Contemplating adding an elevated deck, or installing an in-house stair-lift, swimming pool or residential elevator?
If so, you're probably willing to pay a little more [if necessary], and/or wait a bit longer to make sure your new investment is installed in a SAFE, reliable, and durable manner. With few exceptions, you will most likely have to conform to local building codes and inspections. However, many municipalities don't regulate a tram product as they do with decks, elevators, pools etc. Consequently, the installation of inexpensive, sub-standard tram units is tacitly condoned. For this reason it is your important responsibility to self-regulate the purchase and installation of a tram system to insure that it's as safe as any other value-added (yet potentially hazardous) addition to your property.
Unlike most of our leading competitors, all Hill Glider systems are designed, engineered and installed to be compliant with the highest standard of safety [American Society of Mechanical Engineers] codes, and meets or exceeds the safety standards set by the National Elevator Code. This insures that your self-regulation responsibility can be carried out with a minimum of effort.
The Lakeside Trams Hill Glider® emergency braking system
Most recently, National and many State regulations/codes have been updated to include the requirement for an elevator-like emergency safety brake, one that insures a smooth, soft stop in the case of a cable break or other malfunction which causes an over-speed condition. The Lakeside Trams Hill Glider®s emergency braking system is purposely designed to comply with those new regulations through the use of its proprietary, safe track clamping system (see photo). Many competitive tram companies continue to utilize the outdated and potentially dangerous drop arm emergency braking system. Be sure to include a review of this important safety feature when comparing tram systems for your property.
If the safety of your family and guests are your highest priority, the Lakeside Trams Hill Glider® is your clear choice.
All in all, The Hill Glider® "raises the bar" with its contemporary styling and standard safety and reliability upgrades such as a dual cable drive system, hot-dipped galvanized steel componentry, 3hp motor (5hp optional) and surge protection on all systems.
The 750 lb. Capacity Tram