The type of lift required depends on your vehicle and your power mobility device. Most scooters and standard powered wheelchairs are compatible with the lifts we use, if they do not have the brackets needed to safely transport the equipment, do not worry because we may have an add-on kit that will make it work for you!
What you can carry largely depends on your vehicle! The towing rating at your hitch, and the type of body (unibody vs frame) will determine the overall weight capacity of your vehicle. The maximum weight a lift can handle tops out at around 450lbs, meaning the total combined weight can be right around 550-600lbs!
Vehicle lifts are a great option for those who have some mobility left, or for those who equipment weighs in under 300lbs. As you add seat functions or other capability, such as deck size, tire size, etc – you tend to add a lot of weight. Some power wheelchairs are right at 500lbs, making it completely incompatible for a lift due to the weight. The only option you are left with at this point is a drive in van. These vans tend to require less maintenance due to their simple design and the simple fact that they are enclosed instead of being exposed to the weather constantly.
Hand Controls + Driving Aids
Hand controls come in many different formats. Left pedal accelerators, pedal extenders, hand controls, such as push-pull levers and electronic joysticks. We have experience with all types of adaptive equipment and would love to help you today!
Due to the complicated nature of hand controls and the liability of modifying motor vehicles makes it so that we require a driving rehab evaluation before we will install a system in your vehicle.
For more information please call Brooks Rehab at (904) 345-7210. We are not affiliated with Brooks Rehab, but we have worked with them extensively in the past and they are the go to in North Central Florida.
Tie Downs + Docking Systems
WE HAVE THE RIGHT VENDORS FOR YOUR SITUATION.
We work with various docking systems so that you can drive straight from your powered or manual wheelchair.
ARE YOU A CAREGIVER?
If you are looking for an easier transit tie down system for your loved one, look no further! We work to make sure you feel secure.