Workman 17 or 22 Foot Multi-Configuration Ladder
Price: $139.99 - 189.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Tuesday, Sep 26 to Wednesday, Sep 27) + transit
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Anyone know what the difference is between the WL models sold here and the regular MT models sold everywhere else?
Hmm, only difference I can spot is the WL models sold here seem to have a little blue plastic piece where the rungs connect to the frame, and the rungs themselves are shaped differently. I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing, but seeing the extra plastic makes me a bit wary. (In the more common MT model it’s all visually obvious riveted aluminum)
Looks like the regular MT series weighs closer to 39 lbs for the MT-17 compared to 31 pounds for the WL-0117 sold here. Less weight means it might not be as sturdy if it’s made out of the same material, so be careful when reading reviews of the MT-series ladder and comparing it to this one.
MT ladders are made by Werner.
Hi! The blue caps are there for aesthetics. The rungs are welded on (we prefer welding over rivets so the rungs don’t loosen over time). The rungs have an aggressive tread pattern for enhanced grip.
Hi! Some of the key benefits are larger feet with multi-directional foot tread for more stability, aggressive tread on the rungs, and lighter weight while still passing all the same tests (300lbs load rating). Hope this helps!
Hi nklb! We engineered the Workman Ladder to reduce weight while maintaining the same duty rating as the MT (300lbs). We accomplished this by using different materials and computer analysis of each part of the ladder to find out where material was being wasted (ie wasn’t contributing to the overall strength of the ladder). Our head engineer has over a decade of experience designing and manufacturing multi-use ladders (he was formerly the head of engineering for one of the big ladder companies).