Hasegawa Tripod Ladders are the safest, most stable and practical garden ladders around. Ask any gardener in Japan which ladders they use and they all say the same thing: Hasegawa. These hollow aluminum tripod ladders are used all over Japan and Europe by gardeners, nurserymen, arborists, topiary specialists, institutional and estate gardeners, orchard owners, hedging contractors, permaculturists and landscapers. Countless gardening enthusiasts appreciate the stability and practicality of the tripod design.
We (myself and my gardening crew in Victoria) have been delighted with them – their wide, stable base; deep, comfortable steps and work platforms; clever adjustable 3rd leg allowing us to work on sloping or uneven ground without compromising our working angles on the ladders. Similar to the design of the Eiffel Tower, your weight is directed downwards and outwards, pinning the ladder to the ground.
Their many sensible safety features include a chain that attaches the 3rd leg to the main ladder frame so that it will never slide away or splay out; claw feet grip the ground and optional rubber ‘boots’ cover the feet to allow for use on paved surfaces.
Oh, and, they are incredibly lightweight because they are made of hollow aluminum, did I mention that? They are hand-welded, not riveted, for strength and durability, and their extruded aluminum construction is strong and weatherproof (aluminum does not rust so can be left outdoors).
All of these features make our frequent work on ladders feel so much safer and secure, they are an incredible and indispensable piece of gardening kit!