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6 Reasons To Choose a Summit Stairlift:
Peace of Mind
The Summit stairway lift was designed by a four-man team to make sure nothing was missed. Footrest safety sensors
stop the lift in either direction should it strike anything on the stairs. The seat is equipped with a seat belt
and a safety switch that prevents the unit from running unless the seat is in its proper position. The aircraft
cable has mechanical and electrical safeties to stop the lift in place and shut down the power if the cable is
not at its proper tension. Limit switches shut the unit off in the same place at the top and bottom of the stairs
automatically. This is our way of offering you and your family members peace of mind regarding your safety.
The Summit stairway lift has a wide, thick, padded seat available in vinyl or rich, leather upholstery that folds
up when not in use. The large rocker switch on the arm of your choice and a 180-degree swivel seat make using the
lift simple. The fold-up footrest adjusts to two different levels to suit your needs, and the backrest has three
different positions to make sure you are as comfortable as when you are sitting in your favorite chair. Every facet
of the lift was designed to enable you to relax and enjoy using your Summit stairway lift.
Each part of the Summit stairway lift has been designed to make sure you can depend on your lift when you need
it most. Little things have been added such as a power indicator light on the track assuring you that unit is ready
to use. The aircraft cable in the drive system is rated 4,200 lbs. breaking strength. The motor and gear have been
tested in excess of 30,000 cycles – 16 years of use – and neither showed excessive wear. The design is similar
to an elevator found in high rise buildings.
The Summit stairway lift can be placed on either side of a staircase, and the unit control can be placed in either
arm. By adding or cutting the track, you can modify the length of the unit should you ever need to relocate. Standard
call controls are mounted on the floor at each end of the staircase and can be foot operated or can be placed on
the wall and operated by hand. Either location allows you to call the lift to you regardless of where the lift
is on the track. This flexibility enhances the resale of the lift – and yes, the warranty is transferable should
you decide to resell your lift!
As strange as this may sound for a mechanical device, there minimal maintenance for the Summit stairway lift. Unlike
most lifts that have gearboxes with vent plugs, the gearbox on the Summit Lift is completely sealed, preventing
the possibility of oil leaking onto your carpet. Virtually all other lifts also use gear racks and pinion gears
(rack and pinion) to drive the lift. These must be lubricated with dust-collecting grease to prevent damage from
Why use eight rollers when four will work? Why make the parts ourselves when purchasing them overseas is cheaper?
Why use an aircraft cable strong enough to tow a car? Why test each lift before it is shipped? Why use UL and CSA
listed components on all electrical components? Why hand-assemble each piece? Why used standard off-the-shelf parts
allowing you to service the lift yourself once the warranty is up?
Because Summit Lifts refuses to have the quality of their lift surpassed by anyone. That’s why.
1. Safety and Peace of Mind
The Summit® Stairway Lift was designed by a team of seasoned engineers and technicians with more than 75 years
of combined experience in the accessibility lift industry.
Designed to meet the stringent standards of ASME A17.1 and ASME A18
Footrest safety sensors stop the lift should it encounter any obstruction on the stairs
The seat has to be in the proper run position or the lift will not operate
Electronic and mechanical safeties shut down the lift locking it in place if the steel cable tension is not proper
Aircraft steel cable rated up to 4,200 pounds
All electrical components are UL and CSA listed Top of page
Each part of the Summit® Stairway Lift has been designed to make sure you can depend on your lift when you
need it most.
The motor and gear have been tested in excess of 30,000 cycles equivalent to 16 years of average use. Neither show
Each lift undergoes a 10 point inspection process insuring complete functionality and order accuracy prior to shipping
Each lift is equipped with a re-settable circuit breaker eliminating the need to locate and replace fuses in case
of blown fuse
Summit® Stairway Lifts do not use circuit boards which are delicate, prone to failure, and expensive to replace.
Proudly made in America Top of page
3. Convenience and Low Maintenance
Every facet of the lift has been designed to enable you to relax and enjoy worry free use of your Summit® Stairway
Lift for years to come.
Wide, thick padded seat upholstered in three color choices of vinyl or leather
Backrest adjusts to three different positions to provide the utmost in comfort
Footrest adjusts to two different positions to accommodate passengers of varying stature and degrees of mobility
Seat and footrest fold up when not in use to make room for foot traffic on the stairs
Seat can swivel 90 degrees at both the upper and lower landings
Large, easy to manipulate rocker switch on the lift can be mounted in either arm to accommodate most manual dexterity
Wall mounted Call-Send controls or foot or finger activated Call controls available for each landing
Choose safe AC electrical (low voltage 24 VAC) operation or add protection against power outages with a battery
Can quickly change unit to mount on either side of stairs even after it arrives on site
One of the industry’s leading warranties: 3 years on all component parts, 5 years on the drive train (motor and
Gear) Top of page