Model # M-MS20K4

Internet #205228283

MetalTech 20 in. Side Bracket (4-Pack)
0778300892457

MetalTech

20 in. Side Bracket (4-Pack)

  • Extends scaffolding platform work area
  • Supports up to 400 lbs.
  • For use with 19 in. scaffold walk board
$12736 /each
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Product Overview

The MetalTech 20 in. Side Brackets (4-Pack) are ideal for extending the working area on the outside of the scaffolding when used with a 19 in. wide scaffold platform (walk board). This is particularly useful for applications when working alongside a building or structure. These side brackets should be used on the ladder side of the frame for maximum safety.

  • Manufactured from high-strength tubular steel for rugged durability
  • Brackets are industry standard and made to fit a 19 in. wide scaffold platform (walk board)
  • Blue thermosetting polyester finish for long life and corrosion resistance
  • Load capacity of 400 lbs. can comfortably support one worker
  • Meets ANSI, CSA and OSHA standards for safety

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
25
Product Height (in.)
17.75
Product Width (in.)
2.75

Details

Accessory Type
Scaffolding Bracket
Ladders/Scaffolding Features
Weather Resistant
Product Weight (lb.)
9lb
Returnable
90-Day
Scaffolding Type
Scaffolding Parts

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
12 months manufacture defect limited parts / No labor

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can this bracket only be mounted off the top of the scaffolding? Or can it be mounted off any of the ladder rungs as needed?

Asked by: Ed
Hi Ed, thank you for your question. This unit can be mounted off the top or the rungs.
Answered by: Metaltech Specialist
Date published: 2017-03-05
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Customer Reviews

20 in. Side Bracket (4-Pack) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent product, well made, very functional, design could be improved These side brackets are essential for many jobs. They are well made, and allow you to extend the work surface to the side of the scaffold by another 20 inches or so. Ususally this is to get you closer to a wall. I had a different situation-- an obstruction in the center of my scaffold, so I needed to put a platform outside the scaffold to circumvent the obstruction. I wasn't sure if these would allow me to span a standard 19" platform (half inside the scaffold, half outside resting on this bracket) but it worked fine for that. Pro: The quality is excellent and the function is essential for many jobs. Made in Canada. Con: There are some obvious design flaws relating to the retaining pin placement. 1). There is a hole on the bottom bracket for inserting a pin to retain the bracket. There would normally be no load on this pin, so it's just there in case the bracket is bumped, so it doesn't fall off. The distance between holes is too large to accept a normal M-MLG (metaltech) pin. I suppose a 3.5" x 3/8" bolt will work, but tool-free would be nice, and "Is that approved by the manufacturer?" I called Metaltech to verify, but I did not get an answer. It sounds as though an earlier version did not have the hole, so maybe this is optional, but I would like to secure it somehow. 2). If you install the bracket on the side of the scaffold opposite the ladder, it works fine, except for the issue #1 above. If you install it on the ladder side, that hole for the pin is right in line with a rung of the ladder! So inserting a 3/8" bold doesn't work! You either need to bend the bolt, or use something flexible like wire. Again, the issue is "Is that approved by the manufacturer?" Under most situations, this is no big deal, because if you don't bump the bracket, then there is no issue, but I prefer to have it secured! 3). The bracket just "hangs" on the top. That's why I prefer to have the bottom pinned. It can be a little tricky to get the bracket into place after the section above has been installed, but it does work. Maybe this is a good thing, because it makes the bracket stay in place more securely. All in all, I love these brackets, and I would not be without them. If Metaltech is listening, here's how I would fix the design: * Make the bottom bracket about 0.5" lower than it is so there hole has a clean shot on the ladder side. * Provide a hitch pin or clevis pin of the proper length for this hole. These two changes would turn this into an absolute 5-star product.
Date published: 2015-04-14
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