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Old 08-13-2018, 07:04 PM   #1
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How we removed our wheelchair lift

We really wanted to find someone or some organization that could use it; unfortunately that didn't work out. Here is how we got over our fear of the metal monster.

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Old 08-13-2018, 08:01 PM   #2
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Yeah that's more or less what I did.

I lowered my platform onto a pickup truck bed, then unbolted it, then pushed it into the truck so all we had to do was dump it by the driveway. Scrappers snatched it up in a couple hours.

IDK about where yall are, but here you can put anything metal out by the road and it will be gone quick. No need to haul it anywhere here!

Keep up the work, you guys seem like nice folks!
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:44 PM   #3
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Yeah we probably could have left it at the street also. We ended up getting a little bit of cash for it at the scrap yard and got to weigh our bus empty so that was a helpful bonus!
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Yeah we probably could have left it at the street also. We ended up getting a little bit of cash for it at the scrap yard and got to weigh our bus empty so that was a helpful bonus!
Very cool. How much does it weigh?
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Old 08-14-2018, 02:41 PM   #5
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7000 right on the nose. Not sure how accurate those scales are but at least gives us a starting point for when we start adding things.
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I parked so there was soft dirt under the lift, unbolted and pushed it out the door. Called a disabled friend and off he went with the lift. He mounted it on his deck at home.
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That is nice of you
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Old 11-22-2018, 12:25 PM   #8
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Excellent. And anyone looking to hand of such a lift might consider contacting local VA/Veteran organizations. Lots of disabled vets could put them to good use.
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Old 11-22-2018, 01:22 PM   #9
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Do wheelchair lifts run off of 12v power?
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Old 11-22-2018, 04:42 PM   #10
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Yes the lifts use a 12vdc electic-hydrologic pump.

I removed mine with a tractor with forklift tines. That’s after I fell on top of it and bruised my ribs and sternum.
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