Occupied Wheelchair & Scooter Lifts for Vehicles

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The kind of wheelchair and scooter lift you should have is entirely dependent on your unique mobility needs! If you want to learn more about unoccupied wheelchairs or scooters, click here. You’ll need something a little heftier if you need a vehicle lift that will work to lift your wheelchair (or scooter) while you’re still in it!

An occupied wheelchair lift is a mechanical platform designed to raise and lower, which will allow you to enter and exit a vehicle while in your wheelchair.

There are several styles of occupied wheelchair lifts: Standard Dual-Post, Single-Post Split-Platform, Dual-Post Split-Platform and Under-Vehicle.



This lift uses two hydraulic arms and a sturdier platform to lift heavier wheelchairs. Many people rely on the dual-post wheelchair lift for its strength, dependability and stability. It does block entryway for other passengers when deployed.


Single-post Split-platform:

This lift has a platform that splits or folds when stowed to allow access to the entryway where the lift is located. This clears the way for others to enter and exit the vehicle without having to deploy the lift.


Dual-post Split-platform:

This is the best of both worlds! These lifts have the strength and stability of a dual-post lift and the accessibility of a split-platform lift. The wheelchair lift platform folds horizontally



This lift mounts outside the vehicle under the frame of a full-size van on the passenger side. Under-vehicle lifts do not infringe on the interior space or change the vehicle aesthetics.

As you can see, there are many different styles of wheelchair lifts to fit most individual needs and lifestyles. A wheelchair lift can provide the independence to go where you want, when you want to! Our R&J Mobility experts are here to help answer your questions and find the right lift for your needs.

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