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AC96 Universal Stabilizer

Performance Overview

User or Factory Installed

The AC96 Aluminum Stabilizer spans 47in and provides a standoff of 10in. For use on aluminum ladders of all duty ratings. Attaches in minutes. Mar-resistant rubber end caps protect the work surface. Paint can hook included. Ideal for stabilizing the M1 series multiladders when in scaffold or stairway positions. For use on Aluminum Ladder Series D716 (16 ft), D1100 (all lengths), D1200 (all lengths), D1300 (all lengths), D1500 (all lengths), D500 (20ft to24 ft), MT (all lengths), M1 (all lengths).


  • For use on aluminum ladders of all duty ratings
  • Span 47in; Standoff 10in
  • For use on Aluminum Ladder Series D716 (16 ft), D1100 (all lengths), D1200 (all lengths), D1300 (all lengths), D1500 (all lengths), D500 (20ft to 24 ft), MT (all lengths), M1 (all lengths)
  • For use on Aluminum Series Extension Ladders with rails up to 3in x 1-3/16in (all lengths)
  • Ideal for stabilizing M1 MultiLadder when in scaffold or stairway positions
  • Mar-resistant rubber caps protect work surface
  • Comes with mounting hardware and instructions; paint can hook included
  • Attaches in minutes


FeatureSize / Details
StyleExtension Accessory
User or Factory InstalledUser
Approx. Shipping Weight Lbs.4.5
MaterialAluminum / Steel
Approx. Cu. Ft. Per Unit0.1
Approx. Product Weight Lbs.4.5

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Additional AC96 Series Models

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from I can't recommend Fits my Werner MT-17 ladder, but not well. Quality of the components is good, however I'm not impressed at all with the design. Unit strikes me as a quick, poorly thought out after thought rather than something that was thought of ahead of time. Fastening method is crude at best consisting of a couple of U clamps and some wingnuts. When installing, it bends two support braces in the ladder before it comes in contact with the main vertical rails. Unit does help to stabilize the ladder, but because of the poor design I'm leery about using it. Doesn't instill much, if any, confidence. In my opinion, Werner needs to redesign and re-engineer so that it becomes more of an integral part of the ladder when attached.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Safety Device.... To begin, I'm 74, have emphysema and use oxygen; if that's not enough, I'm just getting back into shape and in the swim of things after several years of recovering from a severe set back. All of the above is probably more information than you need but it's just by way of letting you know how much this stabilizer device means to me as I go about cleaning over 65 feet of gutters and installing gutter screens. Until a couple of months ago, I was doing so without your "literal lifesaver"...; Thanks!!! Much Regard, Duncan
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not to be used on Werner fiberglass ladders??? I purchased this unit for my Werner extension ladder. The narrow angle clips only work if installed opposite to what the directions call for. No where on the box does it say only for aluminum ladders or do not use on fiberglass ladders. I am still using it with the current installation and it seems to be okay. A tip from an old timer, put a little finger nail polish on the threads of the u bolt, this will keep nuts from backing off and break away easy when it's time to remove it. .
Date published: 2017-04-05
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Does Werner make a Stabilizer for my MT-17 multipurpose ladder

Asked by: Dinky59
The stabilizer that will work for your MT-17 ladder is model number AC96. https://www.wernerco.com/us/en/view/Products/Climbing%20Equipment/Accessories/AC96/AC96
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-06-15

What is your vendor part number for the rubber end caps and were can I purchase these as HomeDepot nor lows seems to have any idea of what these are

If you you have a web page link for these parts at Lowes or Home Depot or Sherman Williams I would appreciate it. I could not find them in my local HD nor could the associate help me with them.
Asked by: RubberBabyBuggyBumpers
Product (AC96_Series) replacement rubber tips kit is 36-2. You can order from the following website: http://wernerparts.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=389
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-04-26

Fiberglass 6200 28ft Ladder,

I need a more permanent solution like the ac96 for my ladder. Not the AC78 quick thing. It will never be removed once its installed. What can I use? The AC78 is to wobbly for my liking and it blocks the ladder from closing up to its proper down length. Thank you.
Asked by: Jordan
Product AC96 will not work with the D6228-2. Please look at model AC78, it will work. https://www.wernerco.com/us/en/view/Products/Climbing%20Equipment/Accessories/AC78/AC78
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-04-19

Will this stabilizer work with the Werner model D532-2 32 ft Aluminum D-Rung Extension Ladder?

Asked by: Mark
This is not recommended
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-04-19

I have Werner fiberglass extension ladder Model D6224-2.

Where can I get a stabilizer for this fiberglass ladder?
Asked by: Chuck
This stabilizer is for aluminum ladders only, I would recommend a AC78
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-04-17

I only want to purchase 2 bucket hooks

I do not want to purchase the whole parts kit, are the bucket hooks available for separate purchase?
Asked by: Peter
The hooks cannot be sold separately, they only come in the parts kit
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-04-10

Offset w ladder jacks

I see the universal stabilizer does not have the warning about use with ladder jacks. Is that missing or can you use the AC96 with ladder jacks?
Asked by: Tony
It is not to be used with ladder jacks.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-02-14

can you buy the clamps separate i lost mine

Asked by: jimbo 67
This hardware kit is able to be purchased separately through any of our distributors. Part number to order is 36-6.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-11-03
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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 reach 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.

Performance system
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.