Trimming large topiary bushes and hedges can be a real pain without the right equipment.
We've tried these excellent ladders and they are so versatile. Depending on the slope, you can either work face-on, with the 3rd leg poked into the hedge, or sideways, with the ladder parallel to the hedge. They allow you to spend all the time necessary to do trimming and pruning jobs properly, without rushing because of the their adaptability, stability and comfort. The wide base, deep steps and telescopic back leg, as well as clawed feet and flat top make them incredibly safe and easy to use. Rather like in the design of the Eiffel tower, your weight is directed downwards and outwards, pinning the ladder to the ground.
Ideal for orchard work, both for picking and pruning, where thanks to the single back leg, you can can get right into the crown of the tree. Unlike traditional orchard designs (pointed A-Frame), you can lean over the top, or rest picking baskets etc on top. They’re also considerably wider at the base than A-Frames, have the telescopic back leg (vital on slopes) and of course are welded not riveted, so are much, much stronger - and exceptionally light and easy to use. Users include tree surgeons, topiary specialists, head gardeners, orchard owners, hedging contractors and landscapers, as well as keen gardeners whom appreciate the stability and practicality of the tripod design.
These ladders are the professional version of the Niwiki Tripod Ladder and are designed to conform to EN-131 standards, assuring professionals, employers and all demanding gardeners of the quality and safety of these remarkable ladders. With a load bearing of 150kg, reinforced lower rungs and a chunkier back leg, they are stronger, more robust, and more rigid, offering greater stabilty and user saftey.
There is also the option of Rubber Feet but these are only necessary if you plan to use the ladder on hard ground.
Our supplier Jake imports these ladders from Japan - here's his story.
Watch a video of Jake on his ladder.