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    Question Abilloader

    Hi folks, was looking in here for something to do with dealers in USA for our Abiloader, and found this thread again - anyone get to the stage of looking for an installer?

    Clarifying my situation, I'm the joint owner of Abiliquip, who designs / makes and distributes the Abiloader worldwide, SDL in the UK are our agents for UK. We sell this in many countries, and are right now in the US and Canada doing dealer training. We need more dealers around the USA, and the way we do that is find end users who want it, and then find a dealer. See the problem is dealers are mostly pretty un-adventurous, where you folks know what you want. Sooo, if you want this technology, its just a case of elbowing a mobility dealer in the ribs till he gets on board.
    Currently have a Veteran in Wyoming and need a dealer there, do you know of mobility dealers / installers that are above the average in enthusiasm / capability / workshop skills?
    We'd really appreciate a bottom-up drive to find the right people for our dealers. Let me explain why top down doesn't work! US Dealers are very focussed on the green-back, way more than we see in other parts of the world. To the extent if they don't think they will sell heaps, they cannot be bothered. If its a bit hard to sell, they can't be bothered. This is a generalisation of course, but I need you to find the capable adventurous ones with good skills looking for a point of difference, and we can deliver that with the Abiloader's ability to deliver a chair from a SUV, Wagon, etc. These dealers are sooo focussed on vans which is the major local technology you have.
    Their sales force is built around selling vans, the managers look in the yard and think what van can I shift today.
    Look for our website and see the information there, and have a look on our facebook page too. We want you folks to have access to these products, but needs a dealer to front up and be trained to install them.
    The Abiloader is now replacing the other type mentioned above in many markets in the world, it is well worth looking at if you transfer from a manual chair. Really important also we can lift a chair with Emotion wheels! I'm sure that capability as a game changer is not lost on you people...

    Happy to move this to another thread if its more appropriate, but hope to see some discussion around this. Maybe you'll shoot down some of my comments on my mobility dealer experiences, but hey that's good if there really are good dealers out there to get this techy gear available across the US. If you are in Florida you could meet with our guy doing dealer training and the inventor of it.
    Comments please.. Thks Greg

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    Advice on manual wheelchair transport in a vehicle at chair config time

    Hi Folks, Greg from Abiliquip, we make the Abiloader and some other products - search for this and you'll see plenty of hits.

    Do you get asked at the time you pick a chair how you will move it in a car? Seems to me this is the time your mobility should be figured fully.

    At that time you should know that the Abiloader can stow and retrieve your chair, and if its a suitable product its good to allow for that in the way the chair is configured.

    In New Zealand, I train the chair specialists to know when to ask, and how it can impact on the decisions.

    To me, vehicular mobility should be right on the top of the list of places you will want to go, even early in the rehab assessment, interested if this happens!

    I'm looking for dealers in some locations around the US, handy to know who else I should also be working with in the way of driving assessors and rehab people. Feel free to nominate exceptional mobility equipment installers with enthusiasm and drive!

    Greg, Director of Abiliquip.

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