Transfer to adapted excavator

Chairlift makes it possible to move from wheelchair to excavator

User moves from wheelchair to lift chair. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
User moves from wheelchair to lift chair. Photo: Katharina Ratzka

A lift with a folding plastic chair is mounted on the excavator. The electrically adjustable-height chair sits on a vertical pole and can swivel.
User transfers from wheelchair to lift chair. At the touch of a button the chair is lifted up to the cab, then the chair swings inwards and the user moves to the driver’s seat.

Made by
Adaptations: Conny Eriksson, CM fordonsteknik, Sweden.

This tip is from 2011

The chair is lifted up to the cab at the push of a button. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
The chair is lifted up to the cab at the push of a button. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
The chair swings into the driver’s cab. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
The chair swings into the driver’s cab. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
User moves between chair lift and driver’s seat. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
User moves between chair lift and driver’s seat. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
User in his excavator. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
User in his excavator. Photo: Katharina Ratzka

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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.