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Platform lifts are not trailers – they do not have any wheels on their own, instead they place their entire weight vertically on the vehicles’ hitch. It’s therefore very important to check the max tongue weight on your hitch as the weight of the scooter is bearing down, not pulling horizontally on the hitch.
The tongue weight of your hitch/vehicle must be at least the same (preferably more) as the weight of your mobility scooter plus the weight of the lift itself.
If your car does not have a hitch installed, you can easily have one installed and many service providers can give you a quote for installing the hitch and lift at the same time. Before starting, you should ask the installer for the max tongue weight hitch your car can handle and see if this works with the scooter of your choice.
Features to look out for in scooter car lifts:
Allows you to flip the platform up vertically so it takes up less room when not in use. Useful for parking and turning in tight spaces. Most platform lifts have this feature as standard. Some lifts, Such as the EZ Carrier EZCLA, have an electric flip function, meaning this flip action is completed electrically rather than manually.
Usually an add-on feature, this is an extra steel arm which allows you to swing the lift horizontally out of the way even when the platform is down. This allows you use of your trunk which can be rendered inaccessible by non-swing-away lifts, and is a must have to many customers.
Some lifts allow you to adjust the height of the platform when the lift is at hitch level – driving mode. With heavy mobility scooters, the end of your platform could sag a little leading to the platform scraping the road. Height adjustability can help solve this problem.
Remember your platform needs to be big enough in length and width to fit your scooter! This does not mean the length and width of the lift need to be as large as your scooter, as the bumpers of your scooter wont be resting on the platform either way.
You’ll need the length of the platform to be the length of the wheelbase of your scooter and the width to allow for enough wheel to make contact with the lift. For example, if you have extra wide tires, the full width of the tires don’t necessarily need to be resting on the platform for a secure fit.
Motor & Power
Most scooter platform vehicle lifts have their own dedicated motors close to the platform with wires (usually included) run to the car’s battery for power. This requires some time and vehicle know-how though anyone with rudimentary car repair skills can do this easily. It’s also a simple job for a car mechanic if you aren’t so inclined.
Tippmann Lifts are unique in that they do not have their own motors. Instead, you use any house drill with a certain size drill bit to power the lift up and down. Just stick the drill in the designated hole and press the trigger. This saves on lift cost, installation costs, and also means the installation is as quick as slipping in a bolt – super easy.
Which US brands manufacture mobility scooter car lifts?
- EZ Carrier – Specializing in electric scooter lifts, based out of Westland, MI
- Tippmann Lifts – Unique design, lifts are powered by house drill, saving costs and installation time. Based out of Fort Wayne, IN
- WheelChair Carrier – Well-established wheelchair and mobility scooter platform lift manufacturer in Toledo, OH
Notable Mentions: Best Electric Vehicle Lifts For Mobility Scooters
The EX Carrier EZCL Electric Lift is the ideal way to carry your full size mobility device anywhere you need to go. It attaches to the rear of any vehicle and allows you to simply drive your mobility scooter onto the platform and effortlessly lift it and lock it into place. The EZCL is designed for more robust and heavy duty mobility devices, so it will not bend or break during transport.
The electric function allows you to maintain your mobility even if your strength has suffered due to injury or disability. With the touch of a button, you can easily transport your mobility device anywhere you need to be. The EZCL Electric Lift frees you to travel more without compromising your mobility needs. When not in use transporting your device, the platform can be lifted out of the way and it will not affect your ability to access the trunk space of your car, truck, or SUV.
- Easy to Install
- Heavy Duty Design
- Attaches to Most Vehicles
- Requires Wiring Harness
- Only Holds 350lbs.
- Might Impair Backup Camera of Vehicle
The Tippmann Heavy Duty Mobility Carrier is a platform style mobility carrier that fits most SUVs, cars, and trucks. It is designed with beveled sides so you can simply drive your mobility device onto the platform. The mesh, steel construction enables the device to shed water, so you never have to worry about the steel frame construction rusting or corroding in the weather.
Dimensions for the platform are 54” L X 28” Depth, so it can contend with full size mobility devices easier. Tying down your device remains easy as the Tippmann Heavy Duty Mobility Carrier has various holes for tie down straps. The device holds up to 350lbs. so it is ideal for most mobility devices. The device is also run by an electric motor, so there are no complicated manual levers to contend with.
- Durable, Heavy Duty Design
- Easy to Attach to Vehicle
- Flips Up When Not on Use
- May Limit Trunk Access
- Requires Wiring Harness
- Not Ideal for Mobility Devices Over 350lbs.
The XL4 Large Scooter Lift is versatile enough for most mobility scooters and can hold up to 350lbs. The device offers a substantially large platform at 48” long and 34” wide. This device accommodates a Class II and Class III hitch and can be attached to most cars, trucks, or SUVs. The XL4 Large Scooter Lift is designed specifically for 4-wheel scooter configurations and is fully automatic.
An onboard switch operates the lift and works off a 30AMP circuit breaker system. When the lift is not being used, it automatically folds out of the way and offers a swing away option, so you can always have access to the trunk space of your vehicle. Currently, the XL4 Large Scooter Lift is the only electric lift on the market designed for extra large mobility devices.
- Switch Box Controls
- 4 Retractable Ratchets Included
- Powder Coated Steel Finish
- 106lbs. Total Weight
- Users Might Require Installation Help
- Not Ideal for 3-Wheel Mobility Devices
How to use this page
Above see a list of products (all the products in our all-terrain mobility scooter collection), and below the products you’ll find some more helpful information pertaining to heavy-duty mobility scooters, weight capacity brands and top models.
Click on any product you like, to be taken to that product’s dedicated page. On the product page see more information such as more images, videos, price, specifications, financing options as well as an add to cart button if you decide to purchase.