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Frequently Asked Questions

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Home Access Questions

What is the Warranty?
Are they readily available?
How much will it lift?
Can I install the lift?
How much are the home access products?
What is the Warranty?

Most of our mobility lifts and equipment has a one-year manufacturer's limited warranty. If the mobility lift has been cared for and not abused we usually cover manufacturers parts for 2 years. Some of the purchased parts have a 2-year limited warranty on them.

Are they readily available?

We can usually ship the standard residential lift out next day. If it requires modifications it would usually take 2 weeks. Pride lift chairs are usually available within a couple days depending on the fabric choice.

 

 

How much will it lift?

The standard home lift will lift 325 pounds. We can make them big enough to lift 1000 pounds.

Can I install the lift?

Our residential lift can be installed by a handy homeowner or a local handyman. We will also send out a crew to do installation if needed, at an expense.

How much are the home access products?

Our residential lifts sell for approximately $3500 plus shipping. Shipping costs depend on how many you buy and where you live. We do have free shipping in Indiana. Any adaptation needed to continue to work might be eligible for help through the state’s vocational rehabilitation, DRS, family services organizations. Help also may be available through the veterans administration.

Mobility Lift Questions

Can it be removed and put on another or new piece of equipment?
Will your lift get me into my equipment?
How much weight will your mobile lift handle?
How long will it last?
How much do mobile lifts cost?
How long will it take to get a lift delivered?
How easy is the installation of mobile lifts?
Does it need much maintenance?
Can it be removed and put on another or new piece of equipment?

Most lifts can be removed and little to no evidence left that the equipment had a mobility lift on it. We don't believe in chopping equipment up to put a lift on. Usually, new mounting brackets would have to be made which can be done by a local welding shop and it could work on something else. Sometimes agriculture lifts will be used on two pieces of equipment, the combine is only used in the fall so a lift will be shared between a combine and a large tractor. This requires plugs for the wiring, extra hand control box, and extra mounting bracket.

Will your lift get me into my equipment?

I always say “no” to this question. But with our lift “you” can get yourself into your equipment.

 

 

How much weight will your mobile lift handle?

Most of our mobility lift systems are made to handle a 350 lb. person. If you need a heavier lift we can make them handle more weight.

How long will it last?

This depends on the lift you buy. We overbuild most of our lifts so that they will survive and work for the owner for many, many years. We see a lot of things on the market that the quality of materials is made to last maybe 4 years. We have tractor lifts that work in the fields and sit outside that are 35 years old and still running strong. You don’t need a device you rely on to move you around wearing out or breaking down after a couple years.

How much do mobile lifts cost?

The price varies as to the vehicle we are modifying and the person using it. Most mobility lifts are custom made so we require measurements and pictures to be able to quote an adaptation. Any adaptation needed to continue to work might be eligible for help through the state’s vocational rehabilitation, doctors, or family services organizations. Help also may be available through the Veterans Administration.

How long will it take to get a lift delivered?

Usually it takes approximately 4 weeks from the time of the order to the time of the install.

How easy is the installation of mobile lifts?

Some mobility lifts can be installed by the customer or a local shop. Other lifts require onsite modifications. We usually send out our own crew and do the installation along with a local fabricator so that there is someone local who is familiar with the workings of the lift.

Does it need much maintenance?

Chain driven lifts need a spray of chain lube three times a year. We always ask that the lifts be inspected for loose bolts and pinched wires. Vehicle hand controls need to be hung on their bracket so that moisture will drain out of them.

Electric Wheel Chair Questions

What is the warranty?
What is the price for wheelchairs?
How fast will the wheelchair go?
How much maintenance do wheelchairs require?
How much weight will the wheelchairs hold?
What is the warranty?

Most of our wheelchairs for mobility have a one-year manufacturer's limited warranty. If the lift has been cared for and not abused we usually cover manufacturers parts for 2 years. Some of the purchased parts have a 2-year limited warranty on them.

What is the price for wheelchairs?

If the Journeyman All-Terrain Electric Wheel Chair will assist you in continuing to work, help with may be available through the state’s vocational rehab, Drs, or family services organizations. Also, help may be available with the Veterans Administration.

We make the Journeyman Scooter which is small enough to use as a regular electric wheelchair but capable of going into rugged terrain, mud, water, snow, etc…. So it is a dual purpose chair. The price is approximately $12,500 with 2 group 24 batteries and charger. But as you will see it is worth it.

 

How fast will the wheelchair go?

It will go about 5-8 mph depending on the programming. We can program it to go fast and have less torque or to go slow and have more torque. Depends on what you want to do with it. 

How much maintenance do wheelchairs require?

You just need to keep air in the tires and replace the tires when they are worn. (tires can be purchased at a local farm supply store). Check for worn wires and loose bolts. 

How much weight will the wheelchairs hold?

 We build them for a 325-pound person. If you need more we can build it to hold more.

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