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A Versatil Essential for the Homeowner,
This review is from: Werner MT-22 300-Pound Duty Rating Telescoping Multi-Ladder, 22-Foot (Tools & Home Improvement)
Like another reviewer, the 'Little Giant' infomercial piqued my interest about this type of product. I was in need of an extension ladder in the 20ft range, but didn't really want to deal with storing it. The idea of meeting this need with a unit that stores in a compact space was appealing, and I could get rid of my eight foot step ladder to boot. I found the Werner MT-22 at Lowes for $198 plus tax. Little Giant didn't really lose a sale because there was no way I was going to pay $400 for a ladder no matter how well made or versatile.
The ladder is everything I expected. It works great as an A-frame stepladder. Although it is heaver than the 8-foot stepladder I'm retiring, it is also less bulky which is a good trade off when manuvering it to where I need to use it. It is also useful outdoors as a taller stepladder. The feature to allow it to be set up on stairs is a great plus.
The main reason I wanted a new ladder was to get a long enough extension to reach the eaves of the half-story of my house. The MT-17 was not guite long enough so I went for the 22. The main disadvantage is having to manuver it into position while it is essentially fully extended. Again, the slight disadvantage in setup is compensated for by the ease of hauling it out of the garage to the area where it will be used, and not having to store a standard extension ladder. I expect I'll only need to use it in this mode three or four times a year so the storage problem is actually more important than ease of setup.
I haven't had a chance to use it in the scaffold support mode, but I did do a test set-up, and it appears that it will work well for this purpose.
The ladder is sturdy and well-constructed. It is very stable when properly setup, and I was comfortable and confident while using it. I highly recommend this product.
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Initial post: Aug 14, 2010 10:35:51 AM PDT
Posted on Apr 26, 2012 5:19:10 PM PDT
Mohammad H. Siddiqi says:
Thanks for the real info and I just ordered on your review. Thanks again. Hissam
Posted on May 3, 2012 8:08:00 AM PDT
David Tansey says:
How small does the MT-22 get when in storage? I'm trying to make sure I have enough space for it.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 6:34:25 PM PDT
The MT-22 is about 5-3/4 feet long when stored.
Posted on Oct 2, 2012 7:19:52 AM PDT
Neil Etter says:
It is very important to note that when this ladder is fully extended, it is very top-heavy and can only be folded back into a step ladder when on its side - at least two people should assist when attempting this. I am 6' 3 1/2" tall and even with my long arms and heavy weight, have lost my balance when attempting to set it up against the house when it is fully extended. In other words, do not attempt by yourself to extend this ladder and raise it vertically, as you could hurt yourself and worse if kids or pets are around the ladder's range - not to mention destruction of property if you have to let it go due to is unstable position. Unlike a regular extension ladder, this ladder has two sets of sturdy legs - one side will be raised when making it fully extended, and they are heavy.
It is a great ladder and is functional for many purposes - enjoy and be careful.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 5:42:49 AM PST
Robert Granville Lee says:
Two feet wide. ten inches depth and about six feel tal.
Weighs about sixty five pounds
Posted on Feb 13, 2013 3:43:59 PM PST
Robert Granville Lee says:
It is an excellent value, however, when I bougth the ladderAmazon charged me one price and the day of delivery the price was lower.Not like you Amazon. It was a thirty dollar kick.
Posted on May 6, 2013 7:55:32 AM PDT
I am confused by the height numbers on this page!
Will the Mt-17 reach a roof that is 13 feet high at the gutters for purposes of cleaning the gutters? For purposes of getting on the roof? What's the highest roof it can safely reach for different purposes?
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2013 9:57:03 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 10, 2013 9:58:26 AM PDT
@ Robert Granville Lee: Amazon will match it's price within 7 days, no questions asked.