Bruno's Residential VPLs (Vertical Platform Lifts) are a cost-effective solution that provide wheelchair and scooter users worry-free access to their decks and home. Commonly referred to as 'porch-lifts', these lifts are often installed outside of a person's home, and act as a mini elevator to bring the individual from the ground to deck-level.
If you are interested in a Bruno VPL for your residence, please call and a trained technician will work with you to ensure a proper solution is found!
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Weight Capacity: 750 LBS
Platform Dimensions: 36 inch by 48 inch (larger options available)
Platform Wall Height: 42 inches
Drive on/off platform, push pressure-controlled rocker switch to travel up/down. Ramp automatically folds when VPL is in use to create safety barrier.
Weather-resistant controls and specialized coating protect VPL from the elements and enable indoor or outdoor installations. Optional cold weather package available for extreme winter conditions.
Affordable AC power on 4-6 ft units (DC power optional) and continuous charging DC battery-powered motor on 10-ft models.
Unit shuts down when obstruction sensor under platform is touched. Emergency stop switch on platform control panel provides additional peace of mind.
Why Choose A Bruno Vertical Platform Lift Vs. Ramp?
People often choose a vertical platform lift instead of a ramp for certain applications due to space efficiency and ease of use. Because there must be a foot of ramp for every inch of rise, a ramp can become very long for the space and tiring for the mobility device user.
Where Are Most Vertical Platform Lifts Located In The Home?
You will most often find residential vertical platform lifts on porches or decks to provide access into the house from the outside. In some cases, people need a VPL in their garage for access into the house.
How Is A Vertical Platform Lift Powered?
The most common method of powering a vertical platform lift is normal household (AC) current. However, the VPL will not run in an electrical outage if powered by AC. Therefore, the safer and more reliable means is battery operation. Even in a power outage, a battery-operated VPL will be able to travel several round trips. Bruno 4- and 6-foot VPLs come standard with AC power, and optional battery operation. In Bruno VPLs above 10 feet, battery operation is standard.
How Much Does A Vertical Platform Lift Cost?
The price of a Bruno vertical platform lift varies greatly, but often start at $6,000-$8,000, depending on the lifting height, options selected and needed site modifications required for the lift.
What Prep Work Is Needed For A VPL?
While a Bruno vertical platform lift is a free-standing unit, there are several common site prep considerations prior to installation. Because a concrete pad is required for a VPL to create a proper approach for a wheelchair or scooter, there may be concrete work needed. In addition, there might be preparation needed for the landing gate to be installed at the top landing. Also, it may be necessary to run electricity to the location of the VPL to power the VPL or the battery charger.
What Are Common Options For A Home Vertical Platform Lift?
A Bruno vertical platform lift includes everything needed for proper, safe usage of the device, but there are also several popular options. As the VPL travels upward, the platform ramp folds to stop a mobility device from rolling backward. An optional platform gate can give an extra level of safety and security. Rather than pulling a platform gate open manually, some people also choose to add a power operator that opens the platform gate with a push of a button. There are also many optional platform sizes to accommodate various size mobility devices.