Hi folks, in today’s post our review team will compare three famous step ladder brands namely Louisville, Little giant, and Murphy ladders. Although all three brands are good in different aspects, our aim is to help you decide which one is better for you.
Our review team has chosen 10 feet high ladders of each of the brands so that their price, durability, and functionality can be compared easily.
At a Glance:
|Price||292 $||540 $||170 $|
|Rating||4.7 (1551 ratings)||4.7 (75 ratings)||4.5 (80 ratings)|
|Load Capacity||300 pound||375 pounds||375 pounds|
|Weight||28 pounds||40 pounds||21 pounds|
|Paint bucket holder||Yes||Yes (AirDeck)||No|
|Closed Height||118 inches||72 inches||57 inches|
|Manufactured||North America||SpringVille, United States||Utah, United States|
|Wall hanging hook||No||No||Yes|
|Fits in car trunk||No||No||Yes|
Among the three step ladders the Murphy ladder is cheapest with a price tag of 170 dollars only. After that is Louisville and the most expensive 10 feet ladder in our list is Little Giant ladder.
Louisville is the winner in terms of the most positive user reviews at Amazon as well as sales records. Louisville 10 feet step ladder has got 1551 ratings and most of them are five stars (83 percent). Little Giant is in the second position with 75 ratings with 82 percent 5-star ratings. While the Murphy step ladder has got 80 ratings with a 70 percent 5-star rating.
The people who were not satisfied with Murphy ladder think that it is a bit shaky and is fairly expensive. Another thing a buyer thinks is that the Murphy ladder lacks a shelf where he can place his tools or other stuff like screwdrivers.
As an electrician or a painter, you need many tools like pliers, screwdrivers, drill machines, or wire strippers. It becomes quite an advantage if your ladder has slots for these tools and other tools like a paint bucket or paintbrush. Louisville and Little Giant ladders both have tool slots and a place for a paint bucket as well; however, the Murphy ladder lacks both of these features.
An unsatisfied customer from Louisville reported that he had been sent a used ladder instead of a new one.
An unhappy customer from Little Giant ladder reported that he received his ladder without rubber feet and another customer reported that he hadn’t received the Air Deck which was promised with the step ladder.
Closed Height Comparison
When you are living in a small flat or compartment, the closed height of the ladder sometimes becomes a deciding buying factor. For jeep or car travelers, closed height is also very important as it decides whether the ladder will fit in their car trunk or not. Of the above three, the shortest 10 feet step ladder is from the Murphy brand and it can easily fit into your car trunk.
Not only that the Murphy step ladder is shortest but it is also wall hanging as well.
Little Giant ladder is 15 inches more in closed height than the Murphy ladder, so due to this small difference, it cannot fit your car trunk. However, you can still place it in the car trunk with the trunk open but this is not very safe.
The closed height of Louisville is more than the other two and it is a buying choice for those who don’t want to go into the hassle of folding the ladder and unfolding it again and again.
Little Giant 10 ft ladder
The best thing about the ladder is that it sits comfortably even on obstacles, sloping ground, stairs, and uneven surfaces. So if you are seldom given a task to paint on a building where there are a lot of obstacles and you are forced to paint without removing furniture or other obstacles, this ladder is a good choice. It is one of the only few step ladders that allow you to safely work on stairs.
The selected stepladder is 6,7,8,9 and 10 feet high which means that it is adjustable according to your need. It is fully adjustable on both sides and this adjustment takes just a fraction of a second. It is adjustable so one can use it according to his will on uneven surfaces like street painters may use it on bumpy road edges as well. During the tests, we conducted for checking the safety of ladders other ladders have caused many accidents, but it is safe and has a foot-to-toe grip that is totally non-slippery. It provides a comfortable standing platform and the platform is suitable for doing electrical work or any other skillful act. This stepladder has an innovative design and for more safety, it has removed the unusable top rung to prevent operators from unsafely climbing.
The two front and two legs at the backside have extra support, which makes sure that the ladder won’t move while you do painting or any other task.
Maximum height is achieved when the ladder is inclined in a straight posture as shown in the Figure below. The wheels of the ladder make it very easy to move from one place to another and the carrier’s life becomes very easy.
Louisville 10 feet Ladder
It is one of the best 10 feet step ladders that meets the safety standards set by ANSI and OSHI. It includes a magnet tray, hardware tray, curved front, drill tools slots, paint bucket holder. With all these options it becomes the number 1 choice of a skillful painter for long-term use. The paint bucket holder is a delightful and most convincing buying factor as you no longer need to hang the paint bucket.
Special top design with special slots for screwdrivers and even the drill machine, this became a great choice for HVAC engineers and electrical repair craftsmen. Due to the patented design with specialized slots, it boosts performance when working electrical, construction, and residential jobs. It has slip-resistant rubber feet, aluminum angle feet with thick rubber tread on all four legs to provide sure firm footing. It is an aluminum ladder with an elegant design and smooth finish so you won’t get yourself injured due to any sharp edge of the ladder. Aluminum is durable and lightweight, it has a 300-pound load capacity. So it means that this ladder can bear a lot of weight. Even if you work in a way where two people do the painting job simultaneously, this ladder can bear the weight of two people very easily.
Murphy 10 ft Step Ladder
What makes this 10 inch Murphy ladder different from the rest of competitors is that it is lightweight and you can hang it beautifully in any corner of your garage or kitchen very easily. The second feature which makes it distinctive is its lightweight ofg just 375 pounds which is quite less as compared to other step ladders of this category. Being OSHA certified, this ladder is extremely safe and ensures very less accidents at the workplace. If you are an electrician or you are a contractor running an Electrical repair agency, you should only buy any OSHA certified step ladder that ensures maximum security.
Due to its space saving capability it is suggested as one of the best step ladders for placing in cars, buses, trucks, SUV’s or any other vehicle.