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Curved Rail Stairlifts

Curved Rail Stairlifts


Bison Bede Stairlifts

Bison Bede Stairlifts
  Bison Stairlifts
  Bison 80 Stairlift

  Bison 80 Curved Stairlift

  Bison Compact Stair Lift

  Bison Compact Stand/Perch

  Bison Compact External
  Bison Product Line


Straight Stairlifts
  Bison 80 Straight
    Bison 80 Features
    Bison 80 Options 
    Bison 80 Specs
  Compact 'Chair'
    Compact Features
    Compact Options
    Compact Specs

  Compact Stand/Perch
    Compact S/P Features
    Compact S/P Options 
    Compact S/P Specs
 Compact External
    Compact Ext Features
    Compact Ext Options 
    Compact Ext Specs


Curved Stairlift
  Bison 80 Curved Rail
    80 Curved  Features
    80 Curved Options
    80 Curved  Specs
Independence made easy at a price you can afford
The Bison 80 is unrivalled in its choice of models and options to suit a variety of individual needs and circumstances. We have developed the Bison 50 specifically for you. Functional and reliable with an affordable price. The Bison 80 is all this and more.

Enjoy the benefit of the high standards and build quality that goes into every Bison stairlift.

The Bison 80 has a built-in soft start and stop facility to give you a
smooth and comfortable ride quality. The integral high power rechargeable battery pack will ensure your stairlift is always available for use, even in the event of a mains power failure.

Let the Bison 80 reinstate your freedom and independence at home.
Bison is one of the UK's leading stairlift suppliers. In selecting a Bison stairlift you have chosen to deal with a company that has over 20 years experience in designing and manufacturing stairlifts.

We manufacture, supply, install and service Bison straight stairlifts and Bison curved stairlifts across the UK.

If you need a stairlift, more information or advice, please call us on 0800 073 9770 and we'll be delighted to help.

The Bison 80 (chair), a solution for straight staircases
Now available from Bison is the new Bison 80 stairlift. Retaining all the characteristics of the original Compact that made it one of the worlds best selling straight stairlifts, the Bison 80 has been designed to deliver even swifter cleaner installations, and greater reliability and operation.

The Bison 80 provides an even smoother and comfortable ride quality with a built in soft start and stop facility. The integral high power re-chargeable battery pack ensures the stairlift is always available for use even in the event of a mains power failure and removes the need for an external battery box.

The slimline design of the Bison 80 ensures it will fit on even the narrowest of straight stairs, folding up to less then 12 inches (300mm) when not in use ensuring maximum access to the staircase is available to non-stairlift users.

The Bison 80 has been designed to easily blend into your home and should quickly become as much a part of your life as your favourite armchair. A choice of different seat heights are available, to maximise comfort. The Bison 80 also offers a choice of seatbelts to ensure safe travel on the stairlift, additional safety and peace of mind.

The footrest of the Bison 80 is extremely close to the floor, and stops level with the top step for easy access to the landing. Safety edges automatically stop the lift if they sense an obstruction whilst the stairlift is in motion. For people who have difficulty in bending, the optional powered footrest raiser will effortlessly fold away the stairlift when not in use.

The Bison 80 has been fitted with a Self Diagnostic Display on the carriage which indicates the status of the lift and service information.

When it comes to parking there is an optional Auto Parking facility which, at the press of a button, will automatically fold away any powered seats, footrest or hinges and park the stairlift on the rail.

Every element of Bison 80 has been designed to provide an even more comfortable ride and years of reliable use.

The Bison 80, a solution for curved staircases
The Bison 80 stairlift represents a major step forward in comfort and reliability. Incorporating many of the characteristics of Bison's best selling straight stairlifts the Bison 80 is a truly class leading product offering a wide range of options and accessories. Using the latest technology and Bison's modular rail concept, the Bison 80 has been developed to accommodate virtually all curved staircases.

Engineering excellence ensures the Bison 80 Stairlift provides a comfortable ride along a continuous slim and attractively finished rail on either the inner or outer curvature of your staircase.

The slim, stylish, yet robust design allows for plenty of access even on narrow stairs and has been designed to be a piece of modern furniture, to ensure it blends subtly into your home.

Designed with ease of use and comfort in mind, The Bison 80 is operated using a rocker switch located on the armrest. Additional radio frequency remotes can also be provided to allow the lift to be remotely called.
The unique self leveling transport system moves the carriage along the single low profile rail and automatically adjusts the speed and level of the seat on cornering, providing an exceptionally smooth ride. The system's electronic programming ensures excellent operational performance.

The Bison 80 is battery powered, allowing additional peace of mind in the event of a power cut.

The footrest of the Bison 80 is extremely close to the ground floor level and has no step, also it ends level with the top stair nose, giving easy access to the landing.

When not in use the Bison 80 stairlift with its slim profile design can be easily folded away and also has an unique inside parking capability, ensuring the stairway is not obstructed for use by other members of the household.
The Bison 80 - Features
The Bison 80 stairlift has an extensive range of standard and optional features, so whatever your staircase or your personal requirements, we can customise the stairlift to suit those needs.


Standard  Standard  |   Extra Charge Option  Extra charge option  |  No charge option  No charge option   |   Weight limit of 150 kg   Weight limit of 150 kg  |   —  Not available

Max weight capacity 120kg (19st)
Plain backed seat Standard
Full padded seat Extra Charge Option
Space saver seat Extra Charge Option
Powered swivel seat Extra Charge Option
Extra wide arms
Variable seat height No charge option
Standard footrest Standard
Large footrest
Powered footrest raiser Extra Charge Option
Barrier arm Extra Charge Option
Button clip belt Standard
Quick release clasp seatbelt Extra Charge Option
Reel seatbelt Extra Charge Option
Extra long reel belt Extra Charge Option
Diagnostic display Standard
Auto park (hinge & platform only) No charge option
Key switch Extra Charge Option
Rocker switch Standard
Joystick No charge option
Powered bridging platform
Remote controls Extra Charge Option
Plain aluminium rail finish
Bronze Rail Finish
Cream painted rail finish Standard
Powered folding hinge Extra Charge Option
Manual folding hinge Extra Charge Option
Wrap around parking Extra Charge Option
90° drop nose Extra Charge Option
Inside curved rail Standard
Outside curved rail Standard
500mm rail overrun

Bison Bede Stairlifts Models

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