Velocity Articulating Ladder with Leg Levelers
If you need a rugged, do-it-all ladder, Little Giant Ladders has the perfect piece of climbing equipment for you: the Velocity® articulating ladder. This lightweight, multi-position, articulating ladder will help you get stuff done faster and more efficiently than the average stepladder.
Multi-Position Articulating Ladder
Why carry multiple ladders when you can just carry one? The Velocity is a multi-position articulating ladder that can be set up as an A-frame ladder, extension ladder, staircase ladder, 90-degree ladder or trestle-and-plank* scaffolding. Easy-to-use Rock Lock® adjusters move the inner section of the ladder to get the reach you need.
Ratchet™ Leg Levelers
The Velocity’s integrated Ratchet™ leg levelers seamlessly solve the problem of using an articulating ladder on uneven terrain. If you are setting up the articulating ladder on a spot where the ground is slanted, causing the ladder to lean or wobble, simply extend the Ratchet leg levelers to meet the ground. You will get your work done faster and safer.
Tip & Glide™ Wheels
Carrying a ladder for extended periods can put a strain on the body, even if the ladder is made of lightweight aluminum like this one. That's why the Velocity articulating ladder features Little Giant’s Tip & Glide™ wheels. When you need to move the ladder from place to place, simply tip the ladder on its wheels and roll it to your destination. More speed, less fatigue.
The Little Giant Velocity articulating ladder meets or exceeds all OSHA and ANSI standards and is rated Type IA to hold 300 lbs. in all folding configurations. In its A-frame position, it is rated as a two-person articulating ladder, holding 300 lbs. on both sides.
*Plank not included
**Tip & Glide Wheels not included on 13' Velocity
Weight Capacity 300 lbs. Warranty Limited Lifetime Model Number 15417-801 90° Position Yes ANSI Duty Rating Type IA - Extra Heavy Duty Country of Origin China Feet Standard non-marring (riveted) Product Weight 35 lb Product Material Aluminum Palm & Hinge Lock System Plastic / Triple Locking Hinge Ship length 4.67 ft Ship Width 2.04 ft Ship Height 9 in Spreader System Hinge Lock Tip & Glide Wheels™ Yes V-Bar No Ratchet Levelers Yes Ground Cue No Air Deck Ports No Claw No Scaffolding Position Yes
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.