BUS LIFT | Coach Step Lift

This semi automatic lift, is for side centre door applications in high floor city buses and utilises the vehicle step well to conceal the platform when stowed.


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It provides a level, stable platform and bridging plate for wheelchair passenger access and can be deployed by an operator in less than 60 seconds. When stowed, the platform and all mechanisms are neatly concealed behind any of the step risers and when in operation, has a SWL of 350kg. The Coach Step Lift is available with either a 825 or 925mm width and a length of 1410, 1510 or 1610mm.
All mechanisms are protected from corrosion as they are housed within a cassette positioned between the raised internal floor and outer chassis floor. Every galvanised cassette box has been intelligently engineered so that location is straightforward and fitting issues in terms of surrounding bus components are eliminated. When operated via a roaming controller or dashboard mounted controls, the lift will automatically deploy from the cassette ready for the manual positioning of the handrails.
A safe, robust platform with automatic ‘roll-off stops’ is then available for lifting and lowering wheelchair or immobile passengers. Bespoke versions and a fully automatic version can be built if required and this lift will deliver a sector leading height above ground level. The telescopic platform includes safety handrails, anti-slip surfaces and high visibility edging.


  • Platform usable size: 825/925mm (w) x 1410–1610mm (l)
  • Cassette size: 1000mm (w) x 1720mm (l) x 175mm (d)
  • Max lifting height (ground to vehicle floor) 1250mm
  • SWL 300kg
  • Lift standard weight: 235kg
  • Simple, mechanical operation of platform and handrails
  • Stows neatly behind locker door
  • Automatically powers out of cassette box
  • Anti-slip surfaces and easy grip handrails
  • Operation via 2-button handset
  • Twin folding handrails for additional safety
  • Straightforward manual override in the event of a vehicle power loss
  • Long/wide platform to cater for large wheelchairs
  • Automatic, mechanically operating bridging plate
  • Automatic roll-off ramp accurately meets with ground level


• Fast deployment, less than 60 seconds
• Compatible with most high floor city bus designs
• Strong, durable and safe
• Concealed cassette position for enhanced vehicle aesthetics
• No compromise on vehicle ground clearance
• High quality, reliable components that are proven to perform
• Minimised down time through straightforward servicing and safety checking
• No reduction of internal vehicle space
• No additional noise with anti-vibration features as standard
• Broadest range of options for tailor made specification
• Fast, no hassle on site installation by skilled Autolift engineers

Add-Ons & Upgrades:

• Lifting capability upgrades – 350/400/500kg
• Extendable handrails (out and in)
• Automatic box lock
• Flashing or static LED warning lights
• Box micro fitted to enable a correct stowage signal
• Audible warning device
• Additional handsets
• Lift cycle counter
• Doorsafe II – secures rear doorway of the vehicle when lift is being operated
• Stop-Safe Standard – anti roll-off barrier that is manually slotted into platform end
• Stop-Safe Lite – anti roll-off barrier that is manually slotted into platform end (lightweight alloy construction)
• Stop-Safe Ultra – incorporates safety belts for higher safety specification when loading


  • Control box operates door opener and lift with just one remote control
  • Interlock system makes sure that lift and door don’t collide
  • Automatic sleep mode prevents unintended operation if remote is activated in your pocket
  • Plug’n play wiring to connect to the lift
  • Plug’n play specific brackets to fit most common cars
  • Quick installation
  • Very durable – passed 10.000 cycles test = 4 operations pr. 7 day for 7 years


• SWL and CE certificates issued
• LOLER Installation Compliance
• Fully PSVAR, DDA, COIF, SVTA and BS6109 Part 2 compliant
• Meets ECWVTA (European Whole Vehicle Type Approval)
• ISO accredited production