This Louisville 9 foot long telescoping plank has a 250lb load capacity. This plank is manufactured with heavy wall aluminum tubing to prevent the twisting and flexing common to most other planks. The built_in, skid_resistant surface reduces slips. It stores and transports in approximately half of its fully extended length. The telescoping plank has the strength to do the job safely, and the compactness to store easily after the work is done.