This Louisville 17 foot multi-purpose ladder has a 300 lb load capacity, rated ANSI Type IA. This ladder has the ability to change into 4 different positions. These four positions include a step ladder, stairway ladder, scaffold and an extension ladder. Features include easy operation and a lightweight design, wider footprint for more stability and flip and lock hinges. The Louisville L-2098-17 multi-purpose ladder meets or exceeds the safety standards set by ANSI, CSA and OSHA.