New Model Pilot Ladder Has Easily Replaced Steps —Literature Available

The A.L. Don Company of Matawan, N.J., has developed a greatly improved version of its pilot ladder which now features steps which can be quickly and easily replaced aboard ship.

The steps are held in place by a mechanical clamp instead of hand serving. As a result, a step can be replaced onboard the vessel without the need to unstring the ladder. The replacement procedure is quick and easy, and can be accomplished using ordinary hand-tools.

"Our new pilot ladder is the only ladder approved by the USCG on the market with steps that can be replaced without having to send the ladder back to the factory or to an assembling distributor," stated Peter W. Gronbeck, vice president of A.L. Don Company. This new design simplifies maintenance and reduces costs by extending uninterrupted use.

A number of other improvements are incorporated in the new design including suspension ropes with a white outer jacket and an orange safety core. A visible orange core alerts the user that the rope is worn. Steps are now painted international safety orange, and have safe, nonskid stepping surfaces.

A.L. Don's new pilot ladders are USCG approved and meet or exceed all SOLAS regulations and IMO standards.

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