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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:47 pm    Post subject: Tripod / orchard ladder Reply with quote

Anyone knows where I can buy one ? Looking for long one 14/16 ft. Stradbally ladders have only 10ft Max.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never saw one of those. But you can get something similar from plant hire shops. An aluminium tower scaffold, 1.2 * 0.6 m. You might even buy one cheap enough. Folds away into nothing, strong and lightweight.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx for reply, podium i have1,6-2,2m high, but i can only reach about 4m. Now i have hedge which is around 5-6m high. I had before orchard ladder before but only 2m high. Now im looking for a big one.
Sourced few in UK , but waiting for postage price.



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Never saw one of those. But you can get something similar from plant hire shops. An aluminium tower scaffold, 1.2 * 0.6 m. You might even buy one cheap enough. Folds away into nothing, strong and lightweight.



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look fierce handy folks.
I hope the legs bases are wide on them though as ladders can tend to sink to one side or the other in damp lawns.
The lad in the second pic looks fairly boxed in if he had to jump free if should things go sideways.
Interested on pricing myself.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my podium legs are 'stretching to about 1.5m i try few times and its hard to flip in on side. I didn't have problem with sinking it has 6 points touching ground.
I dont have back "gate".
Trust me it's VERY steady
Regarding to 3 legs in orchard ladder... always bit of timber can solve problem of sinking.

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They look fierce handy folks.
I hope the legs bases are wide on them though as ladders can tend to sink to one side or the other in damp lawns.
The lad in the second pic looks fairly boxed in if he had to jump free if should things go sideways.
Interested on pricing myself.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what I meant.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gCJusWD%2BL._SY300_.jpg

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is version more for garden works.
Great for owners of Big gardens, for me to big to carry from site to site Sad

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tagwex wrote:
This is what I meant.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gCJusWD%2BL._SY300_.jpg



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Kilkelly wrote:

Interested on pricing myself.



http://www.tripod-ladders.co.uk/fully-adjustable-tripod-ladders/42-platform-tripod-ladder-14ft-fully-adjustable.html

449pounds
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's much the same thing George. Completely demountable, lightweight and any amount of them available in any hire shop and a lot less than 449.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tower is the only safe thing, ladders should be a no no for garden maintenance. I know a chap who wouldnt pay to have a large hedge to be cut by professional reckoned he would do it himself cheaper. Unfortunately he fell and was killed, so dont take to using ladders at heights, unless you know what your doing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Message from irish supplier of tripods.

"
8ft 470
10ft 570
12ft 630
All prices include. VAT @23%and delivery"

12ft is max too small for me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
The tower is the only safe thing, ladders should be a no no for garden maintenance. I know a chap who wouldnt pay to have a large hedge to be cut by professional reckoned he would do it himself cheaper. Unfortunately he fell and was killed, so dont take to using ladders at heights, unless you know what your doing.


Podium or scaffold ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one I showed you George only get the one with the splayed legs as in your own picture. It will double up as a useful ladder around the house for maintenance as well.
http://www.thehireshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/tower_sf.gif

Get a second hand one of them and bob is your uncle.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the Stradbally lot only do up to 10ft, there's probably some sort of H&S reason behind it? George, you mention moving it 'from site to site'. Is that just around your garden, or are you some form of contractor?

In the UK we had an 8ft hedge which was a fecking nuisance in terms of access so we invested in an electric trimmer with a long 'pole' attachment to extend our normal reach. That may be an option but I must admit my first reaction was that I'd get a bloke with a chain saw to take 3 or 4 foot off the top of the damned thing.

In my experience hedge trimming only takes place two or three times per year so I'd be very loathe to buy any sort of specialised equipment for that limited use, PLUS I'd have to store it somewhere in between uses! Two extending ladders, tied together at the top would form an 'A' frame. A hedge like that will more than support it from falling into the hedge. To prevent it toppling on the garden side, a couple of lengths of 4x2 or a couple of scaffold poles could be used as struts - one, if long enough - all of which, plus the ladders, are easily stored once dismantled and are available for alternative uses. Don't forget, the main load on the structure will always be downwards so little strength will be needed to keep it vertical on that one side?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/Safety_and_Health_Management/Ladder_information_sheet.pdf
So that rules out this asdvice.
To prevent it toppling on the garden side, a couple of lengths of 4x2 or a couple of scaffold poles could be used as struts - one, if long enough -
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