Updated 26 Sep 2012

Ox

OXSE06

Bottom line: This ladder has excellent results for stability and strength, very good foot friction and is very easy to use.

OXSE06
Consumer recommended
90
Price guide

$252

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Test results

Overall score
Excellent
90
Stability and strength
Excellent
9.2/10
Foot friction
Very good
8.8/10
Ease of use
Very good
8.5/10

Good points

  • Excellent results for stability and strength.
  • Very good foot friction.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Spreaders incorporate a useful tray for holding tools and containers.

But

(No obvious bad points.)

How we test

Our test of ladders was conducted at an independent testing laboratory.

Overall score includes:

Stability and strength (60%)
Foot friction (10%)
Ease of use (30%)

Stability and strength is based on a number of safety tests. The tests are based on the standard for portable ladders AS/NZS 1892.1:1996.

First we applied vertical loads to the steps and then added various side forces, to measure stability and how much the ladder’s feet “walked” as they swayed side-to-side. The maximum “walk” allowed for portable ladders is 79mm under the safety standard.

Next we placed vertical loads as stated in the standard on to the treads, to see whether these loads would bend the stiles and treads or shear the tread-to-stile joints. Finally we did a second “walking” test to see if these tests had weakened the ladders and stepladders.

Foot friction indicates how much grip the feet had.

Ease of use evaluates the ease of folding/unfolding the ladders and how secure the ladders felt when being stood on.

Price is what we paid in July 2012.

Full specs

Model

Price guide
$252

Specifications

Load rating (kg)
150
Number of steps
5
Height (mm)
1726
Weight (kg)
10.3

Features

Spreader type
Tray between spreaders
Load-rating labels