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Minibus Conversions For Schools

Minibus Conversions For Schools

Many schools have an immediate need for or a legal requirement to have a minibus which is adapted to carry one or more wheel chairs. Carrying out the adaptation of your new school minibus to carry a wheel chair or multiple wheel chairs is something that we can arrange for you in advance of your new school minibus arriving


There are three categories of conversion:

M1 conversions, which use a ramp and have no more than 8 seats including the driver:

M2, where there are more than 8 seats, but the weight of the vehicle is less than 5 tonnes:

M3 where there are more than 8 seats and the minibus is more than 5 tonnes



The most common minibus conversions for schools are the two wheelchair capacity conversions on the Ford 17 seat Transit Minibus. In all cases, the removable seats take up the room of 2 normal seats, so the 17 seater with two wheelchair conversion will be down do a maximum of 15 seats and in some cases 14 seats

Access to the minibus with a wheelchair is done via a ramp or lift, again this can be completed prior to delivery of your new minibus.


Ramps and tail lifts are made up of three types:


Underslung/pull out and drop ramp, where the wheelchair is wheeled up the ramp

Hydraulic lift

Cantilever system. This is common in Europe, the wheelchair is wheeled onto the ramp then the whole thing is rolled into the minibus.

Ramps and conversions must make up part of your safety checking routine, it is something that we can arrange to be carried out as part of your minibus lease.







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