Acorn Superglide Stairlift | Old / New Version - How To Tell The Difference

We have noticed a lot of Acorn Stairlifts for sale on Ebay which are incorrectly listed. Some sellers are listing older Acorn Stairlifts claiming them to be newer. Some of these older versions include the Superglide model and 120 model which are up for sale and advertised as the latest model.

These Acorn models can look similar, however you can tell them apart by key visual differences you can spot to ensure that your not purchasing an older model when buying off E-bay.

So we've taken it upon ourselves to point out the differences between these models....

Old Acorn Superglide Stairlift New Acorn 130 Stairlift



The Acorn Superglide is the 1st generation model and oldest.

Look out for only one control stick (usually black), oval hole, one swivel lever, and the backrest and fabric seat and back. The Superglide is much bulkier - look at the depth of the carriage (the bit under the chair) the superglide carriage is much bulker than the newer models.


The Acorn 120 is the 2nd generation model.

The 120 is slimmed down


As well as visual improvements over the older version, the new version also features upgrades in performance, safety and reliability.



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