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Cosco Cosco 17' World's Greatest Ladder

The Cosco 17' World's Greatest Ladder provides the function of multiple ones in a single neatly conceptualized product. It can be used as a step ladder, a stairway ladder, an extension ladder, scaffolding and a wall ladder. This aluminum step ladder requires no assembly and provides sturdy, support and balance. Flared legs anchor the ladder firmly, along with slip-resistant feet and positive hinges for superior security. This Cosco 17' ladder can also be used as a scaffold with two heights. For accessibility to difficult-to-reach places, use it as an extension ladder. Designed for an extra heavy-duty industrial work-load of 300 lbs, the ladder meets ANSI 1A guidelines. It s easy to see why it s called the world's greatest ladder.
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Questions & Answers for Cosco Cosco 17' World's Greatest Ladder

Question

What is the total height when it is folded?

Can I pick it up at my local store and put it in my minivan?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
majo2928
 - Freehold, NJ
on Cosco 17' World's Greatest Ladder
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
this is a great ladder for that very reason. it folds down 2 about 4 feet.easier 2 leave box at store for more wiggle room. will fit in a ford ranger truckbed with a tool box or a pt cruiser with a rear seat out.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
domepuff
 - nashville tn
answer 2
Yes, it is very compact when the legs are retracted and the ladder folded. No problem getting it in a minivan.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Piperpilot66
 - Fayetteville, Ga
answer 3
Cosco 17' World's Greatest Ladder.

When folded, the total height is 55.51 inches.

If you require further assistance, you may contact us via email at consumer@djgusa.com
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
DorelSupport
answer 4
In Subaru I needed to fold my rear seat.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
zeebob
 - Bakersfield, CA
answer 5
Will easily fit in your minivan.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Jaggy1
 - Broken Arrow, OK
answer 6
Cosco - 17' Multi-Position Aluminum Ladder

This Ladder is approximately 55.51 inches tall when folded.

If we can be of further assistance, you may contact us via email at consumer@djgusa.com.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
CoscoSafety1st
Question

does this ladder have a leg leveler option

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Cosco 17' World's Greatest Ladder
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Only as far as extending a length of one side of the step ladder to set on a second level.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
LadderBuyer422013
answer 2
You're on your own with the leveling of this ladder.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Greenbriar
answer 3
if u are asking can 1 side be made shorter as in painting on stairs that can be done.but as far as options / axcessories 2 buy i didnt see any in paperwork
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
domepuff
 - nashville tn
answer 4
no
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
JMUPT
 - Virginia
answer 5
Cosco 17 Foot World's Greatest Ladder

This ladder does not have a leg leveler.

If we can be of further assistance, you may contact us via email at:
consumer@djgusa.com.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
DorelSupport
answer 6
It doesn't have a leg leveler option, but the length of the leg as a whole can be adjusted. It would work well in a stair well.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Piperpilot66
 - Fayetteville, Ga
Question

can you get on a one story roof with this ladder?

I would like to know is it easy to get on and off a roof with this ladder, other ladder I used had a little twist to it, and I did not feel safe on it.
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
shortfuse232
 - GEORGIA
on Cosco 17' World's Greatest Ladder
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would feel fine climbing on to/off of a 12' roof with it.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
LadderBuyer422013
answer 2
I would feel fine climbing onto/off of a roof 12' high.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
LadderBuyer422013
answer 3
This is one area where I believe the Little Giant and Werner are a safer alternative, when used as a roof ladder. All the 17' multi-ladders can be extended to nominally 17', but the latching mechanism is far sturdier in the Little Giant and Werner IMO and according to many reviews.

Now I have used the very similar Vulcan 17' not quite fully extended to get up to my garage roof and it is every bit as sturdy as a good extension ladder for the 13-15' rise. I do question the Cosco latch's sturdiness in this configuration, and this has been reported on other reviews as a problem.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
MarkW4CHL
answer 4
I'm not a fan of heights or ladders. This one feels solid enough for me on a single story house...
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Greenbriar
answer 5
As long as your roof is lower than 17', you can... I am using it today to climb to my roof to install a vent.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Artos888
 - Lake Mary, Florida
answer 6
Cosco 17 Foot World's Greatest Ladder

This ladder is 14'10". It will depend how tall you are as to what size roof you can get onto. I am not aware of any twist,

If we can be of further assistance, you may contact us via email at:
consumer@djgusa.com.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
DorelSupport
Question

What is included ?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
LD
on Cosco 17' World's Greatest Ladder
6 answers
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answer 1
There is one ladder section with the hinge in the center and two extension legs. The legs come off and attach together to form the other side when used as a scaffold. Also included is a user manual.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
DSinTally
answer 2
Only the ladder is included. One of the features of this ladder is that the extension legs come off and forma second step-ladder for a mini-scaffold.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
swingboy3
answer 3
nothing but the ladder is included with this product
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
allin1inc
answer 4
Just one ladder and an informational booklet
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
DIYinStPete
answer 5
Just the ladder and instructions
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
JACKJ1
answer 6
Just the Ladder.

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consumer@djgusa.com.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
DorelSupport
Question

How much does the ladder itself weigh?

asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
blahblahblah88
on Cosco 17' World's Greatest Ladder
5 answers
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answer 1
It weighs about 35 Lbs.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
LadderBuyer422013
answer 2
compact & sturdy but heavy. my back says over 30lbs.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
domepuff
 - nashville tn
answer 3
Maybe 25-35 lbs, I can pick it up with 1 arm.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
JMUPT
 - Virginia
answer 4
I think the specs were 35lbs. To me it's really light. When the ladder is at it's smallest size I just carry it over my head.
answered 3 years ago
By
Nish206
answer 5
Cosco - 17' Multi-Position Aluminum Ladder

This Ladder weighs approximately 36 pounds.

If we can be of further assistance, you may contact us via email at consumer@djgusa.com.
answered 3 years ago
By
CoscoSafety1st
Question

What is the weight of this ladder (how heavy)?

Not the capacity, please weight of ladder itself, and can some one tell me Height of A frame ladder use?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Tucson
on Cosco 17' World's Greatest Ladder
5 answers
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answer 1
It weighs about 35 Lbs.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
LadderBuyer422013
answer 2
I've posted some of the weights of some comparison ladders here along with a few details I thought were relevant: http://sed-tech.wikispaces.com/Multi-ladders
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
MarkW4CHL
answer 3
It weighs around 40 lbs max. Haven't actually put it on a scale. Not light!
"A" frame is roughly equal to a 6 foot stepladder.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Greenbriar
answer 4
About 39 pounds.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Southernsailor
 - South Florida
answer 5
Cosco 17 Foot World's Greatest Ladder

This ladder weighs 35.64 pounds.
When used as a step ladder (A frame) is 5 foot.

If we can be of further assistance, you may contact us via email at:
consumer@djgusa.com.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
DorelSupport
Question

Can I extend cosco 17 in ladder?

I have bought Cosco 17” world greatest ladder, but the height is not enough for my 2-storied home. Can I extend this ladder with buying another 17” ladder? Is it going to work out for me? Please reply
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Sammy
on Cosco 17' World's Greatest Ladder
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
They are not designed to interlock and extend beyond initial length.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
LadderBuyer422013
answer 2
Not a good idea, even if you could manage to join them! Here is where a standard extension ladder is a much better bet - and safer!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
MarkW4CHL
answer 3
The ladder can not be combined or connected together.
Go for a "standard" extension ladder - 32 to 40 foot.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Greenbriar
answer 4
How do you plan on extending it?

I have 2 of these at home, I have never thought about it before, but I don't think they are designed for that purpose... maybe, you could modify them somehow (like welding them) but I think it could end up being more effective and safe just buying a longer ladder...
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Artos888
 - Lake Mary, Florida
answer 5
Cosco 17 Foot World's Greatest Ladder

You cannot use another ladder of any size with this ladder. It only works independently.

If we can be of further assistance, you may contact us via email at:
consumer@djgusa.com.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
DorelSupport
Question

what are the heights for the extention ladder? (3)

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Nick
on Cosco 17' World's Greatest Ladder
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is marketed as 17', I have not had reason to extend it.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
LadderBuyer422013
answer 2
It extends to 17 ft, I do not use it to get on a roof if the roof/gutter height is over 14 ft high.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
superadjuster
answer 3
The height for the extension ladder is from 9 foot to 15 foot.

If we can be of further assistance, you may contact us via email at:
consumer@djgusa.com.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
DorelSupport
answer 4
As a standrad step ladder overall height - 7.8 ft.
As a standard tilt up ladder overall height - 15.6 ft.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
JP12013
Question

Fully extended leaning against a wall, is it possible to reach and paint a 20' ceiling?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
dgood01
 - Rochester Hills, MI
on Cosco 17' World's Greatest Ladder
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, it is 17' long when fully extended... so, you would be able to paint a 20' ceiling by leaning it against a wall, but remember you may find a hard time painting the center of the ceiling that is far from any wall...
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Artos888
 - Lake Mary, Florida
answer 2
no.u will be ram rod straight up and down on top rung(very unsafe).only 17foot. try using an extention tool for a paint roller and this ladder as a folding ladder.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
domepuff
 - nashville tn
answer 3
No. I have 18.5 ft ceilings and needed to get to the highest point and only reached 1/2 way.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
chickieb
 - Montville, NJ
answer 4
Cosco 17 foot World's Greatest Ladder

The ladder is approximately 14 inches tall fully extended. If you are over 5 foot you should be able to paint the ceiling.

If we can be of further assistance, you may contact us via email at:
consumer@djgusa.com.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
DorelSupport
Question

what is the full size as a A fram ladder

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
sscales924
 - westland mi
on Cosco 17' World's Greatest Ladder
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Cosco 17 Foot World's Greatest Ladder

This ladder is 5 Foot tall when used as a step ladder.

If we can be of further assistance, you may contact us via email at:
consumer@djgusa.com.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
DorelSupport
answer 2
about 1/2 that size 8 ft approx.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
domepuff
 - nashville tn
answer 3
10 feet
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
elong0533
 - Butler, PA
answer 4
Cosco 17 Foot World's Greatest Ladder

This Ladder is 5 foot when in the A Frame position.

If we can be of further assistance, you may contact us via email at consumer@djgusa.com.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
CoscoSafety1st
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