Compare Straight Stairlifts

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Capacity 350 lb 300 lb (optional 350 lb) 300 lb
Retractable Seat Belt Yes Yes Yes
Folded Width 10.5″ 12.25″
Arm Width 20″ 17.5″ 20.25″
Drive Nylon polymer helical worm gear Rack and pinion Rack and pinion
Diagnostic Display LED lights Digital None
Standard Color/finish Off white with beige seat White with beige seat White with grey seat
Parts Warranty 3 years 1 year 2 years
Company Headquarters St. Charles, IL, USA Steeton, United Kingdom Oconomowoc, WI
Maximum Travel 70′ 33′ 19′ 8″
Notable Features No grease or lubricant required for track Generally not sold through dealers Covered gear rack

These stair lifts all have a nominal (average) speed of approximately 15–20 ft. per minute. All units feature an aluminum rail that is mounted to the stair treads. Optional flip-up rail is also available for these stairlifts.

Compare Curved Stairlifts

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Capacity 350 lb 266 lb 400 lb
Seat Swivel Top Top Top
Folded Width 16″ Varies* 16.75″
Arm Width 20.5″- 23.6″ 19″ 17.75″-21.75″
Rail Type Custom bent steel rail Modular aluminum rail Custom bent flat steel rail
Diagnostic Display Status light Digital Digital
Standard Color/finish Beige or black with beige seat White with beige seat White with grey seat
Parts Warranty 2 years 1 year 2 years
Minimum track to wall 4.7″ 7″ 7.5″
Notable Features Custom colors and fabrics available Hidden gear track Footrest lever

These stair lifts all have retractable seatbelts.

*Acorn does not list the distance from the wall, which varies due to their modular track system.

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Why Choose Fox Valley Home Services for Your Stairlift?

If you have ever shopped for stairlifts, you probably noticed that Fox Valley Home Services stairlifts are less expensive than Acorn or Bruno. You may wonder why there is such a difference in price. Do Acorn and Bruno lifts perform better than our lifts?Fox Valley Home Services stairlifts are made up of the highest quality and most durable components available on the market today. In fact, we don’t even offer models with lesser ratings. Our stairlifts are rated at 350 pounds, while the competition uses lower cost, lighter duty models rated at 300 pounds.The stairlifts’ drive systems, arguably the most important component, are also significantly different from one another. The worm drive system used in our units is the latest technology. In addition to maximizing torque and extending battery life, this system minimizes friction and wear. Our system is extremely quiet.Lifts used by Acorn and Bruno require maintenance and maintenance plans due to outdated drive systems. The older rotary systems use rack and pinions or gears on tracks, which are metal on metal. Keeping rack and pinion systems running smoothly and quietly requires maintenance and lubrication. The other option offered is a cable and winch system. This system is the most problematic as it requires maintenance, and jolts or shudders of the lift while operating can frequently engage a safety lock out that requires service.Fox Valley Home Services stairlifts all come standard with:

  • 350 pounds rated carriage and drive system
  • Aluminum track with composite worm drive
  • Two cordless remote controls
  • 19.5” wide seat and full installation
  • Extended life batteries good for 60 cycles up and down during a power outage

Optional accessories include:

  • A fold up track section to maintain clearance by doorways
  • Receptacle/outlet installation
  • Heavy duty unit rated at 600 pounds
  • Exterior units and curved units to fit any staircase.

All the companies and stairlift units will accomplish the primary task of restoring access to the whole home. It will utilize your existing staircase for its path and will transfer its rider from floor 1 to floor 2. Folks with mobility concerns will have full access to all levels of their home. Be cautious of where you get your information when researching companies. Large national brands like Acorn, Bison, Bruno or Leaf may actually own the consumer feedback and review sites you are visiting. The web is full of marketing gimmicks and tricky websites to capture your business. We at Fox Valley Home Services cover smaller territories, offer personalized service and showrooms to display our products. We keep things honest and transparent, keep our costs low and offer unwavering quality in materials and craftsmanship.

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Fox Valley Home Services offers so much more for so much less. We hope to earn your business. Give us a call and we can walk you through the cost and installation of your new stairlift!

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