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A boot mounted, powder coated, robotic arm device designed to lift a manual wheelchair from the ground adjacent to the drivers side door of a vehicle, into a vehicle boot compartment. The hoist is battery powered from the vehicles battery and operated by a switch located inside the vehicle. The Abi-Loader is designed for use in cars with a high rear door, such as station wagons, mini vans or four wheel drives. There are two models to suit folding or rigid framed manual wheelchairs.

General Details

Factors to Consider

As there is a wide variation in vehicle models and dimensions, it is advisable to contact the supplier to determine if the Abi-Loader will be suitable for your vehicle
As it is boot mounted, it may provide an alternative to a roof mounted hoist for situations where roof clearance may be an issue
Useful for wheelchair users and attendants who cannot lift the wheelchair or fit it into the car
Rear luggage compartment in smaller vehicles may be compromised
The Abi-Loader is transferable from one vehicle to another

Method of Use

Open the boot. The carrier is attached within the boot compartment
Transfer into car and put the manual wheelchair into the folded position
Position the wheelchair to the side of the car
Press the activation button on car console to activate the Abi-Loader. Hold the wheelchair whilst the Abi-Loader attaches itself into the base frame
Activate the button for retrieval into boot
Boot closes automatically
This process takes approximately 25 seconds

Maintenance

Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.

Extra product information

Weigth of ABI-loader FX and FO is approx 48kg as stated by Abiliquip

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Power
The lifter is connected to the car or van motor and does not require charging
In emergency situations, the Abi-Loader can be manually operated

Method of attachment
The lifter is anchored to the rear floor surface or a van or station wagon
It has a robotic arm that extends out and around the side of the vehicle to deliver or retrieve a wheelchair from the ground adjacent to the drivers side door
The lifter attaches to a manual wheelchair via two lifting bars on the Abi-Loader

Materials
Epoxy coated steel

Controller
Located on a toggle button in the interior of the car

Suitable for
Use with most vans, station wagons and hatchbacks

Demonstration
A short (2 minutes 13 seconds) video of the Abi-Loader in action can be found on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NE4I1yuIps

Manufacturer/Country

Abiliquip/New Zealand

Websites

Maintenance

Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.

Models / Specifications

Model ABI FO Loader : Boot Loader for folding wheelchairs

  • Load Capacity (supplier stated) 25 kg

Model ABI FX Loader : Boot loader for non-folding wheelchairs

  • Weight Overall 48 kg
  • Load Capacity (supplier stated) 25 kg

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Astec Equipment Services (Redan)

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Vehicle Modification Specialists (VMS) Group (North Geelong)

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