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The Pro Top is a non-conductive molded work tray with a V-notch that caps a select few of Louisville’s extension ladders. Its wider design provides a larger contact area than a normal extension ladder, giving you more stability when leaning it against flat surfaces. The V-notch provides additional stability when you rest the ladder on corners, poles, or trees.

A non-marring bumper integrated into the Pro Top protects the surface you lean the ladder against. Louisville also builds slots into the Pro Top for holding tools; these slots also double as lashing points to secure the ladder to a tree or pole. The ladder itself is made from fiberglass with slip resistant rungs, and supports up to 300 pounds.

Louisville currently only puts the Pro Top on their 24′, 28′, and 32′ fiberglass extension ladders, and Home Depot sells these ladders exclusively. On page three of their September 23rd weekly ad, Home Depot features a 24′ Pro Top extension ladder for $215.

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Weekly Ad [Home Depot]


6 Responses to Pro Top: Extend The Utility Of An Extension Ladder

  1. This top is hot.. What I wouldn’t give to have had this when I installed some motion sensor security lights on the corner of my in-law’s house.

    Sure beats tying a rope to the cordless drill and pulling it up when I need it and lowering it to the ground when I didn’t.

  2. Clinton says:

    I want one. ALOT. I’m going to have to have a talk with my boss in the morning. I think I need an extension ladder.

  3. caseytech says:

    I want this sold as an add on for ladders I already own. this would be handy, BUT buying a brand new extension ladder to replace one that works fine as is, I can not justify.

    I already wear a tool belt when I go up but sometimes it would be nice to have that shelf rather than find the right pocket for the tool.

    Tool Makers, please build a kit to allow me to retrofit this on to my ladder. I will even field test it for you at no charge.

  4. Ivan says:

    That’s so funny that this appeared as last Sunday I just bought this 24′ extension ladder and used it already to clean the gutters. The molded tray was only available on the fiberglass T1A model 24 foot and more. That’s was definitely a selling point on my end as the 20 foot was only a mere couple dollars cheaper. It was advertised as $229 but it was marked down to $199 at my HD. The 20 footer was $196 but didn’t had the tray, so easy decision.

    Here are my first findings:
    The ladder was way too heavy for a normal customer compared to my previous aluminum version. However, very sturdy for higher up projects makes me feel a little safer standing 20 foot in the air leaning against the house.

    There’s a disclaimer on the tray that states to always empty the tray prior to moving the ladder. Therefore, is it still useful? A tool belt might be a better bet than!

    The following is a personal issue; While I like the ladder, it’s a little over-sized for my little 1950’s bungalow. The gutters are around 11 feet from the ground, making the ladder lean over the gutters where I would like it under. However, the weight of the ladder does seems to buckle the gutters.

    Am I keeping the ladder? I’m not totally sold yet!

  5. Clinton says:

    Probably overkill for a homeowner ladder but for those of us that work on ladders a good chunk of the day things like this can save a bunch of time and effort. I carry a toolpouch and a hook for my drill and they’re adequate for what they do. But they don’t hold devices, panels, j-boxs, or cameras. As far as the weight goes, it’s personal preference but I’ll GLADLY haul a heavier ladder if it’s more stable and stiffer. For that matter many of us are forbidden to use lightweight aluminum ladders for safety reasons. The wider contact point and rubber pads are potentially valuable in a professional setting as well. Sometimes it necessary to set a ladder against a finished wall. I try not to do it when possible but sometimes it’s unavoidable and a few times I’ve noticed dents in the drywall from the top of the ladder.

  6. Eduardo says:

    I bought this Louisville’s 24′ Protop at my HD at full price ($229+tax). At first i tought i was kind of costly, considering i could have gotten a Werner ladder of the same size for about $50 bucks cheaper, but the Protop was what convinced me in the end. I like the non-marking rubber at the top, keeps me from damaging drywall and other finished walls. I like the fact that we can cameras, flashlights and other things that normally don’t fit in our tool pouches. The one thing i don’t like is that the rating only goes to 300lbs, we have some heavier guys in our crew and it be nice if everyone can use it.

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