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how schindler elevators differ from otis elevators in general

-- david clarke (, March 08, 2005


I think the big differance is schindler treat engineers like s....especially in scotland, but otis dont..otis also pay better.

-- (, March 08, 2005.

Schindler controls compared to Otis controls are as different as Mercedes is to BMW, you really can't compare them on a technical level. Both are good reliable units, both ride well and I'm sure both have there quirks. Either one will work well for ya. Schindler is a little easier to get other companies to repair Otis is extremely tight lipped about there equipment and often try to hinder others from repairing there equipment.

-- Mack McBurney (, March 08, 2005.

I rode a new Schindler and it rode like shit and was was one of the loudest hydro's I have ever ridden in 20 years. The controller looks like something new as well. I hate to admit it but the Otis hydro's are much quieter.

-- Brian (, March 08, 2005.

A most important issue has not been mentioned - OTIS has problem with their name: Our Trouble Is Schindler!

-- Johnny Cash (, March 11, 2005.

Only Thyssen Is Screwier


-- Dan (, March 11, 2005.

How about - Only The Idiots Succeed

-- anotherguy (, March 12, 2005.

I don't work for Otis but you can not compare it with Shindler as to reliability, Merc and BMW is not the right comparison. Otis is lot more reliable but you'll pay more for service because you want to see Otis guys servicing it. My opinion is based on 26 years of elevator expirience in USA and I know that Shindler equipment is less expencive than Otis. Dany.

-- Dany Way (, March 13, 2005.

How about-youve nothing to worry about with the lift its only "Over Travel In Shaft"and the engineer says whatever that means,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

-- (, March 13, 2005.

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