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Resource for used/new orchard ladder

Posted by Jason Wendt 
Resource for used/new orchard ladder
March 27, 2018 10:22AM
Greetings from a waking Wisconsin.

I'm looking for opinions on orchard ladders: manufacturer, supplier, etc. Any info is appreciated. My first time purchasing and don't mind buying used.

Many thanks!

Jason

Living Earth Orchard
Zone 4 Wisconsin
Re: Resource for used/new orchard ladder
March 27, 2018 10:40PM
Hi Jason,

I own both the Stokes and Tallman brand Aluminum Orchard Ladders. I am slightly partial to my Stokes ladders, but I would buy either. May merely be because I grab for the 8ft Stokes most often . . . the less climbing into the treee you have to do the better.

Stokes offerings can be found here . . . [www.stokesladders.com]

Tallman can be found here [www.tallmanladders.com]

There is a new offering getting some buzz in the industry which comes out of Japan -- It is the Hasegawa Tripod Ladder . . . [www.hasegawaladders.com]

I believe all of the aluminum orchard ladders are rated for 300lbs maximum

A more natural feeling choice would be the classic Baldwin Ladder -- available in Tripod, open top or pointed top ladder configurations up to 20ft tall! [www.peterbaldwinarts.com] Plus there is a local distributor in Wisconsin too . . . I would check these out, if you are buying your first ladder, consider a Baldwin, they are both fully functional and a bit of historic connection to boot.

Good luck!

Gopher Hill Apples
Zone 8 in California
Re: Resource for used/new orchard ladder
March 27, 2018 11:23PM
I like the idea of wooden ladders, and have used them, but I like the utility of aluminum ladders--don't have to carry them back to the barn every night to keep them dry.

East West Farm
Dummerston, Vermont
zone 5
Re: Resource for used/new orchard ladder
March 28, 2018 12:17AM
Paul,

Thanks for sharing your knowledge. May you have a great season!

Jason

PS Historic, wooden and Local all have a place in my heart!
Re: Resource for used/new orchard ladder
March 28, 2018 12:18AM
Good point on Aluminum, Ed. Thanks!
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