Conversions & Adaptations
Push and Pull Hand Controls
Push and Pull Hand Controls are designed specifically for people who are not able to operate the foot pedals in automatic vehicles. Pull the handle towards you to accelerate, release the handle to decelerate, and push the handle away from you to brake.
Ransome Mobility can install these controls into most cars and tailor them to suit your driving position – maximising your control and comfort. As we are Motability Accredited you can be confident that our installation will be to the very highest standards.
While many push and pull control systems are fitted to the outside of the steering column which infringes on manoeverability, we specialise in disabled push and pull hand controls which are installed inside the steering column – providing additional space and making it easier for other drivers to use the vehicle.
Using the Push & Pull Hand Control is simple.
- To accelerate, pull the handle towards you
- To decelerate, release the handle
- To brake, push the handle away from you
Wireless Keypad Controls
Infra-red Controls allow you to operate a whole range of secondary functions on your car at the touch of a button. These include;
- Indicators & Hazard Lights
- Headlights & Fog Lights
- Windscreen wipers and washers (front/rear)
We can install Infra-red Controls on the steering wheel in the best possible position for your comfort and control. All of the intra-red units we use have been carefully designed to make sure buttons are easily identifiable and easy to select – even when cornering or negotiating traffic.
Steering Wheel Knobs & Balls
Steering Wheel Balls are designed to help those who have difficulty holding or turning a steering wheel or have only the use of one hand.
This simple and cost-effective steering ball can give the driver much more control when steering the car. They range from simple balls, to more complex 2 and 3 pin devices for those with impaired hand function.
Ransome Mobility have installed steering wheel balls in hundreds of different cars for many different types of people and can advise on the best option and positioning for you. By having the steering ball professionally installed by our engineers you can be confident that the fixing is safe and will provide you with the best possible driving experience.
The popular quick release option allows the steering ball device to be quickly detached from the steering wheel when the car is being driven by an able bodied driver.
Left foot accelerator pedals
Left foot accelerator pedals are designed to be installed to the left side of the brake pedal. They allow safe operation of the car accelerator pedal with the left foot – helping those who find the conventional placement of the accelerator difficult to use.
There are different types of left foot accelerators, from flip-up models to those which attach to the floor beneath the pedals. We can recommend the option which would suit you and your car best, and make sure that it is fitted safely.
Twin Flip Accelerator
The twin-flip design allows the pedal to be switched between the left and right side of the brake pedal – allowing the car to be driven by both disabled and able-bodied drivers.
The twin flip accelerator matches the position of the original pedal, and has a engagement mechanism which ensures it cannot be accidentally lowered.
Easy release hand-brake adaptation
The easy release hand-brake adaptation is installed to a conventional parking brake to make it easier to operate for those with lack of hand flexibility or hand disability.
The easy-release hand brake mechanism has the dual function of moving the operation of the hand brake closer to the driver, as well as making the movement easier.
If a standard easy release hand brake attachment is not suitable then Ransome Mobility can recommend and install other adaptations to the hand-brake which would make operation easier for your specific circumstances – please contact a member of our team for more information.
The 40kg and 80kg Minihoist
The 40kg and 80kg Minihoist is the ideal choice for lightweight scooters and wheelchairs
Designed to lift up to either 40kg or 80kg, our vehicle hoists are simple to use, effortless and load/unloads lightweight scooters and standard wheelchairs in seconds.
Our minihoist range will fit a wide variety of hatchbacks, estates, MPV’s and 4x4s. Quite simply, if you can get your scooter or wheelchair into your vehicle’s luggage compartment then we have a hoist option to suit.
All minihoists have electronic operation powered from your vehicle’s battery and come with easy-to-use hand controls. All you have to do is simply press the relevant button for the movement required. Likewise, the lift bracket itself is simple to attach and detach. And when your scooter or wheelchair is loaded into the luggage compartment, the retaining system keeps it secure. When not in use the hoist unit detaches from its mounting frame by two quick release pins – the frame only takes up a small amount of luggage space.
The Minihoist is available in both a 2 and 4 way powered option. The 2 way powered hoist raises and lowers the scooter or chair then requires the user to manually manoeuvre the equipment in and out of the luggage area. The 4 way option is fully automated.
Of course as well as the mobility a hoist offers you’ll want to preserve the condition of your vehicle. Our tailor-made fitting kits are neatly finished, and unobtrusive. The minihoist can be easily transferred from one vehicle to another when required.
Heavy duty range of wheelchair hoists
A heavy duty range of wheelchair hoists designed for scooters and powerchairs up to 150kg.
These scooter hoists have all the functionality of our standard minihoists but with added power. Although they will lift a variety of mobility aids they are more suited to the large scooter market or those with more specialist power chairs.
Despite their lifting capacity these wheelchair hoists are largely unobtrusive when not in use. The hoist is mounted on an A-frame in the rear of the vehicle which takes only a small part of the cargo area. They are suitable for most estates, MPV’s and 4×4’s plus a small selection of hatchbacks.
These hoists make lifting even the most powerful of scooters effortless. The lifting bracket is easy to attach even for those with limited dexterity or strength, and the hand controls are equally as simple to use.
Every hoist is powered directly from the vehicles own battery so will always be ready for use. Our tailor-made fitting kits ensure a neat, professional finish. When it is time to replace the vehicle the hoist can be easily transferred to the new purchase.
There are two models to choose from. A 4-way fully automated unit means that all movement is powered electronically so it can be lifted or lowered and swung into and out of the vehicle. This makes getting any mobility aid into or out of a vehicle a simple process and many customers find the convenience of this a huge benefit.
The 2 way powered hoist raises and lowers the scooter or chair then requires the user to manually manouver the equipment in and out of the luggage area.
Swivel seats are a great solution for people who have difficulties getting in and out of their vehicles. By rotating the seat towards the door, access is greatly improved. There are also options to extend accessibility further with devices which move the swival seat out from the vehicle.
Manually operated solutions.
For those with slightly impaired movement, a manually operated system might be suitable. A lever, placed at the side of the seat, can be released and the chair swivelled outwards towards the open door.
Automatic solutions are powered and operated via a simple hand control. This is a perfect solution for those with impaired maneuverability and will automatically swival the chair towards the open door.
Ransome Mobility can install any swival arrangement to almost any vehicle and will help you choose the solution which is best for your requirements. Installed by our fully trained engineers, every installation is carefully tested to make sure that it provides a reliable and viable solution for the customer.
The Carony Transfer System
The Carony is a unique, easily operated and dockable transport wheelchair with variations for those who can, and cannot, wheel themselves. It consists of a wheel unit and a dockable chair which is used both inside and outside of the vehicle.
The aim of this system is to eliminate the lifting of passengers into and out of the vehicle. A couple of manual operations move the chair and the passenger from the wheel unit into the vehicle, with the wheel unit being stored in the boot when not in use.
The Carony can be used as a regular wheelchair and is designed for sitting-comfort and has a large variety of accessories for various needs and functions.
Ransome Mobility can install this unit to almost any vehicle and combine it if necessary with a turnout swivel base in the case of high-sill vehicles such as minibuses. All installations are made by our trained engineers and are tested to make sure that they provide a reliable and viable solution for the customer.
The Carony Drive System
The Carony Drive System allows you to drive your vehicle from a wheelchair. The Carony Drive is a power wheelchair with a seat that can be lowered down to the height of 38cm.
The vehicle is entered via a ramp or wheelchair lift, and the wheelchair placed within the Drive LOC system to ensure that it is secure inline with ISO crash safety standards. By lowering the height of the chair for driving, the footrests move forward to position the knees away from the steering wheel
The Carony Drive System is ingeniously designed to take as little space inside a vehicle as possible and can be placed within a vehicle as small as a lowered floor Renault Kangoo. Outside of the vehicle, the wheelchair responds smoothly to joystick commands and is easy to manoeuver in confined spaces with a width of just 64.5cm.
We can provide detailed information on the types of vehicle which would suit this system as well as conduct the installation and testing required to ensure continued safety.
For more details and further options please visit our mobility website. Click Here.