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Parking Access with a Residential Tram

Parking Access with a Residential Tram

In the Midwest, we are either blessed, or cursed, with ample flat, developable land. It is a blessing in letting us build homes with easy access for automobiles and pedestrians. Slight grades and a few steps are probably your only obstacles. The curse would be our...

10 Reasons to Leave Your Phones in the Cabin

10 Reasons to Leave Your Phones in the Cabin

We all seem tied to our devices these days.  Imagine your family riding the lake funicular from your cabin to the dock and all the phones are sitting on the cabin counter. What would you do with yourselves on the water.  Here are 10 great reasons to leave the phones...

10 Hillside Lift Cost Considerations

10 Hillside Lift Cost Considerations

Your home is your paradise. You can sit on your deck and enjoy the grandeur of nature. Elevated high above your lake, you can see for miles.  However, this exceptional view comes with a long flight of stairs to the dock. A hillside lift, also known as a hillside tram,...

10 Best Aspects of an Inclined Elevator

10 Best Aspects of an Inclined Elevator

You’ve seen one at your neighbor’s, the marina or on YouTube - an inclined elevator!  They look fun, interesting, maybe easy. Maybe you’ve considered one as you carry the cooler down to the pontoon. You think they might be nice, but…. Maybe you should think again. ...

Future Proof My Home with a Hillside Tram

Future Proof My Home with a Hillside Tram

They say, “home is where the heart is.” Most people think about growing old in their home.  If your home is on a hill, adding a hillside tram can help insure you can stay in your home for the long term. Your hillside home gives you spectacular views. They might be of...

Hillavator Buying Checklist

Hillavator Buying Checklist

Your home is on a hill.  Your dock (or maybe your garage) is a down a treacherous hill. There are steps, but they are wearing you out.  You think a hillavator is the best solution to tame your hill.  They are known by many other names, inclined elevator, hill tram,...

Aging In Place at Your Lake – Tips to stay at home

Aging In Place at Your Lake – Tips to stay at home

Your lake home is a special place.  It’s where you relax, recharge and socialize.  It might hold special memories of your kids and grandchildren growing up. Maybe your lake home is your permanent home.  Either way, you probably want to enjoy your lake home as long as...

Showcase System: Villas on Travis Lakeside Tram

Showcase System: Villas on Travis Lakeside Tram

Project Location: Austin, Texas System Length: 370 Feet Incline Angle: 44 Degrees System: 5 H.P. Traction Drive Dealer: Austin Dock and Tram Special Features: The Villas on Travis is a gated condominium community on Lake Travis. Located in Austin, Texas,...

18 Advantages of a Hill Tram

18 Advantages of a Hill Tram

Everyone has different needs and wants. Each home is different. Your reasons for wanting a specific tool is unique to only you. If you're looking at a hill tram for your home, you might have one immediate need in mind. But there are a multitude of reasons that you...

Environmental Benefits of a Hill Elevator

Environmental Benefits of a Hill Elevator

Everyone dreams of building their ideal home or remodeling their house into the perfect home.  As these dreams come into focus, there are lots of changes inside and out.  Any changes must be looked at carefully.  Exterior changes can alter your local environment. If...

Showcase System: NorthShore Marina Lake Tram Systems

Showcase System: NorthShore Marina Lake Tram Systems

Project Location: Jonestown, Texas System Length: 130 Feet Incline Angles: 43 Degrees & 30 Degrees System: 7.5 H.P. Traction Drive and 10 H.P. Traction Drive Dealer: Austin Dock and Tram Special Features: NorthShore Marina at the Hollows incorporates...

What to Look for in a Tram

What to Look for in a Tram

Do you have a home or cottage on a steep hill? Do you think there has to be a better way to access your lake without hiking up and down stairs?  There is, a lake tram will make your life much easier. If your lake has steep shoreline hills, you may have seen some...

A History and Definition of Funicular

A History and Definition of Funicular

Imagine living in a large city and heading to work or out for a day on the town back in the early 1900’s.  You might take the horse and buggy, but more than likely you would walk or take a streetcar. If your travels include a steep incline, you might have a really...

Showcase System: Scorpion Bay Marina Incline Elevator

Showcase System: Scorpion Bay Marina Incline Elevator

Project Location: Peoria, Arizona System Length: 200 Feet Incline Angle: 24 Degrees System: Dual 5 H.P. Traction Drive Systems Dealer: Marine Innovations Special Features: Scorpion Bay Marina incorporates two 2000 pound incline elevator systems to...

Showcase System: Rough Hollow Yacht Club and Marina Tram System

Showcase System: Rough Hollow Yacht Club and Marina Tram System

Project Location: Lakeway, Texas System Length: 180 Feet Incline Angle: 38 Degrees System: Dual 5 H.P. Traction Drive Systems Dealer: Austin Dock and Tram Special Features: Rough Hollows Yacht Club and Marina incorporates two marina tram systems to...