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Curved Rail Stairlifts

Curved Rail Stairlifts


Harmar Stair Lifts

Harmar Stairlifts
  Harmar Stairlifts
  Harmar Alpine II RP350 Stair Lift
  Harmar Alpine II RP350S Stair Lift
Harmar Helix II CSL500 Curved Stair Lift
  Harmar Outdoor SL350OD Stair Lift
Harmar Pinnacle SL600 Stair Lift
  Harmar Pinnacle SL600HD Stair Lift
  Harmar Product Line


Straight Stairlifts
  Pinnacle SL600 Straight
    SL600 Features
    SL600 Options 
    SL600 Specs
  Pinnacle SL600HD
    SL600HD Features
    SL600HD Options 
    SL600HD Specs
  Alpine II RP350
    RP350 Features
    RP350 Options 
    RP350 Specs
 Alpine II RP350S
    RP350S Features
    RP350S Options 
    RP350S Specs
 Harmar SL350OD
    SL350OD Features
    SL350OD Options 
    SL350OD Specs

Curved Stairlift
  Helix Curved Rail
    Helix Curved Features
    Helix Curved Options
    Helix Curved  Specs

Curved and Straight Stairlifts by Harmar

Harmar Conquers the Barriers that Stairs Create

The stairs we take for granted most of our lives often become the primary reason that seniors or the disabled lose access to different levels or may be forced to move from their home. Harmar’s comprehensive array of solutions are designed to improve accessibility, including our wide range of stair lifts to fit any stair case, for use indoors or out.

Easy Installation
Stair lifts can be installed in a few hours. Harmar offers a range of stair lifts for curved or straight stairs to fit virtually any staircase.

No Major Home Renovations Required
Harmar stair lifts are installed on the stair treads without affecting the walls. In most cases, stairlifts are installed on carpet so if you want the lift removed later, there are few signs that it was there.

Space-Saving Use & Parking
Harmar Stair Lifts are designed to allow space on the staircase for pedestrians. When parked, folding seat, footrest and arms minimize the space used. In fact, Harmar’s Pinnacle Stair Lift is the narrowest stair lift made, just 11” when folded!

Comfort & Convenience
Seating is designed for comfort and safety with a smooth ride, upholstered seats, arm and foot rests, seat belts and simple onetouch controls. Seats swivel at the upper landing for easier entry and exit. And, remote controls let you call the lift to the level you want, when you want it.

Operates During Power Outages
Harmar Stair Lifts constantly charge when parked at the top and bottom landings. So if an electrical outage occurs, the lift will function multiple times before it needs to be recharged.

Attractive Appearance
Harmar Stair Lifts offer a range of styles with attractive seating and custom options that enable it to harmonize with home décor.

Other Specialized Harmar Products for Accessibility

Vertical Platform Lifts
Inclined Platform Lifts
Residential Elevators
Pool Lifts
Vertical Enclosure Lifts
Auto Lifts
Harmar Helix II Curved Stair Lift
Helix - Discover a Turn for the Better

Innovation and style for virtually any curved stair case.
Harmar’s Helix Curved Stair Lift handles everything from spirals to sharp angles, right or left turns. Its smooth ride, safety, and attractive appearance make it a smart addition to any stair case. Available in customized options for color and seat fabric to fit its surroundings, indoors or out.

• Mounts inside or outside the stairway to maintain pedestrian access
• Fits virtually any staircase
• Narrow profile with space-saving parking
• Extremely smooth ride
• Simple, time-efficient installation
• Outdoor model available
• 350 lbs. lifting capacity

Versatile rail options handle spiral to narrow turns, even
steep stairs up to 75° gradient.

Custom Solutions

A selection of seat colors are available in synthetic, velour, leather, and weatherized fabrics. All are durable, easy to clean, and flame-resistant.

Copper, Blue Slate, Navy, Green, Merlot, Charcoal, Brown, Red, Gold, Light Gold

Special Outdoor Package
Our outdoor lifts are engineered to withstand the elements with durable track, electrical improvements, and exterior-grade seating.

Harmar - America's Lift Leader
SL600 Pinnacle™ Premium Stair Lift

• Narrowest stair lift in the industry—only 11” when folded
• Wireless remotes for effortless stair lift accessibility
• Comfortable seat with height adjustment
• Swivel seat at upper landing, for easy and safe entry and exit
• Uses less electricity than a 25 watt light bulb!
• Lightweight unit weighs only 165 lbs (chair and 16ft track)
• Standard unit is 16ft; additional lengths available up to 70ft
• Easily changeable from left or right side of stairway
• No greases or lubricants; easy to vacuum and keep clean
• Easily changeable from left or right side of stairway
• 3-year warranty on components/lifetime warranty on
gear rack/1-year warranty on batteries

Pinnacle Seat upholstery colors: Light almond
is standard; alpine, ruby or bluebell
available as an optional upgrade)

Information At A Glance
Easy operating controls
and indicator lights

Safety & Security
Removable key lock for
safety when you are
away (optional upgrade)

Unique Drive System
Patented drive system makes
more than 2 times the amount
of trips on battery power than
other leading units

Safety sensors on carriage and footrest stop the lift instantly if an obstacle is encountered

Harmar stair lifts are designed to meet ANSI/ASME A18.1 Performance Safety Standards when properly equipped. While Harmar stair lifts meet national standards, it is imperative to check state and local code requirements before
installing to ensure compliance. All state and local compliance is the responsibility of the purchaser. Some states may require fees for site preparation and permits. The Pinnacle should only be installed by a certified, professional Harmar installer. If the stair lift is installed by any other means, the purchaser and installer assume responsibility for issues that may arise involving improper installation.

Minimum folded width - 11”
Minimum footrest height - 3.5”
Minimum swing length (check knees) - 26”
Clear distance between armrests - 19”
Floor to seat height—low/high - 20”/24.5”
Minimum wall to stair side of rail - 6.5”
Seat depth - 16”
Backrest height from top of seat - 18”
Maximum weight capacity - 350 lbs
Electrical requirements - 115 VAC
Operation power - 24V DC Battery
Maximum travel - 70 ft
Speed - 17 ft/minute
Incline limits - 32–52˚
Drive system Polymer worm/worm-rack
Motor output speed at rated load - 62 rpm
Motor output torque at rated load - 18 lb/ft
Motor output amps at rated load - 14 amps
Track (rail) type Extruded aluminum
Average number of return trips per charge - 20–40 (varies with load, length)
Number of tools required to install - 5
Symmetrical lift (installs to left or right or stairs)- Yes
Interchangeable arms (left or right hand operation) - Yes
Need to open chassis to install or change sides? - No
Lift mounts to steps or wall? - Steps
Pinnacle - Premium Stair Lifts

The most advanced straight stair lift ever developed. Engineered to the highest industry standards, Harmar’s Pinnacle stair lifts are designed for optimal comfort, convenience and aesthetics. The space-saving Pinnacle folds to just 11,” making it the narrowest lift on the market today. And its patented helical worm gear drive generates the smoothest, safest and most energy-efficient ride available.

Just 11” wide folded—the industry’s narrowest
• Patented helical worm drive is smooth, safe and energy-efficient
• DC drive even runs during power interruptions
• Non-handed. Ready to install on either side of the staircase.
• Clean installation and maintenance. No grease or lubricants to apply or clean up
• Patented Folding Rail Option—a first in the industry, it’s fully automatic to eliminate obstruction at the stair base.
• Powerful enough to travel up to a 52-degree incline
• Available Signature model with premium contour seat
• Lightweight. The heaviest component is 58 lbs. (26 kg) in a box with convenient carry handles
• 350 lbs. lifting capacity

The energy-efficient patented worm drive requires no greases or lubricants.
An industry first, automatic fold design eliminates obstructions at the bottom of the stairway.
Safety sensors on carriage and platform stop the lift instantly at obstacles.

Pinnacle Heavy Duty (SL600HD)

Industry leading 600 lbs. capacity. High-backed, contoured 25” wide seat helps ensure a comfortable and secure ride. Sturdy, stationary armrests and reinforced footrest add stability for safer transfers. Slides out from wall as it swivels at landings for easier entry and exit.

• High capacity seat, arm and footrest frames
• Folding footrest
• Integrated, easy to use constant-pressure controls
• Swivels at landings for entry and exit
• Up to 40-feet travel
• Non-handed for easy installation on right or left side
• 600 lbs. capacity—the industry’s best!
Alpine II - The Standard for Quality

Newly updated with over 20 product revisions.
Alpine II offers even more of the quality and durability the original Alpine was known for—while maintaining its traditional affordability. Installation is faster and easier thanks to the pre-mounted 19” track section. New bolt-mounted end-cap prevents timeconsuming overruns. And a host of small details, from upholstery stitching to the plastic components and folding arms, add up in this Alpine II upgrade. Soft Start and Soft Stop moves the rider effortlessly between levels. Alpine’s proven rack and pinion drive system continues to offer its high level of safety and dependability.

Alpine II Standard (RP350)

• Proven Rack and Pinion drive system
• Quiet Drive System with Soft Start and Stop
• DC Drive even runs during power interruptions
• Aesthetic track, finished floor mounts, and integrated charging bases
• Upholstered seat and armrest
• Folding footrest
• Includes two wireless remote controls
• Pre-mounted on 19” track section
• Service-friendly, two-piece chassis cover design
• Easy access to manual back-up
• 350 lbs. capacity

Alpine II Signature Edition (RP350S)

All the value of standard Alpine II plus:
• Larger ergonomic seat
• Attractive upholstery upgrade with embroidered Alpine logo
• Folding padded arms

The Standard for Quality
Alpine II Standard (RP350)

• Designed for long-term outdoor use
• Constant-pressure rocker controls
• Operates on standard 115 VAC household current
• Seat and footrest fold to save space
• Seat cushions of exterior marine grade vinyl
• 350 lbs. capacity
Outdoor Stair Lift (SL350OD)

Weather-proofed to withstand the elements. Harmar’s Outdoor Stair Lift is engineered with a durable extruded aluminum track and marine-grade vinyl seating to handle rain, wind, snow, and temperatures from 0° to 125° degrees. Includes header, internal chassis, and large weatherproof covers for even more protection.
Harmar - SL350OD Outdoor Stair Lift

Header cover, internal chassis cover and a large weatherproof cover included

Seat upholstery color options: light almond, mocha or evergreen

• Rocker controls with constant-pressure functionality stop the lift immediately if the control is released
• Smooth starts and stops
• Mounts to the stairs (not the wall) on either side of staircase
• Wide, comfortable seat rotates 90˚ at either landing
• Seat and footrest fold to save space
• Separate controls at top and bottom of stairs
• Provided with zinc plated components, aluminum track and gear box

Seat Width: 19” (21” option available)
Seat Rotation at Landing: 90°, top and bottom
Seat Folds: 14” from wall
Speed: 20 feet per minute
Incline limits: 30° to 45°
Track Length: Maximum 25’*
Motor: AC unit - 1/3hp Reversible
Warranty: Components - 3 year
Drivetrain - 5 year

* If track length is greater than 19.6’, maximum lift capacity is reduced to 250 lbs.

Harmar stair lifts transform unfriendly multi-story houses into easily accessible homes. Models available for every budget make staying in your home a safe and simple reality. Harmar stair lifts are the perfect solution to reliably and effortlessly traverse your staircase in complete comfort. A unique variant of the SL350, the SL350OD is designed to withstand
long term outside use.

Harmar Stair Lifts are designed to meet ANSI/ASME A18.1 Performance Safety Standards when properly equipped. While Harmar Stair Lifts meet national standards, it is imperative to check State and Local code requirements before installing to ensure compliance. All State and Local compliance is the responsibility of the purchaser. Some states may require fees for site preparation and permits. Harmar Stair Lifts should only be installed by a certified, professional Harmar installer. If the Stair Lift is installed by any other means, the purchaser and installer assume responsibility for issues that may arise involving improper installation