Effortless Vehicle Transfers with the Portable Achairgo Handicap Lift

Transferring to a Car with the Portable Achairgo Handicap Lift

Transferring a patient to a vehicle using the Portable Achairgo Handicap Lift is a straightforward process designed to maximize safety and ease. Here is a detailed, step-by-step guide to ensure a smooth transfer.

Unfolding the Lift

  1. Unfold the Lift: Start by unfolding the lift. Locate the buttons at the base of each leg and press them to unlock the legs.
  2. Position the Arms: Swing the arms up over the top until they rest in the U-shaped notches.
  3. Spread the Legs: Use a spreader bar to spread the legs of the lift apart, allowing it to fit around the wheelchair.
  4. Position the Base: Ensure the patient's feet are on the base of the lift. Roll the lift fully into position, making sure it starts in its lowest position.

Preparing the Lift

  1. Lower the Lift: Turn the crank until the lift reaches the bottom of its travel. This gives you the maximum elevation travel needed.
  2. Attach the Sling: Connect the sling to the lift. Typically, the seat sling is used, with the patient already seated on it. Attach the four connection points of the seat sling to the outermost and innermost connections on the lift's arms. Slip the metal hole ring over the attachment grommet and pull down firmly.
  3. Adjust the Sling: Use the adjustments on the two front connection points to remove any slack from the sling. Give it a firm tug to ensure it's secure.

Lifting the Patient

  1. Raise the Lift: Turn the crank to raise the column of the lift. The lift will gradually raise the patient out of the wheelchair or seat.
  2. Lock the Casters: Once the patient is clear of the seat, roll the lift away. Use the locking casters to secure the lift in position while you maneuver the wheelchair out of the way. 

Transferring to the Vehicle

  1. Prepare the Vehicle: Open the car door and unlock the brakes on the lift's casters.
  2. Position the Lift: Roll the patient over to the vehicle. Depending on the vehicle type, you may need to adjust the lift height. For a higher vehicle like a crossover SUV, raise the lift to clear the seat elevation.
  3. Insert the Patient: Carefully roll the patient forward into the vehicle. Be mindful of their head to avoid knocking it on the door frame. Lower the patient onto the vehicle's seat.

Final Adjustments

  1. Disconnect the Sling: Once the patient is securely seated, disconnect the sling's attachment points. There are two connection points at the front and two at the rear.
  2. Adjust the Straps: Loosen the straps slightly to facilitate easy removal.
  3. Maneuver into Position: With the patient seated sideways, assist them in maneuvering their legs into the vehicle and rotating to face forward.

User Reviews and Testimonials

  • John D.: "The Portable Achairgo Handicap Lift has been a game-changer for us. It's easy to use and makes transferring to the car so much safer and more efficient."
  • Sarah K.: "As a caregiver, this lift has made my life so much easier. The detailed instructions and user-friendly design are fantastic."
  • Mike B.: "The lift is incredibly sturdy and reliable. I feel confident using it every time."


The Portable Achairgo Handicap Lift is an invaluable tool for those needing assistance with vehicle transfers. Its intuitive design, combined with robust safety features, makes it a must-have for caregivers and patients alike. Enjoy the convenience and security that this innovative product brings to your daily routine.

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