The company was acquired by Acorn Stairlifts in November 2007 and its factory ceased production in 2009. The Bison 80 modular rail concept was adopted by Acorn for their Acorn 180 model.
- A swivel seat that can be adjusted to different heights.
- A choice of seatbealts in either car or plane style to suit the user’s needs.
- Rechargeable batteries that automatically recharge when the stairlift is parked.
- Safety edges to automatically stop the stairlift if there’s an obstruction in its path.
- A self diagnostic display to provide details of the stairlift’s status.
- A slimline design that enables the stairlift to be folded away when not in use to leave plenty of room on the stairs for other people.
Bison 50 Straight Stairlift
The Bison 50 is designed for straight stairs. Its slimline size means it can be fitted on narrow and steep staircases where a standard size stairlift wouldn’t fit. Its footrest is near the floor and stops level with the top step so there isn’t a big step when the user mounts or dismounts. There’s an option of a remote control operated automatic parking facility. This parks and folds away the stairlift when it’s not being used. The Bison 50 has a heavy duty weight capacity of 28 stones.
Bison 80 Curved Stairlift
The Bison 80 is designed for curved staircases with bends or corners. It shares the main features of the Bison 50 straight stairlift, but operates on a modular rail that can be installed on nearly all curved staircase configurations. When it goes round a bend the Bison 80 automatically adjusts its speed and seat level to ensure a smooth and safe journey.