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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.

  VPL Savaria Multilift VPL Bruno VPL Garaventa Genesis Opal VPL Harmar RPL VPL RAM Trustlift Porch
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"
Maximum travel 72" 72" 63" 77" 168"
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
Finish beige beige grey off white black/gray
Parts warranty 3 years 1 year 2 years 2 years unpublished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
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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 Inclined Platform Lift | Silver Cross Xpress II Inclined Wheelchair Lift | Silver Cross Butler Inclined Wheelchair Lift | Silver Cross
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
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