Wait... the Big Red Height Stick is more money than the yellow stick. Why is that?
It's hard to explain this in a website with text and photographs, but this height stick is a lot heavier duty than most of the other ones we've seen on the market. We designed this height stick ourselves after getting sick of all the customer service problems caused by flimsy fiberglass height sticks we bought from other manufacturers to sell. This is the 2nd generation height stick we've developed in this line of height sticks, and before that, there was The Lifesaver Height Stick... so technically, this is the 3rd generation of our own height stick. We've taken a lot of customer feedback and used it to improve the product. By making it collapse down smaller, making the tubes thicker and stronger, laser engraving the numbers rather than using a cheaper silk-screen process. We really believe you should get what you pay for. I love reviews like this one!!
Do you need an even bigger height stick?
AH-REDSTICK-20 measures up to 20 ft - popular with over size truckers, and pilot car drivers!
AH-REDSTICK-27 measures up to 27 ft
New for the V2:
Double sided arm bracket, for right or left hand control of the wing bolt.
Instead of the half moon opening on the arm bracket, we designed the bracket to just have a hole. This to make the arm easier to work with. No more of the old style brackets that allowed the arm to fall of the height stick, when adjusting the wing screw.
Heavier duty fiberglass in four telescopic sections collapses down smaller so it's easier to store.
Super duper durable numbers for measuring (no cheaply printed number that wears off easily!)
Comes with a heavy duty convenient nylon carrying bag.
Measures up to 15 feet in height with 4 foot horizontal swing arm.
Why did we feel the need to create another height stick?
Since 2004, we'd been selling the old-fashioned yellow height stick. Over the years, our customers told us there were things that they didn't like about this height stick. They wanted thicker fiberglass, stronger better buttons, and a smaller collapsed length. The old yellow height stick that we sell has a collapsed length of 64 inches. This "red" height stick has a collapsed length of 53 inches. How were we able to do that? By going with 4 telescopic vertical sections instead of 3, it collapses down smaller! Outside tube is 1-3/4 in diameter, and rubber cup at the bottom has a 2" diameter! (shorter collapsed length, yet another idea that we at AutoHaulerSupply, brought to the market. We listened to you customers and made it happen!)
I encourage you to try out this new heightstick. Once you get it in your hands, you will see the extra value.
Update: September 16, 2013
We discovered recently that the manufacturer we chose to produce our red height stick is an ISO 9000 company. We're still not sure exactly what this means or why it is important, but in my imagination, I see it playing out in a courtroom drama thusly:
Attorney: "The witness claims that the load in question was three inches shorter than the limit required for underpass safety, [dramatic pause] but was this height stick produced in a facility that had ISO 9000 certification?"
Attorney: "Aw, shucks... No further questions, Your Honor."
Judge: "The witness may step down. He bought the right height stick. Case DISMISSED!"
Photo Credit: 2015, Pilarica Del Mundo