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D540-2 40 ft Type IA Aluminum D-Rung Extension Ladder


Performance Overview

SizeStyleApprox. Closed LengthReach HeightLoad CapacityPerformance Rating
40 ftMulti Section20 ft37 ft300 lbs

The D540-2 40 ft aluminum extension ladders have a duty rating of 300 pounds and feature the exclusive ALFLO® rung joint for a TWIST-PROOF® performance every time. The end caps are mar resistant and notched for easy separation of sections. Both the base and the fly sections can be used separately. Internal guides increase the ease of operation when raising and lowering. The feet are heavy-duty, self-aligning and free swinging for hard or penetrable surfaces. Rugged spring-loaded locks operate smoothly. TRACTION-TRED® D rungs are slip resistant. Duty rating changes to 375 pounds for 20 ft-32 ft models.




Features

  • Exclusive ALFLO® rung joint means TWIST-PROOF® performance
  • 1-3/4 in slip-resistant TRACTION-TRED® D-rungs
  • Heavy Duty extruded rung locks are spring loaded to operate smoothly
  • Base and fly separate easily for use as an extension or two single sections
  • Smooth operating double pulley design with 3/8 in rope
  • Internal guides increase ease of operation
  • Extra Heavy Duty I-beam rails
  • Rugged spring loaded locks operate smoothly
  • Heavy duty, self-aligning, free-swinging shoe with slip-resistant tread and replaceable steel spur plate
  • Mar-resistant end caps notched for easy separation of sections


Specifications

FeatureSize / Details
Size40 ft
Reach Height37 ft
Max Working Length35 ft
Max. Open Extended Length35 ft
StyleMulti Section
Load Capacity300 lbs
TypeType IA Duty Rating
MaterialAluminum
Rung TypeD-Rung
Foot MaterialSlip-resistant pad
Number of Sections2
Base Width19-1/8 in outside Shoes
CertificationsANSI A14.2 (2007); OSHA
Approx. Closed Length20 ft
Approx. Shipping Weight Lbs.99.5
Approx. Cu. Ft. Per Unit17
Performance Rating




Package Contents

Part NumberQtyDescription

Dimensions

FeatureSize
Rails Dimension3-1/4 in
Flange Dimension1-1/4 in
Rung Dimension1-3/4 in
Fly Width16-15/16 in


Additional D500-2 Series Models

Model No.SizeReach HeightMax Working LengthMax. Open Extended LengthLoad CapacityType Buy Online
D520-220 ft20 ft17 ft17 ft375 lbsType IAA Duty Rating
D524-224 ft23 ft21 ft21 ft375 lbsType IAA Duty Rating
D528-228 ft27 ft25 ft25 ft375 lbsType IAA Duty Rating
D532-232 ft31 ft29 ft29 ft375 lbsType IAA Duty Rating
D536-236 ft34 ft32 ft32 ft300 lbsType IA Duty Rating
D540-240 ft37 ft35 ft35 ft300 lbsType IA Duty Rating
D544-244 ft41 ft39 ft39 ft300 lbsType IA Duty Rating
D548-248 ft45 ft43 ft43 ft300 lbsType IA Duty Rating


Rating at 300# What can a man weight to still be with in your guild lines?

Asked by: Anonymous
The maximum weight this ladder can hold is 300lbs. That will include the person using it, and any tools they may have with them
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-04-15

how many people does it take to handle a 40FT 300 lb rated ladder?

Asked by: Anonymous
When using a 40 foot extension ladder, it is recommended to have two people. The D540-2 weighs 99.5 pounds. The weight of the ladder would be difficult for one person to carry and extend into position.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2015-09-27

Please list which Werner brand stabilizers will fit the following Werner ladders:D1540-2,D540-2,D6240-2 and D544-2?

I plan to buy one of the listed ladders, but need to know which of the 3 stabilizers will work on each ladder. If none, can you offer any suggestions?
Asked by: Anonymous
The AC78 will fit all the models you have listed.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2015-08-10

What is "MT" Series?

In a previous question a customer asked what the country of manufacture is? Werner answer "MT" ladders are made in Mexico. How do we know what an "MT" series ladder is? The Model is series D500. Where are the D500 Type 1AA ladders made?
Asked by: Anonymous
The MT is made in China. You can go to the following website to view the MT series ladders. http://www.wernerco.com/us/en/results?s=mt The D500 series ladders are made in Juarez, Mexico.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-06-24

What is the country of origin?

Asked by: Anonymous
The MT Series of 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: 2016-06-23

price?

Asked by: Anonymous
Pricing and product are solely provided by distributors in your area. Please visit our website at www.wernerladder.com and utilize our distributor locator to identify the nearest distributors in your area.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-10-04

The collapsed length of my fiberglas extension ladder is approx. 12'-6". What length would this ladder be considered?

Asked by: Anonymous
The length of a ladder is measured by the total length of the rails, both sections. If both sections of the ladder are 12 feet long, this would be a 24 foot ladder.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2015-09-27

What are the biggest noticeable differences between the D540-2 and the D1540-2?

Both are rated to hold 300 lbs but I noticed the base on the D540-2 was 1" wider and that it weighs roughly 10 lbs more. What I am specifically wondering is will the D540-2 be more rigid when extended vs is comparable D1540-2 and if the D540-2 actually is rated for above 300 lbs but not quite enough to meet the 375 lb. rating of the next class above
Asked by: Anonymous
The D540-2 is not going to be more rigid than the D1540-2. They are both manufactured by the same type of aluminum. The only big differences are that the D540-2 has internal guides that allow the fly section to slide smoothly on the base section. The D1540-2 uses guide brackets to allow the fly section to move with ease on the base section. The D500-2 series does go up to 375lbs when using the ladder in that series under 32ft. Both style of ladders are considered heavier duty extension ladders.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-04-15

How much does it weigh

Asked by: Anonymous
Weight of the D532-2 extension ladder is 74lbs.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-05-16

Do you have a chart of how much each ladder weighs?

Asked by: Anonymous
There is not a chart for every ladder, however the weight of each ladder is listed on the specific ladder page.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2014-10-06
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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.