LIVEBEST “4 STEPS” LADDER ~
A Handrail Stepladder….
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How often have you tackled a task involving the need of a step ladder, but were hesitant for safety reasons? This happens often especially as we get older. Stepping more that one or two steps can become a challenge and it becomes difficult to hold on to the ladder as well as tools and supplies while still maintaining your balance.
Livebest may have come up with just the solution. The LIVEBEST “4 STEPS” LADDER is a folding four-step stool that includes two handgrip, non-slip safety side rails and a top of the ladder grip bar. This gem can accommodate up to a 330-pound load capacity since it’s constructed entirely out of iron. The ladder’s dimensions are 18.9” long x 31.7” wide x 62” tall with a top step height of 3.1 feet and weighs 24 pounds.
The weight may seem a bit excessive, but is necessary to accommodate the safety features and maintain the proper stability and rugged construction. A safety lock is included under the top step that is easily engaged when the ladder is positioned for use. The physical step size of each of the four steps is 10” x 15”. This equates to a size 8 shoe. The top grip bar is covered with a soft sponge material to provide a comfortable safe grip.
Moving the collapsed ladder around can be a bit cumbersome considering its height and weight. In that respect here’s a practical solution. Target sells what they list as “caster wheels for cube organizers”. ( https://bit.ly/2lWHHRb ) This bar with two heavy-duty casters and a caster brake can be securely attached by using 4, 2-3” # 304 stainless steel worm gear hose clamps available at Amazon. ( https://amzn.to/2kekt8E )
Now, equally install the 4 clamps around the bottom of the rear/back bar at the bottom of the ladder with the caster bar in place. Tighten the screws as tightly as possible while positioning the screw heads in an upward position. Placing some duct tape around the full length of the ladder’s rear/back bar prior to adding the clamps will minimize any scratches thus preventing potential future rust.
The optional installation of these casters will now permit you to transport the ladder much like a hand truck. Adding these casters is not intended to move the ladder when in an operational position. In fact, the casters should not make contact with the floor when the ladder is positioned, opened and in use. WARNING: You do not want to install the casters in any way that would engage them while the ladder is operational. This would be dangerous and present a safety hazard! It is only to aid in transporting the ladder from point A to point B.
I found the LIVEBEST “4 STEPS” LADDER to be most useful and safe. Like any ladder there may be a slight bit of wobble as you reach the top two steps, however, the two side handrails should alleviate any fear when at that height. Always follow and do not deviate from the manufacturer’s included instructions! See disclaimer below.
MSRP: Ladder $89.99 ~ Clamps $11.99 ~ Caster bar $9.99
GADGETEER’s RATING: ★★★★★
For more information go to: https://amzn.to/2kq5qIM
Ladder Available at Amazon
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