Wheelchair Hoists and Wheelchair Lifts for Vans and Cars

The range of hoists and lifts from SMDM offer a solution for lifting and stowing a scooter or power wheelchair into a van or car.


The hoists start with the simple and versatile SG35 and SG50 and go up to the fully automated SG120 and SG180 for those heavy power chairs and scooters. The platform wheelchair lift is an innovative solution that also allows wheelchair users to enter and exit their vehicle in their chair.


Total Ability has a range of other access and stowage solutions including wheelchair ramps for vans and various devices for transferring drivers or passengers to and from a vehicle. We also offer a range of high quality driving controls enabling people with disabilities to drive.

Side view of van with platform lift installed at side entry

The Platform lift from SMDM offers a level of quality and innovation not seen before. The compact design makes this platform lift ideal for transporting wheelchair users in all types of minivans or minibuses and overcoming any height variances from ground to vehicle entry.

The SG35 is designed to be lateral mounted to assist those wanting to store a wheelchair directly from behind the driver or passenger seat.

The SG50 Hoist features electronic lift and manual rotation and have the added benefit of being foldable, therefore suitable for vehicles with hatchbacks.

The SG120 Hoist offers 4-way power function and is ideal where the vehicle has restricted interior room and a heavy scooter or wheelchair needs stowage.

The SG180 Hoists feature 6-way operation and allow the scooter or wheelchair to be moved away from the tailgate thanks to the telescopic arm and rated to 180kgs.