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10 years 8 months ago #29241 by Toast
Have seen the advertisements on TV for these ladders which can be changed into all manner of shapes & sizes.

Does anybody know if they're any good?

I mostly need a ladder for getting on the roof to clean out the chimney,for clearing out spouting & other occasional jobs that come up. Would like something really stable though. Also, if it can be made small enough to fit in a hatch-back car (Holden Astra), it would be great.

Thanks.

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10 years 8 months ago #397726 by 4trees
Hi Toast, we have a Gorilla ladder which is exactly the same, just different trade name. Bunnings stock these. Weight loading is an important thing to look at for the person using it. Great invention, our Gorilla ladder is extremely stable as apposed to the normal Aluminium ladders, and very handy as you can break it down into a two small ladders, like trestles, which you may find handy. Check them out. Cheers.

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10 years 8 months ago #397730 by JEF
i got the gorilla one from bunnings as well , it is the same as the versitile ladder , I got the one with welded rungs some come out with rivets , the welded one is better it stays stiffer for longer the rivets will eventually come loose

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10 years 8 months ago #397796 by Lindeggs
Excellent ladder tips, 4trees and JEF. Will look for the welds rather than rivets.

I also saw the TV ads for the versatile ladder and had the same thoughts as Toast - nice to break it down to use as trestles and brilliant that it fits in a car. A ladder has been on my shopping list for a while and the ads prompted me to follow up.

Does anyone know if either (or both) these brands are made in NZ?



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10 years 8 months ago #397806 by Cinsara
I have been wondering about those ladders for ages as I too need to clean out my roof spouting, how much are they?

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10 years 8 months ago #397811 by Toast
Thanks for the tips. Will have a look in Bunnings & go for the ones with the welds.

If you're cleaning out spouting, here's a tip. If you've got one of those outdoor blower-vac things they do a marvellous job of cleaning out the gunk in the spouting. Gunk needs to be dry & if you blow it, just goes over the side & then blow it into the garden as compost.

Thanks again.

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10 years 8 months ago #397882 by Lindeggs
Well today I went to Bunnings because I needed to make a trestle table for a market on Saturday. I intended to buy two saw horses and a plank of wood. Guess what I came home with?

I got the "Gorilla Multifold Ladder" for $89. It doesn't come apart into two ladders but you can fold it in a way that makes trestle table legs.

I'm a bit disappointed that after reading on the packaging all about the company being "100% NZ owned and operated" it seems that's only the importing company that's Kiwi. Still can't work out where the ladder was made after repeatedly reading all the fine print!

Anyway I'm pleased with my purchase so far. Fits easily in the back of the car, opens up to 3.1 metres, light enough for me to pick up easily, loads of different options including table height, scaffold height and work bench height.



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10 years 8 months ago #397901 by Doug
I have had my Gorilla Ladder for several years and it is excellent value. I also bought two of the "trays" which fit between the rungs so that when painting etc, I can stand on the tray in much better comfort than on a ladder rung.

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10 years 8 months ago #397907 by sod
Doug please don't stand on the trays they are only for putting paint tins etc. on. There have been accident with the trays bending and breaking even though some adds say you can. We have two of these type ladders both come apart and came with tray and metal plank to go between which is the type I would go for as can be placed further apart, have used for many things and fit across back seat of the utes when closed up. Lindeggs hope you have as great a run with yours as we have :)

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10 years 8 months ago #397962 by ronnie

Lindeggs;392853 wrote: Well today I went to Bunnings because I needed to make a trestle table for a market on Saturday. I intended to buy two saw horses and a plank of wood. Guess what I came home with?


If you are going to do regular market stalls, you may want to look at the ones the red shed sells. They fold in half and fit very easily in the car. They also have a carry handle which is very useful. We have 2 of them for our market stalls and after trying all manner of tables/trestles etc have found these to be the best, easiest tables ever. I saw them on special recently for $69 I think??

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10 years 8 months ago #397968 by Lindeggs
Oooh $69 is an excellent price! Thanks for the tip!

I don't yet know whether the market stalls will be a regular thing, I'm just doing this one as a trial (selling chook food at the Sandringham Spring Festival. :)) I needed a ladder anyway so it seemed like a good time to buy one. I will definitely go looking for the folding tables if markets become a regular activity.



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10 years 8 months ago #397974 by Organix
I considered one of the 'multi ladders' for some interior decorating work a while back but apart from the price for what would have been a couple of uses I had my doubts about the locking mechanism's long term reliability to safely support my 85+ kgs.

Solution is as below. (Fruit crates have 100's of uses :D )

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10 years 8 months ago #398035 by JEF

Organix;392953 wrote: I considered one of the 'multi ladders' for some interior decorating work a while back but apart from the price for what would have been a couple of uses I had my doubts about the locking mechanism's long term reliability to safely support my 85+ kgs.

Solution is as below. (Fruit crates have 100's of uses :D )

im 120kg :D and its no problem , the ladder rating is usually done by mounting the ladder horizontally at the furtherest extension and on the utmost ends then the rated weight plus safety margin must be loaded in the middle , if you have any doubts do the test yourself between 2 blocks of wood [;)]

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10 years 8 months ago #398056 by sod
Jef ours are over 8 years old and we ad two on one of them so well over your weight and no problems. Just looked they are riveted and know they are made in China:confused:

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10 years 8 months ago #398065 by JEF
hi sod , in that third pic i can see that ladder is a welded one , that rivet is just holding on a plastic cap that stops you scratching youself , if you have a close look under that cap im sure youll see a weld (i may stand corrected) and if so you have the 'A' grade ladder that will last you a lifetime . mitre 10 currently has the squashed tube riveted ones which are 'B' grade , we have a riveted ladder cut up and put in our scrap bin every month

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