Step ladders??

bobcat48

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Lansing IL
Anyone else carry one on the side of there trailer i do on mine i got two brackets on the passenger side- my trimmer rack its always on there even on mowing,rock/mulch jobs use it for bush trimming&trees alot of the guys around here have a ladder with them for the same reason mine is a 8'ft werner aluminum from Ace:waving: but some carry 6'ft,8ft,12 of thoose sizes diffrent ones ill see but do any of you do this for the same reason?
 

SouthSide Cutter

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Washington In
Got a Little Giant and its a step and extension. Compact in a 6' step to 10' and a 22' extension. Best dam money I have ever spent, really a nice setup leave it in the bed of the truck.
 

Richard Martin

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Greenville, NC
I carry as little equipment as I can. My hedge trimming jobs are scheduled work. I drop the trailer and load up the hedge trimmers, barrels, ladders etc and go do the job. When I get done, all of that stuff is unloaded and the trailer is reattached. I don't like to drag around more weight than I have to. I'm cheap with the gas you know.
 

mowerbrad

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yardguy28

LawnSite Platinum Member
personally i don't do ladder work of any kind.

if i have to get on a ladder to get the work done then it isn't getting done by me.

i have a kombi motor with the hedge trimmer attachment. beyond the reach of that i will not do it.

oh and i don't do tree work either.
 

metro36

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Long Island NY
Personally I don't see any need to carry a ladder all of the time. I schedule all of my trimming and bring my dump trailer instead of my mowing trailer. When I am mowing, I wouldn't have time to trim anything anyway. I do carry a pair of hand shears that I will use to clean up between trimming on one of my full service accounts.

As far as what ladders I use, i have the Werner version of the little giant but it mostly stays at home. It is too short for most jobs. Plus it is pretty heavy and flexes a lot when used as an extension. . I have an 8' Fiberglass tripod ladder that works great for most hedges. Then I have 10' and 12' Fiberglass stepladders that I use for the taller hedges. I also have a 20' fiberglass and a 32' aluminum extension ladders. The 32' never leaves my house and I really only use the 20' when I help out family. Sometimes I will use it if a customer asks me to clean gutters. I try to avoid using ladders over my 10' stepladder at customers houses when possible.
 

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