The earlier thread on "time to stop climbing ladders" and Jonathan's tumble off the milk crate got me thinking of all the "up high" exterior work staring at me around this place.
I see there's yet another retired 1 ton telephone truck for sale down the road and it got me daydreaming...
Has anyone ever seen a conversion of one of those man lifts onto a little trailer you could maneuver around with a farm tractor? I'm picturing stabilizing legs, an electric motor to run the hydraulics. It would sure beat setting up scaffolding, to say nothing of a wiggly old extension ladder.
Making it safe would, of course, have to be job 1, followed by using it with common sense. My wife and I decided long ago we would only use traditional materials around the old place, but I'm thinking ten years from now when I'm in my mid-sixties, something like that would be a far better way to paint those second-storey dormers!
Work safely. and Happy New Year to all.