Compare Wheelchair Lifts
Compare deck lifts and home inclined platform lifts
Vertical Platform Lifts
Vertical platform lifts carry a person in a wheelchair or other mobility device on a platform that moves up and down. For home use, the most common use of a vertical platform lift is to access the porch or deck in order to gain easy access to the home. The most popular deck lifts are featured below in this comparison chart.
|SAVARIA MULTILIFT||BRUNO||GARAVENTA GENESIS OPAL||HARMAR RPL||RAM TRUSTLIFT PORCH|
|Capacity||750 lb||750 lb||750 lb||600 lb||750 lb|
|Largest platform||36" x 60"||36" x 48"||36" x 48.875"||36" x 54"||34" x 54"|
|Number of stops||2||2||2||2||2|
|Entrance/exit||straight through or 90 degrees||straight through or 90 degrees||straight through or 90 degrees||straight through or 90 degrees||straight through or 90 degrees|
|Drive system||ACME screw drive||ACME screw drive||leadscrew||ACME screw drive||ACME screw drive|
|Parts warranty||3 years||1 year||2 years||2 years||unpublished|
|Commercial option||yes, most regions||no||yes, with hydraulic unit||no||yes|
|Notable||known as a workhorse lift!||options for higher travel||known more for commercial lifts||also make auto lifts||smaller company|
Top 3 Inclined Platform Lifts
Inclined platform lifts travel over the stairs on a rail affixed to the stairs and the wall. The platform allows a person in a wheelchair or using a mobility device to easily access the lift. Some models may also feature a fold out seat for those not in wheelchairs. Here are three popular inclined platform lifts for straight staircases.
SAVARIA DELTA GARAVENTA XPRESS II BUTLER IPL Capacity 550/660 lb 495 lb 750 lb Platform sizes 26.5" x 36", 30.5" x 49.25, and custom sizes 31.5" x 49.25", 31."5 x 39.5", 29.5" x 35.5" , 26.5 x 39.25" (optional) width of stairs Entrance/exit straight through or 90 straight through or 90 straight through or 90 Folds up yes yes no Drive system rack and pinion rack and pinion dual chain drive Finish light grey platform and rails satin grey/champagne rails 5 different finishes + diamond plate floor Parts warranty 3 years 2 years 5 years limited Commercial option yes yes no Outdoor use? yes, depending on climate, consult dealer yes, depending on climate, consult dealer no Notable high capacity a variety of other options two rail system, rails on both sides of stairs