Skip to main content



WEATHER GUARD Drop-Down Ladder Rack

The new WEATHER GUARD EZGlide2 drop-down ladder rack improves user safety when handling heavy ladder loads, especially with many of the new high-roof van models. The heavy-duty design is built with long-lasting powder-coated aluminum for continual use and, due to the light weight of the ladder rack, it maximizes the roof weight capacity of the van and improves vehicle gas mileage.

Additional ladder rack features include ease of operation, versatility and safety. According to WEATHER GUARD, the EZGlide2 is 50 percent easier to operate than competitor drop-down ladder racks. It also fits extension ladders up to 40 feet and step or podium ladders from 3 to 12 feet, plus it easily operates with up to 100 pounds of ladders per side. The optional third cross-member accommodates a conduit carrier for secure storage, and the rubber guard strip protects ladders, while the ladder lock bracket secures the holder in a loaded position. In addition, the removable lever bracket secures ladders from theft, and storage clips secure the lever inside the van for extra protection.

A variety of mounting kits are offered with the EZGlide2 to allow OEM integration with a wide selection of van models.

New Product Releases

Kate Wade

Kate Wade is the managing editor of Utility Fleet Professional and Incident Prevention magazines. She has been employed by Utility Business Media Inc. since 2008.