1999 - Volume #23, Issue #4, Page #40[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Equipment Ladder Makes Repairs Safer
That's what led Illinois farmer Albert Stier to build a rolling, heavy-duty ladder for use in his shop and farmyard.
He picked up the ladder as salvage from a local business. It consisted of the ladder, platform and frame. The problem was that it was too heavy to move around. So he added a couple wheels.
They mount on an axle positioned at the balance point. It's fitted with a lift bracket so that when he needs to move the stairs, he simply raises the bottom crossbar onto the bracket and uses a handle attached to the axle to pull them around the yard. With one hand on the top platform and one on the handle, he can easily roll the steps anywhere needed.
He also added a fold-down step that hinges to the edge of the top platform. It folds up onto the platform when needed.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Albert Stier, Rt.2, Box 37, Petersburg, Ill. 62675 (ph 217 632-2339).
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