Archive for November 9th, 2010

The Battery Powered Liftkar- Great for Nursing Home Deliveries

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Most nursing homes today have commercial style elevators to enable smooth and effortless deliveries of all food items and other medical equipment to any specific floor of the home. However some of the older nursing homes especially those located in older neighborhoods lack these kind of wide elevators. This poses a difficulty in delivering food and other items to the home as well as getting it from one floor to another.

So what is the solution?

Very simple! An electric or battery powered stair climbing hand truck, these trucks weigh only about 50 lbs. with the battery and can haul up to 300 pounds. They can actually climb about 40 steps per minute and can climb a total of 300 steps per charge. They are not terribly expensive either just a little over $3000. They are manufactured by a company called Liftkar and are distributed in the US exclusively by Wesco And Magline. Wesco has the exclusive rights to the heavier duty model while Magliner has the rights to the light duty truck.