Lift 47: A Spectacular Four-Person Two-Pitch Lift

Model: 4-Person (750-pound capacity)
Track: 100', 15' at 30° at the top and the rest 53°
Year: 2012

The stairs at this cottage were a steep, arduous climb. The owners now enjoy a spectacular 90-second lift ride from the dock to the cottage deck. 

By building this lift with a double pitch, we were able to tuck the upper station off the side of the main deck instead of in front of it. Because the 15-foot/30-degree upper section is relatively flat, the motor housing remains unobtrusively below rail level. The lift is in an convenient spot and doesn’t impeding the view of the lake.

The lower section of track is 53°, our third-steepest track to date and our steepest two-pitch. Ye, if you were riding this lift with your eyes closed, you'd have no idea that the pitch of the track had changed. It's that smooth. 

This one of our most dramatic installations. It has to be seen to be believed.

(Video by Ashlea-Elizabeth Smith)