What Are Portable Wheelchair Ramps
Wheelchair ramps designed for easy use anywhere you go are classified as portable. Portable ramps for wheelchairs are designed to be easy to move from one place to another, yet durable enough to be left in place.
For users living a more active lifestyle, a portable ramp is a great solution for convenient building access. These ramps are even available in models that fold up like a suitcase, allowing them to travel with you so that you're always able to get in where you need to, no matter where you want to go.
Portable ramps are often constructed with lightweight materials without sacrificing durability and are either made to be compact or foldable to enable easy transport or storage. In addition to providing greater freedom for users on the go, portable ramps are also a great solution for users who are renting their home or don’t want to commit to remaining in their current home for many years.
Types of Portable Wheelchair RampsFolding Ramps - these are the most common portable wheelchair ramps because they are light in weight and can be easily set up, used, carried and transported. Folding ramps comes in bi-fold or multi-fold options.
Threshold Ramps - Used to bridge single steps and thresholds. It simply lays on top of the bump created by your doorway, creating a smooth and flat surface that you can glide across. These are most commonly used for doorway thresholds as the name suggests but they can be used anywhere there is a low rise that needs to be climbed. Available in aluminium, moulded plastic, carbon fibre or rubber. Designed to be highly durable and incredibly easy to install
Kerb Ramps - Used to bridge steps and kerbs. Available in shorter lengths making them perfect for lower rises. Quick and easy to setup
Track/Channel Ramps - comes in pair and are very light depending on their length. They come in lengths up to 3 metres and weight capacities up to 900kg. One of the challenges with track ramps is getting them properly set up for use. They need to be parallel to each other and the same distance apart as the wheelbase width of the wheelchair or scooter
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