15.5 Foot Extension Ladder Type 1
Xtend and Climb 785P
This ladder is great! I purchased this item to use when hanging hunting tree stands by myself. The collapsible capability allows me to easily store the ladder in the back of my side x side without tearing down half the woods trying to get a full length ladder to and from my tree stand locations. For my purpose, it sure would be nice if someone created a stabilization bracket for the top step so that it wouldn't roll around tree trunks, I'll work on that. I weigh about 195 lbs, and this ladder handles my weight without a problem. If you do purchase one, heed the warning about keeping your fingers clear when retracting the ladder, you'll only make that mistake once, ouch that hurts. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.
December 1, 2012
Don't last too long
"These ladders are great at first, but being a home inspector, I use mine several times every day. The problem I have with the design is with the bottom two buttons. After a year or so and during cold weather, it's difficult to push these two buttons in so the ladder will fully collapse. Have had to replace it several times in the last few years. But it is still better than the other ladders out there.
December 22, 2012
Love the ladder but have one problem
These ladders are great! I use mine several times every day as I am in and out of attics and roof tops. The only problem I have with the design is with the bottom two buttons. With all the weight riding on the bottom rung, sometimes it can be difficult to push these two buttons in so the ladder will fully collapse. These are made of plastic and sometimes they will get stuck or pop out... frustrating!
September 6, 2012
Great ladder, better company
This ladder is good. I use it daily as a home inspector. Even better than the ladder was Build.com. I had never ordered from them before so I was a little hesitant at first. All worries were gone when the item arrived brand new and in just a few days! I now trust Build.com and will use them for future purchases.
September 6, 2012
Xtend and Climb Ladder
I purchased this ladder as an independent insurance adjuster. It works perfectly for what I use it for. No stability issues. It is stronger than you think. Very compact and fits about anywhere. Much better then my previous ladder(s).
April 10, 2012
xtend ladder 785p
The obvious reason for this product is the space savings for storage and hauling. I have a smaller 6.5' one that is very light and somewhat flimsy the 785p is not. It is fairly heavy and very sturdy. It might prove difficult to handle for slight people. We had a freak snowstorm here in Ct. and it damaged a lot of trees. The ladder was helpful to me to get to branches with my chainsaw without having to lug around my 24' extension ladder.
April 10, 2012
Good Quality, worked as expected
This is a good quality product, however I agree with some other reviewers that this is a fairly heavy lader and collapsing it back is not an easy operation.
It is a brand new and I cannot say if it's plastic latches will last, but I would be more sure it those latch parts were metal, especially because the ladder does not seem to have any way to dis-assemble to replace broken parts.
June 13, 2013
this is a great ladder for our maintenance department , because it fits in places we never could get to.thier just was not enough room.
April 11, 2012
That is exactly what I wanted
Very compact ladder. And 15.5 foot does matter.
November 12, 2013