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

Description
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 (photo 1). At the touch of a button the chair is lifted up to the cab (photo 2), then the chair swings inwards (photo 3) and the user moves to the driver’s seat (photo 4).

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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Adapted excavator
Adapted excavator
- made it possible for a wheelchair user to return to work.

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.