Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1458
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DYier Extremely Pleased with Purchase 17ft ladder.
Gave four stars due to advertisement. Ladder isn't 17ft. It is 14, with a 17ft REACH. Wow, got me hook line and sinker on that one. Also first time used it fully extended. The middle has a slight bow when your at the top, sorta sketchy, but guess I trust the load rating on it, lol. Love the huge placement footings. Makes me feel more secure when in the air. Other than buying a ladder 3 ft shorter than I expected....it is extremely versatile and easy as heck to use. Light weight and folds up nicely in the garage. I have storage shelves in my ceiling and used two hooks to mount this little guy. Tucks away nicely.
July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by QuintessentiAl Better than warehouse store Little Giant
This is my go to ladder. I have 17 ft Werner and Little Giants, (the warehouse store version of LG, which I understand is lighter weight than the one sold elsewhere), and a regular 24' extension ladder. I find this to be the most stable of the three. Although it weighs a few pounds more than my LG and for a 60+ y.o. woman can be a bit heavy to move around, this inconvenience is more than offset by its stability. I also love that I can do without an 8' step ladder as this is close enough in height, and by using in step or extension positions, gets me most of where I need to go. Highly recommend.
September 19, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JoeS a part broke off before first-use
I bought a Werner MT-17 telescoping ladder. When I tried to use it for the first time, the "soft touch knob (blue)" broke off right away.
I had to go online and order the "36-31 - MT-00 SOFT TOUCH KNOB REPL KIT" for it. It should be here sometime this week. I will replace the knob, and then try to open/use the ladder again.
I'm sure that it will work well - but it's pretty bad when a part breaks off right away, from a brand-new item.
April 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Great ladder with multiple uses
Werner is top of the line quality & it's multiple uses are great
October 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by UnsophisticatedHomeowner Seems to Work as Advertised
I spent a lot of time researching and trying to make a decission on this manufacturer's product or its main competitor's. In fact, I probably spent more time researching the product than I will using it over the next 2-3 years! I finally decided to go with this brand because: 1) I could find little evidence of difference in the quality or functionality; 2) this one is a fair bit less expensive; 3) I really don't need a ladder all that much.
The ladder has been pretty easy to use - just as demonstrated in the videos I found in my research. It seems plenty sturdy for my needs and I think I picked the right size (the next size up - 22ft I think - was on sale for less than this one but it would have been larger than I need and would have been heavier). Even this one at about 40 pounds is heavy enough that it wears me out dragging it around the outside of my home to clear the gutters. (I already have a wood step ladder that was just a little too short but it only weighs around half as much as this one.)
The first time I used it I found my hands got totally filthy - maybe from residual dirt/grime from the factory? - but after that I've used gloves. I intend to try to clean it but I'm not sure what to use.
My bottom line is that I'm fairly satisfied that I got a product that lives up to what's written about it with my personal negatives being that 40 pounds is more than I thought when it comes to the effort to move around my home and, for the little use I expect to have for the ladder it was more expensive than I would have preferred to spend.
June 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CWTijerasNM Excellent product
Extremely versatile (multi-positions--twin stepladder, stairway stepladder, extension ladder, 2-scaffold bases). Stores compactly. Pretty light weight so I can move it without any assistance. It also folds out with ease. Extremely well made.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Baz Good Ladder
I like this better than the larger one because it is more portable, yet has a lot of height and versatility. For most people, I think this is a great size to have. The high capacity gives confidence to climb high without fear of imminent collapse, and the wide base adds stability. My suggestion is that this size should be offered in the stores.
October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RJreviewer Excellent Ladder to have around the house
I bought this ladder in order to paint the walls and ceiling in my upper staircase/hallway in my home. It fit the bill ALMOST perfectly. ALMOST, went away after adding the Multi Ladder Platform. Now I was able to work comfortably to either my left or right side to pull loose drywall nails and hammer in new ones/and patch. It's a strong and secure ladder. Never had a worry while working over the stairs. Remember, if used as an extension ladder, make sure you know that it has a minimum height. I think for the MT-17 I purchased, it has a minimum height of 9'. So, take that into account for your situation. Don't hesitate to buy. It's a wonderful ladder. And the price was right.
September 21, 2010