Got my ladder stolen

My 24ft Werner equalizer Extension ladder was stolen last night.
They cut the ratchet straps and took it.
My 4ft step ladder was in the bed, and my 8ft step ladder was also on the rack, but they only chose to take the 24 :disappointed:

What do you guys use to lock your ladders?
I use bike chains, but I forgot to put them on.

Been looking at the 3 section 24ft Werner ladder.
It’s more compact, at 9ft not extended, any of you seen or have this ladder?
Also, how many of you use a 28ft?

That’s sucks man, sorry to hear that!

I checked out the three section ladders a HD.
I like how compact they are.

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Sorry to hear about that. The Werner three section extension was my main ladder for years. I busted it out today for a short three story job today.


A 32 ft is on the left.

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I used those solid bike locks.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kryptonite-4-x-9-U-LOCK/10370936

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I have been using steelcore straps http://steelcore.com/collections/commercial-1 theres some cool videos on how tough they are, so far so good.

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… I have the same ladder you have, err, I mean use to have… I have used that 3 section Werner and did not like it. It seemed heavier and I found it awkward to carry and put up. I really do love my 24’ Werner Equalizer. In 18 years I have only needed a bigger ladder 2 or 3 times.

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These are pretty cool

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i wfp all outside windows.
i don’t have a 24.
i have an lg which i use pretty much everyday and a 28 which rarely use anymore.
for window cleaning with no wfp a 24 very practicle.
for gutter cleaning or rooftop snow removal you my need a 28 or 32.

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Sorry to hear that man. It might be a long shot, but monitor your local Craigslist and stop into a few local pawn shops. You might find it “for sale”.

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Sorry to hear that, Dan. This is what I use:

Way better than cumbersome ratchet straps. It both secures the ladder for travel and against theft all in one. Very quick and easy, plus it looks really cool. You can secure two ladders at once also.

Only bad thing i have to say about it is that i had to redrill the hole a bit twice in order to fit the locks, but now that i got it right the system is fantastic. Highly recommended.

Oh, and sidenote, i wouldn’t get the equalizer again unless you really loved it. I had one, but personally found it so difficult to work with. I think there are way better options to consider for your replacement.

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Yeah the holes were definitely tight. I was able to find a set of locks to fit but they were the only ones that they sold that would fit. Its definitely the most secure way to carry your ladders

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Like the equalizer because of the legs.
It is heavy though, but there’s a 225lb option which should be lighter. But can’t get it till Feb 24th, so I guess I’ll just get the same ladder, the 250 option.

I use it for Gutter cleaning mostly, and the leveler legs give me an extra foot when extended.

Also use it for most of my first time cleans on Windows. I’m not that good with my wfp yet.

But, that compact 3 section looks tempting and maybe even adding some leveling legs on it.

Anyway, I have a $50 off $250 online order at Lowes if anybody needs one! :+1:
Order online, pick up at the store.
I used this coupon last year to buy myself a pressure washer. It’s originally $300, went on sale for $249. Added a 99cent squirt bottle to my order and used the $50 off code .

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Hey @Dan_Gonzalez sorry to hear about the ladder. I use them coil type bike locks. Like em because all one piece.
(pic: sorry I thought of your post while doing early morning canopies… still dark)

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My motorcycle has a handwritten warning on the dashboard.

I’ve been in the pub, watched scumbags go to my bike and start screwdrivering the ignition or try twisting the handlebars to break steering lock… read the persuasive message, look around worriedly and leave!

You could write something similar on the ladders. Just be sure you always follow up your written guarantees :wink::innocent:

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Don’t use a bike lock to protect your ladders.

Obviously you can’t use a heavy chain if you have them on the roof of your car.

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Something like this should be suitable… may even upgrade myself.

3.5’ 10mm (0.39") titanium reinforced hardened square link chain mated to an integrated X2P Dual Lock Down head featuring new double rubber cover for better protection against bumps and hits. 110cm x 10mm(3.57’ x 0.39")

http://www.onguardlock.com/store/mastiff-8020

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Love these. Been using them for years.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Master-Lock-8-ft-Python-Vinyl-Coated-Adjustable-Locking-Cable-8428KADPFCCSEN/203285197?cm_mmc=Shopping|THD|G|0|G-BASE-PLA-D25H-Security&Safety|&gclid=CPL1r9Hc6NECFdO3wAod1OEISQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

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I used on to lock pressure washer trailer to van… until I left the loose end dragging on the ground for a 200 kilometres trip.

All those scraggly wires won’t go back through the damn hole anymore!

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The cool thing about those dano locks is that they double as a lock and a strap, holds everything down tight. So you dont have to strap it down and put a lock on it.

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There has been a bunch of young guys going around commercial areas and stealing in my area. They cut a line in the fence so you can hold it back but it’s not noticeable, mark it with a piece of garbage or a stick so they know where it is and can get out quick. There’s a very bad quality video of them (5 guys) putting a skid against a fence, a floor mat runner over the barbwire and taking a run at it and one hop off the skid over the fence. They stole 45 batteries, 3 batteries per 5 ton truck x 15 trucks. They pop in the locks of vans and steal the tools. Everyone wants justice, their days are numbered.

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