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.
A magazine rack was added to make sure every consideration was given to
meeting your needs. 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. A spare fuse is under the
115-volt plug so you can replace it yourself if necessary. The motor and
gear have been tested in excess of 30,000 cycles – 16 years of use –
and neither showed excessive wear.
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 simply isn’t
any maintenance for the Summit stairway lift. No grease, no oil, no
powders, no lubricants, no parts designed to need upgrading, no battery
replacements, no maintenance of any kind.
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 occurring. Summit
Lifts believes dust collecting greases belong in your garage - not in your
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?
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?
Summit Lifts refuses to have the quality of their lift surpassed by