Lyon Compact Wire Ladder
The Lyon Compact Wire Ladder is a general purpose flexible ladder with variants that are suitable for tactical urban and maritime use.
Manufactured using 150mm wide aluminium alloy rungs attached to 4mm diameter steel wire sides, the Compact ladder is wide enough for one foot to be placed and removed easily whilst minimising weight.
The Compact Wire Ladder is completely customisable and can be made with different options for length, rung spacings, rung types and side materials.
Available with two side wire options including 4mm galvanised and 4mm stainless steel. Stainless steel being the most commonly chosen option for tactical use.
Whilst 4mm wire is the variant recommended for frequent use because it is both durable and versatile, there is also a lightweight 3mm wire option for situations where low weight is a necessity.
The rung options include plain silver alloy, black anodised aluminium alloy and knurled black anodised aluminium alloy. Whilst the plain silver alloy is standard for most civilian applications, the black anodised rung provides additional corrosion resistance and the high grip, knurled finish proves the best performance in wet conditions. The knurled black finish is the most popular choice for tactical users.
Two rung spacings are available - 25cm and 30cm; 25cm rung spacing is recommended for users who climb a lot in difficult conditions or who carry a lot of heavy equipment whilst the 30cm spacing is lighter and less expensive.
An important accessory is the stand-off - the Diskret attaches to the rungs at key points to keep steps away from the surface that is being climbed and allow feet proper purchase on the rungs; normally a pair is used every 3m of ladder length.
The Compact Wire ladder can be fixed to an attachment point using the Lyon Wire Ladder Belay or Y Spreader. The Wire Ladder Belay fixes the ladder to a large circumference anchor point such as an I-beam, whilst the Y Spreader allows the ladder to be fixed to a single point.
Overall the Compact series of ladders are compact, light and easy to transport and can be rolled up and carried one handed. They are ideal for use in confined and irregular shaped spaces where conventional ladders can't be deployed due to bulk and rigidness.