DEFENDER Little Giant Ladder

Little Giant Ladder

The Little Giant Defendr™ ladder system was specifically designed for use by firefighters, the Little Giant Defender offers a number of unique features that cannot be found on just any ladder. Designed to fit in the storage space of most fire apparatus, this lightweight ladder offers the strength and versatility necessary when facing an emergency situation.

Addressing the Needs of Firefighters 
To help meet the unique needs of firefighters, the Little giant Defender boasts a number of features designed with firefighters in mind.  The Quad-Lock hinge and the Rock Locks rung fasteners, both of which are designed to be easily adjusted while wearing heavy firefighter gloves. The special high-viz reflective labels and heat-sensor labels also alert firefighters when the ladder has been exposed to excessive heat and needs to be taken out of service. The Defender ladder also boasts a lightweight design that makes it easy for transport and deployment.  


Ratchet Levelers™ – Working on uneven ground due to slope or debris? The Ratchet Levelers adjust in seconds to provide an even, level setup over a wide range of uneven surfaces or debris. The Ratchet Levelers are specifically designed for easy operation while wearing heavy firefighting gloves.
Versatility and Ease of Use
To help meet the needs of any emergency situation, the Defender ladder can be configured in dozens of different ways.  Among these is a 90-degree ladder, an A-frame, an extension ladder and a trestle-and-plank scaffolding system. The ladder also boasts heavy-duty casters to allow for easy and fast transport, while the wide-flared legs and aluminum construction help to increase safety and stability. 
Easy Transport – The Overhaul Ladder is equipped with heavy duty casters for quick, easy transport.

Easy Carrying – The Overhaul Ladder is designed to be extremely mobile and easy to move from place to place. It is equipped with a large, solid aluminum carrying handle that is easy to grip while wearing firefighter gloves.

Heat Sensing Technology – The Overhaul Ladder has special heat-sensing labels that indicate when the ladder has been exposed to damaging temperatures and should be taken out of service. 


Little Giant Overhaul Ladder - A-Frame Configuration

A-Frame Ladder

With a simple click of the patented hinge, the Little Giant can be used as a traditional A-Frame ladder.
 Little Giant Overhaul Ladder - Staircase Configuration  

Staircase Ladder

Because it's adjustable in one-foot increments, the Little Giant allows one side of the ladder to be extended allowing safe use on uneven surfaces like staircases, curbs or docks.
 Little Giant Overhaul Ladder - 90 degree configuration  

90° Ladder

Traditional ladders make working close to walls nearly impossible. With the Little Giant, one adjustment allows you to safely work against any vertical surface.
 Little Giant Overhaul Ladder - extension ladder configuration  

Extension Ladder

For large projects the Little Giant easily converts to a stable extension ladder allowing you to reach rooftops, tree limbs and more with ease.
 Little Giant Overhaul Ladder - scaffolding configuration  


Since the Little Giant pulls apart to form two scaffold trestles, you just add the optional work plank (sold separately) and trestle brackets (sold separately) to form a convenient scaffolding system.


Defender Firefighter Ladder - Type 1AA
  Model 17 Model 22
 Weight Capacity 300 lbs. 300 lbs. 
 900 Ladder Yes Yes 
 ANSI Duty Rating Type IA - Extra Heavy Duty Type IA - Extra Heavy Duty 
 Country of Origin USA USA 
 Extension Max. Height 14' 11" 18' 11"
 Extension Max. Reach 18' 1" 22'
 Extension Max. Height 14' 11" 18' 11"
 Extension Min. Height 8' 11" 10' 11"
 Extension Total Length of  Sections 17' 2" 21' 2"
 Extension Highest Standing Level Max 11' 7" 15' 6"
 Extension Max Working Length 14' 11" 18' 11"
 Extension Lock Rock Locks Rock Locks 
 Feet Non-marring Non-marring 
 Ladder Weight 46 lbs.  46.5 lbs.
 Inside Clear Width 1' 0.5" 1' 0.5" 
 Ladder Material Aluminum  Aluminum
 Outter Rung Depth 1.5" 1.5"
Hinge Lock System Quad-Lock Quad-Lock
 Rung Size Double Section 3.5" 3.5"
 Rung Size Single Section 1.38" 1.38"
 Stepladder Highest Standing Level 4' 10" 6' 8"
 Stepladder Max. Footprint 5' 2.25" 6' 4.5"
 Stepladder Max. Reach 11' 4" 13' 2"
 Storage Depth 9"  9"
 Storage Height 4' 7"  5.7"
 Top Width 1' 6" 1' 6"
 Storage Width @ Base 2' 2' 3"
 Tip & Glide Wheels Yes Yes
 Warranty 5 Years  5 Years


NFPA Compliance – The Little Giant Defender ladder system is designed to meet the requirements of NFPA 1931, Standard for Manufacturer’s Design of Fire Department Ground Ladders, and has been tested to the requirements of NFPA 1932-2015, Standard on Use, Maintenance, and Service Testing of In-Service Fire Department Ground Ladders.  The ladder meets or exceeds all OSHA and ANSI standards and is IA rated to hold 300 lbs., and in its stepladder configuration, can hold 300 lbs. on both sides.

SHIPPING - The Little Giant OVERHAUL Ladder Ships FREE to the contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii). 

Please Contact First Out Rescue Equipment to arrange shipments to Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. Shipping to Canada, Mexico or other country will be quoted on an individual basis.  Please use our REQUEST A QUOTE option to obtain a shipping quote.  

Grouped product items
SKU Product Name Qty
15187-882 DEFENDER Little Giant - Model 17
15182-882 DEFENDER Little Giant - Model 22