Unoccupied Wheelchair and Scooter Lifts
- April 17, 2019
- Posted by Michelle Johannes
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Here at R&J Mobility Service, we sell a variety of unoccupied wheelchair and scooter lifts for vehicles that are designed to enhance the lives of those challenged by limited mobility. What are they exactly? Simply put, it means that you’re not in it! These lifts make it easier to transport the wheelchair or scooter but are NOT intended or safe for lifting while occupied. If you’re looking for information on occupied scooter and wheelchair lifts, please click here.
There are two styles of unoccupied lifts: Swing-Arm Style and Platform Style.
This lift uses a mechanical arm secured to the vehicle. A webbing strap attaches to the scooter or wheelchair via a docking device provided by the lift manufacturer. The lift will raise and lower the unoccupied scooter or wheelchair effortlessly using an electric motor powered by the vehicle’s battery. The swinging motion may be either manual or power-assisted. You just push a button to lift the scooter or wheelchair and the arm moves it into (or out of) the vehicle.
This lift uses a platform to raise and lower the unoccupied scooter or wheelchair. Simply drive your scooter or wheelchair onto the platform while it sits on the ground (and then get off!). With the push of a button, an arm secures the scooter or wheelchair and raises the platform off the ground. Depending on the model, the platform will either remain outside the vehicle for transport or be stowed inside the vehicle. Another push of the button lowers it to the ground then releases the scooter or wheelchair.
Because wheelchair and scooter lifts may not work in all vehicles, please consult with one of our mobility consultants before purchasing a vehicle for this type of adaptation.
Whether you use a wheelchair or scooter, our mobility consultants can help you find the right lift for your needs. Wheelchair & scooter lifts are designed to be durable, safe, and flexible in design to accommodate a virtually-unlimited number of needs and applications for cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans.