Easy to take your scooter for a ride

Daily Mail - - Career Mail -

BRI­TAIN is Europe’s mo­bil­ity scooter cap­i­tal, with more than 350,000 in daily use on our pave­ments. But these help­ful, nifty ve­hi­cles do have their lim­i­ta­tions.

A scooter bat­tery will typ­i­cally take you about 12 miles, so you can’t stray too far in one jour­ney.

And with mo­bil­ity scoot­ers weigh­ing from 50kg to 200kg, mov­ing a heav­ier model into a car boot might risk a back in­jury.

How­ever, a lift on the back of the car makes it easy to trans­port the scooter around with­out strug­gle or risk. It means that you can re­visit favourite places, go shop­ping more of­ten or see fam­ily when­ever you feel like it, with­out strain.

The lift is mounted on the back of the car by means of a tow bar hitch. It has a tri­an­gu­lar ‘male’ fit­ting that in­ter­locks with a ‘fe­male’ dock­ing bracket at­tached per­ma­nently to the scooter it­self.

Just bring the scooter into po­si­tion, press a but­ton and the two will lock to­gether, so that the scooter can be lifted up be­hind the car, ef­fort­lessly and with good ground clear­ance.

The lift is very sim­ple to op­er­ate and means that there is no longer any need to dis­man­tle the scooter to fit it into the boot.

It’s also very sta­ble, so you will hardly know it is there, even on rough roads. And it is slim, light­weight and easy to re­move and store.

Hav­ing a lift fit­ted opens up so many new op­por­tu­ni­ties to use your scooter with­out fear of in­jur­ing your back.

Pic­ture: TRILIFT

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