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Topic # 111921 19-Nov-2012 19:14 Send private message

Have just seen one of those "but wait, there's more" TV ads for a great-looking ladder system. Just wondering if they are up to snuff. Has anyone bought one and, if so, is it good quality?

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  Reply # 719716 19-Nov-2012 20:20 Send private message

Yep. They are good once you get good and collapsing it. Took me ages to get good at it. I replaced my small 4ft steps with one of them as it gave a tad more flexibility. The best place these work are on sloped surfaces or working up against a wall because one side can be longer. Just feels more comfortable.

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  Reply # 720515 21-Nov-2012 08:22 Send private message

TV Ladder = $800!!!

Go to Placemakers - buy the Gorilla Ladder, same thing $250ish

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  Reply # 720518 21-Nov-2012 08:35 Send private message

My parents gave me one of the Gorilla ladders a couple of years back, I think it is smaller than the transforma, although I'm pretty sure you can get a bigger size too. Between $250 - 300 I think. I love mine, really handy, can be tricky to put up sometimes but nice and compact.
I'm pretty sure I actually saw one of the transforma ladders with it's on display set up in the Mitre10 Mega in Albany. So you might want to check your local Mitre10 Mega see if they have any.



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  Reply # 720521 21-Nov-2012 08:37 Send private message

illicit: TV Ladder = $800!!!

Go to Placemakers - buy the Gorilla Ladder, same thing $250ish


Whaaat? Did not know the price - that's ridiculous - forgeddit.

However, although the Gorilla Ladder has similarities, I'm sure it does not have the same versatility.

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  Reply # 720524 21-Nov-2012 08:39 Send private message

eracode:
illicit: TV Ladder = $800!!!

Go to Placemakers - buy the Gorilla Ladder, same thing $250ish


Whaaat? Did not know the price - that's ridiculous - forgeddit.

However, although the Gorilla Ladder has similarities, I'm sure it does not have the same versatility.


Yeah and you have to buy the little platform things seperately.

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  Reply # 720525 21-Nov-2012 08:41 Send private message

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illicit: TV Ladder = $800!!!

Go to Placemakers - buy the Gorilla Ladder, same thing $250ish


Whaaat? Did not know the price - that's ridiculous - forgeddit.

However, although the Gorilla Ladder has similarities, I'm sure it does not have the same versatility.


Yeah and you have to buy the little platform things seperately.


Pretty sure it does everything else though, pulls apart into 2 bits, fold out into one long ladder or with the differnt heights either side.

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  Reply # 720547 21-Nov-2012 09:05 Send private message

I have renovated several houses included completely stripping and re-lining walls/floors/ceilings and doing electrical work, plumbing, cabinetry etc.

If these had been around then, I would gladly have paid their asking price - it would have made a huge difference.





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  Reply # 720860 21-Nov-2012 16:34 Send private message

And I thought the Gorilla is expensive... It is just a bit of aluminium.




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  Reply # 720864 21-Nov-2012 16:37 Send private message

I have the gorilla ladder. It is awesome. got it from bunnings for around $250 IIRC.

the only downside is that it is really heavy compared to a normal smallish step ladder (as you would expect, considering the size it opens out to), so if my wife wants to paint a wall or something she makes me move the ladder all the time.

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  Reply # 721104 22-Nov-2012 08:48 Send private message

Its not really heavy.... well, subjective I suppose

I carry mine (full size Gorilla multi ladder) around all day everyday, upstairs, inside, outside, heck I even pull it up for use on the roof sometimes (Satellite & Aerial installer)
I only use one arm and Im not a big guy (73kg)

Great ladder though, yes- they don't come with a tray to hold your paint tin, but they don't cost $800 either...
Bailey Ladders do one similar, but that is heavier than the Gorilla (not much though)

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  Reply # 721149 22-Nov-2012 09:39 Send private message

illicit: Its not really heavy.... well, subjective I suppose

I carry mine (full size Gorilla multi ladder) around all day everyday, upstairs, inside, outside, heck I even pull it up for use on the roof sometimes (Satellite & Aerial installer)
I only use one arm and Im not a big guy (73kg)

Great ladder though, yes- they don't come with a tray to hold your paint tin, but they don't cost $800 either...
Bailey Ladders do one similar, but that is heavier than the Gorilla (not much though)

. Because it becomes full size, it is heavy relative to a 3 step ladder, which is the size it is mostly used in for us. I carry it around on one arm, but my wife is pretty feeble.

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  Reply # 721153 22-Nov-2012 09:47 Send private message

+1 on the gorilla ladder, I use one and it is excellent.

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  Reply # 721411 22-Nov-2012 15:48 Send private message

Keep an eye out for the standards stickers. Apparently they're http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10849237&ref=rss' target='_blank'>cracking down on the cheapo recycled-coke-can ones at the moment

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  Reply # 732156 13-Dec-2012 16:53 Send private message

In M10 Mega Hastings the other day and saw Transforma Ladder for $299...




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  Reply # 732158 13-Dec-2012 17:05 Send private message

You are going to use this ladder to hold you up, presumably in places where if you fall it would 
a) hurt
b) likely cause you damage.

http://www.3news.co.nz/Consumers-warned-of-shoddy-ladders/tabid/421/articleID/255859/Default.aspx

Don't buy a cheap ladder......


I have seen  "little giants" used by the fire service around Wellington, -  they are costly but obviously they think it is worth it...

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