Traditional travel scooters, the ones that can be dismantled into 4 or 5 parts, are slowly loosing favour to modern, lightweight electric folding scooters. Without doubt, it is far easier to prepare a mobility scooter for travel by pressing a button than it is to dismantle it. But there is one big problem with folding scooters – their weight. Most people are unable to lift a 25-30 kg mobility scooter into a car boot by themselves, and sometimes it’s a struggle for two people. But there is now a new solution – the Autochair car boot mobility scooter hoist.
AutoChair’s Smart Lifters
The Smart Lifter fits over 300 different makes and models of car and can be used to lift all types of mobility scooter and powerchair – it can lift up to 200kg, which is more than any class 3 scooter on the market.
The Smart Lifter is button controlled, so there is no more struggle with pulleys and manual hoists. There are 3 different Smart Lifter models in the range, which each handle different sized scooters and powerchairs. The LM Range comes in a 40kg and 80kg hoist, so is perfect for folding scooters and most pavement scooters (if your vehicle is large enough). The LC Range is for scooters up to 100kg, it has a 80kg and 100kg max hoist, which can lift a mobility scooter or wheelchair into a car boot in 60 seconds. For big scooters the LG Range provides hoists at 125kg, 150kg and 200kg – these will lift the biggest scooters into the back of vans or other large vehicles.
Autochair’s Smart Transfer
As well as the car boot lift, Autochair make a wheelchair transfer hoist to help people transfer from wheelchairs into cars.
The Autochair is not available though our website, but if you call sales (0333 015 5000) or speak to a showroom assistant, they will be able to arrange for Autochair to visit you at home and fit your new hoist. We have a demonstration model in our Glasgow mobility shop.