[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?

z5 MI

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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
>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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