Save Your Cargo Area
Hitch lifts are great for giving your mobility device a ride to your next stop while saving room and seating in your vehicle. Attached by a hitch mount, this lift safely transports scooters, manual wheelchairs and powerchairs on the outside rear of your car. Carolina’s HME is here to help with your vehicle lift needs in Charlotte and surrounding areas!
Compatible with most scooters and powerchairs, safely secure your mobility device with four, easy-to-use Q’Straint retractors or hold down foot/arm!
Simple to Stow
When the platform is not in use, use the switch to automatically fold it into a resting position so it’s out of the way and protected.
Harmar’s swing-away accessory helps provide full access to your vehicle’s trunk, hatch, or truck bed. When your lift is unloaded and folded, release the latch and safety pin to gently swing it to the side.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do lifts for my mobility device require any modifications to my vehicle?
This depends on your vehicle and the type of lift you feel would be best for you and your needs. Hitch-mounted lifts require a hitch to be added to your vehicle (if you don’t already have one installed). Hybrid and hoist lifts generally require little-to-no modifications but may call for some drilling into the cargo area or truck bed floor in order to fasten/bolt the lifts into place.
What are the benefits of a hitch-mounted lift?
Hitch-mounted lifts are rated as “easier” lifts to use because the lift does the work for you in most cases. You must exit your mobility device to guide it onto the lift platform and then secure your mobility device to the lift; however, once finished, the lift can be operated with a switch, where it will raise your mobility device for travel. Because these lifts transport your scooter, powerchair, or manual wheelchair on the outside rear of your vehicle, your cargo space is untouched, allowing you to maintain full use of your vehicle’s interior.
What are the benefits of hybrid lifts?
Hybrid lifts are a mix of hitch and hoist lifts. Like hitch lifts, you must get off your scooter or powerchair and guide it onto the platform, then secure it with either four cam buckles or the hold-down bar. Then, much like hoist lifts, use the remote control to lift your powerchair or scooter into the rear cargo area in your vehicle. Because the hybrid lift is installed inside your vehicle, you’re able to maintain use of your backup camera and save space if parking in a garage.
What are the benefits of hoist lifts?
Hoist lifts help transport your mobility device by hooking onto your scooter, powerchair, or manual wheelchair, and hoisting it into your vehicle’s cargo area. Because the hoist lift is installed inside your vehicle, you’re able to maintain use of your backup camera and save space if parking in a garage.
How long does it take to install?
It depends on if you have a hitch already attached to your vehicle or not. There are three steps if you do not have a hitch, select the appropriate hitch for the vehicle that is compatible with the mobility device. Have the hitch and power cable installed. And then dock the new lift to the hitch and test the lift!
What is the cost of the lift?
This depends on the type of vehicle you have and the type and weight of the mobility device that you want to transport. Smaller cars with shorter axle to axle distance and vehicle overall weight have a lower limit on what they can carry. Example, a 2021 Ford Explorer could carry a Pride Mobility Go-Go Elite Traveler 4 wheeled scooter on a Harmar Al-100 lift. The Harmar AL-100 sells for $2,400, and if you wanted the swing-away arm to provide rear vehicle access, that is an additional $700.00. Your Mobility Solutions representative will match your vehicle with its capabilities when selecting the proper lift for your individual needs.