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Old 07-10-2011, 05:42 PM   #1
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A few months ago, I saw a tree company doing some tree trimming....instead of using a cherry picker or anything like that, they had some dudes set up a ladder that I've never seen before.

Imagine an A-frame ladder with a completely vertical ladder that extends vertically from between the A-frame.

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Old 07-10-2011, 06:51 PM   #2
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That was a statement, not a question....

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Commonly called a trestle ladder

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Commonly called a trestle ladder

I see online that the highest can go about 36'. Thanks for the heads up.

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I have seen them as high as 25', not sure what the max is though
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The company I worked for back in the early '70's made us stop using a fork lift to raise a person up to the 25 ft. ceiling height in a manufacturing plant to change out flourescent tubes. They gave us one of the trestle ladders to use. Now imagine: You have to climb up, lock your legs around the ladder rungs, change out the tubes, all from the top of this ladder. And this was "safer" than the fork truck with a basket attached to it? This was before that town in Wisconson (OSHA) became so famous, and we did not have safety harnesses.
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The company I worked for back in the early '70's made us stop using a fork lift to raise a person up to the 25 ft. ceiling height in a manufacturing plant to change out flourescent tubes. They gave us one of the trestle ladders to use. Now imagine: You have to climb up, lock your legs around the ladder rungs, change out the tubes, all from the top of this ladder. And this was "safer" than the fork truck with a basket attached to it? This was before that town in Wisconson (OSHA) became so famous, and we did not have safety harnesses.
That's tough.

Not to make light of your past experience, but having tree workers use this ladder on an uneven surface, with wind, and with the chance that limbs can come crashing down on their heads make it scary also.

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