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Abiloader Wheelchair Loader


Contact the suppliers for pricing and availability

(11 suppliers)

For information contact AT Aust on 1300 452 679

Short Description

This wheelchair lift consists of a robotic arm wheelchair hoist that opens the boot and delivers a manual wheelchair from the boot of a vehicle to the driver (and the converse), automatically. The hoist is stored behind the rear seats of the vehicle. There are two models to suit fixed frame or folding frame wheelchairs. A hatch opener is included.

Additional Info

More Details

An electric hatch opener comes as part of the Abiloader but can be fitted on its own for people who find opening the hatch on any car or SUV too difficult.)

Both models have the following features
* Rapid 25 second retrieve or store
* Flick a switch to operate
* Totally automatic
* The car retains its original looks and fuel economy
* It operates in any parking space where you can open the drivers door wide
* Transferrable between cars
* Less stress on shoulders and arms
* The Loader may be used in cars with a high rear door, vertical or slightly inclined, such as estate cars, station wagons, minivans, MPV, SUV, off roaders or 4WD
* Chair unloading is driven by two industry standard, highly reliable electrical actuators driven from the car electrical system. A third actuator, mounted on the main base, is used to open the boot, where this is not already electrically controlled
* The wheelchair is released from the mechanism with the flick of a lever
* All car seats are retained for normal use, and the chair is always protected from rain and dust

* Wheelchair weight: 25kg - normal load (up to 30kg - heavy load)
* Time of operation: 25 - 30 seconds (Trunk to driver's door or vice versa)
* Uses the car's 12 volt power

Suitable Vehicles
Refer to the vehicle suitability list on the Abiliquip website (see Supplier details)
, or ask an installer.


* This solution is both very cost effective compared to a van with a wheelchair lift, where the wheelchair user does not travel in the wheelchair
* It can be used with a variety of vehicles

Place Of Manufacture

New Zealand

Price Guide

Call Supplier for Pricing.
Price on application from Freedom Motors

Models And Options


Loader FX (Fixed Frame version)
* Wheelchair stores in line with car travel
* This goes deeper into the boot than the folding version, but leaves space at the side
* Fits when the rear door slopes strongly

Loader FO (Folding version)
* Wheelchair stores at 90 degrees to car travel
* This is the most compact, and fits a quite shallow boot but needs a wide opening
* Requires a more vertical trunk lid than the fixed frame version


Specification Standard
Load Capacity (supplier stated) 32 kg

Setup And Maintenance


All vehicles will be inspected by the installer for suitability. Some vehicles require additional support hardware or a false floor.



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Additional Images

Abiloader Loading Abiloader In Boot Abiloader


Abiliquip (NZ)
Building SB2
198 Springs Rd, Hornby
Sales: +64 3 281 8181
Astec Equipment Services (formly Astec Mobility & Control Solutions)
612 Skipton St
VIC 3350
Sales: 03 5336 3900
Fax: 03 5336 3977
Freedom Motors Australia Pty Ltd (ACT)
ACT Australia
Sales: 0450 527 747
Freedom Motors Australia Pty Ltd (NSW)
17 Plasser Cres
St Marys
NSW 2760
Sales: 02 9673 4033
Fax: 02 9673 4264
Contact Person: Garry Dale
Toll Free: 1800 672 437
Freedom Motors Australia Pty Ltd (NT)
NT Australia
Sales: 0450 527 747
Freedom Motors Australia Pty Ltd (QLD)
QLD 4565
Sales: 0409 090 265
Freedom Motors Australia Pty Ltd (SA)
SA Australia
Sales: 0424 100 324
Freedom Motors Australia Pty Ltd (TAS)
TAS Australia
Sales: 0450 527 747
Freedom Motors Australia Pty Ltd (VIC)
VIC Australia
Sales: 0450 527 747
Freedom Motors Australia Pty Ltd (WA)
WA Australia
Sales: 0417 930 916
PME Auto Conversions (prev Problem Management Engineering)
6 Kookaburra Rd
Hornsby Heights
NSW 2077
Sales: 02 9482 2808
Fax: 02 9476 6046
Contact Person: Bill Georgas


Whilst all care is taken to provide accurate information with respect to the item described, the Independent Living Centre New South Wales (ILCNSW), operating as Assistive Technology Australia, is not involved in product design or manufacture, and therefore not in a position to guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. Selection of equipment, which is both suitable and appropriate for individual needs remains the responsibility of the person(s) considering requisition, and no responsibility is taken by the ILCNSW (Assistive Technology Australia) for any loss or injury caused through use of the equipment or alleged to have arisen through reliance upon information provided. As information is subject to change any enquiries should be directed to the manufacturer.