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5908 8 ft Type II Fiberglass Step Ladder

Performance Overview

StyleSizeReach HeightLoad CapacityType
Single-Sided8 ft12 ft225 lbsType II Duty Rating

The 5908 Fiberglass 8 ft Step Ladder has a duty rating of 225 pounds with braces on the top step and top horizontal. Featuring a high performance HolsterTop with a paint and tool holder, these Step Ladders have slip-resistant, TRACTION-TRED® steps and external PINCH-PROOF™ spreaders. The EDGE® molded brace and foot pad combination provides enhanced bracing strength and increased protection against damage. Fiberglass rails are non-conductive for working near electricity.


  • HolsterTop with Lock-In System secures tools to increase productivity
  • Sturdy paint can hanger on back side of top
  • Braces on top step and top horizontal
  • External PINCH-PROOF™ spreaders
  • Slip-resistant TRACTION-TRED® steps
  • EDGE® molded brace and foot pad combination provides enhanced bracing strength and increased protection against damage
  • Slip-resistant foot pads
  • Sturdy pail shelf with rag rack holds gallon paint can (5900S series only)
  • Optional manual pail shelf kit, model no. PK76-9


FeatureSize / Details
Size8 ft
Reach Height12 ft
Max. Standing Height5 ft 9 in
Load Capacity225 lbs
TypeType II Duty Rating
Approx. Width25 in
CertificationsANSI A14.5 (2007); OSHA
Approx. Spread53-1/2 in
Description of Top FeaturesPaint tray slot, can hook, Lock in accessory sockets, 2 tool holes, putty knife slot, drill hole, p int, quart & gallon paint can, parts tray
Edge BracingLightweight
Spreader MaterialSteel
Approx. Shipping Weight Lbs.22.5
Approx. Cu. Ft. Per Unit6.8
Performance Rating

Package Contents

Part NumberQtyDescription


Top Dimension5-3/8 in x 13 in
Front Rails Dimension3-1/8 in
Front Flange Dimension1-1/8 in
Rear Rails Dimension1-3/4 in
Rear Flange Dimension1-3/16 in
Steps Dimension3 in

Additional 5900 Series Models

Model No.SizeReach HeightMax. Standing HeightApprox. WidthApprox. SpreadApprox. Shipping Weight Lbs. Buy Online
59044 ft8 ft1 ft 11 in19 in28-7/8 in11.5
59066 ft10 ft3 ft 10 in22 in41-7/8 in16
59088 ft12 ft5 ft 9 in25 in53-1/2 in22.5

pail shelf

I would like to know which pail shelf fits on the 5908 series ladder.
Asked by: Anonymous
For this ladder you would be able to use our 76-3 or 76-9 series of pail shelf
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-10-17

Replace Spec. Labels

I have some ladder that need labels. It this there a link we can print copies from?
Asked by: Anonymous
Werner Co. does offer replacement safety label kits and duty rating label kits. These kits may be special ordered through your local distributors. Please provide the distributor with your model number and they can special order the correct kits for your unit. Please visit our website at www.wernerco.com and utilize our distributor locator to identify the nearest distributors in your area.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2013-10-22

Where are your products manufactured?

Asked by: Anonymous
The 5900 series of step ladders are manufactured in Mexico. In recent years Werner Co. has expanded globally to become the world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of ladders, climbing equipment and ladder accessories. Werner is now available in new markets and product categories and has added manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S. and around the world to satisfy global demand.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2014-06-09

how many heights do you have in the 5900 series

I need to get pricing for 4', 6', 8', 10' & 12' fiberglas ladders for resale.
Asked by: Anonymous
The 5900 series is only available in 4', 6' and 8'.In this scenario I would recommend the 6200 series that has sizes available up to 12'.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-02-02

Lubrication of Hinges

I have had this ladder for about 9 months. Works fine except hard to open and close. Is it okay to lube the hinges with white grease or WD40?
Asked by: Anonymous
If lubricating the hinges on this ladder we would recommend using a silicone based lubricant. Anything oil based will attract dirt and other particles.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-09-20
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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.