Portable Wheelchair Lifts for Outdoor and Indoor Use
The Parks system in Michigan had an educational farm center where they took students to see animals and barns to better understand farm life. As part of their program, they offer hay rides in the summer, and sleigh rides in the winter. The challenge was to lift kids in wheelchairs up to the wagons for the hay rides in the summer and into the sleighs in the winter.
• The wheelchair lift had to reliably function outdoors in the heat of summer and the cold of winter.
• Although loading is from a central area, the lift needed to be transportable in the back of a pickup in case they had to load or unload children at different spots in the park.
• Electrical power was not always available
Adaptive provided a standard Mobilift CX wheelchair lift with a 30" bridge ramp to span over the stairs leading to the loading area.
The park now offers "handicapped accessible" rides all year long. The Mobilift CX is made of aluminum and stainless steel and provides reliable accessibility for the kids in all kinds of weather conditions - indoors or outdoors. Because the lift weighs only 268 lbs., two park employees could lift it onto a flatbed trailer to take anywhere in the park in case of an emergency. The lift is manually powered and therefore no electricity is needed to operate the lift.
Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church was looking for a wheelchair lift to use in their old historic church. The entire building was built of granite and the only access to the sanctuary was up three steps.They also did not want to have anything permanently installed at the front of the church such as a wheelchair ramps system or costly elevators. The Pastor also wanted a wheelchair lift that was not only easy to move around, but also quiet and unobtrusive.
•The lift would somehow have to get the person in the wheelchair over the church's three stairs.
•The lift needed to be easily moved from storage and back over the granite floors.
• The lift would have to be quiet, and very reliable.
• The lift had to blend in with the church's natural surroundings.
Adaptive provided a manually powered Mobilift CX portable wheelchair lift with a 30" bridge ramp, a sound deadening kit, and a complete powder coat finish on all surfaces of the lift.
With the standard wheels and casters that come on the CX, the lift was very easy to move from storage to the church sanctuary. The longer ramp allowed the wheelchair to bridge the stairs and safely move onto the upper level. It rolled quietly on its rubber wheels, and the sound deadening kit eliminated any of the minor noises involved with moving the lift. The custom powder coat color that was chosen blended beautifully with the surroundings.