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

Description
The excavator is adapted with an external chairlift, see also related tip. To make room for transfers levers are removable and curved backwards (photos 2 and 3). 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.