Lifts and Ramps
There are two main types of systems for lifting a passenger or driver sitting in a wheelchair into a vehicle.
If the vehicle floor has not been lowered, a lift will be installed at the rear part of the vehicle or at the side door. There are several types of lifts, some for installation on the vehicle floor, others installed externally under the entrance. The specified max. weight loads for the lifts is in the range 300-350 kg.
If the back part of the vehicle has been lowered to increase the interior height, a ramp will be fitted for the entry of a wheelchair through a side door or rear door. An electrically operated step might also be installed to assist with entering the vehicle, particularly in high vehicles.
The type of lift or ramp and the location of the installation are subjected to the type of vehicle, the disabled seating location, and the required seating arrangements.