JEFFERSONVILLE, N.Y. – Andrew Parsons, a New York State-based master carpenter, has announced Ladder Lock, a new ladder conversion kit designed to increase the overall stability of extension ladders.
The kit is compatible with most 16-to-24-foot extension ladder models with hollow rungs and features two adjustable legs which connect at the ladder midpoint along with two adjustable arms to anchor to the ladders lowest rung, creating four points of contact to eliminate kicking out, sliding and tipping.
Aluminum rods are inserted through the hollow rungs of both sets of legs and braces which generates a base capable of bearing loads over 450 pounds.
“Everyone from painters, contractors, and roofers to people who put their Christmas lights up once a year will benefit from the Ladder Lock. Throughout my career I have witnessed several people fall off ladders, including myself. Ladder Lock users will feel a new level of assurance and as a result get their jobs done more efficiently,” Parsons said in a statement.
Parsons has over 40 years of construction experience and developed the system as a solution to his own professional carpentry needs, a Ladder-Lock release said.
“Parsons saw the need in the market and designed the user-friendly ladder conversion kit after feeling unsafe many times while on the job,” the release added. “Determined to create a product that reduces the possibility of injury, the idea for a safer and convenient approach to ladder efficiency was born; as a result of its sophisticated engineering, Parsons built a system that boosts user confidence and optimizes overall productivity.”
Ladder-Lock is currently only available via special order at ladder-lock.net and retails at US$399.