Outdoor Elevators & LIFTS

If you need an outdoor elevator or lift for your home, our residential elevator company has what you’re looking for.

Manufactured with marine-grade aluminum and stainless steel, our outdoor elevators are built to handle harsh, coastal weather. This makes waterfront properties and beach houses ideal locations for an ODE.

The DuraLyft Outdoor Elevator is the perfect solution for homeowners who want to add an elevator to an existing house but don’t want to take up valuable floor space inside. Avoid the headache and expense of cutting through floors and concrete for a pit.

outdoor elevator with welded aluminum carriage and tower assembly at the upper level opening onto a home's deck

Features

MATERIALS

Manufactured with marine grade aluminum and assembled with all stainless steel hardware.

WIND LOAD RATING

Outdoor VPL - up to 160 MPH when properly equipped
Outdoor ODE - up to 180 MPH when properly equipped

Quick Installation

1-3 day installation time. No pre-construction shaft, pit or machine room required.

SAFE & RELIABLE

Built to national standards set forth by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME A17.1.

ODE OUTDOOR ELEVATOR MODELS

DuraLyft outdoor elevator. Aluminum ODE accessing the upper deck of a home.

Outdoor Elevator and Lift Details

white powder coated DuraLyft VPL Vertical Platform Lift shown at the 2nd story landing of a beach house deck

SPECS

AVAILABLE COLORS

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DuraLyft Outdoor VPL

A fully welded, aluminum uni-body design makes this outdoor wheelchair lift the most durable, weather resistant vertical platform lift on the market!

MODELS

DURALYFT SPECIFICATIONS

CARRIAGE LIFTING CAPACITY

  • 500 LB
  • 750 LB

CARRIAGE PLATFORM SIZE

  • 36″ W X 48″ D
  • 36″ W X 54″ D

CARRIAGE OPTIONS – Solid or Picket

Solid and Picket Carriage VPL Design Options
  • Same side entry/exit with solid lower panels
  • Pass through with solid lower panels
  • Pass through with picket lower panels (Picket includes a PlexiGlass skin)

OPTIONS FOR PASS-THROUGH CARRIAGES

  • Auto ramp on carriage
  • Carriage mounted gate/door
  • Enclosed carriages get doors and all other carriages get gates
  • Wiring modification is required if carriage mounted gate or door is selected for a three-landing unit

CARRIAGE ENCLOSURE OPTIONS

outdoor vpl sky canopy top with and without plexiglas enclosure
  • Sky canopy top included
  • Sky canopy top with PlexiGlas side enclosure

SAFETY UNDERPAN

  • Safety underpan – standard for non-hoistway installations
  • No safety underpan when the hoistway is enclosed

CONFIGURATIONS AS VIEWED FROM TOP LANDING

  • Tower on left
  • Tower on right

TOWER SUPPORT

Three landings will require two standoffs ODE VPL Tower Support standoff, I-Beam, Triangle Tower Mount

NUMBER OF LANDINGS

  • Two landings – standard
  • Three landings

TOWER HEIGHT

  • 18′ Standard
  • 14′ If required by code
  • Over 18′, up to 25′ – Includes tower splice

TOWER FASCIA

  • No tower fascia
  • Solid panel tower fascia
  • Expanded panel tower fascia (not available on the 750 lb cab)

FINISH

  • Mill finish (no coating)
  • Powder coat – Gloss white
  • Powder coat – Almond
  • Powder coat – Gray

LOWER DOOR TYPE

  • No lower door
  • Solid lower door
  • Picket lower door

LOWER DOOR SWING

outdoor elevator door swing left and right

LOWER DOOR FRAME EXTENSION – Based on height to lowest eave

Outdoor Elevator Lower Door Frame Extensions rendering Reference door extension chart document for option details Lower doors only available for same-side enter/exit or enclosed pass-through configurations
  • No lower door
  • No frame extension (for lower door)
  • 24″ frame extension (for lower door)
  • 48″ frame extension (for lower door)
  • 72″ frame extension (for lower door)

LOWER LANDING MEASUREMENTS

  • 1st height to lowest eave: Minimum required 85″, maximum 181″
  • 2nd height to lowest eave: Enter only if 3-stop or 2-stop with a door at the top
  • 3rd height to lowest eave: Enter only if 3-stop with a door at the top
Travel distance max, per ASME A18.1, is up to 14′ (168″). Verify with your local jurisdiction if this is the requirement. For travel distances above 25′ (300″), contact us. Call us at 772-461-0030

UPPER DOOR/GATE TYPE

  • No upper door/gate
  • Solid upper door
  • Picket upper door
Gates selected should match the carriage style, solid or picket. Picket includes Plexiglas back)
  • 36″ Upper gate – Solid aluminum
  • 42″ Upper gate – Solid aluminum
  • 36″ Upper gate – Picket style
  • 42″ Upper gate – Picket style
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UPPER GATE/DOOR SWING

upper door swing illustration for outdoor elevator

UPPER GATE (measurements are gate height) OR DOOR

  • No upper door/gate
  • No frame extension (for upper door)
  • 24″ Frame extension (for upper door)
  • 48″ Frame extension (for upper door)
  • 72″ Frame extension (for upper door)

MIDDLE DOOR TYPE (for 3-landing elevator)

  • No middle door, no middle stop
  • Solid middle door
  • Picket middle door

MIDDLE DOOR SWING

outdoor elevator door swing left and right

DOOR FRAME EXTENSION FOR MIDDLE STOP (only for 3 landings)

  • No middle door, no middle stop
  • No frame extension (for middle door)
  • 24″ Frame extension (for middle door)
  • 48″ Frame extension (for middle door)
  • 72″ Frame extension (for middle door)

PIT AND RAMP OPTIONS

  • 6″ Recessed slab
  • 6″ Recessed footer
  • No pit, ramp by others
  • No pit, 6″ I-beam door base
  • No pit, 6″ I-beam door base, and ramp

WIRE LENGTHS

Standard: door/gate wire 23′, motor wire 20′, traveling cable 29′
  • 9′ Door/Gate extension
  • 9′ Motor wire extension
  • 9′ Traveling cable extension

OPTIONS

  • Float switch
  • Battery lowering
  • Upgrade door fascia to clear Plexiglas
  • Upgrade all selected Plexiglas options to tinted
  • Optional LED lightbar in carriage
  • Call/send station (each)
  • Additional door locks (right hand)
  • Additional Door Locks (left hand)
Powder coated units require a tower splice every 90″ of I-Beam. The factory will determine if an additional splice is needed.
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lb. (ODE-V500), 750 lb. option (ODE-V750)
  • Runs on standard 110vac power
  • 95% aluminum construction
  • Standard platform: 36”w x 48”d | Optional platform: 36″w x 54″d
  • 24 fpm travel speed
  • Soft start/stop PLC controller
  • Constant pressure operation
  • Industrial duty gear motor

Drive:

  • ODE-500: Overhead Winding / Drum Gear Motor ODE-750: Counterweight Chain

Suspension:

  • ODE-500: 2 x Aircraft Grade Stainless Steel Cables 1/4″ in Diameter
  • ODE-750: 2 x Dacromet Plated #40 Roller Chain
  • Type “A” instant safeties
  • Safety underpan stops lift if there is an obstruction below
  • Meets ASME A18.1 code
  • Plug N’ Play wiring makes installation quick and easy
  • Standard finish: mill finish aluminum
  • Optional finish: Powder Coated in your choice of white, gray, tan, or beige
  • Safety underpan: stops lift from going in a downward direction when an obstruction is present.
  • Landing gates are equipped with door interlocks to prevent doors/gates from being opened when the lift or elevator is not present.
  • Audible alarm on the carriage
  • Constant pressure operation
  • Optional battery lowering
  • Manual lowering for emergencies
  • Broken cable or broken chain safeties lock the elevator to the guide rails in the unlikely event of breakage
  • Smooth facia panels are provided when needed to eliminate pinch points or shear points.
Intertek LogoThird-party inspection and compliance services are provided by Intertek. You may recognize the ETL Intertek logo from various household appliances such as toasters, vacuum cleaners, microwaves, and more. Intertek‘s purpose is to provide testing to ensure that products meet national standards and that the products are manufactured to the same standards and design that was tested. This ensures that the end-user has a safe and reliable product that is built to national standards set forth by the American Society of mechanical engineers, ASME. To become listed and authorized to apply the Intertek certification label, our products were thoroughly tested in controlled laboratories and proven to be safe. The design criteria are analyzed to ensure it meets national standards and specifications. Every fastener, relay, wiring, wire type, terminal block, power supply etc. was tested and analyzed. Once our products passed the testing phase, we were granted authorization to the mark. In order to apply the decal we must build the product exactly the same way as they were tested. To ensure that manufacturers comply with this requirement, quarterly spot checks are performed. An Intertek inspector visits the factory quarterly, unannounced, and verifies the product is being built within spec. Intertek is an important partner to ensure our products are manufactured to the highest quality and safety standards.

ASPIRE LOW RISE VPL

ASPIRE COMMERCIAL VPL

Southeast Elevator Aspire Low Rise VPL powder coated white shown at the ground floor in front of stairs
Aspire Commercial VPL powder coated white with and enclosed structure accessing an upper deck of a residence

The Aspire Low Rise VPL is the perfect solution to overcome low travel barriers, such as porches, decks, patios, and steps, up to 5’ in travel height!

The simple installation only requires a concrete pad and 120vac circuit. It provides safe and easy access for wheelchairs, power scooters, or any person who struggles with stairs.
No enclosure is needed on this model due to the constant pressure operation and safety under-pan to detect obstructions below!

The Aspire is manufactured from marine-grade aluminum and stainless to ensure long-lasting durability and reliability. The smooth motor controls quickly transport 750 lb up to 5’ at a rate of 24 fpm!

Optional powder coating adds a finishing touch to match most home exteriors. Locking gates and automatic ramps are available to configure each lift to best suit the application.

Looking for a robust and reliable commercial wheelchair lift? The Aspire Commercial Custom VPL is the perfect product for your commercial building or property!

Truly built to withstand the elements, the Aspire Commercial Custom VPL is manufactured from marine grade aluminum and stainless steel!

An optional hoistway enclosure can be added and is built with square aluminum tubing and plexiglass which completely contains the lift and complies with the national elevator code for wheelchair lifts / VPLs. Add a top to the enclosure to make sure passengers are protected from the weather!

Traveling at 24 fpm, the Aspire Commercial Custom quickly and safely transports 750 lb up to 14’ of travel. Optional powder coating adds a finishing touch to match most building exteriors.

These enclosures are custom built to fit the needs of the property and when properly configured, can help comply with ADA requirements.

aspire specifications

COLOR

  • Mill finish
  • White powder coat

GATES

  • Platform gate (hinged on COP wall only)
  • 36″ Solid gate
  • 42″ Solid gate
  • 36″ Picket gate
  • 42″ Picket gate

RAMPS

  • 6″ Fixed ramp
  • Auto ramp

OPTIONS

  • Call/Send stations (each)
  • Safety underpan
  • Battery lowering
  • Triangle tower bracket
  • Adjustable standoff bracket
  • Model: ODE-A750
  • Capacity: 750 lbs.
  • Speed: 24 fpm nominal
  • Drive: Counterweight chain
  • Safeties: Instantaneous type “A” broken chain activation
  • Door Locks: Electromechanical
  • Operation: Constant pressure
  • Finish: Mill finish or white or grey powder coating
  • Control System: VFD motor control / relay logic
  • Suspension: #40 roller chain x 2
  • Code: ASME A18.1
  • Max Travel: 5′
  • Model: ODE-AC750
  • Capacity: 750 lbs.
  • Speed: 24 fpm nominal
  • Drive: Counterweight chain
  • Safeties: Instantaneous type “A” broken chain activation
  • Door Locks: Electromechanical
  • Operation: Constant pressure
  • Finish: Mill finish or white or grey powder coating
  • Control System: VFD motor control / relay logic
  • Suspension: #40 roller chain x 2
  • Code: ASME A18.1
  • Max Travel: 14′
Installation of an ODE-E500 in Jensen Beach, FL

Contact us today to learn more about the many options and features available for these one of kind outdoor elevators and lifts!