Mobility Lift Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
Usually it takes approximately 4 weeks from the time of the order to the time of the install.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
We build them for a 325-pound person. If you need more we can build it to hold more.