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Chair lift - Cable drive versus rack and pinion stairlifts

Just like any product - people are bound to have favorites and reasons why one item is better than the other. Chair lift equipment is no different. This is why when it comes to stair lifting drive types, manufacturers are all too bold to state why their chairs lift the best, and all others are inferior. With the most popular drive types being rack and pinion and cable, you're going to have advantages and disadvantages to both lifts. What it boils down to is preference.

Here's the thing, if you're looking for easy installation and a stair lift that requires no regular maintenance: take a look at cable drive systems. We recommend looking at Ameriglide and Summit chair lifts online.

If this is not an issue for you, rack and pinion is also a very good choice.

For you to compare, take a look at the differences between the chair stair lift drive types:

  • Rack and Pinion chair lifting equipment - When you have too many mechanical parts as do rack and pinion stairway lifts, there is more of a chance that something will fail. While many quality lifts are designed with this type of gear drive, Bruno, and Acorn are perfect examples, you will need regular service and maintenance to keep the gears lubricated as well as adjustments. This will cost you additional money
  • Cable Drive stair lifts -Ameriglide, and Summit stair lifts operate on cable drives. With these systems the cable is generally a strong steel, like the kind used in elevators to advance the passenger. Some complain that the cable drive chair stairlifts don't have smooth starts and stops but it really depends on the model.

For more information about disabled stairlifts, please click on the link.

About the Author:

Nicole Martins is a contributing author and publisher to http://www.wheelchair-ramps-and-mobility-aids.com a comprehensive guide to the mobility products available online, helping you to overcome disabilities and live a more active life.


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