I know these are enormously popular in the USA with window cleaners. My equivalent basically gets used full time as a work bench. Here is the detail from the website...
Additional Resources: Facebook, twitter, YouTube. Little Giant Ladder Systems, Inc. manufactures and distributes superior-quality climbing products to discerning homeowners and professionals throughout the world. The company’s growing family of consumer brands includes Little Giant Ladders®, Little Giant Xtreme™,SumoStance™, Select Step™, Lunar™ and MicroBurst™.
New Little Giant Xtreme™ Multi-Use Ladder Unveiled - Flagship of Entire Product Line: 40 Years of Engineering Results in Safest, Strongest, Most Versatile Ladder in the World Springville, Utah, September 12, 2011
Little Giant Ladder Systems®, maker of the original articulating ladder, unveiled today the new Little Giant Xtreme™ multi-use ladder—the result of 40 years of innovative engineering. Versatile and easy to use in multiple positions and heights, the Little Giant Xtreme easily converts to a stable, wide-flared extension ladder, a multiple-height A-frame stepladder, a 90-degree ladder, a staircase ladder, and a time-saving trestle-and-plank scaffolding system.
Now the flagship of the Little Giant Ladder Systems product line, the lightweight Little Giant Xtreme is easy to handle and adjust for projects around the house or on the job. View the Little Giant Xtreme video at: www.LittleGiantXtreme.com
“Little Giant has pushed the envelope again to create the safest, strongest and most versatile ladder in the world,” said H. Arthur Wing, President. “The Little Giant Xtreme is the pinnacle of the ladder industry—it boasts several new patents and innovations that will help people get their jobs done faster and safer. Even though the new Little Giant Xtreme ladder improves on the original Little Giant Ladder in so many ways, it is available for the same price as the original.” DIY homeowners, general contractors, painters, window cleaners, facility maintenance professionals, landscapers and home decorators are among the many people who will now be able to use the right ladder for the right job every time.
What is the Little Giant Xtreme™ ladder?
The Little Giant Little Xtreme is the safest, strongest, and most versatile ladder in the world. As the new flagship product of Little Giant Ladder Systems, it boasts several new patents and innovations that will help people get their jobs done faster and safer.
What makes the Little Giant Xtreme ladder unique?
Versatile and easy to use in multiple positions and heights, the Little Giant Xtreme easily converts to a stable, wide-flared extension ladder, a multiple-height A-frame stepladder, a 90-degree ladder, a staircase ladder, and a time-saving trestle-and-plank scaffolding system. Forty years of innovative engineering has made the Little Giant Xtreme the finest ladder in the world.
Who should purchase a Little Giant Xtreme ladder?
DIY homeowners, general contractors, painters, HVAC specialists, window cleaners, facility maintenance professionals, roofing contractors, landscapers and home decorators are among the many people who will now be able to use the right ladder for the job every time and feel safe and secure.
How much weight does the Little Giant Xtreme ladder hold?
The Little Giant Xtreme meets or exceeds OSHA and ANSI standards. It is rated to hold 300 lbs. as an extension ladder and as a two-sided, two-person ladder.
What models are available?
The Little Giant Xtreme ladder is currently available in a 17- and 22-foot model. A 26-foot model is forthcoming.
How much does the Little Giant Xtreme ladder weigh?
Exclusive aerospace-grade aluminum alloys, commonly used in military aircraft, make the Little Giant Xtreme lighter than any comparable multi-use ladder on the market. The 17-foot model weighs 34.5 lbs. and the 22-foot model weighs 41.5 lbs.
Do I have to pay sales tax?
Sales tax is charged only on orders shipped to Utah at: 6.85%.
Do I have to pay Shipping & Handling?
No, not in the contiguous 48 states (AK, HI or PR will pay additional shipping & Handling charges).
How is the Little Giant Xtreme shipped?
Standard shipping is FedEx ground (please allow 10-15 days for delivery), unless 2nd day shipping is purchased then it is shipped 2-day FedEx Express.
What is the AirDeck™ workstation?
The AirDeck™ workstation includes a magnetized utility tray and safety handrail so the user has a secure handhold at the top of the ladder.
What is the price of the Little Giant Xtreme?
Even though the new Little Giant Xtreme improves on the original Little Giant Ladder in so many ways, it is available for the same price as the original. The 17-foot model has an infomercial price of $359.80 and the 22-foot model is $399.96.
Little Giant Xtreme Comparisons: Model 17 Model 22
Weight capacity: 300-lbs. 300-lbs.
Ladder weight: 34.5 lbs. 41.5 lbs.
Min extension height: 9' 11'
Max extension height: 15' 19'
Min A-frame height: 4' 5'
Max. A-frame height: 7' 9'
Storage height: 4'7" 5'7"
Max scaffolding height: 3' 3'
Max workbench height: 4' 5'
Width at base: 24.50" 27.50"
Warranty: Lifetime Lifetime
Price: $359.80 $399.96
Shipping: Free * Free *
* In contiguous US only
Redesigned MAG4™ Hinge
Adding even more stability to the world's safest ladder wasn't easy. But the revolutionary MAG4™ hinge system does just that. The MAG4™ hinge locks into place with 4 pins instead of 2 for increased stability and overall safety.
The Little Giant Xtreme features a redesigned Rock Lock™ system that makes adjusting your ladder quick and easy. Simply push the lock to release, adjust the ladder, then tap to lock. It's simple, fast and safe.
50% Wider Rungs
Guarantee Superior Foot Support.
New AirDeck™ Handrail & Workstation
Provides a Portable Workbench for tools and materials and a safety handrail for extra stability.
New Tip & Glide™ Wheels
Makes for Easy Transport.
Built in Comfort Step™
Feel Comfortable Standing at Any Height.
What's the Same?
The Little Giant Xtreme is designed to be the safest ladder on the planet. Since it's adjustable, the Little Giant Xtreme can be used safely on stairs, ramps, curbs, docks or other uneven surfaces.
The Little Giant Xtreme is made using the very same material used in aerospace construction. So it's ultra-strong while remaining light and portable.
Independent tests prove the Little Giant Xtreme will replace 60-70% of all portable ladders currently being manufactured.
When you buy a Little Giant Xtreme from Little Giant, you're not just getting one ladder. You're getting 24 different ladders combined to make the world's most versatile ladder system.