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Tools on the market to raise a mobility scooter manually or electrically

Power_20Power_20 Member Posts: 7 Listener
edited September 13 in Disability aids and equipment
Hello  to all My name is Power20 I'm new on the forum. 
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  • Power_20Power_20 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    I'm looking for a tool to use to raise  a mobility scooter to standing either manually or automatically can anyone advise?
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,398 Pioneering
    Hi @Power_20 and welcome to our online community!! I'm glad you found us.  

    I'm not sure I'm understanding your question fully.  When you say raise your mobility scooter to standing, what do you mean?  Apologies if I'm missing the obvious!
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  • Power_20Power_20 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    So sorry i have just bought a folding scooter a knight automatic and i didn't realise it isn't the kind that opens from a standing position and closes from a standing position. You have to lay it flat on the ground to open it and when it is closed lift it again so it is standing. I can't do that because of my disabilities. I don't want to get rid of the scooter I've literally bought it last week and i love it I haven't  had a ride of it yet, because I need the support to raise it. I hope I'm making sense any advise and websites will be helpful.

    I'm not sure if I am allowed to link Youtube I guess i am here it is - the Australian version that is to give you an idea of how big it is. By the way when closed it doesn't take up any space in the hallway unlike the Pride go go elite (another great scooter) that i had before.





  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Power_20

    Good Morning & Welcome.

    I am very very sorry but like my good friend @Cher_Scope
    says I am also unsure what info you need??

    Please please let me know what help you need with your scooter????

    @steve51
  • Power_20Power_20 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi steve thank you for replying it is much appreciated you may not have seen the message I sent to Cher so I am copying and pasting it:

    So sorry i have just bought a folding scooter a knight automatic and i didn't realise it isn't the kind that opens from a standing position and closes from a standing position. You have to lay it flat on the ground to open it and when it is closed lift it again so it is standing. I can't do that because of my disabilities. I don't want to get rid of the scooter I've literally bought it last week and i love it I haven't  had a ride of it yet, because I need the support to raise it. I hope I'm making sense any advise and websites will be helpful.

    I'm not sure if I am allowed to link Youtube I guess i am here it is - the Australian version that is to give you an idea of how big it is. By the way when closed it doesn't take up any space in the hallway unlike the Pride go go elite (another great scooter) that i had before.

    This is the link to show you what the scooter looks like:







    Once the scooter is closed automatically, to store it in my flat I have to lift it to a standing position to place by the side of the wall . When I am ready to open it again i have to lay it flat. Hope that helps in explaination.


  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,398 Pioneering
    I understand you now @power_20 but I am stumped as to what to advise.  I'll keep having a look on the internet to research possible solutions.

    In the meantime, I've marked your post as unanswered and hopefully some more knowledgeable members will be along to offer advice. 
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 4,568 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Power_20 Welcome to the community glad you have joined us.

    I have a mobility scooter but I store it outside fully assembled ready for useas I agree they are hard to fold up and down

    Not sure of a solution for you to be honest
  • Power_20Power_20 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Thank you all for your replies do let me know if anyone finds anything I have looked and can't see anything the only thing I can find is hoists that are put in cars. I don't want that. I'll wait to see what anyone is able to find, nice to be on the forum didn't know this was available. 
  • Power_20Power_20 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    The other thing I wanted to ask is how is everyone coping with lockdown. I am still shielding and will be attempting to go out for some air at least on my new scooter (once I get the aid to lift it), for the first time in 7 months! its very daunting. Is anyone else in the same position? 
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 4,568 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi again coping well in post lockdown, thete is a thread in the coffee lounge about peoples views of post lockdown you may be interested in
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,398 Pioneering
    Here's the thread you might want to look at @Power_20 - How are you finding socialising post-lockdown?

    You'll see you aren't alone and a lot of people are finding the thought of going back out and about daunting. 
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  • newbornnewborn Member Posts: 541 Pioneering
    I love practical problems!  Only you know your body, but is there a way to use a permanently clipped-on rope somehow to raise it?  Anything you can use, such as the back of a chair  or a doorknob,  might  belay the  rope, if you can't haul it up directly.    
    Option two, is be ruthless and ask for help! Actually,  you wil find that most people  enjoy feeling good about themselves,  which they do, if it's  something  quick and simple to help someone.  Remember if it was you, and someone asked directions, or asked you to reach the baked bean can off the supermarket shelf. You wouldn't  mind, would you?
  • Power_20Power_20 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    I definitely will ask if someone is around
  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Community champion Posts: 665 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @Power_20
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,581 Scope community team
    Welcome to the community @Power_20. Are you needing to get your scooter out of a car? Or more to have it lifted if you are putting it up at home? :)
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  • Denise11Denise11 Member Posts: 94 Pioneering
    Power-20  If you can put in the search Knight Scooters you can get on their website.  Then, go to chat and tell them the problem they will help.

    I have just tried but they want to talk to you.  They sound friendly and know what you should do.  Don't give up.  If you brought it just last week they change it exchange it for something better for you!  Okay?

    Denise11
     

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