United Tool and Fastener carries the new Werner GLIDESAFE™ Extension Ladder.
The new, easy-operating extension ladder utilizes breakthrough innovation: a patent-pending lift assist technology that helps users comfortably raise and lower the ladder's fly section.
The Werner GLIDESAFE™ Extension Ladder is the only ladder with Werner's patent-pending technology which provides up to 50% assistance to raise the ladder in addition to speed-controlled lowering.
"This first-to-world innovation helps prevent fatigue on the jobsite," said Carla Ramalho, Werner's senior product manager over climbing products.
"During field visits, our team recognized that extending fiberglass ladders all day, and being able to control the tall and heavy ladders, took a toll on ladder users. We've created an extension ladder that not only addresses these concerns but improves the comfort of our end users!"
Werner's Lift-Assist Technology makes the GLIDESAFE ladder unique.
According to Werner, as the user pulls the internal lift cable, the spring releases tension and helps lift the extension ladder's fly section. When the fly section is lowered, it reloads tension on the spring, providing resistance that keeps the ladder's fly section from slamming to the ground.
The result of the Lift-Assist Technology is a pro-grade fiberglass extension ladder that slides up and down smoothly and with less effort, removing common pain points caused by free-moving fly sections.
There are multiple features that help keep the Werner GLIDESAFE™ Extension Ladder locked in place when not in use.
One feature is the built-in auto-lock, which automatically engages when the extension ladder is fully collapsed. A yellow tab must be pressed to unlock the ladder and enable it to extend. Additional heavy-duty locks keep the Werner GLIDESAFE™ Extension Ladder secure and stable when it is extended.
Furthermore, the Werner GLIDESAFE™ extension ladder also comes with built-in transportation latches, which can be buckled around the rungs of both ladder sections. The latches help ensure safe transportation of the ladder, keeping it from extending during transport.
• Lift-Assist Technology makes it easier to extend the ladder with up to 50% less force, eliminating back and arm strain.
• Lowering assist guarantees a smooth closing, preventing slamming and rope burns.
• Dual-locking system ensures the ladder won’t extend during transport.
To learn more about the Werner GLIDESAFE™ Extension Ladder, or buy any Werner Fall Protection products, contact a local UTF showroom in Houston at 713-692-2323; in San Antonio at 210-495-8665; or College Station at 979-731-8665.