I bought a three step ladder for some alternative use. However, I need to remove the first bottom step, but don’t really know where to start. Is there a smart way to remove it, except for just cutting the wires that hold it?
Note the slots cut in the holes at which the supporting rods attach. The rods have a matching tang. It seems likely that you can fold the ladder in such a manner to allow the tang on the rod to align with the slot on the step which should then allow the rod to slip out..
It may be necessary to remove the other step to accomplish this, or you may be able to remove the desired step straight away.
Detail is missing for the main support rod.