2005 - Volume #29, Issue #2, Page #32[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Safety Adapter For Extension Ladders
The patented unit consists of a 3/4-in. wide spring metal strap with a box-shaped bracket at each end. The two brackets simply slip over the ladder rails, anywhere down to the ladder's top rung. When the ladder is placed against a pole or tree, the middle part of the spring strap bends around it.
"It keeps the ladder from sliding and possibly falling when placed against any surface," says Nahlen. "The band will conform to any shape, including building corners. If you want you can screw the band down for extra safety. The metal has a breaking strength of more than 1,300 lbs. per square inch, so it will support even the heaviest person."
Nahlen says he can custom make the safety adapter to any size ladder. "All I need are the ladder dimensions," he says. He's looking for a manufacturer, but for now he makes the units himself. They sell for $14.95 unpainted; $17.95 painted.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bernard F. Nahlen, 1255 Pasado Road, Marysville, Calif. 95901 (ph 530 743-8516).
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