Wheelchair Access Vehicles Adaptations
Based in Wednesbury in the West Midlands, Sirus service all customers in the Midlands region. (Vehicle adaptations usually mean you would have to visit our premises, and if you have an alternative adaptations company nearer to your home, we would not want you to make an unnecessary long journey). No prices are quoted here. That is because we work with various adaptation products suppliers, therefore we will find the best product (at the best price) which suits both you and your vehicle. We will happily discuss you needs and give you a quote straight away.
The Sirus team have a wide and varied skill set which enables the company to meet the demands of all its customers whether it be a full conversion or a simple switch modification. Our adaptations service will cater for everybody who needs some assistance with continued driving ability or storage of wheelchairs and scooters. We can also offer various seating options to ensure entering and exiting a vehicle is as easy as possible.
The following lists is a brief overview of the adaptations we can offer, if you do have any specific requirements please feel free to contact us at any time to discuss further.
Push/Pull Accelerator and Brake
Mechanical Push/Pull hand controls are an ideal solution for someone with an impaired leg function. As the name indicates, the device is pulled back to accelerate and pushed forward to apply the brake enabling a smooth and effortless operation of the foot pedals. The systems are designed primarily for vehicles fitted with an automatic gearbox and can, if required, feature indicators, wipers, and dip main beam functions.
An electronic ring accelerator provides light, non-tiring acceleration and is also designed to blend in with the vehicles interior. 2 options are available; a ring is fitted either over the steering wheel where you push to accelerate, or underneath the steering wheel for a pull to accelerate operation. Combined with a push brake, which automatically cancels the vehicle acceleration, these are considered one of the most advanced driving adaptations available. A radial accelerator performs by simply pushing downwards on a lever for acceleration and pushing away the lever to operate the brake. Another system available is a combined brake lever and finger trigger, which also provides an easy to use and extremely versatile method of acceleration.
A steering ball or spinner attachment can be used in conjunction with hand controls or, on its own to aid the steering control of cars, vans, and trucks. Available in a wide range of grips such as ball, mushroom, tee, and peg, even fitted to a glove for stability. These devices, designed to aid one handed steering, clamp to the wheel and are available with an optional quick release mechanism enabling easy removal for dual drivers.
Lodgesons Keypad Control
The 10 & 13 function keypad offers all the functions required by todays driver. It looks great, is easy to use and is very competitively priced. Function can operate: • indicators • lights dip/main & flash • horn & hazards • front wipers – intermittent, low & high speed • front washers • illumination function for night-time use.
Designed to be used in automatic vehicles the Carospeed is a hand operated accelerator and brake control for drivers who are unable to use the foot pedals. A lever similar in style to a gear stick is fitted beside the drivers seat and performs the brake and accelerator pedal functions. Operation is very simple, pull the lever backwards and the vehicle accelerates, push the lever forwards to brake. Available with a variety of different style handles the Carospeed can also feature frequently used secondary controls such as indicators, lights, wipers and can also fitted with cruise control for the longer journeys.
A Syncro clutch can be fitted to virtually any type of car, van or truck and converts a manual gear shift to a semi automatic. A button installed in the gear knob operates the clutch when pressed giving finger tip control of the pedal eliminating the use of the left leg during gear change. These are extremely suitable where an automatic version of a vehicle is not available.
The most popular method for safe and effortless loading and unloading of an electric scooter or wheelchair into your vehicle; If the scooter or wheelchair will fit in the boot space of your vehicle then a hoist will most likely work for you. Very simple to operate, they can be powered up, down, in and out, just attach the docking device and press the buttons on the control pad. With a lifting weight range from 30kg to 150kg they can be used for manual chairs or component parts of powered scooters to the larger and heavier electric wheelchairs and scooters. When not in use the hoists can easily be removed or folded to the floor (depending on style or size) to keep a clear rear view.
There are a wide variety of adaptations that can be used to overcome problems with pedal restrictions, and can often be a very simple and cost effective solution for people with limited leg movement. A popular adaptation is the left foot accelerator, this enables the driver to operate the throttle with the left foot while the other pedal is safely out of the way. Designed to be easily removed or flipped up so right foot operation can be used by an able body driver when not in use. Pedal extensions, position re-location, lightening of pedal operation or large pedal heads are just a few options to consider.
There are many different solutions to make entering or leaving your car a smooth and effortless task, giving you greater dignity, freedom and mobility. A swivel seat can assist you with access into the driver or passenger positions by rotating 90 degrees in a powered or manual operation. It can feature an adjustable raising, lowering or tilting function to enable you to maneuver out of the vehicle and transfer to a waiting wheelchair. The seats can also be combined with a wheelchair system where you can simply dock the seat into a wheelchair base, manual or electric, and away you go…without the transfer process often required.
For people with left hand mobility difficulty or if finger dexterity is reduced a simple lever can be used to eliminate the need to depress the release button on the handbrake. An electronic parking brake is another option, a small actuator is placed under the lever and a switch fitted to the dash which, when pressed will electronically apply the brake.
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