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Bruno Chariot Exterior Platform Lift w/ Wheels, Model ASL-700


Model Price
Bruno ASL-700 $3,950.00

Scooter, Power Chair, or Wheelchair Exterior Platform Lift Trailer

Model ASL-700

The Chariot by Bruno is one of the company's most innovative and groundbreaking pieces of mobility equipment. Known as a “lift on wheels,” the Chariot is a unique and relatively compact rear attachment for almost any small, mid-size, or large car to store your unoccupied scooter, power chair, or wheelchair. You simply drive your accessibility device (weighing up to 350 lbs.) onto the lift, then step off, and press a button. The Bruno Chariot does the lifting for you! Self-tensioning, retractable belts are included to help secure your chair.

The Chariot Lift from Bruno has several advantages that will likely reduce or even eliminate many mobility transportation concerns.

Price does not include installation.

Safety Features

  • Swiveling wheels allow it to follow your vehicle in either forward or reverse
  • Independent suspension for better response to the ground surface
  • Easy attachment to your car’s frame-mounted Class I or Class II trailer hitch so as to prevent jackknifing
  • Laboratory-tested by a third party on a variety of road conditions and in a variety of operating situations
  • Manual back-up system in case of battery failure
  • Self-leveling platform

Usability Features

  • The Bruno Chariot Lift can be easily folded away using one hand
  • For most hatchback vehicles, the hatch can be accessed simply by lowering the platform
  • With purchase of your Bruno Chariot comes a standard lighting package, with an illuminated license plate holder as well as brake and other necessary lights
  • Fits in almost any garage, even still attached to your car
  • Can be reinstalled on another vehicle

Optional Features

  • Spare Bruno Chariot tire
  • Corner markers
  • Bruno Pow'rPac battery for self-powered lifting (standard installation of the Bruno Chariot works with your car's battery)

Purchase of the Chariot Lift includes a three-year limited warranty. Before purchasing, be sure to confirm your vehicle's Bruno Chariot compatibility.

IMPORTANT!
While the Bruno Chariot Lift for power chairs, wheelchairs, and scooters is very easy to use, it is important to note that the operator must be able to perform some basic physical tasks. You or whomever might be assisting you must be able to walk the length of the vehicle that the Bruno Chariot will be attached to, and be able to stand for up to three minutes. You also must be able to drive the accessibility device onto and/or off of the platform, and then to hold down the Chariot Lift’s control button. Finally, you or your assistant must be able to lean over and secure the chair to the Bruno Chariot Lift by releasing its lever, connecting the securement hook to your mobility chair, and then re-engaging the lever.

The Chariot Lift by Bruno can be used with many different types of handicap equipment.

  • Front-wheel, mid-wheel, and rear-wheel drive power chairs
  • Three- or four-wheeled scooters
  • Manual wheelchairs with seating systems
  • The Bruno Turning Automotive Seating

Installation
Contact us at 800-775-8267 for complete details about the Bruno Chariot Platform Lift Trailer installation.

NOTE: This mobility equipment item must be professionally installed to fit your wheelchair van or vehicle at the AMS Vans, Inc. handicap van dealership location in Atlanta, GA. Due to legal requirements, direct shipping is not available. Price does not include installation.


- Lifts & Platform Devices

- Handicap Equipment

- Handicap Vehicles

Vehicle Exterior


Exterior Appearance Inspection

  • Panel alignment/fit
  • Headlamp, taillamp/lens condition
  • Windshield/glass condition
  • Paint chips and scratches
  • Body damage/dents/dings
  • Trim and moldings

Vehicle Identification

  • In place and matching
  • Inspect certification label (federal requirement)
  • Check VIN label to paperwork
  • Check for non-completed recalls

Exterior Lights Function Properly and Illuminate as Designed

  • Headlights hi/low (including aim)
  • Parking lights/fog lights
  • License plate lights
  • Side marker lights
  • Tail lights / backup lights
  • Turn signal and cornering lights
  • Brake and high-mount stoplights
  • Emergency Flashers

Keys

  • Vehicle has 2 master key with remote entry (if applicable) and 2 valet key, flat key
  • Programmed to immobilizer

Door Lock System

  • Door opens/closes smoothly using interior and exterior door handles
  • Doors cannot be opened when lock button is in lock position
  • 2-turn unlock feature functions properly
  • Remote entry system operates properly
  • Theft-deterrent system functions properly
  • Child safety locks
  • Wireless door lock operation

Vehicle Interior


Interior Appearance Inspection

  • Seats: front/rear
  • Steering wheel/airbags
  • Armrests/door handles
  • Lower door and sill plates
  • Gearshift selection handle
  • Radio/AC control markings
  • Headliners/sun visors

Seat Belts

  • Extend/retract smoothly
  • Free of twists, cuts or signs of wear
  • Buckles lock securely

Seat Operation

  • Lumbar support operation
  • Memory control operates properly*
  • Headrest functions properly
  • Heaters function properly*
  • Seat cushion angle and height adjustment
  • Seatback angle adjustment

Power Windows / Locks

  • Function Properly

Trunk/Fuel Lid Release

  • Functions Properly (interior)

Glove Compartment

  • Contains portfolio, owner's manual, supplement

Steering Wheel

  • Tilt/telescopic functionability
  • Horn functions properly
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Steering wheel locks
  • Warning chime (key in -- door open)

Windshield Wiper

  • Functions in hi/low/intermittent
  • Wiper blades clean properly
  • Rain sensing wipers*

Dashboard Lights Illuminate as Designed

  • Turn signal: left/right
  • High beam indicator
  • Emergency flashers
  • Instrument panel control knob
  • Waring lights: oil pressure, brake, fuel, charge, seatbelt, open door, engine check, rear light failure, ABS, SRS
  • Check operation of guages

Rear Defogger

  • Functions properly

Air Conditioner / Heater

  • Climate control system functions properly for both heating and cooling

Interior Lights

  • Dome/map/vanity mirror/courtesy lamps/foot function properly

Audio/Navigation System

  • Power/volume switch functions properly
  • Preset station indicator
  • Cassette/CD function (scan, seek, rewind, fast forward) operates properly
  • Navigation system operates properly*
  • Speakers sound clear
  • CD cartridge (if applicable)

Sunroof

  • Tilt/slide operates properly

Clock/Cigarette Lighters/Ashtray/Cupholders

  • Function properly

Outside/Inside Rearview Mirrors

  • Power controls function properly

Luggage Compartment


Luggage Compartment

  • Spare tire size, sidewall condition, tread depth and air pressure
  • Spare tire and attaching hardware, cover, jack, jack tools and wheel lock (if applicable) are present, properly installed and secure
  • Manual fuel lid release operates

Under The Hood


Engine Hood Release

  • Interior release operates properly

The Following Fluid Levels Meet Industry Standard

  • Engine oil replaced and proper level
  • Automatic transmission fluid level
  • Brake fluid level
  • Power steering fluid level
  • Engine coolant fluid level
  • Washer fluid level

Engine Mechanical

  • Excessive fuel pump noise
  • Cooling system (radiator, overflow tank, hoses, coolant level)
  • Water pump (noise/leaks)
  • Air filter (replace as necessary)
  • Inspect oil for contaminants
  • Engine noise (knocks, rattles)
  • Transmission noise (whines, clunks)
  • Belts (wear or damage)
  • Check engine diagnostics

Battery

  • No damage or leakage and proper group size/amp rating
  • Tests to standards

Engine Fans

  • Function properly

Under the Vehicle

Tires (Minimum tread depth 5/32")

  • FL: _______/32"
  • RL: _______/32"
  • FR: _______/32"
  • RR: _______/32"
  • Sidewall condition
  • Proper size, type and match
  • Tire pressure

Wheels

  • Condition/size/fit
  • Check wheel lug-nut torque

Brake Inspection (Minimum 6mm of pad material required)

  • FL: _______mm
  • RL: _______mm
  • FR: _______mm
  • RR: _______mm
  • Rotors show no signs of excessive wear, warpage or heat damage
  • Calipers, lines, and hoses show no sign of excessive wear or leakage
  • Parking brake assemblies, cables, and attaching hardware show no sign of excessive wear or damage

Chassis Inspection (No sign of damage or excessive wear)

  • Frame rails and floor pan
  • Subframe
  • Engine mounts and oil pan for leaks
  • Brake lines and couplings
  • Transmission case/pan for leaks
  • Drive shaft boots and CV joints
  • Fuel lines, fuel tank, hoses and protectors
  • Steering rack, linkage, bushings, control arms and dust boots
  • Differential assembly, drive shaft and related components
  • Exhaust system (including leakage)
  • Transmission mounts
  • Tie rods, ball joints, idler arm
  • Catalytic converter
  • Struts/shocks for operation/leaks

Under Vehicle Fluid Levels

  • Differential lubricant level -- check for contaminants

Road Test (Vehicle Operation)


Engine

  • Start-up
  • Idles normally
  • While driving, engine performs normally
  • Starter system operates normally
  • Shift Lock

Brakes

  • Brake and parking brake function normally
  • Brake and clutch pedal height, free play and travel meet specs.

Indicator Lights

  • No warning lights illuminate during road test

Transmission

  • T/M shifts properly (both power/normal mode)
  • TRAC/VSC and ECT control functions and indicator lights function properly

Steering/Suspension

  • Steering operation is normal
  • Off-center psecifications meet standards
  • Handling, straight-line operations

Cruise Control

  • Functions properly

Noise or Vibration

  • None present

Squeaks or Rattles

  • None present

* -- If Applicable

Service Guarantee

AMS Vans promises to deliver the best wheelchair accessible van available on the market today..... simply put if you are not fully satisfied with your wheelchair accessible van upon delivery---you can refuse it at no cost to you.

With nearly two decades of experience; manufacturing, selling, and delivering over 12,000 vans nationwide, our dedicated team of certified technicians will not allow your van to leave our Atlanta facility until its right!

Please contact one of our experienced Mobility Specialists today and ask about our three step quality control process.

AMS Vans looks forward to serving your family by providing you with a van that is worthy of our own.

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