When choosing wheelchair lifts for vans, there are different benefits involved. Wheelchairs are the best companion for disabled people to move around. As they are used too frequently, it is very important to consider the safety of the person sitting on them. When it comes to transport the disabled people, you need a lift. Some people manage to place the disabled person in the car and place the wheelchair in the trunk. But it is a lot convenient and safer to use wheelchair lifts.
Hydraulic Wheelchair Lifts and Electric Wheelchair Lifts
Electric and hydraulic are the two main types of wheelchair lifts. Both of them provide same benefits. They move the wheelchair to the van. Before using wheelchair lifts, people need to place wheelchair after folding them in the trunk. It is both inconvenient and time consuming. Both hydraulic and electric lifts have pros and cons.
Since electric wheelchair lifts work on electricity, they are completely unused in case of power outage. But electric wheelchair lifts are much cheaper than hydraulic ones. Hydraulic lifts also need more maintenance but they can still work without electricity as they rely on hydraulics.
Rotary Wheelchair Lifts
These are one of the cheapest types. It moves wheelchair out or into the van with its boom arm which is powered by hydraulics or electricity. Most people choose other types of lifts because of rotary lifts.
Platform Wheelchair Lifts
Platform wheelchair lifts are supposed to be more convenient for the users. It has a dais on which a wheelchair can sit. It is on the platform which can be lowered or raised at one touch. Dais can easily be folded on the van when it is not used. These platform lifts can be automatic or semi-automatic. Semi automatic lifts need someone to fold the dais when it is not used.