coutts Circle
Stanford, CA 94305-2518
email: hwparker at pacbell.net
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