Bison Bede Stairlifts

Bison Bede began making stairlifts in 1981. At first Bison stairlifts were manufactured for the NHS and local authorities. They were then sold through approved dealers across the UK. They offered several straight stairlift models, such as the Bison Classic and the Bison Compact, which was replaced later by the Bison 50. The Bison 80 was the first curved stairlift to operate on a modular rail system.

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.

Many people still have a Bison stairlift installed in their homes and used Bison models are sometimes advertised for sale. Unfortunately spare parts for Bison stairlifts are no longer available. So if a Bison stairlift develops a fault and needs repairs it is usually necessary to replace it with a new stairlift.

Bison Stairlift Features:

  • 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 Stairlift Models

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.

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