*I have been compensated for this post in the form of a product. All opinions are mine and mine alone. This post is sponsored by Werner*
Spring is by far my favorite season of the year. There is something about beautiful weather, longer days, and blooming flowers that leave me feeling optimistic and energized. The changing of the seasons also means it’s time to get started on those maintenance tasks I’ve neglected the past couple months. From cleaning gutters and washing windows to trimming trees, there is never a shortage of things to do. Many of the chores on my list require a ladder and in the past, I’ve had to drag my old bulky wooden one around. It’s ridiculously heavy and it hauling it around is more work than the chore itself. You can imagine my excitement when Werner gave me the opportunity to review their MT-17 Telescoping 18 ft reach Multiladder.
The MT-17 has an adjustable, telescoping design allowing you to use it in five different positions:
- Stairway Step Ladder
- Extension Ladder
- Wall Ladder
- Twin Step Ladder
- Scaffolding Bases
Within those five positions, it adjusts into 24 different configurations making it ideal for so many applications.
Constructed from aluminum and featuring double-riveted steps, slip-resistant feet, and a flared bottom, this Werner model offers durability and safety. It also has curved rails for a comfortable climbing experience. When used as a twin step-ladder, the weight capacity is 300 lbs on each side. It offers simple adjustments with push knob hinges and “J” locks.
- Extension ladder open length: 17′
- Closed ladder height: 9′ to 15′
- Stairway ladder height 4′ to 7′
- Scaffolding height: 2′ 11″
- Ladder width: 24 5/8″
- Number of steps: 16
- Weight: 39.5 lbs
This multiladder has undoubtedly made so many of my spring maintenance tasks easier. Since I can use it in different positions, I don’t have to keep different ladders on hand, and this means freeing up valuable garage space. One of my favorite things about the MT-17 is how easy to set up and use. To convert to an extension ladder, step-ladder, or for storage, just push the knobs on the sides at the top and adjust the angle. When the ladder reaches one of the positions, the knobs pop back into place. To change the height, simply pull out the “J” hooks and rotate them away from the rung. Once you reach the height you need, pull them again and rotate them until they lock back into place. The “J” locks work independently allowing you to make adjustments while holding the ladder. Yes, it is really that simple.
With a sturdy built and nicely sized rungs I feel stable and secure while climbing, which is important because I am not a huge fan of heights. I also appreciate that it does not flex or bow in the middle when used as an extension ladder at its maximum height. While it is not exactly light, it not as heavy as some I have used and it is definitely easier to maneuver. If you move from task to task, do general maintenance work, or simply need a multipurpose ladder, the MT-17 is the perfect choice.
Using cutting edge technology and manufacturing innovation, Werner has made a name for itself in the climbing equipment industry. Keeping safety in mind, the company produces professional grade products for the home or job site. Their products meet or exceed all applicable American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) code requirements.
Visit the Werner website to learn more about the MT-17 and check out some of their other items.