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Anyone used an electric stair climber?

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I'm pondering on ways to shift a heavy load (~150kg) up and down a standard width, straight run, staircase.  Looking around, I've spotted that it's possible to hire an electric stair climber, something I'd never heard of until earlier today.

 

Has anyone here ever used one, and can offer an insight into what they are really like to use, please?

 

The models I've seen look like this: https://www.speedyservices.com/71_6010-h-stair-climber-powered-310kg-swl

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only one i have seen in use was in the hanibal lector film .LOl

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Not going to shift your sunamp again are you Jeremy.😱

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I have seen them but never used one.

 

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1 minute ago, joe90 said:

Not going to shift your sunamp again are you Jeremy.😱

 

I really do not ever want to move it again, but it's possible that I may have to.  It's not something I'm looking forward to at all, in fact I'd do damned near anything to avoid having to do it, if I can.

 

 

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@JSHarris I have used one of these in the last few weeks to shift a few fairly heavy comms racks (non-standard) up several flights of stairs.  I have to say I was a little dubious of it but it worked really well and was fairly easy to use once carrying the load on its wheels.

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Many thanks, that's really useful to know.  If the truth be told, moving our old 70kg Sunamp PV down the stairs on a sack truck scared me ***tless, as I was bloody terrified that it was just going to roll away over the edge.  The idea of having to shift 150kg down the stairs just fills me with dread.  Pulling stuff up, with a tirfor and timber sled was hard work, but not anywhere near as scary as going down with the sack trolley (yes, I was stupid to try it, but once over the first step, going down, I was past the point of no return).

 

 

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We used one at work to move a large safe, the stairs had a half landing just to make it more interesting.  It all went very smoothly.

 

The biggest hassle was carrying out the job method statement, the risk assessment and the structural engineers calculations on the safe working load of the stairs.

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I can easily believe the amount of paperwork something like this will create in a  workplace.  Luckily I know the stairs are OK, as I've already hauled a 150kg load up them once, and there were no odd noises from the staircase when I did that.  Mind you, I used to work with a chap who weighed more than 150kg, so the point load he applied to a staircase was similar, so I'd guess that stairs are designed to take higher loads than this..

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Posted (edited)

Stair climbing wheelchairs do exist.

 

This one looks a bit tasty.

 

 

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50 minutes ago, Ferdinand said:

Stair climbing wheelchairs do exist.

Probably the one you need after hauling 150kg upstairs without the trolley.

 

Never used one of these but have seen a Xerox copier carried on one many many years ago. Non-electric version with 3 wheels per side in a rotary frame / configuration, when you hit the stair the wheel assembly rotates to simulate a walking movement.

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Just found this video showing a Stanley stair climber, looks pretty straightforward to use:

 

 

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4 hours ago, JSHarris said:

'm pondering on ways to shift a heavy load (~150kg) up and down a standard width, straight run, staircase.  Looking around, I've spotted that it's possible to hire an electric stair climber, something I'd never heard of until earlier today.

Is it possible to ask why this 150Kg object needs moving or have I missed something?

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9 minutes ago, MikeSharp01 said:

Is it possible to ask why this 150Kg object needs moving or have I missed something?

 

Long story, without a clear ending, as yet...

 

As soon as I have some clarity as to what's going to happen I'll say, but right now I'm trying to solve a problem that may, or may not arise, (and it's a possible problem that results from generosity, not something going awry).

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We had one in a school with students with mobility issues.  Brand new school, designed with specialist classrooms on the top floor.

 

There were 2 lifts, one in each wing but the top floor was not joined.

 

Each time I got the call from the site team that the lift was out of service, I would need to check where the student(s) were to make sure they were not stranded and also what lessons they had later that day so I could re-room them if necessary to a room they could reach!

 

After one lift failing one time too many, meaning that the student had to leave his specialist chair overnight on the top floor and going home in our emergency chair, we invested in a machine that would transport the students down in an emergency.  Bloody design issue which should have been spotted and designed out before the ground was broken!!  Grrrrrrr.

 

The machine was slow but the student felt safe on the mover.  

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If you needed additional help I would be happy to lend a hand. 

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