Choosing A Lift
If you’re hauling a wheelchair in your vehicle, then you need a lift so that it’s easier to get the wheelchair from the ground to the inside. There are a few features that you want to look at when considering what type of lift you should get. A wheelchair lift for van Atlanta GA company can measure your vehicle to help determine the best lift to get and talk to you about the mobility of the passenger as this can play a role in the kind of device that is used.
The first thing that you should think about is whether you’re going to use the lift on the side of the van or at the back. You also need to think about the weight of the wheelchair. Some lifts are better for scooters while others are better for larger wheelchairs that you have to push around or that the person will push by moving the wheels. When you begin looking at lifts, you’ll see that there are single-arm designs and those that have a double arm. A single arm design is easier to use and doesn’t take up as much room. However, it’s not really a good option for larger chairs. A dual-arm design is one that supports larger chairs as well as larger people.
The dual-arm design does take up more room inside the vehicle, which is something that you need to think about if you have a smaller vehicle. Another feature that you want to look at is how the lift is mounted on the vehicle. Some are mounted under the vehicle, which would be the best option for larger vans. You can get a lift that is internally mounted as well. This is an option that isn’t quite as expensive, and it’s easier to transfer the lift from one vehicle to another. However, a lift that is mounted under the vehicle doesn’t usually get in the way while people are in the van. When you’re using a wheelchair lift, you need to look at the safety components and the operation instructions. Some lifts have a feature that allows the person to enable the system instead of someone else getting out of the van all the time.
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