Lift 22: Four Stations from Parking to Dock

Model: 4-Person 4-Station Lift
Track: 210' at 25°
Year: 2008

This four-station lift was the first of its kind for our company. It started as a three-station lift — the parking area, the main floor of the cottage, and the dock — but during construction it became obvious that another station to the main sun deck of the cottage was a good idea. (The vertical rise from the dock to the parking area is about 10 stories.) Each station has a five-button control panel so you can go from any level to any other level. The remote allows you to change your mind in mid-track. The two-horsepower variable-speed motor starts and stops the car smoothly.

The footprint of the lift on the ground is only 10 square feet. An equivalent staircase would have covered more than 800 square feet of  forest floor. Despite the length of the lift (210 feet) only one tree was removed during construction.

Should the owners decide later to add interlocked gates or courtesy lights at any station, the wiring and the gate control systems are in place.