Adapted excavator

– made it possible for a wheelchair user to return to work

User in his excavator. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
User in his excavator. Photo: Katharina Ratzka

The excavator is adapted with an external chairlift, see also related tip. To make room for transfers levers are removable and curved backwards. The excavator is also equipped with a data box to gather all control functions as hand controls in the armrest of the seat (available as standard).

Model Excavator: Volvo Minigrävare EC55B

Users comments
User has had his own business, Lisö Maskin och Åkeri, with four employees, for a long time and he has driven excavators in various sizes. He chose the excavator that he uses now because it has a spacious cabin and a wide door.

Made by
Adaptations: Conny Eriksson, CM fordonsteknik in Sweden

This tip is from 2011

User in excavator (close-up). Photo: Katharina Ratzka
User in excavator (close-up). Photo: Katharina Ratzka
Levers removed. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
Levers removed. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
Levers in place. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
Levers in place. Photo: Katharina Ratzka

Related tips

Transfer to adapted excavator
Transfer to adapted excavator
Chairlift makes it possible to move from wheelchair to excavator.

Tipsare: Bosse

Bosse lives together with his wife in his house in the countryside. He is working part time. He was injured in 2008 and has a complete high paraplegia. He has personal assistance 56 hours a week.