Braiden International Ltd - Gentle Giant™ Wheelchair Hoists

By: Braiden International  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Vehicle, Wheelchair, Hoists

Gentle Giant™ 6000 Series Wheelchair Hoists

Featuring a 'World First' Wheelchair Hoist Safety Barrier!

This unique safety barrier prevents a wheelchair from leaving the vehicle when the wheelchair hoist platform has been lowered below the vehicle floor level.

When the hoist platform is level with the floor, the safety barrier is inactive.

Barrier flips up into the safety position when the platform lowers below the floor level.

Some of the Gentle Giant™ features:

» Bi-folding platform reduces installed height and aids vision.
» Lighter weight improves vehicle stability.
» Semi-automatic design ensures exceptional reliability.
» Contrasting colour on safety barriers for high visibility.
» New Zealand made, ensures reliable spare parts, back up service and technical advice.
» Powdercoated finish.
» Handholds on PSV model (available as a cost option on other models).
» Open mesh platform design allows stones, etc, to drop through and aids wheelchair traction.
» options.
» Extensive service agent network throughout New Zealand.
» High standard of workmanship ensures superior quality and finish.
» Hoists fit neatly inside vehicle, away from road grime and external damage.

Emergency exit

In the case of an emergency, a quick easy exit is possible by just simply pushing the wheelchair platform outwards manually.

Full platform semi-automatic Model IFP6000

This internally mounted hydraulic unit has been a proven winner over the years. It caters for all types of manual and electric wheelchairs. The platform is bi-folding which allows the unit to remain very compact, giving ease of handling and good vision through the rear window of the van. This unit also features a world first safety barrier.

Fold down handgrips.

Full platform semi-automatic Model PSV6000

This lift has a longer platform than the IFP6000 and is also fitted with fold down handgrips.


The PSV6000 is ideally suited for taxi use where a longer platform is required to cater for electric scooters.

Access platform semi-automatic Model IAP6000

This unit has all of the characteristics of the full platform unit, with the exception of the platform area. The centre of the platform has been removed to leave a clear space of 265mm in width. This allows access through the closed hoist for hand luggage and parcels.

"U" shaped platform

The IAP 6000 Series offers another 'World First' with its unique "U" shaped platform. This concept allows the caregiver to walk easily through the centre of the wheelchair platform to deliver the wheelchair in and out of the vehicle when the platform is at the vehicle floor level. Being able to push the wheelchair into the rear of the van by walking directly through the platform behind it and not having to push from the side, can be a huge benefit.

Full platform semi-automatic Model CUSTOM6000

This hoist can be manufactured especially to meet the client's requirements; the platform can be wider or narrower than the IFP6000 and PSV6000 series.


Power: Electro-hydraulic motor.
Hydraulic Pump: 12vdc, 90amp max., 950 psi.
Hydraulic Rams: 50mm bore, single acting.
Load capacity: 300kg.
Hand Pump: Manual handle operation.
Pressure Release: (DOWN) Manual valve type.
Weight (IFP & IAP): 125kg.
Weight (PSV & ILP): 130kg.
Cycle Time: 3 seconds unfolding, 8 seconds lowering, 8 seconds raising.

Please note:

The minimum inside dimension between smaller wheelchair wheels for safe use on the IAP6000 type platform hoist, is 330mm.

Fold down handgrips (not always shown), are a standard feature on PSV6000 series hoists.

Keywords: Hoists, Safety Barrier, Vehicle, Wheelchair, Wheelchair Hoist

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