Model: 4-Person (extra-wide car, 1,000-pound capacity)
Track: 260' at 30°
The round trip from the cottage to the dock and back was nearly 30 minutes and too much for the owners of this cottage.
At 260 feet, this is one of our longest lifts. We found a great line running from just off the front porch of the cottage to finish hovering 10" over a corner of the main dock; any other path would have required steps at the lower end.
The top station sits about 12 feet off the ground and the owners built the extension to the porch to access the lift. The gate is interlocked with the lift for safety.
We built the car 6" wider than usual and used a 3 hp motor for extra carrying capacity.
This lift, which is operated by a powerful three-horsepower motor, has a top-station gate interlocked with the lift. Two stations were installed. The owners plan two more (one for an equipment shed, one for a bunkie) so we wired it up to be ready for four stations.
The owners, both real estate agents, were delighted:
“Without reservation we can say this elevator has dramatically changed our lives at the cottage... We can now be on the dock at the push of a button [rather than use] 260 feet of slippery stairs.
“As real estate agents, we can say this is the best money we have spent so far on the cottage. The value of the property went up significantly… It has been an excellent investment (much better than the stock market).
“Your crew did a magnificent and very professional job on the installation... It was like they were installing their own elevator.
“Our professional advice to anyone who is dithering: get the elevator. Finance it over 25 years with small payments if you have to, but get the elevator.”
Just recently Alan wrote to say
"............going on 9 years now and the elevator has been running like a Rolex.....no problems whatsoever......very reliable."
and again, on our Facebook page, Alan wrote
“I can say without reservation that the elevator we put in at our cottage 9 years ago was the best money we have ever spent....and to date it has been 100% reliable and there has not been one single problem.”
We build our lifts to solve problems and to make cottage lives better.