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Bruno Vehicle Lift VSL-6900 Curbsider Scooter Wheelchair Lift Owner's USER Manual

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09-14-2017

 

P/N 6000/6900-O

CURB-SIDER

 

VSL-6000 AND 6900

OPERATOR’S

 

MANUAL

 

 

Thank you for purchasing a Bruno VSL-6000/6900 Curb-Sider® lift..

The information contained in this manual is provided with your safety in mind. Please read and

follow the instructions to ensure safe and trouble-free operation.

Troughout this manual,

safety precautions

are provided to identify potentially hazardous situations and to

advise how to avoid them.

WARNING:

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could cause serious

bodily injury and/or property damage.

CAUTION:

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could cause damage

to the lift, vehicle and/or moderate injury.

CAUTION:

Indicates a potentially hazardous electrical situation that, if not avoided, could cause

damage to the lift, vehicle and/or moderate injury.

NOTE:

Directions that make it easier to install or operate the lift.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 For your safety

............................................

4

2.0 Product registration form

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5

3.0 CE and Maximum Load Rating Information

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6

4.0 Docking devices

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7-8

5.0 Loading a mobility device

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9-11

6.0 Unloading a mobility device

........................

12-13

7.0 VSL-6900: Special operating instructions

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14-15

8.0 Optional fold-down quick release pins

................

16-17

9.0 Emergency backup operation

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18-19

10.0 Maintenance and troubleshooting

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20

11.0 Warranty

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21

1.0 FOR YOUR SAFETY

Te Curb-Sider® is designed to lift mobility

devices weighing up to 400 lb (181 kg)

Do not abuse or exceed the maximum lift

capacity indicated on the unit.

Do not remove any guards or covers.

Always be aware of surface conditions before

using the lift and take appropriate care.

Park the vehicle on a horizontal, level surface.

Load and unload on as level a surface as

possible.

Avoid unloading into vehicular trafc.

Read and understand the operating

instructions, and all safety precautions prior

to using the lift. Operate the lift several times

while the installer is available to answer

questions.

Vehicle engine must be shut of, with

transmission set in park (parking brake

must be engaged on models with manual

transmission).

Keep hands, fngers and feet away from moving

components during lift operation.

Be sure the power source of the device being

lifted (scooter, power chair, wheelchair) is OFF

before attaching it to the lift.

WARNING:

Read vehicle manufacturers (OEM)

instructions about the vehicle’s

electrical system BEFORE working

on the vehicle. Vehicle OEMs

have model specifc requirements

about battery disconnection when

performing work on a vehicle.

Disconnecting batteries incorrectly

or working on a vehicle with batteries

improperly in the circuit MAY cause

loss of vehicle data, damage vehicle

wiring system or even cause airbags

to deploy. Tis information can be

found in the VEHICLE OWNER’S

MANUAL or the VEHICLE REPAIR

GUIDE.

2.0 PRODUCT REGISTRATION FORM

We are pleased to provide you with this mobility-

enhancing product.

Te Product Registration Form is shipped in a

plastic bag with this manual. It is very important

that you fll out and return this form at your

earliest convenience so that we may complete the

warranty registration process for your unit.

Te

serial number

is found on labels afxed to the

manual, as well as on the unit itself.

Serial and model numbers

must be provided

when fling a warranty claim, requesting service

or ordering parts. We encourage you to keep this

information readily available at all times.

Best wishes.

Product Registration Form Please print in CAPITA L letters . * First Name ______________________________________________________ M.I._____ * Last Name _______________________________________________________________ * Street Address _______________________________________________ _A pt. No._____ * City _____________________________________________ * State/Province _________ * Zip/P ostal Code ___________________________________________________________ Email Address _____________________________________________________________ Te lephone No . _____________________________________________________________ Date of Purchase (mm/dd/yy) _________________________________________________ Dealer :L ocate the Model No. and Serial No. decal on the decal sheet sh ipped with the unit and place it here . End-User: For faster registration, please go to the website shown above. Model No.___________ * Serial No.________________ _ Please be assured that Bruno does not share or sell the information y ou provide. ©2013,2005 Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc. ® Please rate your satisfaction with your Bruno dealer : excellent good average poor Please rate your satisfaction with your Bruno produc t : excellent good average poor Bruno reserves the right to use information indicated on this form in its online, video, audio and printed materials. Names will be abbreviated to ensure the privacy and anonymity of the individual . Online registration available at http://www.bruno.com/warranty.htm l P/N PROD REG ST D Re v. 02-18-2013 * = SAMPLE

3.0 CE AND MAXIMUM LOAD RATING

The indicated maximum load rating is appropriate for lifts installed

 

according to Bruno instructions.

 

LIFT MODEL

 

MAXIMUM LOAD RATING

VSL-6000 up to 250 lb (113 kg)*

 

 

*400 lb (181 kg) w/optional equipment

VSL-6900 up to 400 lb (181 kg)

Te lift weight rating is the MAXIMUM load

rating. Te maximum load rating for the specifc

vehicle application has been determined during

the design of the mounting assembly. During

dealer installation, factors inherent to specifc

applications including, but not limited to, vehicle

structure and condition, operating environment,

and customer ability may reduce the efective

weight rating. Te structure of the lift itself is

NOT a factor in establishment of load ratings.

Tis lift fulflls requirements

 

according to

 

EMC 95/54/EC, 2004/108/EC.

WARNING

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4.0 DOCKING DEVICES

EXAM

PLE 4.1Spinal

EXAMPLE 4.3 E

XAMPLE 4.4d

STEP 5.1NOTE: Before loadin

g a mobility

device onto the Cu

rb-Sider, be sure require

d docking device has bee

n mounted to the mobil

ity device. • Park the

scooter alongside the v

ehicle: - as close

to the rear of the v

ehicle as possible; - wi

th the scooter facing

in the di

rection

 

Stop before stitch

line gets to belt

guide.

belt guide.

STEP 5.2

Locate the control pendant.

Be sure the pendant is not tangled i

n the lift

mechanism.

Depress and hold the UP switch on the

control

pendant to raise the C-arm/pickup claw high

enough to avoid catching on something as the

lift swings out of the vehicle.

Release the button.

Depress the OUT switch on the control

pendant

to swing the lift arm out of the vehicle.

NOTE:

 

Hold the C-arm/pick-up claw

as the lift is

powered out to prevent the pick-up device

from swinging freely and contacting the

side of the vehicle.

Release the switch when the lift arm is

over the

mobility device.

NOTE:

Releasing a pendant switch stops lift

operation.

STEP 5.3

With the lift positioned over the mobility

de

-

vice, depress and hold the DOWN switch on the

control pendant.

Guide the C-arm/pickup claw to a position

slight

-

ly below the docking device (installed on the

mobility device by your dealer).

Hook the C-arm/pickup claw onto the

docking

device as shown at the front of this manual.

Depress and hold the UP switch on the

control

pendant to lift the mobility device. N

NOTE:

 

It may be necessary to raise the

 

scooter until the C-arm/pickup claw is

approximately 1” (25 mm) below the belt

guide.

Release the switch before the white

stitching on

the belt reaches the belt guide.

STEP 5.4

Depress and hold the pendant IN switch to

swing the mobility device into the vehicle

NOTE:

 

Guide the mobility device with

your hand

as it swings into the vehicle. Apply gentle

pressure on the mobility device body or

seat.

Release the IN switch when the scooter

is

suspended over the desired location.

Depress and hold the DOWN switch on

the

control pendant.

Release the switch when the scooter

comes to

rest on the vehicle foor.

Be sure that:

-

 

t

he scooter rests frmly on as level an area as

possible;

-

the C-ar

m/pickup claw remains attached to

the mobility device, and

-

 

the lift belt remains taut

.

STEP 5.5

SET THE MOBILITY DEVICE’S PARKING

BRAKE

and turn of the unit.

Place the control pendant and its cord in

a

secure location in the vehicle.

NOTE:

 

Make suret the pendant is

placed where

nothing will come to rest on the buttons.

Check that no obstacles stand in the way

of

closing the vehicle door.

Close the vehicle door.

6.0 UNLOADING A MOBILITY DEVICE

NOTE:

Releasing a pendant switch stops lift

operation.

To transfer the mobility device

from the vehicle onto a

 

sidewalk, park the vehicle so

that its wheels are within

 

approximately two 2" (5 cm)

of the curb.

During loading and unloading,

always guide the mobility

 

device by appying gentle pres

-

sure with your hand. This will

keep the mobility device from

rotating while suspended, and

possibly damaging the vehicle.

STEP 6.2

Depress and hold the UP button on the control

pendant to lift the mobility device from the

vehicle foor.

When the scooter is at a height where

it will

not catch on anything, release the UP button to

stop lift operation.

Depress and hold the OUT button

on the control

pendant to swing the scooter out of the vehicle.

NOTE:

 

Be sure to guide the mobility

device with

your hand.

When scooter is suspended over

the desired location,

release the OUT button to stop lift operation.

Depress and hold the DOWN button on

the

control pendant to lower the mobility device to

the ground.

Release the DOWN button once the

mobility

device reaches the ground, and after a sufcient

amount of slack exists in the belt to allow you

to unhook the C-arm from the docking device.

STEP 6.1

Park the vehicle in a location allowing ample

room to unload the mobility device.

Open the vehicle door.

Check for sufcient space behind your

vehicle.

Four (4) feet (1.2 m)

of clear space behind

the

vehicle is usually adequate.

Be sure there are no obstacles that could

inter

-

fere with the movement of the mobility device

as the lift swings it into the vehicle.

Locate the control pendant.

Be sure the pendant is not tangled in the

lift

mechanism.

Position yourself out of the exit path of

the lift

as it swings out of the vehicle.

Unload the mobility device onto a

level surface.

If unloading onto a

sidewalk with a

curb or onto a raised surface, make

sure all wheels of the mobility device

come to rest on the same plane.

stop before

white stitching

reaches belt guide

STEP 6.3

Unhook the C-arm/pick-up claw from

the

 

docking device.

Depress and hold the UP button on the

control

pendant to raise the C-arm/pick-up claw to the

belt guide.

NOTE:

 

Stop lift operation before the white

stitch

-

ing on the lift belt enters the belt guide slot

(see bottom left).

Depress and hold the IN button on the

control

pendant to swing the lift back into the vehicle.

Release the IN button when the lift is in

the

proper location.

Place the control pendant in a secure

location

inside the vehicle.

Is the cord completely inside the vehicle?

Close the vehicle door.

7.0 VSL-6900: SPECIAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 7.1

Te VSL-6900 features a telescoping lift head

that

extends up to 8" (20 cm) and is able to lift a mobility

device weighing up to 400 lb (181 kg) into a vehicle

whose door/hatch opening is narrow.

Lift up the lift arm.

Depress and hold the OUT button on

control

pendant to rotate the lift arm out of the vehicle.

Release the OUT button when the lift arm is

perpendicular to the vehicle rear bumper.

Depress and hold the EXTEND button on

the

control pendant.

Release the EXTEND button when lift

arm,

when rotated further, will not contact vehicle.

Depress the OUT button to continue rotat

ing

the lift.

Release the OUT button when lift is

in correct

position over scooter or wheelchair to be lifted.

STEP 7.2

Depress and hold the DOWN button on the

control pendant to lower the pick-up device.

Release the DOWN button when the

pick-up

device is slightly below the docking device.

Attach the pick-up device to the docking

device.

Depress and hold the UP button on

control pendant.

Release the UP button when the mobil

ity device

reaches a height where it will clear the vehicle

rear bumper/tailgate.

Depress and hold the IN button on the

control

pendant to rotate the mobility device to the

rear opening of the vehicle.

Release the IN button when the mobility

device

reaches the proper position for loading into the

vehicle.

STEP 7.3

Depress and hold the RETRACT button

on the

control pendant while guiding the mobility

device with your hand.

Release the RETRACT button when the

mobility

device is over the desired location.

Depress and hold the IN button to rotate

the

mobility device into the vehicle, while guiding the

mobility device with your hand.

Release the IN button when the mobility

device

is over the desired position.

Depress and hold the DOWN button to

lower

the mobility device to the vehicle foor.

Release the DOWN button when the

mobility

device comes to rest on the vehicle foor.

STEP 7.4

Be sure that:

- the mobility device rests frmly on as level an

area as possible;

- the pick-up device remains attached to the

mobility device, and

- the lift belt remains taut.

SET THE MOBILITY DEVICE’S PARKING

BRAKE and turn of the unit.

Place the control pendant and its cord in

a se

-

cure location in the vehicle.

NOTE:

 

Make sure the pendant is

placed where

nothing will come to rest on the buttons.

Check that no obstacles stand in the way

of

closing the vehicle rear door or tailgate.

Close the vehicle rear door or tailgate.

Support head here

while removing bolt

and inserting pin.

remove

1/2” bolt

8.0 OPTIONAL FOLD-DOWN QUICK RELEASE PIN KIT

STEP 8.1

For those customers wishing to have the

added ca

-

pability of folding down the lift head, Bruno ofers

an optional fold-down quick release pin kit.

Remove the nut on the 1/2" bolt.

As you hold the head at the end of the arm

(near the belt), remove the 1/2" bolt. You may

discard the bolt.

larger

pin

smaller

pin

Replace this

bolt

with the larger

quick release pin.

Insert the smaller

 

quick release pin

here for folded up

position.

Insert the

smaller quick

release pin here

for folded down

position.

STEP 8.2

In the 1/2" bolt hole, insert the larger of the

quick release pins.

Insert the smaller quick release pin as shown to

the right.

STEP 8.3

To fold down the lift head:

Remove the smaller quick release pin.

While holding the lift arm (near the

belt end),

remove the larger quick release pin.

Fold down the head.

Insert the smaller quick release pin in

the hole

shown to the left.

Reinsert the larger quick release pin in

the same

hole from which it was removed.

STEP 9.1Te Curb-Sider is equi

pped with

a

hand crank t

STEP 9.2

Slide the cover

up, rotating the cover

 

approximately 90 degrees to provide access to

the base motor.

NOTE

:

H

old the cover up and out of your way as

you locate the emergency crank.

Once the cover is raised over the motor, you may

wish to rotate it 90 degrees and tuck it behind the

motor.

Locate the emergency crank.

emergency crank

STEP 9.3

Place the emergency crank over the

motor shaft

as shown.

Rotate the crank until the lift has

returned to

its home position.

Remove the crank from the motor and

store it

in the vehicle glove box.

Have the lift examined by an

authorized Bruno

dealer.

10.0 MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING

PROBLEM

POSSIBLE CAUSE / SOLUTION

Lift does not operate

Verify that circuit breaker is ON.

Lift belt goes down when UP pendant switch is

pressed, and up when DOWN switch is pressed

Lift has been run down too far and belt has wrapped.

backwards around spool. Run lift down until belt

wraps correctly onto the spool.

Lift makes grinding noise

Have the unit inspected by an authorized Bruno

dealer.

Take the vehicle and lift to an authorized Bruno dealer for complete inspection and any necessary repairs/

replacements once a year (every 6 monts if the lift is used under strenuous conditions).

Recommended maintenance operations:

• inspect the lift belt • clean and grease chains • check electrical system

• check and adjust docking device

11.0 BRUNO GOLD LIMITED WARRANTY FOR VEHICLE LIFT

3 YEARS

Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc.

®

(“Bruno”) is so confdent in our USA designed and built units that we

provide every original buyer with the following “Industry Leading” warranty for your peace of mind.

Te quality of parts we use and the care our employees take allow Bruno to provide the original buyer of its

Bruno Vehicle Lift with a

3-year warranty

that all parts are free of defects in material and workmanship.

Bruno’s warranty periods begin with the

date of the installation

of the Bruno Vehicle Lift.

Bruno Authorized Dealers are trained to evaluate your unique situation and then install the best Bruno

product to meet your needs. Te trained installation and service technicians employed by Bruno Authorized

Dealers have the appropriate equipment and resources needed to correctly install and maintain your new

vehicle lift and are the frst contact for any warranty or service needs.

SPECIFICS OF THE WARRANTY COVERAGE:

All parts are free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of three years after the date of

installation.

All labor to address any product defect by a Bruno Authorized Dealer is covered for the frst 30 days after

installation.

WHAT IS NOT WARRANTY COVERAGE:

Damage to units caused by misuse, abuse, accidents, neglect or modifcations NOT made by Bruno

Authorized Dealer.

Consumable items.

All labor by a Bruno Authorized Dealer after the frst 30 days since installation.

Reasonable wear and tear.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

All Service and Warranty issues are handled through the Bruno Authorized Dealer that installed the unit.

In no event shall Bruno be responsible for indirect, incidental or consequential damages, whether such

damages arise based on claims based on contract, warranty, tort (including negligence, strict liability or

product liability).

Bruno reserves the right to replace, repair or, if not commercially practical and/or feasible, to elect to

refund the purchase price at its sole discretion.

Tis warranty gives the original buyer specifc legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from

state to state. Bruno specifcally does not authorize any person to extend the time or scope of this warranty.

For more detailed information regarding this limited warranty, please contact Bruno by writing:

Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc.

|

Attn: Service Department

|

1780 Executive Drive

|

 

 

Oconomowoc, WI 53066 USA

Or call:

1-800-656-0552 toll-free

Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc. 1780 Executive Drive, Oconomowoc, WI 53066 800-882-8183 • www.bruno.com © Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc. 2017 All illustrations and specifcations in this brochure are based on the latest product information available at the time of publication. Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc ® . reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice. 2017-01-23-Manual-Back-Cover.indd Innovative solutions Indoor/Outdoor Stairlifts Vertical Platform Lifts Scooter/Powerchair Lifts Valet ® Signature Seating for your indoor and outdoor lifestyle

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