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Scooter Ladder Moves Itself
Wayne and Charlene Eash got the idea for a self-propelled ladder when a friend showed them one he had made.
“Wayne asked the fellow to make one for him,” Charlene says. “Instead, he said to go ahead and make your own and, if you want to, go ahead and make them for other people, too.”
Wayne is a foreman at Shed Time, a mini-barn builder in Ligonier, Ind., and they’re always looking for ways to save steps.
“He began by purchasing a 6-ft. ladder,” Charlene says. “The first step was to try and find a base with wheels on which he could attach the ladder.
“He found a guy that buys old Jazzy Scooters from senior centers, hospitals and home medical supply stores, fixes them up, and then resells them,” she recalled. “Wayne bought one, removed the seat, and was left with the base and wheels.”
After that, Wayne and a fellow church member welded the ladder to the base and had their first working prototype.
“The scooter’s motor is controlled by a joystick that’s attached to one of the steps on the ladder,” says Eash. “The scooter makes it easy to move the ladder from place to place while walking alongside.”
The ladders come in two sizes. The 6-ft. ladder retails for $1,400 and the 8-ft. sells for $1,480.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Wayne and Charlene Eash, Shed Time, 6550 W 900 N, Ligonier, Ind. 46767 (ph 260-894-3806).

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