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Stair Lift Comparison Charts

SILVER CROSS is not a home stair lifts manufacturer. This free stair lift service has saved over 200,000 clients just like you time and money by offering stair lift comparisions in one place. SILVER CROSS assists you in finding low stair lift prices. Please review the charts below listing the common stair lifts models.

Stair Lift Key Points

  1. Rail mounts to stair treads, not to wall. Stairs must be in sound condition.
  2. If your stairs are narrow (less than 37") than the track distance from the wall will be a key issue. This factor is also dependent on the height of the stair chair elevator user and their leg length.
  3. If you have difficulty transferring to the seat of the chair then seat height will be a key issue.
  4. Seat height at bottom of stairs is an important point if client is short.
  5. If you have lower back pain and a soft start and stop are important then DC powered residential stair lifts maybe more appropriate.
  6. If user is tall then seat depth of the access stair lift is important.
  7. Stairway must have adequate lighting at top and bottom of stairs.
  8. Confirm local government requirements for electrical plug.
  9. Track must be allowed to come all the way to the top landing and bottom landing for safe transfer to the seat of electric stair chair lifts.

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A stair lift is something you rely on each and every someone local to support your product is very important. Each of the stair lifts manufacturers listed below have been screened for quality and service issues. This screening process is accomplished by thousands of customer feedback scores over a number of years on stair lifts. Please keep in mind that stair lifts are important mechanical devices that you rely on each and every time you use it. Local representation is an extremely important factor.

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Deluxe Straight Stair Lifts

Model/Mfgs Harmar SL600 TK Citia Excel Handicare 1000 Stannah 400 Bruno Elite
Picture Pinnacle Stair Lift Excle stair lift Sterling Stair Lift Stannah Stair Lift Bruno Stair Lift
Weight Capacity 350 lbs 300 lbs 302 lbs 300 lbs. 400 lbs
Seat Hgt at Bottom 23"-27" 23"-27" 21-25.5 19"-24" 19"-24"
Motor 1/8 HP 1/2 HP 1/2 HP 1/3 HP HP
Drive Rack & Worm Gear Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Slope Capabilities 25° - 45° 25° - 45° 30° - 56° 24° - 52° 22° - 45°
Curved Track Available No No No No No
Track Distance From Wall 7.50" 8.75" 5.5" 8" NA"
Folded Chair from Wall 11" 15.25" 15.5" 12.9" 12"
Maximum Travel 70' 32' 70' 20' 24'
Seat Swivels At... Top and bottom Top and bottom Top Top Top
Key Feature Worm rack. Swivels at top and bottom, remote call sends Power folding track, swivel & footrest available. Continous charge. Arm to footrest link for folding. Soft start and stop.
Battery Option Yes Both AC & DC Yes Standard Standard
Soft Start Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Outdoor Package No No Yes No No


Curved Stair Lifts

Model/Mfgs Handicare Freelift Sterling 2000 Stannah 260 Stair Climber
Picture sterling curved stairlift Wheelchair Stair Climber
Weight Capacity 275 lbs. 302 lbs. 265 lbs. 285 lbs
Seat Hgt at Bottom 22" 22.75" - 27.75"   25"
Motor  1/2 HP 24 v DC Battery   115 V
Drive Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion Traction control
Slope Capabilities 0° - 51° Maximum 56° 24° - 52° 0° - 35°
Curved Track Available Yes Yes No No - Works on straight stairs
Track Distance From Wall  7.75" 4.5" min. 7" Portable
Folded Chair from Wall 13" 15.5" 14" Not applicable
Maximum Travel 100' 70' ? 23 floors on single charge
Seat Swivels At... Top for manual swivel Top Top Not applicable
Key Feature Programmable speed and seat swivel during travel Power hinge and folding footrest option. Power swivel. Tightest inside turn. Lift can be set to stop and start where you want. Seat, armrests and footplate fold. Attaches to most standard manual wheelchairs. Transports wheelchair users up or down stairs
Battery Option Standard Standard Standard Yes
Soft Start Yes Yes Yes Not applicable
Outdoor Package No No No Yes
Made In Europe UK UK Italy


Basic Straight Stair Lifts

Model/Mfgs Harmar Alpine Sterling 950 Bruno Elan Summit / Ameriglide
Picture Alpine stair lift sterling stairlift bruno stair chair summit stairway lift
Weight Capacity 300 lbs 302 lbs 300 lbs. 300 lbs
Seat Hgt at Bottom 23" - 26" 17.5" - 19.5" 23.5" - 26.5" 24"
Motor 1/2 HP 1/2 HP HP 1/3 HP
Slope Capabilities 25° - 50° 25° - 50° 22° - 45° 30° - 45°
Curved Track Available No No No No
Track Distance From Wall 11" 6.5"




Folded Chair from Wall 15.25" 11" 12" 13.75"
Maximum Travel 32' 23' 20' 24'
Seat Swivels At... Top 45° and 90° Top Top and Bottom Top and Bottom
Key Feature Rack and pinion drive. Only 11" out from wall. Zero overhang available. Diagnostic display. Unit is constant charge. Arm width adj. 17" - 21" and swing out for easy transfer 5 yr. warranty. Extremely reliable.
Battery Option Standard Yes Standard Yes AC or DC
Soft Start Standard Standard Standard No
Outdoor Package No No No Yes

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