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Common Features & Options of Our Vertical Platform Lifts
Vertical platform lifts, also often called porch lifts, home elevators, or wheelchair lifts, can be an excellent solution for those who don't want or can't have a long wheelchair ramp installed. With a vertical platform lift, you simply ride onto a platform with your wheelchair, press the button for lift off, and you're on your way up or down.
Here are just a few features of our vertical platform lifts.
- Quiet, smooth ride
- Automatic folding ramp
- Emergency stop switch on platform
- Non-skid surfaces
- Backup batteries
- Call/send button
- Top landing gate
- Right/left hand swing away
- Safety sensors
What some of our vertical platform lifts look like
Vertical platform lifts can be an excellent solution for those who don't want or can't have a long wheelchair ramp installed. With a vertical platform lift, you simply ride onto a platform with your wheelchair, press the button for lift off, and you're on your way up or down.
Here are just a small sample of some of the affordable wheelchair lifts we have to offer.
Some VPLs reach as high as 14 feet!
other vpls can be moved with ease
Half Enclosed/open Vertical Platform Lift
A partially enclosed vertical platform lift is an electronic powered lift that can be installed indoors or outdoors.
This type of VPL provides an ample amount of space for a wheelchair, mobility scooter, or power wheelchair. This lift is great for those who need to access a higher level with limited space.
- Automatic, folding access ramp
- Solid platform with non-skid surface for added safety
- Weather-resistant design for indoor and outdoor use
- Constant pressure, paddle switch controls with emergency stop button. Please inquire for additional options 401-294-4111.
Fully Enclosed Vertical Platform Lift
A fully enclosed vertical platform lift can be installed indoors or outdoors, though they are particularly effective at protecting against the harsher elements outdoors.
In New England, we have to endure Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall, making an enclosed vertical platform lift a great choice if you're looking to stay out of the rain, snow and other elements.
- Constant pressure paddle switch with emergency stop (key switch optional)
- Fixed or pit-mounted ramp provides easy entry when lift is lowered and additional stability when lift is raised
- Enclosure can be assembled from the lift platform
- Options: Dome roof key locks, Interior ventilation, lighting, other. Please Inquire for additional options 401-294-4111.
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Here at Mobility Equipment Recyclers, we offer only top-quality products and services to ensure a happy customer. We will take care of you every step of the way, providing a perfect vertical platform lift installation for your residence.
Vertical Platform Lift FAQ
We put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about what we offer. If you are looking for answers to commonly asked questions regarding the coronavirus pandemic, you can find them here.
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Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What is a vertical platform lift?
Vertical platform lifts, also commonly known as home elevators, are essentially a private mini elevator for a home or building to assist individuals using a power wheelchair, mobility scooter, or manual wheelchair go up and down elevated surfaces. VPLs are a great solution if you don't want or simply can't have a wheelchair ramp installed.
What are the benefits of using a vertical platform lift?
A vertical platform lift is an excellent alternative to a wheelchair ramp if there is not enough room for a safe ramp.
- Vertical platform lifts take up a small space.
- Great for garages or small patios.
- Convenient entry and exit.
- Little effort required to use.
Where can a vertical platform lift be installed?
Vertical platform lifts are great for indoor or outdoor use in a home, workplace, or public establishment, greatly improving the accessibility so that anyone can safely enter and exit. For a home, a vertical platform lift would work great for the following:
- Front door
- One floor to the next
- Small indoor stairways
Are vertical platform lifts safe to use in rain, ice, or snow?
Our vertical platform lifts are designed to be completely weather-resistant. Surfaces are also made to prevent skidding or slipping.
Remote hand controls that come with some models are not weather-resistant, however, and should be stored inside when not in use.
Remember to keep your lift down so that snow doesn't accumulate under it, and always be careful in the rain, sleet, or snow.
Purchasing an enclosed platform lift, is the safest way to avoid any issues with rain, ice or snow.
Is a permit required to install a vertical platform lift at my home?
Local laws will dictate whether you need a permit. Contact us at 401-294-4111 and we'll help figure this out based on your location.
Do you offer financing?
Absolutely! We have numerous affordable wheelchair lifts, all with financing options. Just give us a call to discuss your financing needs.
Do you install commercial vertical platform lifts?
For vertical platform lift installations, we primarily work with residential elevators. If you have a commercial application, please contact 401-294-4111 for a custom quote.
What maintenance must be performed to keep the lift operating properly?
Our VPLs are designed and tested to operate for years of trouble-free use with very little maintenance. Please refer to the Owners’ Manual for specific product maintenance schedules.
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6802 Post Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
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