If you are starting your own fruit orchard, you will need to purchase a few things before you get started. One of the things you should consider is purchasing a tripod ladder instead of a standard ladder. Below are three reasons why this is a good idea.
There will be many times you need to get to the upper area of your trees, such as to pick fruit or trim. You can use a standard ladder to do this, but a tripod ladder will offer you much more stability. If you are using the ladder on sloping ground, make sure you balance your weight correctly to keep the ladder stable, however. Also, wear non-slip shoes to make things even safer for you. A regular ladder can easily move side to side when climbing, but a tripod ladder will not do this if placed correctly.
A large standard ladder is difficult to move as it is in one piece. A tripod ladder comes in different pieces so you can easily fold it up when finished using it in an area and carry it to another area and open it back up. Tripod ladders are generally made of aluminum, which means they are lighter, especially when compared to the weight of the materials used for standard ladders. Being able to fold it up also means you can store the ladder much easier as it will take up much less room in your garage or other storage areas.
Needs No Support
When using a standard ladder, you have to lean it up against something, such as a wall, to give it support. With a tripod ladder, you do not have to do this. This is because the tripod ladder is built in a way that it stands up on its own. This means you can get as close to your trees as you need to make it easier to pick fruit that is on the inside limbs. You can pick fruit much quicker because of this, which means you can finish your job faster. This will give you time to focus on other things, such as fertilizing your trees or cleaning the orchard.
Talk with a salesperson that sells tripod ladders. They can give you much more information about them so you purchase the right one. It is also important that you learn how to properly use this ladder, and the salesperson can show you how.