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Wel-Bilt Extension Platform - 300lb. Capacity

Item# 171464
This innovative 19 5/8in.H platform features an exclusive design that easily expands up to 47 1/4in., making it an ideal choice for vehicle work, painting, taping/mudding or other construction tasks where extra reach is needed. Material Type Aluminum, Platform Material Aluminum, Platform Size W x D in. 47 1/4 max. and 28 5/16 min., Capacity lbs. 300, Finish Type Galvanized finish, Lockable Legs lock into place, Overall Dimensions L x W x H in. 28 5/16 x 11 3/4 x 19 5/8. Aluminum construction makes the unit lightweight for easy portability Platform expands by simply pulling the ends apart - no tools needed Anti-slip grooved surface helps to prevent slips and falls Rubberized feet improve grip to help the unit stay put with less sliding Folds to 28 5/16in. for easy storage and portability Not related to WELBILT products of Enodis companies
Average Customer Rating:
4.143 out of 5
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5 of 7(71%)would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Wel-Bilt Extension Platform - 300lb. Capacity
Review 1 for Wel-Bilt Extension Platform - 300lb. Capacity
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Perfect for what it does!

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February 5, 2014
By KurtVA
from Berryville, VA
"I bought two and probably should have bought four. Good for adhoc work benches and platforms for working on ceilings and other high places. As another reviewer noted the locking clasp could be a bit beefier but works just the same."
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+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Wel-Bilt Extension Platform - 300lb. Capacity
Overall Rating:
3 / 5
3 / 5

It could be better than it is

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November 28, 2013
By 3henry21
from SF Bay Area
"Great concept... but pulls up a little short in the execution.
I really liked the idea of a expanding work platform, the thing that prevents me from giving it a higher star rating is the leg "locking" mechanism. It's design does not capture the locking stud/lug tightly, as a result it allows the legs to wiggle around just enough to not inspire complete confidence in it. It feels like one of the legs is on the verge of collapsing while you're moving about in it... especially when it's in it's extended position... I guess with use a person can get used to it as there doesn't look to be a way for the leg to really release from the locking bracket, but a person shouldn't need to get used a such a characteristic.
If that aspect was improved where it locks with a good solid feeling, I would give this product 5 stars all day long."
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+5points
6out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Wel-Bilt Extension Platform - 300lb. Capacity
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Wel-Bilt platform: sturdy and handy

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May 14, 2012
By mudderhubbard
from North Dakota
"I purchased the Wel-bilt platform for my husband to use with his tall pickup. It is light weight, but very sturdy; easy to tote around to wherever you need a leg up! Highly recommend."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+1point
5out of 9found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Wel-Bilt Extension Platform - 300lb. Capacity
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Extension Platform

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May 7, 2012
By wrightg7
from Florida
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"This platform is sturdier than it looks, even when extended to its full length. I find it most handy for washing the top of the car. Far better than having to move a step ladder several times during the job.
It also folds into a very compact package that is convienient to carry and store.
My only concern is the brace on each end that serves as step to get on the platform. Although I have not noticed any give or weakness in them, I would be more confident using them if they were a little wider and had a more aggresive nonsllp surface."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+7points
10out of 13found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Wel-Bilt Extension Platform - 300lb. Capacity
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

wel-bilt platform

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May 7, 2012
By tribe17
from norwalk, ohio
"bought this to wash the top of my f-150 truck. Works great because it expands I can wash the one side without moving it. strong enough to hold me at 270lbs."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+5points
5out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Wel-Bilt Extension Platform - 300lb. Capacity
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

great

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January 11, 2012
By rick
from Forest Grove, Oregon
"The unit is very light,strong and gives you the flexibility of width. I love it! We used it every day for 3 weeks doing harvest to reach into fermentation bins at the winery."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Wel-Bilt Extension Platform - 300lb. Capacity
Overall Rating:
3 / 5
3 / 5

Disapointed

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January 11, 2012
By Den56
from Niota, Tn.
"There is nothing wrong with the product, just for the money i would have been much better off buying three of the of the non expanding platforms, just disapointed when I recieved it."
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-8points
0out of 8found this review helpful.