Ford Handicap Vans

Written by Sierra Rein
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Ford handicap vans have been in existence ever since the early 1980s. As one of the first companies to recognize the need for personal handicap mobility, Ford became a strong distributor of vans capable of lifting and storing wheelchairs and scooters. They soon rose to be considered one of the best sources of handicap vans on the market.

Today, Ford handicap vans are sleeker, more comfortable, and completely automatic. The Ford E-250, for example, combines luxury with down-to-earth problem solving technologies. It is one of the most popular fullsize handicap vans as it can be customized to fit many different passenger seat arrangements, lift options, and interior headroom sizes.

There are a few major types of lifts commonly found in Ford handicap vans. The most popular are the Braun Vangator and Vangator II lifts, which feature rear-mounted one-post support for tri-fold platforms, making the doorway space larger and easy to use. Also on the market are Ricon lifts, which are compactly designed, operational by powered remote, and strong enough to handle most wheelchair and scooter weights.

Ford Handicap Vans as Commercial Vehicles

Because of their tough build and long-lasting road tests, many businesses choose to purchase a Ford accessible van for their clients and customers. Hotels, hospitals, resorts, clinics and retirement homes use them to transport persons with disabilities from their business to their passenger's home. Many taxi's and airport transit businesses also choose to go with a Ford because of the name and the company's years of expertise regarding handicap transport.

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