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Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door - Ralph Waldo Emerson

What would happen if someone built a better safer ladder?
Ladders are one of the most common tools we use on construction sites, in facilities for routine maintenance, and at home.
When we need to get up in the world we will usually grab a ladder.
Step ladders are designed to be free standing, they need to be used on a firm level surface and they do not require the support of another surface.
Extension Ladders require the support of another surface. They can be used on an unleveled surface and have to be set up at the correct angle. Because of all the variables we can have with extension ladders we tend to see falls from greater heights.
According to the Ladder Institute stepping from a ladder to another surface is one of the leading causes of death and injuries when using ladders. When setting up an extension ladder it should be at a 4 to 1 ratio or a 75 degree angle, it should extend three feet above the surface you are stepping on to and should be tied off to prevent side and slide forces on the ladder creating a fall hazard.

Time to introduce you to the “better mouse trap” called the SUMOSTANCE by the LITTLE GIANT LADDER COMPANY. Little Giant is one of the real innovators in the field of ladders. This ladder is offered in Type 1A 300 lb. capacity and Type 1AA 375 lb. capacity and 20, 24, 28, and 32 foot heights.
When you think of a Sumo Wrestler how do they get ready for a match? Bingo!!
They spread their feet out to get a wide base for balance.
Each SUMOSTANCE is equipped with a combination leveling and outrigger jack that more than double the base width for greater stability.
Please take a few minutes to view the attached video of the SUMOSTANCE.
If you would like to see a demo of the SUMOSTANCE at your job site or at your facility please send me an e-mail at or give me a call at my office 650-837-8406 or on my cell 415-716-5583.
Andy Bull
CH Bull Co

Posted 1/24/12