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MT-26 26 ft Type IA Telescoping MultiLadder

Performance Overview

StyleSizeExtension HeightNumber of Positions
Telescoping MultiLadder26 ft13 ft to 23 ft37

The MT-26 Telescoping 26 ft MultiLadder is versatile and easy to transport. The adjustable telescoping design allows the ladder to be used in 4 different positions -- twin Step Ladder, stairway Step Ladder, extension ladder and as 2 scaffold bases. In the Step Ladder mode, this hybrid ladder can be used for one or two person jobs with a duty rating of 300 pounds per side. The feet are slip resistant and the ends of the multi-position ladder are flared for firm support. Smooth curved rails allow for comfortable climbing. With its many uses, this MultiLadder fits all your climbing needs.


  • Smooth curved rails for comfortable climbing
  • Hybrid Ladder easily converts to: 1. Twin Stepladder 2.Stairway Step Ladder 3. Extension ladder 4. 2-Scaffold bases
  • Double riveted steps for long lasting durability
  • Extra wide flared bottom for firm support
  • Slip-resistant feet
  • Adjustable telescoping design for maximum versatility
  • Designed for one or two person jobs
  • Size refers to the ANSI definition of length. ANSI code: A14.2-2007 6.2.4


FeatureSize / Details
StyleTelescoping MultiLadder
Number of Positions37
Load Capacity300 lbs
Approx. Closed Height79 in
Scaffold Height4 ft 10 in
Reach Height Extension Ladder25 ft 10 in
Reach Height Stepladder15 ft 1 in
Ladder Width31 in
Stair Height6 ft to 11 ft
Stepladder Height6 ft to 11 ft
Size26 ft
Extension Height13 ft to 23 ft
Approx. Cu. Ft. Per Unit12.3
Approx. Shipping Weight Lbs.62.6
Performance Rating

Package Contents

Part NumberQtyDescription


Rails Dimension2-5/8 in
Flange Dimension1 in
Rungs Dimension1 in
Steps Dimension1 in

Additional MT Series Models

Model No.Number of PositionsApprox. Closed HeightScaffold HeightReach Height Extension LadderReach Height StepladderLadder WidthBuy Online
MT-131343 in1 ft 11 in14 ft 3 in9 ft 4 in22-1/8 in
MT-172055 in2 ft 11 in18 ft 1 in11 ft 3 in24-5/8 in
MT-222867 in3 ft 10 in22 ft13 ft 2 in27-7/8 in
MT-263779 in4 ft 10 in25 ft 10 in15 ft 1 in31 in

MT-26 26 ft Type IA Telescoping MultiLadder is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable multi-use ladder As a painting contractor for the last 17 years I've used the MT 26 & MT 22 extensively. The MT 26 is somewhat heavy but not extraordinarily so, as it is rated as a Type1A, 300 lb test weight. It's a large ladder & large ladders can be heavy. I've never had to ask for help using it in whatever configuration is needed. It's very versatile with multiple combinations ofladder configurations. I use the MT 26 mainly for painting walls where steps/stairs are present. It collapses to a length that can easily be carried in a small pickup w/o a rack if need be. Definitely NOT a homeowner ladder imo(the MT 17, MT22 would be better suited for homeowners).In 17 years of constant use I've never had any issues with the latches. Bottom Line: Well worth the $ for a quality product engineered to last many years
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No replacement parts The product was a little more difficult to use than similar ones, but it worked well. However, i damaged the bottom rung of the ladder. Obviously easy to fix by replacing the rivets but Werner will not sell me a replacement rung. The few dollars I saved by purchasing a Werner versus the other brand is now obviously a serious mistake,since the other brand has a lifetime warranty. I am now going to complain to Lowes about this product.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Requires two people to use I'm sick and tired of equipment made so heavy and awkward to handle that it requires a two person team just to move it and get it in place for work. Ladders should not be a project unto themselves!!!!! Will never buy another ladder that I cannot carry and assemble myself.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Multi ladder This thing is a piece of junk. Spent quite a bit on this ladder. used it once now one of the locking mechanism is stuck in a locked position. I have tried everything to unlock it and as a result broke the plastic pieces on the end. I will never buy another product from this company.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Locking mechanism broke I had the ladder for 3 years. I infrequently used the ladder. I got it out to work on my arbor and the lock broke on one side. Given the use it got I felt that poor quality was the problem. I ordered the replacement part and hope instruction for installation come with the part.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong, Compact and Versatile I have one these ladders almost 9 years and I would easily be using it several times a week, if not several times a day. I really like it because it has a good solid and stable feel to it and I always feel safe on it.A lot of my customers have even commented about its robust appearance and how easy it can adapt to my needs and still fold up nice and compact.Best ladder I have ever owned.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very sturdy and very heavy ladder There are trade-offs with any product and that is true for this ladder. The MT-26 provides a very stable 13 foot step ladder but it also is very heavy and the steps are less than half as wide as those of a regular step ladder and so not comfortable for standing on for any amount of time.The rungs are also too far apart to use something like the Werner AC24 tray so I need to tie a bucket to the ladder for parts I need when at the top.Very easy to adjust the height on each side and not have to support the entire weight of the ladder. I have similar ladders and they are not nearly as easy to adjust even though they are much shorter ladders.As this is a very heavy ladder I would recommend buying only as tall a MT ladder as you actually will need.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 1.0 out of 5 starsNot very useful for practical purpose I bought this ladder a couple of months back from Home Depot, I never used it. It is too heavy to maneuver, actually I hurt my shoulder by moving from one place to another (not very for, within garage). When I bought it I thought I can use it as 2 ladder, a small one and a big one. Then when I red the instruction, it cannot be used as two different ladder. I should have red the reviews in Amazon; Maybe if you want for heavy duty work it is useful. But not very useful and practical for frequent use
Date published: 2016-08-10
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Extending the ladder

I bought the MT-22 22 ft Type IA Telescoping MultiLadder. Do you have any products that can extend this ladder by two extra feet so I can safety access my roof?
Asked by: champi
We don't have any product that can extend this ladder. The MT-26 extension can extend 13' to 23'.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-06-28

Can the mt26 be used in the 90 degree position to be flat against the wall similar to the little giant?

Can the mt26 be used in the 90 degree position to be flat against the wall similar to the little giant when in the A-frame position?
Asked by: Paulie D
The MT ladders can only be used in the following positions: Stepladder Straight Ladder Scaffold Stairway When the ladder is used in the straight ladder position, the ladder needs to be angled at approximately 75 degrees.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-04-22

When using a MT-26 on a stairway can both legs be on the stairs at the same time or must one set be on the floor (before the steps Begin)?

Every picture I see of the ladder configured for steps I see one set of feet on the step and one on the main floor. Can both be on the steps and still be used safely? I need to reach the ceiling to re-do the sheet rock. The depth of my stairs is 10". Thank you.
Asked by: JoeM
The ladder can be set on the stairs, provided the steps are wide enough to accomodate the ladder. The ladder would have to be extended to meet the correct height for the stairs. The best place to set up the ladder is to have one side of the ladder on a landing. This provides enough space for the ladder to be opened properly.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2013-10-22

Can you hinge the MT-26 at 90 deg and use one side as scaffold?

I recently had a patio cover (light flat aluminum) added on that connects to the roof facia. Our air conditioning unit is on the roof that has asphalt shingles BUT is surrounded by ceramic tiles. Our A/C service people won't walk on the tiles. The height of the patio cover is 8' and extends back to the house 10'. Can the MT-22 or 26 be hinged at the top of the patio cover and extend to the asphalt singles to allow safe access? I would be slightly less than 90 degrees. Are these ladders rated for 300 lbs on the horizontal? I look forward to your reply!!
Asked by: DJ
Unfortunately we do not suggest using the MT ladder for the application you described. This is something that has not been tested by Werner Co therefore we cannot suggest using the ladder as described for safety purposes.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2015-12-18

Can the MT mark 5 models function as a stairway stepladder?

I know the mark 6 models can, but what about the mark 5?
Asked by: Birdman
All of the MT series ladders can be used as a stairway stepladder. This includes all sizes and MK numbers. The telescoping legs allow for the ladders to be used on a stairway.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2014-04-21

If I want to use the MT26 as a scaffold, what will be the maximum height of the horzontal platform?

Asked by: Flip1228
When used as a scaffold, the maximum height which the plank can be set is 4 feet 10 inches. The platform can be adjusted down in one foot increments on each rung.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2014-04-09

what does the MT26 ladder weigh?

Asked by: Anonymous
The MT-26 Telescoping Multiladder weighs 63 pounds.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2013-11-02

Difficult to set up as extension?

Looking at the 26ft, trying to imagine setting it up and using it as a straight extension ladder. How do you recommend extending this to it's max usable length, and then getting it into position against a house? Seems heavy, awkward, I'm imagining something bad happening as I attempt to lean it up to the roof....over a wall of windows. Thanks-
Asked by: fixer
Once the J Locks are adjusted so that the ladder is at the desired height, lift the ladder from one end, and slowly walk the ladder up, one rung at a time, until the ladder rests against the desired surface.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2015-12-04

I need a compact ladder in the 22' height range to take with me on the airlines- overseas.

Weight limit- 70 # Package limit 63" then with $100 fee it can be bigger
Asked by: Bruce
The MT-26 ladder weighs 63 pounds. The dimensions of the MT-26 in the closed position are 31-1/8 inches wide by 8 inches thick by 78-3/4 inches tall.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2013-10-22

use on a hill?

My yard has a hill in back with 2 different angles of slope. Is there a leg extension/leveler I can put on my multiladder?
Asked by: Kennyh
The Multiladders can only be adjusted in one direction of the angle. The legs can be extended on one side to make up the difference in length.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2013-10-22
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Different types of ladders are designed to keep you safe and productive when climbing or standing. Using the wrong style of ladder or simply ignoring the limitations of climbing equipment can result in a fall or serious injury.
Height is referring to the actual ladder height. Extension ladders should be 7 to 10 feet longer than the highest support or contact point, which may be the wall or roof line. The highest standing level is four rungs down from the top. The highest permitted standing level on a stepladder is two steps down from the top.

Reach height is the maximum reach assuming a 5’6” person with a vertical 12” reach.
Ladders are designed to safely hold up to a specific amount of weight. The Werner Performance System defines five different capacities using a color and star rating system. The Duty Rating is defined as the maximum safe load capacity of the ladder. A person’s fully clothed weight plus the weight of any tools and materials that are carried onto the ladder must be less than the load capacity.

Werner offers ladder made from fiberglass and aluminum. Each material has characteristics which make it best for certain applications, or one material may simply fit the personal preferences of the user. For example, if working around electricity users should select fiberglass products due to their non-conductive side rails.