As much as I love my extension ladder, the Sumo Stance from Little Giant, it’s still an awkward beast to store. Awkward storage is a reality for just about every extension ladder out there. In fact, ladder storage is such a pain, many people just leave it on the floor, typically in a space others tend to frequently fall over. At this year’s National Hardware Show in Vegas (covered live on our @HomeFixated twitter feed, which you’re following us on, right?), we discovered a useful ladder storage device from Racor called, fittingly enough, the Ladder Lift.Like many folks, I have my extension ladder stored on a couple ladder hooks hanging from ceiling joists. In my case, it’s my only option since I can only fit the ladder in the garage when it’s hanging vertically (as opposed to flat on the ceiling). The downside ia every time I need to get the ladder down, it’s an awkward, shoulder-muscle-pulling, disc-herniating, ladder-banging-everything-in-sight, dance of the worst ergonomics ever. And, putting the ladder back up is often even worse. If you suffer with a similar struggle, check out this video we shot at the show:
Dimensions – 12.25″H x 8.125″W x 5.125″D Packaged
Shipping Weight – 8.3 lbs
Color – Black
Max Capacity – 150 lbs
You can check out the relatively easy installation instructions here. If you’re looking for a ladder storage solution that won’t require a chiropractic visit, take a look at the new Ladder Lift from Racor! As soon as it’s available, you’ll be able to find the Racor LDL-1B Ladder Lift online at Amazon and quite a few other major stores. We’ll update pricing asap once it’s on the market. Happy ladder storing and retrieving!