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D1216-3 16ft Type II Compact Aluminum Extension Ladder


SizeStyleApprox. Closed LengthReach HeightLoad Capacity
16ftMulti Section6ft15ft225lb

The D1216-3 Aluminum 16ft Extension Ladder is a compact, 3 section ladder that has a duty rating of 225lb and interlocking side rails. The TRACTION-TRED® D rungs are slip resistant and the spring-loaded locks operate smoothly for easy operation. Shoes rest flat or are held in spur position with the SHU-LOK® feature. Mar-resistant end caps also help protect the surface the ladder is leaning against. Exclusive ALFLO® rung joint means TWIST-PROOF® performance every time.


  • Compact design retracts to 6ft 3 in, 2ft shorter than a conventional, 2 section, 16ft extension ladder
  • Same usable length as a conventional 2 section, 16ft ladder
  • Easy to maneuver around corners and through doors
  • Versatile design for indoor or outdoor use
  • More overlapping rung locations for improved foot comfort
  • Convenient carry handle
  • Exclusive ALFLO® rung joint means TWIST-PROOF® performance
  • 1.5in Slip-resistant TRACTION-TRED® D-rungs
  • Durable extruded rung locks are spring loaded to operate smoothly
  • Mar-resistant end caps
  • Heavy duty modified I-beam side rails
  • Durable shoe rests flat on slip-resistant pad or is held in spur position with Shu-Lok® feature


FeatureSize / Details
Werner BenefitCompact design retracts to 6ft 3in, 2ft shorter than a conventional, 2 section, 16ft extension ladder
Max. Safe Working Height13ft
Max. Open Extended Length13ft
StyleMulti Section
Load Capacity225lb
Duty RatingType II Duty Rating
Rung TypeD-Rung
Foot MaterialSlip-resistant pad
Number of Sections3
Base Width17-3/8in outside rails
CertificationsANSI A14.2 (2007); OSHA; Special Purpose
Approx. Closed Length6ft
Reach Height15ft
Approx. Shipping Weight (lb)30.5
Approx. Cu. Ft. Per Unit5.9

Package Contents

Part NumberQtyDescription


Rails Dimension3in
Flange Dimension1in
Rung Dimension1-1/2in
Fly Width15-1/4in

Additional D1200-3 Series Models

Model No.Werner BenefitSizeMax. Safe Working HeightMax. Open Extended LengthFoot MaterialCertificationsBuy Online
D1216-3Compact design retracts to 6ft 3in, 2ft shorter than a conventional, 2 section, 16ft extension ladder16ft13ft13ftSlip-resistant padANSI A14.2 (2007); OSHA; Special Purpose
D1224-3Compact 3 section design is 9ft 6in when closed. Conventional 24ft extension ladder is 12ft 3in when closed.24ft21ft21ftSlip-Resistant padANSI A14.2 (2007); OSHA

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ladder size is confusing The specifications on the ladder say it's "maximum reach" is 15 feet, however; the fine print defines maximum reach as a 5'6" person with a 6'6" reach standing on the top, safe ladder rung. The actual maximum reach of "the ladder" itself is 13 feet. At 13 feet, the ladder did not extend the distance that I needed. The only way to find out the maximum ladder reach is to open it in the store and measure it prior to purchase. As such, this ladder was unacceptable and I needed to return it.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It fit into my Prius It fit into my Prius and that is what it is all about. Any longer ladder would have required spending money on a rental truck. It is all about the storage size! Just used it outside and had no issues with it
Date published: 2016-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for household projects if you don't care to spend much more for commercial grade. Before purchasing I read the reviews. One said the ladder was wobbly. I enlisted a friend to spot for me to stabilize it. The next time I used it he was not available so I came up with a solution...I suspended a 5-gallon bucket of water with a bungie chord from one of the rungs and that seemed to dampen the wobble.
Date published: 2015-01-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not 16 foot Read the sign on the ladder and it says it's 16 foot. What they meant to say is it's 13 foot and you can safely reach up to 16 foot. It's shorter than I need and what I intended to do with it!
Date published: 2014-06-03
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i need replacement warning and load rating decals for this ladder. the inside rail has a stamp the reads: 10 10 44 M

Asked by: Frank M
Product D1224-3 replacements labels are: LAS100 - Includes Safety, Hazard and Instruction Labels LDR225 - Duty Rating Label
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-08-03

how much does this weigh? what does the fiberglass version weigh?

Asked by: Paul8822
Product D1216-3 weighs 25 lbs. and a 225 lbs. duty rating. The fiberglass version D6216-3 weighs 40.5 lbs. and is 300 lbs. duty rating.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-07-13

What standoff can I use with my D1216-3? Is it available at Home Depot?

Asked by: jpb24
You can use AC96 or 97P Stabilizer for Model D1216-3.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-06-01

what accessories are available for a d1216-3 ladder

Asked by: aldo
If you are looking for something specific let us know.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-04-02

D1216-3 Mk 2 with AC19-2 question

I recently purchased & started using your D1216-3 Mk 2. I am very pleased with the ladder; portability is tops! I am also using your AC19-2 Extension Ladder Covers, but with the covers applied, I cannot stow the ladder per your design - the carrying handle is too short and the latch will not snap together. Do you have a recommended modification for the covers, or a recommended way to tether the covers to the ladder if they must be removed to snap the carrying handle latch together? Possibly a short extension for the carrying handle latch?
Asked by: Mike
For this particular ladder we would recommend taking the covers off once you are going to store it. Because of the 3 piece design it will interfere when closed
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2018-06-25

When will this be available with the Equalizer system installed?

Would like to see this compact aluminum ladder in a 250 lb weight rating with Equalizer leveling system including the built in bubble level all built in and factory installed.
Asked by: Matt
there are no plans in place at the moment for this combination
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-10-13

Can I get a 28ft. or 30ft. long ladder in this same compact style?

I already have the three section ladder that extends to 23ft. and love it but I really want one with maybe 4 section that will reach longer. I carry a 28ft 2 section ladder on top of my car and its really to long to carry it that way. I love the 9ft one that extends to 23ft. Just wish it was taller. Thanks Paul Bluew
Asked by: Bluew
We do not
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-04-10

Can you order this ladder with levelers attached ?

Asked by: Bubba
Yes, you can order model number D1224-2X0004. This is the model number to order the D1224-2 and the APK80-2 factory installed Automatic Ladder Levelers.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2017-03-27
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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.