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Henchman 3 Leg Adjustable Tripod Ladder

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We aim to dispatch all orders placed before 12pm on the same day (dependent on stock availability).

Orders to UK mainland are sent on a next day service, although it is not uncommon for delivery to take 2-3 days.

Deliveries to offshore UK and Ireland can take up to 7 days, and may be subject to additional charges. For overseas orders, please check the delivery time and cost with us when placing your order as it varies by country and region.

For more information on delivery, please see the delivery section of our frequently asked questions page

5 Year Warranty
5 Year Warranty
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Key Product Features
  • If possible, always be sure to measure the height of your job and check you have sufficient floor space to ensure you get the most suitable ladder for your needs.
  • Built to keep you safe when working at heights on uneven ground
  • 3 adjustable legs adjust independently up to 18 inches (45cm) to accommodate for uneven surfaces, slopes, hills and steps
  • No-wobble tripod structure ensures greater stability compared with traditional stepladders 
  • Ideal for pruning, hedge trimming, and indoor use
  • Wide clawed feet firmly grip into soft ground, offering further stability
  • Professionally hand-welded by accredited welders to increase strength and durability
  • 150kg maximum load. Offers professional level safety for all - tested by British Standards Institution (BSI) to conform to BS EN 131-2:2010+A2:2017
  • One FREE Set of Rubber Feet with every Tripod 
Extra Product Detail

The ideal replacement for the traditional stepladder for all indoor and outdoor projects at height on uneven, sloping ground steps or hills - with three adjustable legs this Henchman makes almost any surface safe and easy to work on.

The 7”/ 18cm platform rung makes standing on the ladder comfortable while you work – your feet are firmly placed.

You can then tuck your knees into the frame for extra stability meaning you can use both hands safely as you work.

On every ladder you are the total height minus the 3ft / .9m of the platform above the ground and the upper part of the ladder is the platform with rungs to lean into not stand upon.

The 3 leg adjustable tripod platform ladder range starts at 6ft - with the largest at 16ft, meaning you are standing 13ft above the ground.

The tripod solution is easier to place safely in any position – when all three feet are in contact with the ground and the rungs are level your ladder will not wobble.

All three legs adjust to allow you to work on most surfaces, if you are planning to use your 3 leg adjustable tripod every day or for work you should consider the more robust Professional 3 leg adjustable tripod platorm ladder which has thicker Aluminium for greater durability and product longevity or if your hedges/ roses/ wysteria is longer and you'd like a solution where you can get more done in each step the Hi Step Platform might be more suitable option for you. 

Always be cautious of falling debris when using any ladder as impact may destabilise and/or damage the ladder.

See technical information for further specification data, such as storage dimensions.

What size do I need?

All sizes provided are with the extendable legs fully retracted.

To avoid ordering the wrong sized ladder, it’s important you know exactly how high you need to reach before you order.

For example, if you’re using your ladder to trim hedges, we suggest picking one that’s more or less the same height as that hedge. Measuring the hedge height before you order will ensure you choose the right size.

Working Height
(Based on the user being 6ft / 1.8m)
Ladder Size Platform Height Hip Level Reaching Overhead
6ft / 1.8m 3ft / 0.9m 6ft / 1.8m 10ft / 3.0m
8ft / 2.4m 5ft / 1.5m 8ft / 2.4m 12ft / 3.6m
10ft / 3m 7ft / 2.1m 10ft / 3m 14ft / 4.2m
12ft / 3.6m 9ft / 2.7m 12ft / 3.6m 16ft / 4.8m
14ft / 4.2m 11ft / 3.3m 14ft / 4.2m 18ft / 5.4m
16ft / 4.8m 13ft / 3.9m 16ft / 4.8m 20ft / 6.0m


How our sizing works

The height of our ladders is the total height from the very bottom to the very top of the ladder with the legs fully retracted. For example, our 6ft / 1.8m ladder measures 6ft / 1.8m tall.

The tripod ladder’s platform sits 3ft / 0.9cm from the top of the ladder. When standing on this, the top of your ladder will be in line with your waist. That means, if you have a 6ft / 1.8m ladder, your waist will also be at 6ft / 1.8m. 

Your shoulders will be approximately 2ft/60cm higher than your waist. We always recommend working between your waist and shoulder height. This will give you a working height range of 6-8ft / 1.8-2.4m, waist to shoulder level. 

So, if you need to reach between 6-8ft / 1.8-2.4m, our 6ft / 1.8m will suit your needs perfectly.

Heights available: From 6ft / 1.8m to 16ft / 4.8m

Standing platform depth: 7in / 18cm

Approximate working height (waist level): Same as the total height of the ladder

Approximate working height (shoulder level): 2ft / 0.6m above the ladder’s height

Maximum standing height: 3ft / 0.9m below the ladder’s height

Weight: From 8kg to 23kg

Storage dimensions: The full storage length is the total length of the ladder. The storage width ranges between 0.8m / 2.6ft on the 6ft tripod, to 1.8m / 6ft on the 16ft tripod. Can be stored securely outside.

Storage depth:  0.2m on all tripod ladders

Weight limit: 150kg


How much is delivery? 

An all-day delivery slot is free of charge if you’re ordering from mainland UK. 

If you’re ordering from overseas, this also costs extra and depends on the country. Please get in touch with us before you order and we’ll advise you on the cost.


When will my delivery arrive? 

If you make your order before 12pm, we’ll aim to dispatch it on the same day (depending on stock availability). 

Mainland UK orders take 2-5 working days. If your delivery is sent to offshore UK or Ireland, it can take up to 7 working days to arrive.

If you’re ordering from overseas, delivery times can vary between country and region. Please check the delivery time with us before you place your order.


Do I have to be at home to receive my order?

No, you don’t have to be at home to receive your order. Instead, you can request that your order is left in a safe place. You can do this by either:

  • entering a safe location into the delivery instructions when placing your order
  • calling the courier after you have received your dispatch email and providing instructions on where to leave the order 

Please note that if you request for your order to be left unattended, you do so at your own risk. Your order will not be insured against theft or damage.

If you are out when the courier attempts to deliver and have not left instructions for your order to be left in a safe place, the courier will leave a card requesting you contact them.

The courier will also re-attempt your delivery the following day. If they are unable to deliver on three consecutive days, they may hold your order in their depot until you contact them as per the instructions on the missed delivery card.

If the courier leaves your order unattended and unsigned for without your written request, kindly inform us and we will investigate.


Returns & Exchanges Info 

I’ve changed my mind about the order, can I return it? 

If you change your mind about your order within 14 days of delivery, you’re entitled to return your order. Your order must be unused and in its original packaging.


I’ve ordered the wrong size, can I exchange it? 

Yes, you can exchange your order if you have ordered the wrong size. However, this is subject to a £45 return charge due to the extra courier fees. Your goods must also be unused and in a re-sellable condition.  

When processing your exchange, we’ll ask for full payment of your new item, along with the £45 collection charge. 

Once processed, we’ll aim to deliver your new order and collect the incorrect size on the same day (although this is not guaranteed). 

Once we receive the returned item, we’ll process your refund within 5-7 working days.


How much does return delivery cost? 


Henchman will arrange for your order to be collected and returned at a cost of £45, which will be deducted from your refund. This is the cost that we are charged by our courier. 

Once collected, we’ll take responsibility for the items.


When will my returned goods be collected? 

We’ll arrange a convenient collection date that works for you. Once the date is arranged, the courier will call you the day before the collection to confirm that your order is ready to be picked up.

You can leave the goods in a safe place for collection - but be aware that is at your own risk, and your goods will not be insured against theft or damage.


I’ve received my order but it’s damaged. What can I do? 

Please check your order for damage before accepting delivery. If you see that it’s damaged, please refuse the delivery and call us to let us know. We’ll arrange a replacement to be dispatched to you as soon as possible.

If you notice damage after accepting delivery, please call us to let us know as soon as possible. We may ask for photographs of the damage as proof. Once the damage is confirmed, we will arrange for the damaged item to be collected free of charge, and we’ll dispatch your replacement.

An introduction to the Henchman Tripod Ladder

FAQs about our ladders

It’s simple, really. Our 3 Leg Adjustable Tripod Ladders provide wobble-free stability because all three feet always remain in contact with the ground.

By adjusting each leg individually to counteract uneven ground, the 3 Leg Adjustable Tripod Ladder allows you to ensure that the rungs are always level. All three legs adjust up to 18 inches (45cm) to allow you to safely work on all types of surfaces, including uneven and sloping terrain. The ladder’s claw-like feet grip soft ground to add extra stability, and stop the ladder from sinking.

The 3 Leg Adjustable Tripod Ladder’s standing platform provides a safe place for your feet while you work. You can tuck your knees into the frame for extra stability, allowing you to use both hands safely as you work.

If you’re planning to use the ladder in your garden, we always recommend the 3 Leg Adjustable Tripod Ladder.

That’s because in order to be safe, all ladders (including a Henchman ladder) need to be upright and level. Very few gardens are perfectly level. Most have a degree of unevenness, whether that’s steep slopes or gentle lumps and bumps. 

The Henchman 3 Leg Adjustable Tripod Ladder is designed to cope with almost all terrain, so it is very rare that you’ll find somewhere where you can’t safely use one.

On the other hand, tripod ladders with just 1 adjustable leg are designed to be used on flat ground, or facing up or down a single planed gentle slope. A tripod ladder with 1 adjustable leg will not work if you have a slope parallel to the area where you’re working. 

For example, if your garden faces up or down a hill, but your hedges run along the left or right hand sides of your garden, a one leg adjustable ladder won’t offer your stability. In this case, you’d need a three leg adjustable ladder.

Yes, you can use our 3 adjustable leg tripod ladder indoors. 

In fact, they work brilliantly indoors when purchased with our optional rubber feet. 

These feet improve grip on flat hard surfaces and also protect delicate floors from being scratched by the clawed feet.

If you’re planning to use your tripod ladder for professional purposes, such as landscape gardening or tree surgery, then we’d suggest our Professional 3-leg adjustable tripod platform ladder instead.

Although similar to our standard model, our professional model is made from thicker aluminium and is built to better withstand regular use and transit. This makes it far more resistant to frequent use over the years. Plus, for businesses claiming back on VAT, the extra cost of our professional tripod ladder can be easily recovered.

Both the tripod ladders and our platform step ladders are designed to be safe on uneven ground. Both have adjustable legs to counteract slopes, dips and steps, have a safe working load of 150kg, and are covered by our 5 year warranty. 

The added benefits of our tripod ladders include a lighter weight due to their fully aluminium frame, making them easier to transport and move around. They are also faster to set up due to their spring pin leg adjustment mechanism. 

However, the Adjustable Platform Ladder has a larger standing platform secured by a rear guard strap. It also has more height adjustment due to each leg extending to 2ft, plus an optional 3ft height extender on top of that. It also offers high levels of productivity, allowing you to increase your reach by leaning left and right on the waist high guard rail without risk of toppling.

It’s really important to pick the right size ladder. If you choose a ladder that’s too tall, you’ll spend your time working on the lower rungs rather than from the platform. If you choose a ladder that’s too short, you may be tempted to stretch up and over reach, causing imbalance and instability.

Please see the “What size ladder do I need?” section on this page for help choosing the right sized ladder. If you’re still unsure about what size to choose, please get in contact and we’ll be more than happy to help.

The rubber feet make your ladder easier to use inside and on hard surfaces.

Slide them onto the feet of the Tripod ladder and they will protect your floor from scratches and improve grip.

It’s important to always take the rubber feet off when working on soft ground or gravel, as the clawed aluminium feet are designed to dig into and grip the ground, preventing slipping or sinking.

Yes, if you order the wrong size, you’ll be able to exchange your ladder for a different size. However, there will be a £45 collection charge. 

For more information on exchanging the wrong size ladder, please see the “Delivery and returns” section on this page.

An all-day delivery slot is free of charge if you’re ordering from mainland UK. 

If you’re ordering from overseas, this also costs extra and depends on the country. Please get in touch with us before you order and we’ll advise you on the cost.

Both our Tripod ladders and Hi-Step Ladders are designed in the UK and made by accredited welders in China. 

Our Wheeled Henchman Range is made in Somerset, UK.  

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