Working at a significant height can be nerve-wracking, but the Little Giant® SumoStance® ladder eliminates those concerns and makes using an extension ladder easy. Designed for stability and its light weight, the SumoStance will easily become your new go-to ladder for every task.
Wide-Flared Leg Levelers
The SumoStance utilizes wide-flared leg levelers to increase the stability of your ladder. The wide legs nearly double the ladder’s width, giving your ladder added side-tip stability. Work on any terrain, adjusting the ladder’s legs as needed, so you can confidently tackle any project.
Lightweight Non-Conductive Fiberglass
Most extension ladders are heavy and difficult to carry, but the SumoStance uses lightweight, non-conductive fiberglass to help you reach the highest places with ease.
Little-Known Fact: having your ladder level off by just 1 inch at the bottom causes a 9-inch lean at the top of a 19-foot ladder. If safety is the goal, and it should be, the bubble levels on the SumoStance are a useful tool to ensure that your ladder is level before climbing.
The benefits of this ladder are clear. In addition to the benefits listed above, the SumoStance increases safety with its patent-pending Hi-Viz Green color. This color of fiberglass is easy to see, which helps prevent accidents associated with walking or driving into a ladder that is in-use.
Comfortable Wide Rungs
Do you experience foot fatigue while standing on a ladder? If you find yourself constantly shifting your weight to rest your feet while at the top of the ladder, you are going to love the comfort that our wide ladder rungs provide.
The SumoStance complies with all OSHA, ANSI A14 strength and testing standards. Rung/step spacing complies to OSHA and Int’l standards*. The ANSI IA ladders are rated to hold 300 lbs. on the 16’, 20’, 24’, 28’, 32’, 36’ and 40’ models. Our ANSI IAA ladders are rated to hold 375 lbs. on 16’, 20’, 24’, 28’ and 32’ models.
*OSHA 1910.23, OSHA 1926.10.53, CSA Z11, EN131-1, AS/NZS 18188.8.131.52
Weight Capacity 375 lbs. Warranty 1-Year Model Number 17228 90° Position No ANSI Duty Rating Type IAA - Special Duty Country of Origin USA Feet Standard non-marring (screw-on) Product Weight 59 lb Product Material Fiberglass Palm & Hinge Lock System None Ship length 14.67 ft Ship Width 1.88 ft Ship Height 7 in Spreader System None Tip & Glide Wheels™ No V-Bar No Ratchet Levelers No Ground Cue Yes Air Deck Ports No Claw No Scaffolding Position No
What’s the difference between model size and extension height?
You may have noticed that our model sizing is taller than the actual extension height of any telescoping Little Giant ladder. This is due to the requirements of US ladder standards, published by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI): A14.2 for aluminum ladders and A14.5 for fiberglass ladders. These standards dictate that ladder model size should be displayed as the total rail length of each section of a ladder. All US manufacturers use the same sizing system in order to comply with ANSI. Extension ladders, articulating ladders and other multipurpose ladders often have multiple sections, so the ANSI-compliant size is the sum of the lengths of each section, not the actual maximum extended height. Please refer to the individual ladder’s instruction manual for details on maximum working length, highest standing level and maximum reach. We’ve described a few of these measurements in detail below.
What is maximum working length?
The final locks on any telescoping ladder sections will adhere to ANSI requirements, meaning there will be an appropriately sized overlap between inner and outer railing when fully extended. The maximum working length is the length of the ladder at its final locked extension length.
What is highest standing level?
Depending on the ladder and configuration, ANSI standards dictate that certain rungs (such as the ladder top cap or top step of an A-frame ladder) should not be used as a step. The highest standing level takes those standards into consideration and measures the highest ANSI-approved standing rung when the ladder is extended to maximum working length.
What is maximum reach?
Maximum reach (or “max reach”) is the combination of the ladder’s highest standing level and a common user’s reach height. The reach height addition is based on a 5'6" [1.68 m] person with a 12" [30 cm] vertical reach. The term is used in ladder merchandising throughout the climbing solutions industry to help users quickly comprehend which projects are compatible with which ladders.