Scalamobil Portable Stair Lift

Up, up and away! Any stair, just about any wheelchair.
Tuck it in the trunk and take it with you.
Add the Scalachair or other accessories for total climbing flexibility.

Ideal for:

  • Residential / Home Care
  • Commercial Transport/Paratransit
  • Multilevel Public or Private Venues

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Product Features:

  • No installation, home modification, or contractor needed. Ready to use when you receive it.
  • Conquers even narrow and spiral staircases.
  • Protects stairs from damage or wear.
  • Climbs as many as 300 steps on one battery charge.
  • Adjustable climbing speed.
  • Single-step mode stops after each step.
  • Automatic safety brakes on each wheel sense the stair’s edge.
  • Height adjustable, removable handlebar can also shift sideways to accommodate narrow stairways.
  • Display panel indicates travel direction and low battery warning.
  • These accessories adapt the Scalamobil to any stair-climbing challenge:
    • Scalachair X3: Optional substitute chair. For users who transfer from their regular wheelchair or those only need assistance to climb stairs. Can also be used independently as a transport chair. Folding version available for easier carrying and storage.
    • Scalaport X7: Additional bracketing hardware that allows the Scalamobil to be used with a wider variety of wheelchairs. Excellent add-on for institutions handling multiple chairs, or for users of non-standard wheelchairs.
    • Adaptive brackets: For wheelchairs with quick-release hubs.
  • Learn about the Scalamobil Fly — boarding aid for passengers using wheelchairs.
  • Explore the Scalamobil in action.
  • Watch a YouTube Scalamobil Video.
  • Compare stair climbers.
Questions? Call us!
1-800-577-1555
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  • Construction:
    Sturdy, lightweight aluminum housing.
  • Electrical:
    Operating voltage: 24 V. Climbing speed: 6-19 steps/min. Batteries: 2 x 12 V; 3.4 Ah; battery capacity: 300 steps (depending on load weight). Charger input: 90 – 240 V AC, output: 24 V DC, 1A; voltage: 24 V.
  • Weight Capacity:
    306 lbs (combined wheelchair and user)
  • Dimensions:
    Width (including handle): 17-20.5″; height: 45-61″;
    weight: 54.5 lbs (drive unit: 38 lbs, battery: 6 lbs, handle: 11 lbs)
  • Clearance:
    Minimum 30″ flat landing, depending on Scalamobil accessory and stairway configuration. Maximum 8” stair height.
  • Warranty:
    Three year limited warranty on parts; one year on labor.
  • Certifications:
    FDA Registered
  • User manual:
  • Manufacturer’s website:
Questions? Call us!
1-800-577-1555
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  • Stair Lift Base Models:
    Select from these climbers and then add options below according to your needs.
  • Scalamobil S35 Portable Lift
    Climber for manual wheelchairs
    $6,995.00
  • Scalamobil S38 Extended Portable Lift
    Extends climbing height to accommodate stairs up to 10″
    $7,495.00
  • Scalamobil Fly S39
    Designed for airplane/coach stairs and aisles. Includes built-in chair
    $8,495.00
  • Options:
    Wheelchair Mounting Brackets
    Adapts wheelchairs with quick-release hubs for Scalamobil use
    $   495.00
  • Safety lap belt
    $   125.00
  • Extra battery pack
    $   565.00
  • Scalaport X7:
    Adaptive hardware for S35/S38 to allow multiple or non-standard chair use
    $1,995.00
  • Scalachair X3:
    Add-on chair for S35 or S38
    $1,495.00
  • Scalachair X3 – Folding Version
    For easier handling and storage
    $1,995.00
  • Scalachair headrest
    $   295.00
  • Scalachair foot belt
    $     75.00
  • Scalachair push handles
    $   295.00
  • Scalachair H-harness/saftey belt
    $   165.00
  • Scalachair lateral chair supports
    $   225.00
  • Shipping Fees:
    All prices listed include shipping fees
  • Used Models:
    Gently used models may be available. Contact our sales office to inquire.
  • Need assistance:
    Tell us about your considerations and we can help you find the right product at the right price! Call us at 1-800-577-1555.
  • Ordering:
    Please contact our sales office to place an order or for more information.
  • Payment Options:
    We accept MC, VISA, AMEX, and Payment Terms.
  • Delivery Time:
    Please allow approximately 1-2 weeks for delivery.
  • Warranty:

    We guarantee all product components against manufacturing defects for three years, and parts repair/labor for one year, from the invoice date. In most instances the affected parts are replaced, not repaired. Please contact us regarding any malfunction you encounter.

    Parts damaged due to improper product assembly, installation, or procedure; lack of recommended maintenance including cleaning; or lost after delivery cannot be included in this warranty, nor do we assume liability for secondary damage sustained to material or equipment we did not provide.

Questions? Call us!
1-800-577-1555
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Thank You!

Apr 07, 2014 by Les, Honolulu

First off, many thanks for the speedy service. I'm using a transport service and even the driver was impressed with the operation of the unit. Again many thanks and I'm glad to have bought the scalamobil to help me move my mom easily down and up the stairs. The alternative of building a ramp would have cost too much and the red tape at the building dept would have taken too long.


Happy friend

Nov 03, 2013 by Alex in Berkeley, CA

The session with the Scalamobil was so wonderful. It's the
first time I've seen my friend happy and smiling for a long time. Thank you for all your patience and understanding.


Perfect for our son

Nov 02, 2013 by Scott in Santa Rosa, CA

Your Scalamobil is a godsend. We use it every day to get our son out to school and back. It’s safe and easy and I don’t know what we’d do without it.


Great for Me and My Wife

Nov 01, 2013 by Les, Honolulu

I use the Scalamobil with the Scalaport attachment to get my wife out of the house for Dr appointments and to see her friends. It has saved my back and allows my wife to feel more independent.


Great for Adult Day Care

Sep 11, 2013 by Jean -- San Francisco

Our adult day program has used the Scalamobil for several years. It rides with the shuttle to accommodate our participants when picked up and dropped off at their homes, so it gets heavy usage. Without the Scalamobil, their participation would not be possible. Thank you Max-Ability.


10 Years and Going Strong

Sep 05, 2013 by LIsa from Oakland

We’ve had our Scalamobil for over 10 years. It has served us very well on a daily basis for our inside and outside stairs. The only service we’ve required is a battery change. I don’t know what we would do without it.


4.5 5.0 6 6 First off, many thanks for the speedy service. I'm using a transport service and even the driver was impressed with the operation of the unit. Again many thanks and I'm glad to hav Scalamobil Portable Stair Lift
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What kind of staircases does it work on?

It is equally effective on interior and outdoor stairways, straight, spiral, or narrow, made from materials including carpet, wood, stone or metal.

Could it damage my staircase?

No. The unique climbing mechanism and abrasion-resistant tires fully protect the steps.

How far can I climb with a single charge of the battery?

The fully charged battery can climb as many as 300 steps when carrying a person weighing approx. 155 lbs. That is equivalent to about 20 floors. Under normal usage, the battery should last 3-4 years.

How much strength do I need to operate the Scalamobil?

At the push of a button, the electric motor takes care of all the climbing work. Guiding the scalamobil requires some coordination but very little strength.

Does it matter what size my steps are?

For the basic Scalamobil S35, the steps should be at least 4.5 inches deep and no higher than 8 inches. If your stairs are taller than 8” then consider the Scalamobil S38, which accommodates stairs as high as 10”.

Can the Scalamobil also be used outside the house?

The scalamobil can be used on all kinds of steps, whether outdoors or in public buildings. It is easily dismantled into three parts, and fits in most car trunks.

What is the Scalamobil’s safety record?

Built-in safety monitors have assured its successful use around the world for over 20 years. We will work with you to determine your stair-climbing application, with special consideration given to the integrity of your stairways, the ability of the operator, and the needs of the person being transported. With those factors in mind, we will help you design the most effective combination of climber and accessories.

I’m having trouble deciding between the Scalamobil and the Stair-Trac. Can you help me?

Click here to view a side-by-side comparison of the differences in the two products. And then call us if you need more help. We’d love to talk with you about your particular circumstances.

What size wheelchairs does it work with?

The Scalamobil works with just about any 16” or 18” wheelchair, and can be accessorized to accommodate a wide variety of climbing situations. Keep in mind that its lifting capacity is 306 lbs – combined chair and user weight.

Questions? Call us!
1-800-577-1555
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