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KPro 978 8ft Type IA Fiberglass Step Ladder


StyleSizeReach HeightLoad CapacityMax. Load
KPro8ft12ft300lb Extra Heavy Duty Professional Use300lb

Introducing KPro, designed for the professional contractor. The 978 Fiberglass 8ft Step Ladder is ideal for the homeowner or the professional. With a duty rating of 300lb, it features a multi-functional top to secure tools from falling while keeping them right at hand. The ladder offers a full set of rear horizontals and heavy duty internal spreaders. All steps are knee braced and the foot pads are riveted to the rugged bracing structure. The rugged bracing system helps protect the rail from damage. Each slip-resistant step is slip resistant and double riveted. Fiberglass rails are non-conductive for working near electricity.


  • Multi-functional top secures tools to increase productivity
  • Double riveted slip-resistant steps
  • 4 rivets attach top to each front rail
  • Heavy duty internal spreaders
  • Back-up plates reinforce all top connectors
  • Full set of rear horizontals spaced one per foot
  • All steps and two rear horizontals are knee-braced
  • Slip-resistant foot pads attached to the rugged bracing structure


FeatureSize / Details
Reach Height12ft
Load Capacity300lb Extra Heavy Duty Professional Use
Duty RatingType IA Duty Rating
Approx. Product Height96in
Approx. Product Width25in
Approx. Spread53-5/8in
CertificationsANSI A14.5 (2000), OSHA
Color of ladder topGrey
Max. Load300lb
Approx. Overall Ladder Height (Open)96in
Approx. Shipping Weight (lb)29
Approx. Product Weight (lb)29
Approx. Cu. Ft. Per Unit8.1
Description of Top FeaturesMulti-functional top with tool and paint can holders

Package Contents

Part NumberQtyDescription


Top Dimension5-3/4in x 13in
Front Rails Dimension3-1/8in
Front Flange Dimension1-3/16in
Rear Rails Dimension1-7/8in
Rear Flange Dimension1-3/16in wide
Steps/Rung Dimension3in

Additional 97K Series Models

Model No.SizeReach HeightApprox. Product HeightApprox. Product WidthApprox. SpreadCertifications
97010ft14ft120in28in65-7/8inANSI A14.5 (2000), OSHA
97212ft16ft144in31in78-1/4inANSI A14.5 (2000); OSHA
9733 ft7ft36in10inANSI A14.5 (2000); OSHA
9744ft8ft48in19in28-7/8inANSI A14.5 (2000), OSHA
9755 ft9ft60in13inANSI A14.5 (2000); OSHA
9766ft10ft72in22in41-1/4inANSI A14.5 (2000), OSHA
9777 ft11ft84in16inANSI A14.5 (2000); OSHA
9788ft12ft96in25in53-5/8inANSI A14.5 (2000), OSHA

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.