We install a range of boot hoists with a lifting capacity from 40Kg to 200Kg. They are operated via a remote control powered by the vehicle battery.
The boot hoist attaches to the wheelchair/scooter via specifically installed lifting points. Using the remote control, the hoist arm lifts the wheelchair/scooter and moves it into the vehicle whilst being guided by the user. The wheelchair/scooter is then lowered onto the boot floor and stowed for the journey.
It increases independence by removing the requirement for somebody to physically lift the wheelchair/scooter into the vehicle and the operation can often be carried out by the wheelchair/scooter user themselves.
Available with either a fixed or folding arm. This hoist can be more suited to smaller vehicles with less room in the boot. The folding hoist is more complicated to operate and we therefore always recommend a demonstration of this hoist before you order.
The most compact design available providing maximum space possible for loading the wheelchair/scooter.
The most heavy duty of the hoist range designed to lift heavier wheelchairs/scooters.
Your choice of hoist can be limited by the vehicle you choose. This can either be due to the weight limit in the vehicle or the size of the boot opening. Some vehicles are not suitable for any hoist. Therefore, it is important to measure your vehicle to make sure that your wheelchair/scooter will fit, and to ensure that you choose a hoist with the right capacity to lift your wheelchair/scooter.
It may be that you can fold, adjust or remove parts from your wheelchair/scooter to reduce the size to allow it to be loaded into a vehicle. You may also be able to fold down rear seats in the vehicle to create a larger boot area to accommodate your wheelchair/scooter.
We hold a comprehensive database of vehicle and wheelchair/scooter dimensions and can assist you in determining if a specific vehicle and wheelchair/scooter combination is suitable for a hoist.
Please download our Boot Hoist Guide for initial guidance and contact your installer with the make/model of your wheelchair/scooter and vehicle before ordering so they can carry out a compatibility assessment.