The K-Series KlearVue wheelchair lift is equipped with a platform that automatically folds in half. Larry McNutt, western regional sales manager, says this benefits the driver, particularly when the lift is forward-mounted in the bus, because the platform does not block his or her vision.
To ensure that a passenger is secure, the lift includes a fully interlocked restraint belt. “The belt must be fastened before the lift will operate,” McNutt explains.
The components of the “Ricon Safety Zone” enhance passenger safety. The automatic inboard rollstop features Ricon’s Sto-Loc technology, which is a latch at the base plate of the lift that secures it.
Standee handrails are on each side of the lift, and its outboard rollstop has a durable one-piece aluminum design with a “quiet-touch” edge.
Moreover, McNutt says end users can reach over the platform and unlatch the bus lift door if necessary, which cannot be done with Ricon’s S-Series lift.
Additional features include on-board LED diagnostics and a manual backup system.