Bruno

Being there. Not just hearing about it, remembering or imagining. But, being there. Church, the shopping mall, a concert. Being there is what life is all about. Your personal mobility device is a godsend, but getting it there is the challenge.

Over twenty-five years ago Bruno literally created the vehicle lift market. The concept that a wheelchair or scooter, let alone a four hundred pound power wheelchair, could be lifted and stowed into a vehicle was revolutionary! Today Bruno remains the world leader in vehicle lifts for the mobility marketplace. Over twenty different products to lift and stow your scooter, powerchair or manual folding wheelchair have been designed to interact with hundreds of vehicle types.

So, today you go! The old “Get Up ‘n Go” has a new meaning. You have a full life. Different than you planned? Perhaps. But, you refuse to be defined by how you get there. Bruno is committed to your personal independence, and our award-winning, innovative vehicle lifts can be the crucial, wonderful link between here and there.

With their extensive line of lift models, there’s sure to be one that will fit your needs. Contact one of our mobility consultants today to discuss which lift will work best for you!


Curb-Sider®
Model VSL-6000/VSL-6900

Available for a wide variety of vehicles, the Curb-Sider is the Bruno’s most popular solution for lifting and transporting scooters or powerchairs inside a vehicle using a hoist. Stand near the bumper or curb, connect the docking device, push a button and Bruno’s Curb-Sider lifts and stores any mobility device up to 400 lbs/118 kg. With a compact design, the Curb-Sider requires a minimum amount of space.

Highlights

  • Power lifting, lowering, rotating for effortless operation
  • Fold-down lift head allows partial 3rd row seating or extra space when mobility device is not present (optional quick release pins required)
  • Telescoping lift head provides additional extension to clear bumpers and load wide mobility devices in smaller openings
  • Vehicle-specific bases for precise installation
  • Custom docking device choices to match mobility devices
  • Passenger or optional driver side placement
  • Optional exterior hand-held control package
  • Potential to reinstall on another applicable vehicle
  • Eligible for auto manufacturer potential rebates

User Requirements

  • Walk from front to rear of vehicle and vice versa
  • Stand for two to three minutes
  • Adequate balance, hand dexterity and strength to attach the docking device, including bending over
  • Operate buttons on hand-held control while gently guiding mobility device into vehicle

Discover how Bruno Valet Signature Seating can complement your Curb-Sider scooter, wheelchair lift

View the Bruno brochure here

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Out-Sider®
Model ASL-250A/B
Model ASL-250HTP

Keep all of your vehicle’s interior space for seating and cargo when you transport your scooter or powerchair with Bruno’s Out-Sider exterior lift. It’s durable, safe and reliable. For mid-wheel drive powerchair users, consider Bruno’s ultra-sleek Out-Sider MWD platform version geared specifically for you. Easily gain access to cargo space by adding the “Swing-Away” option. The Out-Sider is available for nearly every type of vehicle.

Highlights

  • Fully powered, single-button operation
  • Automatic folding platform when not in use
  • Easy drive on/off platform with traction coating
  • No scooter or powerchair modifications
  • Reliable, easy-to-use mobility device securement
  • Low profile design for rear view mirror visibility
  • Integrated safety latch to prevent unintentional lowering
  • Lighted license plate holder
  • Manual backup for peace of mind
  • Potential to reinstall in another applicable vehicle
  • Eligible for auto manufacturer potential rebates

User Requirements

  • Walk from front to rear of vehicle and vice versa
  • Stand for two to three minutes
  • Drive mobility device on/off platform
  • Hold down a button on control arm
  • Hold-Tite arm securement: one-hand operation to release and swing arm into position
  • 3-belt securement: lean over to hold release lever, connect hook to receiver on scooter or powerchair
  • Swing-Away: lean over to release lever and swing lift away from rear of vehicle

View the Bruno ASL-250A/B brochure here

View the Bruno ASL-250 HTP brochure here

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Joey™
Model VSL-4000HW

When it comes to ease of operation, quality engineering and unsurpassed safety — Bruno’s Joey interior scooter and powerchair lift sets the standard. Just drive your mobility device onto the platform, press a button and Bruno’s Joey lifts your mobility device and tucks it gently into a mini-van or full-sized van. Lifting and stowing your scooter or powerchair doesn’t get any easier than with a Joey.

Highlights

  • Fully-powered, one-button operation
  • Compact design allows for second row seating in most applications
  • Self-leveling platform for slightly uneven surfaces
  • Easy drive on/off platform with traction coating
  • Securement straps and obstruction safety sensing
  • Manual backup for peace of mind
  • No scooter or powerchair modifications
  • Optional industry exclusive safety barrier prevents mobility device from entering passenger area during sudden stops
  • Potential to reinstall in another applicable vehicle
  • Eligible for auto manufacturer potential rebates

User Requirements

  • Walk from front to rear of vehicle and vice versa
  • Stand for two to three minutes
  • Drive mobility device on/off platform
  • Hold down a button on hand-held control
  • Fold down the seat back and/or tiller of the mobility device or remove the seat using Bruno’s Back-Off device
  • Connect a hook to receiver and tighten strap to secure mobility device

View the Bruno brochure here

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Chariot™
Model ASL-700

Mobility devices weighing up to 350 lbs/159 kgs can now be transported with small or mid-size cars thanks to Bruno’s revolutionary Chariot. The Chariot is a lift on wheels with its own independent suspension to bear the full weight and force of the load. Designed for safety and ease of operation, the Chariot’s wheels spin 360 degrees to keep it precisely in line with your car. It’s impossible to jack-knife! Also for use on select SUVs, CUVs and mini-vans.

Highlights

  • Power up/down platform with single button operation
  • Adjustable platform fits most scooters/powerchairs
  • Platform manually folds when not in use
  • Easy drive on/drive off platform with traction coating
  • Retractable self-tensioning belts with one-hand operation
  • Independent suspension; 360 degree swivel wheels
  • Access most rear hatch/trunks by slightly lowering platform
  • Lighted license plate holder; light package: running lights, brake lights, turn signals
  • Manual back-up for peace of mind
  • No scooter or powerchair modifications
  • Easily transfers to another applicable vehicle
  • Eligible for auto manufacturer potential rebates

User Requirements

  • Walk to the rear of the vehicle and vice versa
  • Stand for two to three minutes
  • Drive mobility device on/off platform
  • Hold down a button on the control arm
  • Secure mobility device: lean over, release lever, connect hook to receiver on mobility device, engage lever (all can be performed using one hand)

View the Bruno Chariot brochure here

Note: You do not have to register a light trailer (which includes a utility, boat, or horse trailer) or obtain a trip permit to operate it on the road if the trailer, plus the heaviest load carried, weighs 1,800 pounds or less (the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating [GVWR] for the Chariot is only 674lbs). However, you may wish to obtain a title for your trailer because most law enforcement agencies and insurance companies want to see proof of ownership if it is ever stolen.  All trailers used on the road must be equipped to meet safety standards; see ODOT’s Vehicle Equipment and Safety page for more information.

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Stow-Away™
Model PUL-1850

You love your truck. Now Bruno’s Stow-Away power transfer seat helps you get in and out of it without any modifications to the cab. Keep all the space and features you enjoy. The Stow-Away discreetly hides under the truck in a sealed, rugged drawer. Press a button and the drawer opens and stops to your right transfer height. Once on the seat, press the same button and the seat continues raising to the cab.

Highlights

  • Cab remains completely unaltered; maintains all original space
  • Factory seat and all functionality is retained
  • One-button control opens drawer and raises/lowers
  • Sealed drawer, exterior-grade coating protects from elements
  • Safety handle for stability while transferring
  • Manual backup system for peace of mind
  • Long-lasting: reinstall in another applicable truck or large SUV
  • Eligible for auto manufacturer potential rebates

User Requirements

  • Transfer onto Stow-Away from a mobility device and from vehicle seat
  • Insert safety handle into receiver
  • Maintain sitting balance using safety handle and/or vehicle door when seated on Stow-Away
  • Hold down a button on hand-held control

View the Bruno Stow-Away brochure here

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Out-Rider®
Model PUL-1100

Sit in the front seat of your truck, connect the Out-Rider’s docking device to your mobility device, press the button to lift and rotate your manual wheelchair, scooter or powerchair into the truck bed — you’re ready to hit the road. Consider adding a Bruno turning seat or Stow-Away to make getting in and out of your truck even easier.

Highlights

  • Reliable, rugged design to withstand harsh outdoor elements
  • Variety of outer arms for different cab models
  • Standard and heavy-duty lifting capacities
  • Hand-held control
  • Fully powered, fast operation
  • Docking device included
  • Driver or passenger installations available
  • Hook n’ Go carabineer docking device (for manual chairs)
  • Easy to remove or install in another applicable vehicle

User Requirements

  • Adequate balance, hand dexterity and strength to attach docking device
  • Lean over from a standing position; or, sitting in the vehicle and leaning out of the vehicle; or, sitting on optional Valet Signature Seating and very minimal leaning over; or sitting on optional Stow-Away seat supported by the safety arm

View the Bruno Out-Rider brochure here

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Big Lifter™
M
odel VSL-570

 

The economical Big-Lifter is similar to Bruno’s popular Curb-Sider®. Stand near the bumper or curb, connect the docking device, push a button and the Big-Lifter lifts a scooter or powerchair into a minivan, van, truck, sports utility or crossover vehicle. Whereas the Curb-Sider automatically rotates and stows your mobility device, the Big-Lifter requires you to manually rotate and guide a scooter or powerchair into your vehicle. Often a caregiver is needed to operate a Big-Lifter.

Highlights

  • Power lifting and lowering for effortless operation
  • Manual rotation
  • Fold-down lift head allows partial 3rd row seating or extra space when mobility device is not present (optional quick release pins required)
  • Vehicle-specific bases for precise installation
  • Custom docking device choices to match mobility devices
  • Passenger or optional driver-side placement
  • Offset post design allows loading of mobility device from side of vehicle
  • Potential to reinstall in applicable vehicle
  • Eligible for auto manufacturer potential rebates

User Requirements

  • Walk from front to rear of vehicle and vice versa
  • Stand for two to three minutes
  • Adequate balance, hand dexterity and strength to attach the docking device, including bending over
  • Manually guide the scooter or powerchair in/out of the vehicle

View the Bruno Big-Lifter brochure here

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Out-Sider® Micro
Model ASL-225

Easily transport your 3-wheel travel scooter with Bruno’s lightest outside scooter lift: the Out-Sider Micro. The Out-Sider Micro power lifts your travel scooter, weighing up to 145 lbs/66 kg, with the push of a button, and its low-profile design minimizes any rear-vision obstruction. With the Out-Sider Micro, you’re ready to travel light!

Highlights

  • Power raise/lower platform
  • Manual platform fold when lift not in use
  • Safety latch prevents unintentional lowering
  • Angle adjustment feature allows lift to nestle close to vehicle
  • Control arm allows operation from a safe distance
  • Manual backup system for peace of mind
  • Potential to reinstall in another applicable vehicle
  • Eligible for auto manufacturer potential rebates

User Requirements

  • Walk from front to rear of vehicle and vice versa
  • Stand for two to three minutes
  • Release platform and unfold
  • Hold down button on control arm to power platform up/down
  • Drive scooter on/off platform

View the Bruno brochure here

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Back-Saver™
Model AWL-1600

 

Lift and stow a folding manual wheelchair with Bruno’s Back-Saver. Roll a wheelchair on the platform, touch the button, and the wheelchair will be raised into place and automatically secured for travel. Designed to handle 16- and 22-inch wide folding manual wheelchairs with minimum 22-inch or wider wheels.

Highlights

  • Power up/down platform
  • Self-locking securement
  • Manual backup for peace of mind
  • Potential to reinstall in another applicable vehicle
  • Eligible for auto manufacturer potential rebates

User Requirements

  • Walk from front to rear of vehicle and vice versa
  • Stand for two to three minutes
  • Fold and unfold wheelchair
  • Roll wheelchair on/off platform
  • Turn key and hold down button

View the Bruno Back-Saver brochure here

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Fold-Down Lift
Model AWL-150

 

Rely on Bruno’s Lifter to raise and stow a folding manual wheelchair, travel scooter or travel powerchair into your vehicle’s trunk or hatchback. Connect the docking device, press a button, and your mobility device is lifted for you. Manually guide it into the back of your vehicle, and you’re ready to head to your destination.

View the Bruno (AWL-150) brochure here

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Space-Saver™
Model ASL-325

The economical take-apart Space-Saver solves the problem of transporting a small scooter or wheelchair when you have limited trunk space or a hatchback. Assemble the lift, connect the docking device, push a button and the Space-Saver will automatically lift your mobility device. The take-apart Space-Saver works in almost any vehicle.

View the Bruno (ASL-325) brochure here

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