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The Gorilla Ladders MPX17 offers an 18-foot reach, multiple configurations, and 1 AA duty rating for just $169 from the Home Depot. It's hard to not pass this up if you're in need of a ladder. Even though this ladder has an 18-foot reach and a 375-lbs. weight limit, it still only weighs 34-lbs.

Overall Score 4.4 Our Thoughts

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Gorilla Ladders MPX17 Aluminum Ladder 18-feet Reach Video


A ladder may not be the most exciting tool or piece of equipment in your shop, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Just try reaching that top shelf or rack by standing on a chair…on second thought, don’t do that. We don’t want to be liable. If you’re in need of a ladder, you should check out the Gorilla Ladders MPX17 aluminum ladder. It offers some great features for a good price, and it includes a lifetime warranty.

Gorilla MPX17 Aluminum Ladder Speed Lock

1/4-Turn Speed Lock

Gorilla Ladders MPX17 Aluminum Ladder Features

Aluminum is the keyword here. We have a 15-year old fiberglass Gorilla ladder that’s shorter than the MPX17 and it’s still heavier. The Gorilla Ladders MPX17 aluminum ladder only weighs 34-pounds. In the fully extended position, the Gorilla Ladders MPX17 aluminum ladder offers an 18-foot reach. As a multi-position ladder, it can be configured to be a typical step ladder, an offset ladder for stairs or stairwells, and a 90-degree ladder for positioning against walls without touching them.

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Oversized MPX hinges not only offer greater stability and strength, but they also offer quick adjustment. Just push the large black circular pads from the outside-in, then position the ladder to your desired configuration – extended, closed, or step. Adjusting the height is just as simple with the 1/4-turn speed locks. Turn the locks 1/4-turn and they stay in the unlocked position. Once the desired height is reached, just partially-rotate the speed lock and it pops into place. You can also just turn the speed locks partially to unlock and let them go, once the next hole/rung is reached, the pins will automatically lock into place.

Our Thoughts

This Gorilla Ladders MPX17 aluminum ladder is very easy to use, and it’s very easy to transport with one person. As an 18-foot 1-AA duty rating, this ladder is rated for 375 lbs, and the price of $169 is a good value. The MPX17 felt very stable when treading and standing, even in all positions. This new aluminum Gorilla Ladders ladder will be replacing our old fiberglass unit in our shop. You should check it out if you’re in need.

Gorilla Ladders MPX17 Ladder Specifications

  • Gorilla MPX17 Aluminum Ladder Old NewBase Spread (in.): 23.65 in
  • Extension Ladder Maximum Height (ft.): 15
  • Extension Ladder Minimum Height (ft.): 9
  • Industry Standard Ladder Height (ft.): 17
  • Reach Height (ft.): 18
  • Rung/Step Depth: 1 in
  • Step Ladder Maximum Height – Closed (ft.): 7
  • Step Ladder Minimum Height – Open (ft.): 4
  • Rise (in.): 12
  • Storage Depth (in.): 8.5
  • Storage Height (ft.): 4.56
  • Ladder Rating: Type 1AA – 375 lbs.
  • Ladder Type: Multi-Position
  • Load Weight Capacity (lb.): 375 lb.
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Maximum Weight Capacity (lb.): 375
  • Number of Steps: 16
  • Product Weight (lb.): 34 lb
  • Returnable: 90-Day
  • Rung/Step Material: Aluminum
  • Storage Width (in.): 26
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Price: Home Depot $169

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