HyperLite Extension Ladder Prevents Injuries

Nov. 23, 2017
Little Giant Ladder Systems, Inc. is introducing two ladder systems that have reduced weight to prevent ladder injuries.

The Little Giant HyperLite, in patent-pending Hi-Viz green, is the lightest Type IA and IAA fiberglass extension ladder in the world, weighing up to 40% less than ordinary fiberglass ladders, without sacrificing strength or stability.


The HyperLite SumoStance, also in Hi-Viz green, is the winner of Occupational Health & Safety magazine’s 2017 New Product of the Year Award for Fall Protection/Fall Prevention. The HyperLite SumoStance delivers safety to working professionals by tripling the base width and by increasing side-tip stability. This new category of extension ladders works on nearly any uneven surface while still weighing less than ordinary fiberglass extension ladders. 


Common ladder problems are overcome with the following innovations from the HyperLite and HyperLite SumoStance:

  • Patent-pending Sure-Set feet: Allows you to set the feet in either flat or spike positions and have them stay in place.
  • Hi-Viz green: Some of the most catastrophic falls are caused by people who walk or drive into an extension ladder. This Hi-Viz green, the most easily detected color to the human eye, will help prevent these types of accidents by increasing visibility.
  • SumoStance wide-stance levelers: Increases side-tip stability, preventing accidents caused by over-reaching and working on uneven surfaces.
  • Wide rungs: Provide great comfort, reducing foot fatigue.
  • Side-mounted, dual-pulley system: Reduces the effort required to lift the fly section by 45% and removes a potential trip hazard caused by traditional center-pulley rope systems.


Little Giant designed the breakthrough innovations featured in the new HyperLite and HyperLite SumoStance ladders to overcome common ladder accidents, including injuries caused by the weight of the ladder and injuries caused by overreaching. These types of accidents often result in lost work time and can vary in severity of injury, from strains and sprains, to broken bones even to death.