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Handicap, Mechanical Hand Controls For Driving Cars, Trucks, Vans & SUVs

At Superior Van & Mobility, we sell, service, and install virtually every type of adaptive driving, hand control device available today! Including and not limited to advanced electronic driving control devices from all the leading manufactures; MPD; VeigelMPSSure-Grip; Wells-Enberg; EMC, Menox, and more.

We are also a member of The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) and a participant in their Quality Assurance Program (QAP)! Why is this important? Find Out HERE.

SAFETY FIRST – Important (Please Read)

Our team takes your safety seriously, and at Superior Van & Mobility, it is of the utmost importance! So much, in fact, we will not sell any individual adaptive driving equipment or install any adaptive driving controls into a vehicle if the driver is not previously endorsed, or in training to operate a device with a Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS). 

Are you looking to purchase your first set of hand controls? GREAT! Our mobility consultants are standing by to work with you and your CDRS on retrofitting your vehicle with the best & safest equipment that suits your exact needs. Don’t yet have a CDRS? No problem, we can help with that too! 

Types of Driving Mechanical Hand Controls

Push-Rock Driving Hand Controls

When it comes to the types of handicap driving hand controls for cars, trucks, vans, or SUVs, the Push-Rock type from Sure-Grip is a top choice! First, the unique design helps eliminate contact with a driver’s knees or legs. Second, the higher rate of travel allows for installation into more vehicle types. Third, the Push-Rock style of hand control is designed to help reduce driver’s fatigue. It’s a Win-Win!

How They Work

The Push-Rock mechanical hand control driving system works using a vertically installed handle for easy-grip. This handle can be installed on either side of the steering wheel, right or left. To operate, the driver pulls the handle back, toward themselves, for acceleration and pushes away, toward the dash, for braking. However, the movement acts more like a “Rocking Motion” than a pull and push, hence Push-Rock.

This rocking motion makes this type of mechanical hand control easier to operate by creating a smaller range of motion. The smaller range of motion is what helps relieve driver fatigue. It also helps increase throttle response and the range of braking over other types of mechanical hand controls for driving.

Push-Twist Driving Hand Controls

The Push-Twist hand control driving system from Sure-Grip, works using a horizontally installed handle for easy-grip. This handle can be installed on either side of the steering wheel. To accelerate, the driver twists the handle like a throttle on a motorcycle, and to brake, the user pushes the handle forward toward the dashboard.

There is also a secondary lever installed on the handle of the Push-Twist hand control system that is used to enhance throttling and allow for a more comfortable driving experience on longer trips.

BENEFITS IN DESIGN:

In addition to the benefits mentioned above, the Push-Twist type of driving hand controls from Sure Grip, provides these additional benefits:

  • Reduced finger and thumb strain
  • Limited modification to the vehicle
  • Reduced fatigue and cramping
  • Increased brake pedal feel and throttle response
  • Easier braking

Right-Angle Driving Hand Controls

The Right-Angle, mechanical driving hand control from Sure-Grip, works using a horizontally installed handle. This handle can also be installed on either side of the steering wheel. To operate, the driver will pull the handle down in a right angle movement, toward their legs, for acceleration and push the handle away, toward the dash, for braking.

What is unique with the Right-Angle hand control system is that the entire unit pivots solely at the handle when throttling. This motion keeps the main control body stationary, thus eliminating driver contact while reducing fatigue with its short travel.

Push-Pull Driving Hand Controls

The Push-Pull hand control driving system from Sure-Grip works using a horizontally installed handle. The handle can be installed on either side of the steering wheel and is one of the simplest controls available. This type of adaptive hand control is by far the most popular style sold today. For many drivers, the Push-Pull mechanical hand control system is just what the CDRS ordered!

SIMPLICITY IN DESIGN

To operate, the driver pulls the handle toward themselves to accelerate and push the handle away, toward the dash, to brake. Quite simple and easy to use! 

In addition to the obvious benefits, the Push-Pull type of hand control provides the additional benefits:

  • Reduced finger and thumb strain
  • Reduced fatigue and cramping
  • Increased brake pedal feel and throttle response
  • Easier braking

Featherlite Electronic Assist Hand Controls

The Featherlite handicap driving hand controls from Sure-Grip are an electronic assist adaptive driving system that is safer and easier to use than its mechanical counterparts. Please review the video below, especially if you are new to using hand controls. The video takes you through a brief demonstration of the use and discusses the pros and cons of the different types of hand control devices on the market today.

  • Featherlite Hand Controls utilize an automatic calibration feature that ensures your controls never need adjusting for developed slack like most mechanical controls.
  • Safely lock out your hand controls for vehicle service or other drivers with the push of a button.
  • Electronic sensors test during start-up the necessary calibration needed to ensure your hand controls perform properly and safely each time you start your vehicle.
  • Adjustable spring tension allows for precise control lever adjustment based on individual strength.
  • Featherlite Hand Controls do not utilize a gas rod for connection which increases room for legs and lap.
  • Featherlite can only utilize a single acceleration source. (Either pedal or hand control, but not both will operate at the same time).

Financing Available

Superior Van & Mobility now has adaptive equipment financing! Use the funds to finance the purchase of adaptive driving controls, power wheelchair lifts, scooter lifts & carriers,  mobility seating, and even service & repairs. To learn more or apply today, please click the button below.

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