With more than 100 standard models to choose from, we got a rolling ladder that will meet your retail, warehousing and manufacturing application needs! Some of our other ladder types includes dock ladders, industrial semi trailer access truck ladders, and vertical fixed ladders. Every product in the EGA line is designed for optimum performance and safety at an affordable price. Whatever the application, our experts can provide the right ladder solution. Updated 2022

How to Choose the Best Rolling Ladder for You – EGA Products

What things should you look for when selecting a ladder? EGA Products offers a variety of ladders that will surely fit your needs. Just follow the guide below to get started!

All EGA productsladders, storage racks, carts, dollies, and more – are made entirely in the U.S. to ensure you receive the highest quality product for years of dependable service.

Types of Rolling Ladders

Head on over to our rolling ladder assortment to view all the great ladders we have!

1. How Tall of a Ladder Do I Need?

For every different scenario you will need a different ladder with a different amount of steps and platform height. Some ladder sizes are more common than others (3,5,7 Step Ladders are among the most common) but it truly depends on your working height and platform height.

Your working height is the distance from the floor to your maximum reach on the top of a platform while the platform height is equal to your working height minus 60″ (or 5′). This is generally the case as the maximum convenient working height is generally 5′ 0″ above top platform.

2. Determining the Number of Steps for Your Rolling Ladder

Now that you know the working height and platform height, you can figure out how many steps you’ll need. Formula to determine the best fit rolling ladder:

  • (Working Height – 60″) / 10″ = Number of steps you need
  • Platform Height / 10″ = Number of steps you need

*Divide by 10″ as 1 tread height is equal to 10″.

Example: Company ABC measured their product shelves and got a height of 12 ft. They determined this would be their working height as their overstock is located on the top shelf. Solution: (144″ – 60″) / 10″ = 8.4 -> Use a 8 or 9 Step

Example 2: George wants a ladder that is about 6 ft. tall to the platform. Solution: 72″ / 10″ = 7.2  -> Use a 7 Step.

How to Select the Right Ladder for You

3. How Wide of a Ladder Should I Get?

Once again, it all depends on your scenario. Standard widths on most models are 16″, 24″, and 30″. It’s best to:

  • Pick as wide of a ladder as space permits
  • Take into account whether people must pass ladder in an aisle
  • Think of where the ladder is stored when not in use

4. Use Other Helpful Tips for Selecting a Rolling Ladder

  • Consider limitations on ladder dimensions imposed by doorways, overhead obstructions, corners that ladder must turn, etc
  • Consider some of our special “optional” features to ensure the complete effectiveness of your EGA ladder
  • For unusual or complex conditions, we can provide custom engineering

5. Buying a Rolling Ladder

Once when you got your perfect ladder picked out, make sure you know the SKU or Model #. This will help speed up the buying process and make your purchase go smoothly. At EGA Products, you can Request a Quote by entering in our EGA SKU # or Follow these steps:

Step 1: Click Get Quote Button For Rolling Ladders

Once you found a product you’d like a price on (Ex: EGA # B05020HKD). Click the quote button or go directly to our request for quote form

***Only dealers and customers who have signed up on our website can view product prices on product pages.

Buying a rolling ladder from EGA Products Step 1 Quote

Step 2: Fill Out Request for Quote Form

Complete the form with your information and add any additional details in the Comments section.

Buying a rolling ladder from ega products with request for quote form

Step 3: Click SUBMIT

Click “SUBMIT” and you are all good to go! An EGA sales representative will reach out to you shortly after with a quote!

Note: You can also download EGA’s product catalog to see most of our standard products.

Additional Usage Tips for Ladders

Ladder usage starts with making the appropriate ladder selection. From there, it’s all about safety and maintenance. Here are the five things that matter most when it comes to ladder usage:

  1. Proper selection.
  2. Inspect the ladder before each use.
  3. Follow use guidelines (request a free EGA poster on ladder usage).
  4. If the ladder requires assembly, please follow the instructions and double check that all fasteners are in place correctly.
  5. Follow maintenance guidelines. Simple things like replacing wheels or keeping corrosive materials off the ladder surface can extend the life for decades. All EGA Ladders are built in the USA, so basic maintenance could mean that you’ll never need another ladder.

EGA Products, Inc. Rolling Ladders 

Standard Features

  • Select from Grip Strut®, EZY Tread®, or Rubber treads for step and platform surfaces.
  • Select from a variety of step widths to fit your application.
  • Steel reinforced rubber feet, foot/bumper pads and super durable casters utilized.
  • Floor locking systems designed and tailored for each specific style.
  • Models that ship knocked-down, factory (set-up), or fold-away.
  • All ladders meet or exceed OSHA/ANSI standards with Cal-OSHA ladders available.
  • Ability to add double or triple top steps, and fold down tray to most models.

Tread Options. EZY Tread, Perforated Grip Strut, and Anti-Slip Vinyl Rubber

Rolling Ladder Tread Options

See our Rolling Ladder Treads Post


  • Choose for standard duty or cleaner areas.
  • Perforated tread design formed from a solid steel sheet.
  • Eliminates sagging problems and front edge wear which are common with most expanded metal treads.
  • Available in steel models only.
  • Self-cleaning, sure-footed and economical.


  • A must when oily or wet surfaces can be underfoot.
  • A serrated tooth surface formed from a solid steel sheet.
  • Acclaimed by all ladder manufacturers.
  • Steel or aluminum construction.
  • Aggressive, strong, sure-footed and self-cleaning.


  • Best choice if a solid tread surface is desired.
  • Soft, resilient surface that will last.
  • Slip-resistant textured surface for sure footing.

Floor Locking Systems

  • Photos A & B: Spring-loaded casters retract automatically under individual’s weight. Durable steel-reinforced rubber tips grip the floor and secure ladder when in use. Steel inserts in tips provide strength and lengthen rubber tip life
  • Photos C & D: EZY-Lock actually is a carriage providing mobility in transport, stability when in use. Minimum of moving parts assures long service life. Four casters located on the corners of the carriage/ladder provide mobile stability to the ladder. The first ladder step disengages carriage which puts ladder firmly on the floor before being used. Step on one of two convenient foot pedals and the ladder is again mobile. No other ladder has a system with these safety orientated features.
Floor Locking Systems Floor Locking Systems
Floor Locking Systems Floor Locking Systems

EGA Rolling Ladders Available Colors

*Note that all colors might not be available for specific ladders

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