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
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
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 home.
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 anyone.