A wheelchair lift or sometimes referred to as a porch lift is much more cost-effective alternative than installing an elevator. A wheelchair lift is visually more appealing than a ramp and provides a wheelchair, scooter or power chair access to your home.
The life span of a wheelchair lift makes it an idea product to recycle. This is where the SILVER CROSS service of providing a used lift if available just makes sense.
There are few mechanical parts and it's basic function is to go up and down.
There are a handfull of porch lift manufacturers who over different size platforms and lifting heights.
It is extremly important to make sure that the piece of equipment that you are using on the porch lift has a big enough platform.
Scooters, power wheelchairs, geriactric chairs and tilt wheelchairs will require a longer length platform.
If the lift user is heavy and using a power wheelchair that is wide then careful consideration must be given to the weight capacity of the lift and the width of platform.
Also, under these circumstances, your power requirements may require a 20 amp dedicated plug.
Most wheelchair lifts require a dedicated 15 amp plug because at start up, they draw 14 amps of power.
Consult our local SILVER CROSS location to assist you in determining the correct wheel chair lift that meets your specific needs.
The most popular manufacturers are listed below:
Thyssen Krupp Access | Concord Savaria | Garaventa | Mac's Lift Gate | Bruno
Inclined platform lift is what some would call a wheel chair stair lift. This type of lift carries a wheel chair up a stair way. To find more information on this type of lift click incline wheelchair lift.
A wheel chair lift may also be referred to as a vertical platform lift, wheelchair platform lift, occasionally a wheel chair stair lift, or vertical lifts..