Featherlite Industrial Ladders: A Survey of Products and Features

Featherlite Step Ladders

When you're in the market for a truly exceptional ladder that will provide years of durable service but still remain lightweight and easy to maneuver, there's no manufacturer in the industry like Featherlite Industrial Ladders. Started in Canada in 1949, the manufacturer has recently reinvented itself in a position as the manufacturers of leanest and most flexible ladders worldwide, all while developing a Best-in-Class customer support team. Because of these changes in global sourcing and similar areas, we thought we'd take you through a look at the different products and features available from Featherlite.

Products and Features

  • Extra-Wide Steps and Platforms: Featherlite's XW series is an extra-wide stepladder and platform system that has a 70% larger surface area, providing a much larger footprint that increases safety, along with the wider stance once set up and the rubber-coated feet to provided added security and slip protection. These ladders and platforms are rated between 300-375 pounds, depending on the exact model selected.
  • Fiberglass Step Ladders: All Featherlite's fiberglass step ladders feature non-conductive rails, a copolymer top to provide extra strength (with the exception of the 6600 two-way series), extra-deep 3" steps in serrated slip-resistant aluminum and skid-resistant boots. The 6900 and above series are rated to 300 or 375 pounds with a non-conductive C-channel side rail and PVC boots to provide added skid resistance.
  • Fiberglass Straight and Extension Ladders: Featuring large, heavy-duty pivot feet and ice picks to provide a secure base, Featherlite's fiberglass straight and extension ladders use black ABS end caps to prevent damage to the ladder rails, slip-resistant rungs that are serrated for better slip resistance, riveted attachment of rungs to rails to maintain fiber integrity and non-conductive fiberglass rails, available in a range of duty ratings from 225-375 pounds.
  • Featherlite Jaws Telescopic LadderAluminum Step Ladders: Featherlite's aluminum step ladder series features 3" wide safety steps for better traction, a duty rating from 200-300 pounds, slip-resistant feet and extruded or tubular rails, depending on the model. The sawhorse series provides a great base for simple work platforms and scaffolds, while the platform steps provide a large, comfortable platform that increases worker safety.
  • Aluminum Straight and Extension Ladders: With C-channel rails on light and medium duty ladders and I-beam rails on extra heavy duty ladders, the Featherlite's aluminum straight and extension ladder line provides superior performance, resistance to torque and stability in a lightweight package. This series' slip resistant serrated rungs help ensure worker safety on the job and non-slip feet to help provide a solid base to work from.
  • Man Carrying LadderMulti-Purpose Ladders: Featherlite has an excellent line of multi-purpose ladders, starting with the 2700 series heavy-duty 3-way ladder that switches quickly and easily from a stepladder to an extension ladder and stairway ladder while featuring all the high-quality features you've come to expect - ABS end caps, safety shoes, swivel feet, and high-quality aluminum in a durable, lightweight package. The 3316 articulating ladder provides a wide range of configurations to meet the needs of any project in a extra-heavy-duty package with swivel feet for stability, and the Jaws series provides an excellent all-purpose, super-heavy-duty rating of 375 pounds, with extra-deep side rails, strong polymer rung locks, and exceptional stability and adaptability created from extruded 6061-T6 marine alloy aluminum for better resistance to corrosion.
  • Rolling Steel Systems: Available with or without a strong handrail at 42", the rolling steel series are rated to 400 pounds while featuring 1" 16 gauge steel tubing construction, 15" platform depth, 7.5" by 24" perforated steps to reduce slipping and a blue enamel finish. The non-handrail series includes 3" spring-loaded swivel castors and a total width of 26" while the handrail series features 6" by 2" polyolefin wheels in the rear and rubber 5" by 1-1/4" RSX swivel castors in the front. This is a serious step and platform system that would work exceptionally well in any warehouse or workshop.

If you're ready to pick up a quality Featherlite ladder system, please contact us. At Wallboard Supply Company, we've been serving the four-state area with five convenient locations for over 45 years.

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