A hinge track to fold the track away
In order for the seat to get low enough for the user to sit on, it is necessary for the track to extend beyond the staircase to the hall floor. Some houses will have a doorway close to the bottom of the stairs and the track may intrude across this. In these circumstances a hinged track should be fitted. This means that the track can be folded away from the doorway giving clear access.
If you have a straight staircase and need a hinge track you may be able to fit Handicare's unique and revolutionary Slide Track.
Hinge track (more)
The1000 and the2000 are available with an automatic hinged track. When operating the stairlift from the toggle, the hinge will lift/lower automatically.
When the stairlift is not in use the hinge is folded by holding a button on the remote control which means you do not need to move the track yourself. When the button is pressed your stairlift moves up the track and parks on a charging station, the hinge section then moves automatically leaving the doorway clear.