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FTP6208 8 ft Type IA Fiberglass Tripod Ladder

Performance Overview

StyleSizeReach HeightLoad Capacity
Tripod8 ft12 ft300 lbs

The FTP6208 Tripod 8 ft Step Ladder features a duty rating of 300 pounds. The single rear rail allows the tripod ladder to go where other ladders can't making working in tight spaces easy. The convenient spreader handle design improves setup and makes these ladders easy to transport. The front section is fully braced and the molded external rail shields help protect against abrasion and rail damage. The slip-resistant, TRACTION-TRED® steps are double riveted. Back-up plates reinforce all top connectors. Fiberglass rails are non-conductive for working near electricity.


  • Back-up plates reinforce all top connectors
  • Double riveted comfortable TRACTION-TRED® steps for slip-resistance and durability
  • Molded external rail shield helps protect against abrasion and rail damage
  • Fully braced front section
  • Replaceable riveted, slip-resistant foot pad
  • Single rear rail allows FTP Series to rest where other ladders can’t
  • Convenient spreader handle design improves setup and transportability
  • Makes working in tight spaces easy
  • Every rivet backed up by metal plate or washer to protect rails
  • Internal aluminum spreaders on 8 ft and 10 ft models


FeatureSize / Details
Size8 ft
Reach Height12 ft
Max. Standing Height5 ft 9 in
Load Capacity300 lbs
Approx. Product Width40 in
CertificationsANSI A14.5 (2007); OSHA
Approx. Spread57 in
Spreader MaterialSteel
Approx. Shipping Weight Lbs.31
Approx. Cu. Ft. Per Unit10.1
Description of Top Features4 tool holes, paint can hook
Performance Rating

Package Contents

Part NumberQtyDescription


Top Dimension5-3/4 in x 13 in
Front Rails Dimension3-1/8 in
Front Flange Dimension1-3/16 in
Rear Rails Dimension1-1/2 in
Rear Flange Dimension1-3/16 in
Steps Dimension3 in

Additional FTP6200 Series Models

Model No.SizeReach HeightMax. Standing HeightApprox. Product WidthApprox. SpreadApprox. Shipping Weight Lbs.Buy Online
FTP62044 ft8 ft1 ft 11 in31 in30-1/2 in17
FTP62066 ft10 ft3 ft 10 in36 in43-3/4 in23
FTP62088 ft12 ft5 ft 9 in40 in57 in31
FTP621010 ft14 ft7 ft 8 in51 in71 in42
FTP621212 ft16 ft9 ft 7 in54 in77-3/4 in51

FTP6208 8 ft Type IA Fiberglass Tripod Ladder is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Sturdy and Balanced I bought this ladder through Lowe's for outdoor use: pruning my leyland cypress trees, power washing house and putting up Christmas lights. It was a special order through Lowe's and took about a month for the ladder to come in. I used the ladder for the first time and the stability and balance is unbelievable. I wasn't quite sure about the tripod design, but I have to say it seems far superior to a standard 4 leg ladder and provides great flexibility getting close to the trees with the single leg . Note, the base is very, very wide so I think using this ladder inside a home would be challenging. I'm very pleased with the purchase.
Date published: 2016-10-05
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Can this ladder be used in the folded position, leaning against a wall?

Asked by: Foreman
Unfortunately this ladder cannot be used in the folder position to lean against a wall. All 3 legs on this ladder need to be touching the ground when using.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2014-09-25

can I use this ladder on the slope? for fruit pick up?

is this orchard ladder? for trimming trees and pick up fruit
Asked by: ben
For safety purposes we suggest that you use the ladder on a level surface with all 3 legs planted on the ground.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-03-16

What is the height above the floor of the brace on a FTP6210 and FTP6212 ladder?

Asked by: Lee
The height to the spreaders on the FTP6210 is 66 3/4". The height to the spreaders on the FTP6212 is 89 5/8".
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2015-11-30

Is the integrity of the ladder compromised if the user attaches a strap on the plastic top with 2-1/4" zip screws? If so what is the fix?

Asked by: MG
Please contact Customer Care at 888-523-3370 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST to discuss your application.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-03-14

The Home Depot web site shows the PK76-3 Universal Auto Closing Pail Shelf as an accessory for this ladder. Is it compatible with this ladder?

Asked by: Matt Bieneman
Unfortunately no the PK76-3 will not fit the FTP model of stepladder.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2014-11-24

Can the single, rear rail be positioned on a slightly different elevation?

We have access areas that require ladders but step ladders cannot get adequately close. Does the tripod style ladder have adjustment capability to allow the 3rd rail to be positioned at a different height (higher) than the 2 other rails?
Asked by: Vic
For safety purposes we suggest that you use the ladder on a level surface with all 3 legs planted on the ground.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-08-11

storage length and thickness of ladder

what is the maximum storage length of this ladder and what is the storage height when laying on the face and the support leg is closed.
Asked by: ROBERT
When closed for storage, the FTP6204 is 4 feet long, by 30-1/2 inches wide at the base, outside of the flared legs, by 8 inches thick.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2014-01-08

Is this ladder available with an adjustable 3rd leg?

Asked by: Bh
We currently do not manufacture any tripod ladders with adjustable legs.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-11-15

weight of ladders

comparing weight of ladders themselves not load weight. what does the ftp6206 weigh compared to the 8ft version of tripod ladder?
Asked by: Jeff
FTP6206- 23ibs FTP6208- 31lbs
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2014-09-25

Clamp on wheels

Looking for clamp on wheels to make it easer to move around the 12' tripod ladder
Asked by: Jack
We do not offer casters for this model
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-04-24
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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.