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Harmar Mobility

Harmar Mobility
Overall Satisfaction Rating 4.86/5
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Based on 51 ratings submitted in the last year

Harmar manufactures home and vehicle accessibility lifts. It offers a wide variety of products, including stair lifts, automobile lifts and platform lifts, through local Harmar dealers. You can find out which lift is right for your situation by taking the company’s vehicle compatibility quiz.

BOTTOM LINE

Harmar makes innovative accessibility lifts for home, vehicle and hybrid use. Its pricing isn’t listed on the website, but you can get cost info from a local dealer. Its compatibility calculator helps find the right lift for your car.

PROS

  • Helpful website and online resources
  • Conveniently sized products
  • Large selection

CONS

  • Available only from dealer partners

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer

I'm very familiar with chairlifts and I can recommend Harmar to anyone. We would recommend Steve to anyone as well. He was wonderful. He worked diligently when he installed our chairlift and when he left, it was spotless…. The features are all wonderful…

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Rated with 5 stars
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… My husband contacted someone and they came out and talked to us… There was no mess at all. You couldn't even tell he had been here. It was perfect. My husband uses the Harmar stairlift and it's working fine for him. He is very happy and it's changed his thinking about life, so it's wonderful…

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What is Harmar?

Harmar is a leading manufacturer of accessibility lifts for wheelchairs, scooters and power chairs. Harmar offers high-quality products, including vertical platform lifts, automobile lifts and stair lifts, that meet a wide variety of mobility needs.

How does Harmar work?

Harmar helps you determine which type of accessibility lift suits you or your loved one. Its website offers detailed descriptions of mobility products and how they can keep you safe and comfortable. Here's a brief look at its selection:

  • Home lifts are conveniently sized to assist people with stairways. Harmar offers several kinds of home lifts, including straight and curved stairlifts. It also sells platform lifts for wheelchairs, which are ideal for both outdoor and indoor access.
  • Vehicle lifts can be installed inside or outside the vehicle. Inside lifts are mounted inside the cargo area (or trunk) and swing out to load a chair or scooter into the car, and outside lifts attach to a vehicle’s hitch to secure and carry the device behind an automobile. The company also offers hybrid auto lifts.

All Harmar stair lifts include built-in safety features that keep a lift from moving if any part of it’s out of place.

Visit the company’s website to request a quote. A Harmar dealer will contact you and send an assessor to evaluate your home and recommend the right lift.

Harmar stair lift prices

Harmar offers several different mobility lift models — outdoor and indoor, heavy-duty and light, straight and curved — so its prices range from around $2,000 for at-home stairlifts to $12,000 for outdoor lifts. If you have further questions about the company’s pricing, you can get a free quote on the Harmar website.

Harmar FAQ

Does Harmar offer installation services?
Yes, Harmar partners with experts to install your home or vehicle lifts.
What kinds of accessibility lifts does Harmar offer?
Harmar offers lifts for vehicles and stair lifts for the home.
Can I buy a Harmar lift directly from its site?
No. To purchase a Harmar lift, you’ll need to contact a local dealer.
Do Harmar lifts come with a warranty?
Yes, Harmar offers warranties for all its lifts. Your Harmar dealer will take care of any warranty services.

Is Harmar worth it?

Harmar’s innovative motorized lifts are likely worthy investments if you want to ensure the safety of your loved ones in wheelchairs, scooters or power chairs. These lifts are durable, conveniently sized and need little maintenance, and the company’s online tools can help you find the right automobile or stair lift for your needs.

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Rated with 4 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Nov. 11, 2020

We originally got the stairlift for my mother who didn't have the stamina to climb the stairs anymore. When she was living with us, it worked fine. Then there were a number of years where we didn't use it for anything other than to bring laundry up and down the stairs. Now, my wife and I both have back issues and I got bad knees. When I'm hurting, it's a relief to have it. I'm happy with it.

You would think for the price that it would be quality but there are more expensive models that I didn't know about. I had to get it repaired because nobody told me that it would break after five years. It started grinding away at the worm drive and it stopped. When I called the guy who originally serviced it, he isn't doing it anymore. He told me about this other guy and it took me a few tries to get ahold of him. Eventually, he came out and said, “Yep, it's broken. It's all one piece so you gotta get a whole new one.” The chassis and the worm drive had to be replaced and that cost 2,500 bucks. He also said that this is a common problem with the year model that I had which was a 2013 but they had fixed whatever that problem was in 2016.

The stairlift seems to be sturdy. However, the guy said that there's one problem with the switch harness ‘cause the switch can be put on either side of the chair. He said that the side that the switch isn’t on, like the upstairs side of the arm, we have to lift the arm when we get off the chair. He said you do that enough times, it can break then that gets into a non-repairable issue again. I’ve also gotten a couple of different things on the warranty. One said that it's a limited lifetime warranty. Somebody else said it was 10 years but somebody else said it was three years.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Oct. 29, 2020

    I have problems with my legs and I should have had a stairlift years ago, but couldn't do it then. My husband was living then and he would help me up and down the steps. But then he died in April and I had no one to help me, so I had to go on and get one. I have it now and I love it. My former boss' daughter handles all the business for her mother, and she's the one that told me about Harmar Mobility. I called them and I am very pleased with them.

    The initial visit was done by the owner of the company. He took his time. He was here three hours, and we got things straightened out. Where the chairlift had to be put on that wall at the bottom on the first floor, there's the door for the garage. Therefore, the railing could not go all the way down and stay down, it had to have a railing made where when I pushed the chair back up, it would go up to allow the door to open. And that has been a blessing for me. Also, I liked I didn't have to pick out the color of the cushion for the chair. The owner picked everything out when he came. It just blended beautifully. I am very pleased with the company that sold me that chairlift.

    The whole chairlift is a favorite for me. Because when I go up the steps, and then I wanna get around, there's a lever that I push down and the chair can swing, and then I make sure it's locked in place, then I can get off chair and go on about my business on that second floor. And when I'm ready to go back downstairs, I get back into that seat, push the lever so it goes back in the way it's supposed to ride down the rail, and I'm okay. I have been trying to refer the company to other people who have told me that they need chairlifts.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Oct. 15, 2020

    The reason why my husband needs a stairlift is because he has a bad heart. We did move to a new house so in order to have him enjoy the lower level of our home which is where we put his office in, he needed a means to get to it. We thought that maybe we could put in a pneumatic elevator into our home. Unfortunately, we don't have the space for that. They shared that we would have needed to have thought about that while the home was under construction so that they could rough-in all of that for an elevator.

    When we found out that wasn't a possibility, our plan B was then to put in a stairlift which is one that didn't have to mount to the wall and that could be mounted onto the stairs themselves. Harmar Mobility could make it work and it was a lovely couple who came and installed it for us. We did have to have them come back one time because there was a clicking noise. They shared with us it that needed to have screws tightened just a tad. Now, there is no more noise. The guy was very knowledgeable about what the troubleshooting would be then came the next day to help us. The customer service is fabulous with them. During all this COVID, they were very much prepared. They were masked and we kept our distance.

    We haven't had much company but the people who have been to our home said, “If we need that, we're gonna get the phone numbers." They were very intrigued by it. You can fold it up and it's very streamlined. You don't have to have a special width on your staircase. When it’s in its closed or put away position, it doesn't interfere with anything. If I had a box, I could put it on the chair and send it down so I wouldn't have to worry about tripping or falling down the steps myself. I haven't had to use it in that regard but it is also another safety piece for people like me. It will come in handy if I have those moments. We love the stairlift and it matches what we have going on. We knew in advance so we had the electrician put in a plug in for it. Nobody sees the plug. It's a great addition and it's a needed addition to our homes.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Oct. 14, 2020

    My wife has mobility problems, and she couldn't get to the basement. I got a Harmar by a referral from a friend. I am 66 years old and my boy scout leader is 91 and I do a lot with his son. I was talking to him when he said his dad's got one of those stairlifts. We went over to my friend's house and took a look at it. I told my wife it was what we needed and she agreed that it would work for us. Harmar Mobility is the company that manufactures the stairlift while Highland is the one that's selling their product. The people out of Highland that we dealt with were very proper. Everything was smooth. I called them, they came out, we interviewed, and we set it up. They put the stairlift unit in inside the house, and it goes straight to the basement. Everything was great and

    To someone who has a narrower-than-mine stairwell though, if they were figuring things out and if they were down to the last couple of inches of feasibilities, the brochure makes reference to what the thickness of the chair is as it's folded up. That dimension is an accurate number, but the caveat is that the unit sets three inches out from the wall. If someone measures their stairwell and says, “Well my stairwell is 34 minus 10 and a half. Okay, I got 23 and a half. That's enough.” it's marginal and then, they look at it after it's installed and say, “Whoa, how come I lost three or four inches here?" That was not a problem for me. I had enough stairwell and the thickness of the unit didn't matter to me, but it might affect someone else's calculations.

    I like the thing and I already recommended it to friends. It's a fine piece and for what I need it for, it does fine. However, there's one little feature that they might someday look to develop or include. I have to take my foot and flip down the footpad and at that time in the process, the stairwell is vulnerable to falling down as I'm reaching forward. I wondered if Harmar had some way to make a latch release where you push the button on the top, and that would go down so that you didn't have to lean forward to push that footpad down. Other than that, I'm a satisfied customer. I can walk down the stairs three steps, turn around, and put the footpad up, or I can hold on to the handrail and lean over.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Oct. 13, 2020

    I called our local SAIL company, which is Southern Adirondack Independent Living. They gave me a couple of different names of local people who would install a chairlift because my grandmother was coming to live with me. I went through and took the local person, and they recommended this particular brand for what I needed in the space I had. The sales agent was very polite and courteous. He answered all my questions and he was very good. The installer then called up and said installing the chairlift would take him an hour or so. He came in with a partner and in it went. We had a nice, straight even run from the front door. It worked perfectly and he left.

    Size-wise, the Harmar chairlift is very nice. It's narrower than I thought it was going to be. I like that it goes flat, and it looks good. I have a window in my stairwell and we discovered that the chair was half an inch too tall in the back of the seat when it's all folded up. We had to move it a smidgen away from the wall so it would bypass my window molding. Other than that, it was good. It would’ve been even closer to the wall and given me even more steps to go up and down. I've been very pleased and I wish I had put this in while my mom was sick and not just when my grandmother came to live with me.

    My grandmother is comfortable being able to use the chairlift. It took her a little bit to figure out the buttons and knobs, but I appreciate that the chair tips at the top because our bedroom door is right at the top of the stairs. We usually leave the chair open and turned if she was gonna get in to it, and it blocks off the top of the stairs. If she feels uncomfortable doing anything, she already knows that she's not gonna fall down the stairs.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Jan. 29, 2021

    We’re an association office for the churches in the area and one of our pastors knew Harmar Mobility and he recommended them. The reason we got a Harmar is we have a person on our executive board in a wheelchair. But we haven't been meeting in person for a year, so they haven't had to use it. We just use it to carry boxes up and down. The quality of the machine seems really great.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Jan. 14, 2021

    I've had the Harmar Mobility since March. The sales rep was right on time and the installation was nice. The operation of it is nice but we are experiencing some shaking in it. Also as we go up the steps, there's a knock-knock and I can hear it all. When I go up the stairs, my wife said she can hear me. She knows when I'm on it. But I like that it has a remote. When I'm up and my wife wants to come down, we use it back and forth with the two remotes. It also fits nicely and I'm satisfied.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Jan. 13, 2021

    I was specifically looking for stairlifts that were industrial-rated, and Harmar met the specs. Harmar's reps were fine to work with. We contracted with a local contractor that they recommended, and the work was done satisfactorily and in the timeframe we agreed to. We have a split staircase. There's a landing in the middle. In a perfect world, I would have loved to have had a lift that allowed a seamless, uninterrupted rise from the bottom to the top. As it is, we needed to put in two lifts, one up to the landing, and then the other from the landing up to the top or vice versa. Other than that, I'm very happy with the features they offer.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Jan. 12, 2021

    I had already investigated what the options were and the different companies. I found the one here in Richmond area that had that product and everything worked out very nicely. It was all by telephone. The installer was amazing. He is the epitome of the way things ought to be done. He did everything in four hours. We have the Harmar stairlifts for both floors. Everything seems to be perfect. We're pleased with the way it works and it's very helpful for my wife. It has changed her life.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Jan. 10, 2021

    Everything went fine during the sales visit. We talked to the rep, we put the stairlift in, and it's working good. The only issue we have with it is the cord behind the seat rubs on the seat and my wife said that there was a mark on the cord.

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