Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1345
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PeterH I'd be lost without this
Part of my job involves interior painting. If it is a raised ranch or 2 story condo, I can get away with the shorter version... if it is a 2 story colonial with 10' or more ceilings on the ground floor, only this will do. I had a commercial job where the lobby stairs reached about 24'. Some was done with this ladder in step ladder configuration and some in extension ladder configuration. There is no way these people would have let me bring in a 24-28' extension ladder. Even a 12' step ladder, which would have been of very limited usefulness, so the compact folded up size is a plus too.
January 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stan This ladder is the great
I needed a multipurpose ladder that would reach 12 feet when used as a step. This one fit the bill perfect.
With the wider base it is very stable. It is a great value.
March 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bruce Sturdy ladder and many good features, but it is heavy, wheels would be great.
Great ladder, you feel safe on it, probably because it is so heavy. I also have the platform and tray attachments, I wish there where wheel attachments.
August 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Preacher Surprised
I had read the reviews and thought I might not like this ladder. I was very surprised, It is much better than I thought it would be. One of the biggest complaints I read was its weight, and yes it is heavy, but that is where its strength comes from.
I debated between the 22 ft and the 26 ft, and bought the 26 ft. It turns out that the 22 ft would have done the job just fine, but I am not sorry that I got the 26 ft.
As for the weight, I am 72 years old and not very physical and I can handle. I can carry it down the hill to my shop and up the hill to my house, and the hill is quit steep.
My first use was to change a light bulb on an eve 18 feet up. Like all ladders of any length, it was a little bouncy going up, but I have been on much worse than this one. When I got up to the top I felt very secure, ant that was what I was waiting for.
Another complaint that I read was that the manual was not very good. I don't see how anyone could say that. I can't see what more I would want to know that what is in the manual. The ladder is so easy to use and configure that I could have done everything except putting together the outer sections when using it as a scaffold. The book is clear on that, and just looking at the picture would have been good enough.
Because I bought the 26 ft ladder I know that I also want to buy the 13 ft for smaller jobs.
November 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by slayride very sturdy well built ladder
The ladder is well built and sturdy, it handles a lot of weight without any wobble. I haven't used all the positions it transforms into but it has replaced three other ladders I have and it takes up less room when it is stored. I looked at other ladders that were more expensive and less expensive, it was way better constructed than the less expensive ones and the quality was as good if not better than the more expensive ones. It is heavy but that is what makes it so sturdy. I expect this ladder to last longer than I will.
May 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Paul Heavy, good value
MT-26. Very convenient for homeowners, one ladder for many purposes. Long enough to allow me onto the roof of a 2 story house. Surprisingly easy to adjust. Good load rating (300lbs).
Heavy, and hence very difficult to raise.
Be careful with the specification of length, about 22 feet is realistic. 26 foot length and 25 foot reach are both almost meaningless.
January 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave544 Had it for a year now
I bought the 26 foot Werner a year ago and after an entire year of regular use its the best Black Friday purchase that I ever made. I have used it to reshingle a portion of my house, paint the entire house, and do some work on the walls above my stairs. I really appreciate the 300 pound weight limit. I weigh around 200 pounds and once you factor in tools and materials you are hauling up the ladder its nice to know you are not worrying about weight. Setting up the ladder is very straightforward once you are used to the features.
The biggest complaints I see are weight and that it can be unwieldy at times. I completely agree. The Little Giant is lighter, but only by 8 pounds and costs $200 more so not worth it for me. The hardest part is fully extending the ladder. What worked best for me is to fully extend the top of the ladder and lock it leaving the bottom half "doubled up." That lowered the center of gravity and let me lean it up agains the house. Then I extended the rest by unlocking the bottom and pushing up the ladder by hand. Its not the easiest way but I found trying to maneuver the ladder fully extended was more of a hassle. Then you repeat the process in reverse to get it off the house. You just do not want to try and move it at all fully extended. The center of gravity is too high and you can't control it. So if you need to use it fully extended regularly you may want to consider a traditional extension ladder.
Me, I'm not shingling and painting my house every year so to have a ladder that can do all of it and fold up into a corner of the garage is awesome.
December 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sonny Incredibly Stable and Versitle
Purchased this ladder instead of a rigid 12 foot traditional ladder. It was one of the best investments I've made as a homeowner. It stores easily on a hook in my garage, is easy to carry, extends to 9+ feet as a stepladder, gives me full reach to the second story when fully extended, and is easily converted to support a scaffold. The exceptional benefit is that it can be used on stairs and uneven surfaces indoors and out. Even unfolded and to its maximal height, it is very stable and I feel safe even 18 feet off the ground and above the main hinge. It does become a 2-person job when the ladder is extended to the maximum height, but I've maneuvered it without a problem by myself. Absolutely purchase this ladder if you're contemplating getting a tall one. This is a must-have for any homeowner.
August 3, 2014