Straight / Curved Lifts

Straight Stair Lifts

Our comprehensive range of elevators for straight stairs can accommodate any staircase no matter how simple or intricate they may be.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will work closely with you to determine the most suitable product at the time of demonstration and provide you with all the options available.

Minivator 950 Model (Seated)

The 950 unit is by far one of our most popular and most economical models. Combining Handicare’s revolutionary track system, it’s a simple straight stair lift, which has manually operated seat swivel and footplate and can easily be incorporated in to most straight stair cases. Minimal stairway intrusion of 285mm and capacity to hold up to 140kg, it’s a fabulous stair lift to assist overcoming the increasing challenge of the stairs.

The 950 also incorporates continuous charge function which means your lift can be parked on any part of the track when it is not in use, or at the top or bottom landing.

It’s a relatively simple and easy stair lift with options such as:

  • Zero intrusion into landing
  • Manual hinge
  • Slide Track

Your 950 Stair Lift model offers you smooth and whisper quiet operation and comes with all the standard safety features such as sensors on the power pack & footplate, seat belt for safe travel and easy-to-use and ergonomically designed toggle switch control.

Minivator 1000 Model


The Minivator 1000 external model is designed specifically to cope with tough outdoor conditions including extreme heat and cold. One of the most customizable stair lifts in our range featuring a number of seat options, full safety functions and a range of features to meet the needs of any home, stair case or individual’s requirements.


The Minivator 1000 features a slimline track, and intrudes only 385mm on to your stairs. Offering a weight capacity of up to 137kg (capacities of 160 kg and 200 kg also available) the 1000 is a powerful unit and suitable for a wide range of stairs. The slimline aluminium track has a hidden rack which offers two parking points (as standard) which charge the batteries at the top and bottom of your stairs. A unit that comes with many options, including auto-swivel and auto footrest function.

The Minivator 1000 is a robust unit and can be optioned accordingly:

  • Powered Swivel
  • Perch Seat
  • Powered Footplate (from the seat or the arm)
  • Hinge track options
  • Also available in outdoor models

The Minivator 1000 is a leader in its field and provides you supper smooth travel and is whisper quiet.

With external models, the Minivator 1000 Series are fully waterproofed and designed to cater for the challenges caused by external straight staircases. Like all other Minivator models, key switch security prevents any unauthorised use of your lift.

Your stair lift comes with UV stabilised Slate Grey upholstery and comes with a waterproof cover to keep it protected and out of the harsh elements here in Australia.

The External models have a minimum folded intrusion of 387mm and are suitable for most external staircases on most homes around the country.


Minivator Easy Rider Model 1035 (Seated)

For those who would prefer to be seated, the Minivator sit down model has been designed to ensure a comfortable sitting position. The design therefore entails 2 armrests, a good sized well padded seat and a footrest.

Can be installed anywhere a slope is a problem. Different models for different situations.


Swivelling Your Seat

When you arrive at the top of a staircase your seat should be turned to face the landing by using the swivel lever or control.

The Minivator 1000 and 2000 also have manual swivel levers located on both sides of the seat: these can be operated by pulling them up or pushing them down. The seat is moved around by pressing against the footplate whilst turning in the desired direction.

Stairlifts with Hinge Tracks

Sometimes the layout of a hallway means that the track must be positioned in front of a doorway thereby causing an obstruction.

This is overcome by using a hinge track, the track can be folded upwards when the lift is not in use leaving access to the door.

The Minivator 1000 and 2000 can also be installed with a manual hinge track. They operate in a similar way but the seated lift is sent to its park position by using a special button on the remote control. When the hinge is lowered the seated lift is called down using the remote control.

If the user finds it difficult to bend installing a powered hinge track removes the need to bend because the hinge is raised and lowered from a button on the remote control. This option is available on Minivator 1000 and 2000 seated lift.

Push button powered raising and lowering of the footrest makes folding the unit up even easier for users who may have trouble bending.

Powered swivel seat.

Powered or manual hinged rails to avoid blocking doorways.


Operating your Minivator

All Minivator lifts are protected by a key switch, this means you can isolate your lift against unauthorised use. For example if the lift is only to be used in the presence of a career the key can be removed and the lift becomes inoperable.

Once switched on, driving the lift is simple. Minivator worked with Occupational Therapists to design a system that is easy to use, even for users suffering from painful conditions such as arthritis. The resulting unique toggle switch is just held in the direction of travel for the duration of the journey.

It is a requirement of Australian Standards that a lift must have continuous pressure on the operating control to drive it. If the user does release the control during travel then re-applying pressure after a few seconds will start the lift in motion once more. The toggle requires minimal pressure to operate. The toggle can be placed on the left or right arm of the lift: if required the toggle can be re-handed.

All Minivator Stairlifts are supplied with two hand held remote controls. These can be used by a carer to operate the stairlift for the user or to send the stairlift to park at the other end of the track to maximise the space in the hallway.

The remote controls can also be used in multi-user environments when a user on one level wishes to call the lift that has been left on the other level.

Both remotes are supplied with wall mounted holders so that they can always be kept in the same place when not in use.