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Commercial ADA Wheelchair Lifts For Buses, Shuttles & Vans

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Commercial ADA wheelchair lifts are commonly found on handicap-accessible buses, full-size vans, paratransit vehicles & shuttles, trains, and other mass-transit public vehicles. They are different from lifts in personal vehicles for two reasons. 

First, commercial wheelchair lifts have a higher lift capacity. A typical ADA-compliant wheelchair lift can lift 800 to 1000 pounds. 

Second, commercial wheelchair lifts lift both the occupant and their mobility device. Because of this, a commercial wheelchair lift is also known as an occupied lift

The larger lifting capacity is accomplished using a two-point lifting mechanism which is known as a dual-post lift.

This dual-post design allows for increased wheelchair passenger lifting capacity, more significant vertical travel, and a much larger wheelchair platform to accommodate larger wheelchairs.

The largest manufacturer of commercial ADA wheelchair lifts is BraunAbility. You will find Braun occupied wheelchair lifts installed in most ADA-compliant wheelchair vans & buses that are on the road today! Braun has several lift types and models available. Each is designed for a specific use, vehicle type, and fleet needs. 

Do Your Research

Not all lifts are equal! We urge you to do your research.  However, regardless of where you purchase your ADA lift, ensure it is approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA is the sole governing body regulating commercial wheelchair lift manufacturing and its use, safety, and reliability. It’s the first step to ensuring your lift has passed compliance and testing.

The second thing to consider is the availability of parts. It may be an afterthought, but nothing is worse than having your fleet’s ADA lift down for repair and finding that parts are unavailable or hard to find. There are other lifts on the market today with part orders on backorder well over 6 months.

How to Operate a Commercial ADA Wheelchair Lift

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