The Bison Bede 80 stairlift represented a major step forward in comfort and reliability. Incorporating many of the characteristics of Bison’s best selling straight stairlifts the Bison 80 was truly a class leading product offering a wide range of options and accessories. Using the latest technology and Bison’s modular rail concept, the Bison 80 was developed to accommodate virtually all curved staircases.
Engineering excellence ensured the Bison 80 Stairlift provided a comfortable ride along a continuous slim and attractively finished rail on either the inner or outer curvature of your staircase.
The slim, stylish, yet robust design allowed for plenty of access even on narrow stairs and was designed to be a piece of modern furniture, to ensure it blended subtly into your home.
Designed with ease of use and comfort in mind, The Bison 80 is operated using a rocker switch located on the armrest. Additional radio frequency remotes were also provided to allow the lift to be remotely called.
The Bison Bede 80 Stairlift was the last of their curved stairlifts but went out with a bang. Cutting edge technology meant that this curved stairlift came with its own on board programming system which allowed the stairlift engineer to fine tune the stairlifts journey enabling the user to get full benefit and comfort by either speeding up or slowing down its travel where required. This prevented the user from being jolted about unlike certain other curved stairlifts on the market that were only capable of travelling at one continuous speed from start to finish.
The biggest downfall however (in our opinion) was the manufacturers decision to step away from the common stairlift lead acid battery and opt for the radical NiCd batteries, or sticks of dynamite as they are called in the trade. These were not only hard to get hold of from the manufacturers only, but also lower on power and in the event of a power cut meant that the stairlift had to be fully re-programmed again. It was eventually bought and redeveloped by Acorn stairlifts.