Benefits of Vertical Platform Lifts

by | Apr 18, 2023 | Lifts

vertical platform lift (VPL), also known as a wheelchair lift or a porch lift, provides access to people with limited mobility and can be used indoors and outdoors. A residential VPL can be easily installed in homes to provide safe elevation between the ground level and a porch or deck. Given their compact design, easy installation and minimal maintenance, VPLs are considered the most convenient and affordable mobility solution for those using a wheelchair, scooter, power chair or other mobility aids.

For more than 30 years, RAM Elevators + Lifts has manufactured and distributed residential and commercial vertical platform lifts that help customers across North America overcome mobility challenges. Our innovative vertical platform lifts deliver industry-leading performance without requiring extensive construction or costly maintenance. Read on to discover the benefits of RAM’s vertical platform lift, the Trus-T-Lift.

Versatile Design

At RAM Elevators + Lifts, we know that no two properties are alike, which is why our Trus-T-Lift is engineered to fit nearly anywhere without the need for expensive and time-consuming renovations. Unlike many outdated and bulky vertical platform lifts, RAM’s Trus-T-Lift is designed to be easily integrated into your existing space with minimal home modifications.

Our vertical platform lift requires minimal site preparation and is delivered in 3 separate parts that can be easily assembled in a matter of hours or days. All our Trus-T-Lift needs for operation is a 5 x 5 feet concrete pad (for travel less than 52 in.) and a 15 amp, 110V dedicated circuit at most 8 feet away. We also offer travel greater than 52 in. by mounting the Trus-T-Lift to a wall. With RAM’s vertical platform lift, you can install a reliable and versatile mobility solution without worrying about space.

Safe Operation

Featuring an all-electric drive system and a Zero-Load Start design, RAM’s vertical platform lift is engineered to help you overcome accessibility hurdles. Our all-electric drive system offers industry-leading performance with high-efficiency geared belts that don’t stretch, slip or squeal, keeping passengers safe and comfortable with every ride.

Additionally, our Zero-Load Start technology protects the lift’s motor during extreme temperatures and is able to power the lift immediately when needed. We ensure reliable and safe rides for passengers across North America as our Trus-T-Lifts have been tested and rated for use between -40ºC and +40ºC. Our Zero-Load Start technology, paired with weather-proof drive system components, offers customers a weather-resistant vertical platform lift that is safe to use all year round.

Total Mobility

With RAM’s vertical platform lift, we ensure that passengers have total independence when using our mobility solution. The Trus-T-Lift comes with standard, highly responsive and easy-to-use Soft Touch Paddle controls that allow passengers to operate the lift without the help of others. We also offer a complete range of accessories and additional safety features to meet your unique accessibility needs.

Find The Perfect Vertical Platform Lift At RAM

Whether you’re adapting to a sudden life change, planning for the future or modifying your space, vertical platform lifts will help you increase accessibility without sacrificing space or aesthetics.

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