This lift overall does the job but it takes a bit of practice to figure out the best way to use it.
Reviewer: kathleen l. from denver, pa (caregiver)
User Details: This is used for a 425 lb 66 yr old man, who can not walk due to a severely deteriorated hip and open leg ulcers.
Strengths: Wide base for stability, steady and quiet motor which moves slowly and smoothly - no jerky movements, the entire lift moves along on a hard surface nicely as long as the wheels start out all in one direction before you pick the person up, holds a charge well
Weaknesses: Cradle is not wide enough for the weight capacity, this person weighs 425 lbs and it just barely goes down past his chest and shoulders to hook the slings and I don't see how it could possibly fit down over somebody who weighs 600 lbs unless they have extremely small chest and shoulders, the front caster wheels have a mind of their own and can be very difficult to steer at times, I wish it lifted the person higher up because the height stated is the top of the equipment and you have to account for the length of the cradle, sling straps and the person's body, long legs can also be a problem
Reviewed on 10/31/2012