Stokes Telescoping Orchard Ladder
The Stokes tripod ladders have become the orchardist and landscaper standard. Strong, structural aluminum along with expert workmanship and stringent quality control go into the manufacture of every ladder. Essential for safe ladder use on sloped ground, steps or terraces, the third leg will telescope up to one foot longer and up to five and a half feet shorter to keep steps level. Hard surface kit sold separately.
Super Important Note: This item ships direct from the factory in California by semi-truck. Please allow 14 to 21 business days for delivery. If you need a ladder sooner than this you can purchase this ladder which ships within 48 hours. Upon delivery, you must inspect thoroughly for any signs of damage to your ladder (such as bent or torn steps or side rail, crushed feet, or any visible damage). Do not sign for delivery until this is done. It is EXTREMELY important to note a brief description of the damage on the delivery receipt and refuse the ladder due to damage. You must document even minor damage on the delivery receipt and report the damage to us right away by calling Stokes at (800) 842-7775. We will get your replacement ladder shipped out to ASAP.
Optional Hard Surface Kit: You may wish to use the ladder on hard but uneven surfaces, an application for which the tripod configuration is superior to the four-legged ladder. The Hard Surface Kit consisting of non-skid rubber pads, rubber feet and aircraft cable that limits the swing of the third leg is ideal. Add the Hard Surface kit to your shopping cart as a separate item.
- Full 3” stepping with non-skid design
- Extra strong extruded side rail
- Solid aircraft rivets throughout
- Bright red “no higher” safety reminder step
- Formed angle braces for added strength
- Anodized shoulder pad for comfort at balance point
- Sturdy 3rd leg unit pivots on wear-proof steel bushings
- Heavy-duty 3/16” pivot bracket on 3rd leg
- Wide base for stability
- Reinforced bottom steps for greater strength
- Loose-fitting third leg cradle reduces wear on 3rd leg
- Commonly used for Fruit Picking, Tree Pruning, and Landscape Maintenance
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5 out of 5 star average customer rating based on 3 reviews
The Right Tool - 02/07/2014
Reviewer: Nora Bryan
You wouldn't use a carpenter's saw to prune would you?
Well, to access ornamentals properly, you also need the right ladder.
I can't believe I pruned ornamentals using step ladders for all those years.
This ladder is lightweight and extremely sturdy. If you prune a lot of ornamentals or even if you just prune ornamentals sometimes, this is what you need. You can set it up confidently anywhere. It's the RIGHT tool for the job.
Well worth it - 01/06/2014
Great ladder, very stable, and can really tuck into some dense shrubbery with just having a pole for the third leg. Makes shaping any ornamental so much easier, and with the telescoping leg you can level out on any surface even do the hard to get stuff next to the staircases that would otherwise be climbed
Just get it. - 02/22/2012
Reviewer: Nick Araya
I hesitated to buy this ladder (I got the 10'). That thing has paid for itself many times over and I've only had it for a few months. When I'm climbing an 80' sycamore, this ladder is pretty much worthless...but for all those times when you're shaping Crape Myrtles, doing hedges, or even putting up xmas lights, this ladder excels. The telescoping leg makes it easy to set up securely on un-even ground. I'm not talking about setting up on a small bump or something like that- I'm talking about setting up on extreme hillsides to get those branches that no one else can reach. Just get it. You'll love it.