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The Acorn 180 Curved staircase stairlift parked on the staircase

Our Acorn 180 Stairlift

Welcome to the most innovative stairlift in the world

The Acorn 180 stair lift Features

Stairlift Features

  1. Padded seat and backrest for maximum comfort.
  2. Arthritis foundation approved large easy to use directional control buttons.
  3. Inertia safety belt worn as standard using the stair lift
  4. Seat, arms and footrest fold away when parked.
  5. 90 degree swivel seat makes getting out easy and safe.
  6. Requires no extra construction work to your home.
  7. Runs on a single modular stairlift rail using FastTrack® technology.
  8. 5 safety sensors as standard halt the lift at an obstruction.
  9. Large button infra-red remote controls.
  10. Two remote controls, with large easy to use buttons, come as standard to call the lift upstairs and downstairs.
Acorn 180 South African Stairlift Measurements
Dimensions mm inch
A Overall height 975 38.25
B Height of Seat 440 17.25
C Overall depth (from wall) 640 25.25
D Overall depth (when folded) 335 13.25
E Width of footrest 375 14.75
F Overall width 620 24.5
G Depth of seat 405 16

This stairlift is manufactured to match or exceed the:

  • CE Mark - Acorn Stairlift meets the requirements of the applicable European Directive(s).
  • BS EN 81-40:2008 - European safety standard - ’Specification for powered stairlifts’.
  • ASME compliant for mechanical and electrical hazards - ASME A18.1 and A17.5.
Motor output speed 120mm/s | 4.8inches per second - No greater than 0.15 meters per second
Method of drive Rack and pinion
Power supply 24V DC (battery)
Maximum capacity 120kg
Track Modular rail, extruded aluminium
Mains supply 50-60Hz, 100-240V AC

*NOTE: Acorn, in keeping with its policy of continual development, reserves the right to change specification without notice. All measurements are approximate.

Optional Extras

Acorn 180 Curved Hinge Demonstration

Automatic powered hinge

Can be fitted when there is a opening or doorway at the foot of the stairs automatic powered hinged rail solves this problem.

The curved rail has a section at the bottom that goes up and out of the way automatically as the stairlift travels up and down the staircase, allowing easy access at the foot of the stairs. The powered hinge raises and lowers automatically as the stairlift travels up and down the staircase.

When you park the stairlift this part of the rail is neatly out of the way with no obstruction.

Customer Reviews

I am thrilled with my stairlift. It only took a day to install and very nice people.It will make such a difference to my life.


Elaine Boyes - Fish Hoek

Elaine Boyes, Fish Hoek

Morning Yolande,

I was very impressed with the work that Ashton did. His pleasant nature was such a breath of fresh air.

His professionalism and “clean” way of workmanship was excellent.

This is going to be of great assistance to our Mom.


Vaughan and Cathy Renaud


Vaughan and Cathy Renaud - Dolphin Coast, KZN

Vaughan and Cathy Renaud, Dolphin Coast, KZN

We would like to thank Acorn Stairlifts for their super service from our first enquiry to the installation of the stairlift. 

Service like you offered is very rare nowadays.  

We would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone who has a need for your product. 

Thanking you once more


Joe & Pat Erasmus - Durban

Joe & Pat Erasmus, Durban

Vreeslik dankie vir julle “omgee diens” wat julle gelewer het, vanaf die eerste dag wat ek met julle kontak gemaak het, totdat die installasie vandag gedoen was, dit word opreg waardeer!

Ek sal beslis weer in die toekoms van julle diens gebruik maak en met groot vrymoedigheid kliënte na julle verwys.



Darelle Smit - Kaapstad

Darelle Smit, Kaapstad

Hello Salome,

I wish to extend my thanks and appreciation for the prompt and efficient service I received from your Company.

Firstly my thanks to you Salome, who acted so quickly and who put me in a position the make a decision quickly; in fact I could detect it from the word go! You are a great asset to your employer.

The "on time" visit from your technician is just supperb; in addition to this his arrival on time to do the installation faultless.

Your Company should be proud on staff of this quality; in SA this kind of service just does not exist.

Anyone would pay your price if this type of outstanding service is rendered.

Again I wish to commend you; your Company will survive any depression because you THERE!!!!

I thank you.

Kind regards


Leon G Volschenk - Reebok, Western Cape

Leon G Volschenk, Reebok, Western Cape

Please convey to Management and all concerned that Johnathan did an excellent job at installing our new stairlift at our offices.
He was pleasant, friendly, neat and explained the functionality of this chair in a very clear manner.

Thank you.



Solid Doors (Pty) Ltd - Johannesburg

Solid Doors (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg

Thank you for the installation and we want say what a pleasant and well mannered person Ashton is. Ashton is professional and knows his craft.



Alan Venske - KZN

Alan Venske, KZN

I read some of the Testimonials on your website and I must say, from the first phone call to your offices, the quality of service and communication has been excellent.


Kind regards,


Edyss Scott - Cape Town

Edyss Scott, Cape Town

Hello Mark,

I wanted to take the time to give you feedback on the excellent service I experienced with Acorn stairlifts.

Every person that I encountered during my interactions, from Russel, to the gentleman that came out to measure the staircase and Salome has been just remarkable.

There is a definite customer centric culture from your employees. It is evident from their pleasant etiquette on telephone and emails, the time they take to listen and understand questions and their efficient responsiveness to calls and emails.

I have dealt with many companies as a consumer and business person, but have never come across such an outstanding example of customer service.

Well done to you and your team of champions, very few companies get this simple concept of customer service correct.

Good luck with your business going forward.

Please pass my sincere gratitude to your great team members that I have dealt with.

Kind regards 

Mika Maharaj - Fourways, Gauteng

Mika Maharaj, Fourways, Gauteng

I recently had an Acorn Stairlift fitted. The technician (Jonathan) was extremely professional and work meticulous. He was punctual and very knowledgeable. The installation was of extreme high quality and superb workmanship and cleanliness. I recommend him highly for any stairlift installation.

Mr Glen Smith - Gauteng

Mr Glen Smith, Gauteng