At Scooters ’N Chairs, we understand that your mobility is important to you – especially when you’re away from home. Our mobility researchers have helped many people across the nation maintain their away-from-home personal freedom.
We offer a varied selection of electric wheelchair lifts to help you move your favorite mobility product with your vehicle. If you’ve never heard of a power wheelchair lift, then it is classed as an assistive vehicular accessory that’s used to help get your electric wheelchair in and out of trucks, vans, cars, etc.
We offer mobility wheelchair lift solutions from leading US brands including Pride Mobility, Wheelchairs Carrier and E-Wheels.
Your Electric Chair goes where you go
Having the ability, and we’ll go as far as to say – even the luxury of taking your mobility wheelchair with you wherever you want – is something that guarantees your personal freedom. We offer a variety of power wheelchair lifts to help you move your electric wheelchair – such as a behind the car attachment, a wheelchair carrying arm and also a lift platform which allows you to transport your wheelchair from ground level to a higher platform such as a porch or patio.
If you want to attach your power wheelchair lift inside the cargo area of your van, minivan, truck or SUV, then the Commander 400 Wheelchair Lift priced at $3,595 is the perfect solution. It consists of an actuator which securely carries your electric wheelchair from the ground and into the cargo area of your vehicle.
All our mobility wheelchair lifts feature a very sleek and contemporary design that seamlessly integrates with your vehicle’s styling. And even though they look compact and lightweight, they are powerful enough to carry almost any power wheelchair securely, with no drilling or modification necessary on your vehicle.
The entry-level $919 Electric Tilt ’N’ Tote by Wheelchairs Carrier, for instance, weighs just 80 lbs. and has the ability to carry lightweight power wheelchairs that weigh up to 150 lbs. It can also accommodate a 1¼ or 2” square hitch receiver and comes in an all-steel, e-coated powder finish. The two retractable ratchets secure your wheelchair into position, while the platform automatically folds up to a stowaway position when you’re ready to move.
Even though the Tilt 'N Tote was originally made to accommodate manual wheelchairs, if your current electric wheelchair measures up to 20” x 13” wide and has a maximum length of 29”, then you can easily take it with you.
The $3,750 E-Wheels Electric Carrier happens to be one of our best-selling lifts for electric wheelchairs – with its all-steel construction, black powder coating, and a powerful A12 volt DC motor that effortlessly raises and secures electric wheelchairs. It is capable of automatically tilting up into a storage position and comes with an 18” actuator as standard, although upon request, a 24” actuator can also be had. The wiring harness, locking hitch pin and twin cargo buckles ensure that your mobility product stays nice and secure throughout the journey.
One of her best sellers for quite some time has been the Wheelchairs Carrier Mini Electric Lift which is now available for $959, saving you $241. It’s a fantastic electric wheelchair lift that support any power wheelchair that weighs up to 150 lbs. and has 37” x 22” dimensions. A simple up/down switch located at the top of the lift allows you to operate the platform, which has a 24” ground clearance, which makes for easy driving on rough, undulating surfaces.
This electric wheelchair lift has been designed to withstand all kinds of weather conditions and is made entirely of steel. In fact, the e-coated steel with powder finish is scratched-resistant, keeping your power wheelchair lift looking like new even after several years of use.
With an optional swing-away feature and compatibility with Class II and Class III hitch, the Mini Electric Lift is a fantastic option for everyday power wheelchair transport if you’re on a budget.
At times, you may not need to take your electric wheelchair with you on long journeys but rather have a simple and effective way to move it from sea-level to a raised platform, so that the stairs can be bypassed altogether – allowing you to effortlessly drive your wheelchair into your home’s main entrance.
In this case, the $5,800 Passport Vertical Platform Lift by Ez-Access is the answer: a beautifully engineered steel platform that has been ETL-certified, independently tested and approved for safety. With 52” and 72” lifting heights, it offers straight, turn or dual-access platforms which offer a quiet and smooth ride and high energy efficiency.
It weighs an estimated 300 lbs. which is lighter than other steel power wheelchair lifting units in the same range, and in fact, features the lightest VPL on the market. Featuring plug’n’play technology and an integrated smart charger that plugs directly into a standard GFI outlet, the Passport Vertical Platform Lift with its 750 lb. maximum weight capacity is a smart solution for raising your power wheelchair above ground/sea level so that you can easily enter your cozy home.
The Benefits of owning a Power Wheelchair Lift
Whether you need an electric wheelchair lift for your home or office, or need one at your care center to better facilitate patients – at Scooters ’N Chairs, we offer a variety of mobility wheelchair lifts to meet your needs.
It’s time to take your freedom to the next level by having the ‘luxury’ to take your electric wheelchair with you, no matter what part of the country you are. And when you’re back home, you owe it to yourself to make your favorite place as livable and comfortable as possible, with a vertical platform lift for electric wheelchairs.
Just imagine the look on your friends’ faces when they see that you have the latest electric wheelchair lift installed at your premises to help you effortlessly negotiate the porch or front entrance stairs. However, these are just some of the “face value” benefits that immediately come to mind when we talk about mobility wheelchair lifts of all kinds.
The ability to transport your favorite mobility product around the house and between different locations during your fun and exciting travels is something that will greatly simplify and improve the overall quality of your life. You’ll never ever get the feeling that your personal freedom or ability to do what you love doing is restricted. With an electric wheelchair lift that helps you take your mobility companion everywhere you go – you can visit distant friends and relatives, dine at your favorite restaurants or just go to the local cinema – all of which become everyday activities.
If you happen to be an elderly caretaker, then using a mobility wheelchair lift can drastically cut down the amount of energy you spend while transporting your beloved one. Doctor’s appointments become easier than ever, and not only that but you will also instill a better sense of independence, self-esteem and confidence in you clients.
Important to Know before Buying Your Power Wheelchair Lift
Deciding on what kind of power wheelchair lift to buy squarely depends on the kind of electric wheelchair you need to transport as well as your own personal needs and limits.
Manual electric wheelchair lifts, for example, can easily be attached to the rear or side entrance of your SUV or minivan, and can be conveniently folded down to create a ramp. All you need to do is drive your power wheelchair up the ramp, secure it with straps and other appropriate equipment that comes with the lift, and kick it up in an upright position. Your electric wheelchair lift will conveniently fold against your vehicle when not required.
Manual mobility wheelchair lifts tend to be more affordable for this reason because there’s a little bit of effort required from you to lower and raise the platform.
With that said, majority of folks prefer a fully automatic or powered lift for electric wheelchairs, as this is a very practical solution for those who lack the dexterity or strength to do it manually.
At the touch of a button, your power wheelchair platform will automatically lower itself to the ground, at which point you’ll move your electric wheelchair into position, strap or lock it down into place, and then at the press of another button, the platform will raise itself to a reasonable height, allowing you to drive safely. Automatic lifts for electric wheelchairs can be integrated with your vehicle’s rear or side door and generally run higher prices due to the technology that goes into them.
The next thing you must consider is whether you’re better off buying a power wheelchair lift fixture that permanently stays on the back of your vehicle or one that can be retracted and concealed completely inside it, or even removed temporarily.
Many people enjoy the ease-of-use and practicality that comes with attaching their favorite mobility product on the outside of their vehicle for quick and easy transportation. External power wheelchair lifts integrate with your vehicle using hitches and securely remain outside the vehicle. You can always put a dust cover on your wheelchair to conceal it from weather elements, normal wear and tear, or prying eyes for that matter, when parked. When not in use, your lift can be folded up or removed entirely if need be, and then reinstalled again when you’re ready to move.
Internal power wheelchair lifts have a mechanical arm that is installed inside your car or SUV, typically in the cargo or trunk area. An actuator on the lift effortlessly loads the wheelchair right inside your vehicle, provided there’s enough room, which certainly provides for additional security and even protects your mobility product from possible damage, should you ever find yourself in a road accident pile-up, or should someone accidentally rear-end your vehicle in dense traffic.
Top 3 Commonly Asked Questions about Power Wheelchair Lifts
There are so many choices when I do an online search – where do I start?
Power wheelchair lifts are the ultimate accessory to help take your mobility product everywhere with you. At Scooters ’N Chairs, we have mechanical wheelchair lift solutions like the E-Wheels Electric Carrier to fully automatic/powered ones like the Pride Mobility Commander 400 – and more. If you browse around our electric wheelchair lift section, you can surely find a model that fits your specific needs.
If you’re still unsure about what kind of electric wheelchair lift is ideal for yourself or a loved one, don’t worry. Our mobility researchers and experts have spent years tracking down the best electric wheelchair lift solutions which cater to a variety of user needs. They would be more than happy to understand your needs at length, and recommend a wheelchair lift that wholeheartedly meets your unique needs and preferences.
Will the mobility wheelchair lift even work with my specific make and model?
The majority of power wheelchair platforms and lifts we offer are capable of integrating seamlessly with a variety of cars, SUVs, trucks and minivans. However, just to be sure, before you place your order, please let us know the type of electric wheelchair you’re currently using as well as the make/model and type of vehicle you drive. Within minutes, our helpful staff will hand-pick an electric wheelchair lift that’s right for you.
What’s the best way to install my lift?
Many manual electric wheelchair lifts can be installed by simply following the installation instructions that come with them. In many cases, all you have to do is slide the lift into a hitch on the back of your car, truck or SUV, and you’re all set.
However, certain powered lifts for electric wheelchairs may require professional intervention, in which case we’ll send out one of our experienced power wheelchair lift installers to your designated address.
If you have any other questions at all about the quality mobility wheelchair lifts we sell at Scooters ’N Chairs, please contact our helpful customer support staff today.