Rifton TRAM (Transfer & Mobility)

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SKU: K310-K320. Category: .
Product Description

Lift. Ambulate. Transfer.

The Rifton TRAM is a transfer and mobility device designed to deliver three powerful functions in one compact unit: gait training, sit-to-stand transfers and seated transfers.

The TRAM offers far more utility than a standard patient lift at a remarkably low price.

The Benefits:

  • An ultralight compact frame that’s easy to maneuver in tight spaces
  • Intuitive controls and adjustments, making it simple for a single caregiver to operate
  • A body support system that eliminates any lifting by the caregiver, reducing back strain and workplace injuries
  • 350-pound weight capacity and a powerful battery drive that can deliver over 70 lifts on a single charge
  • An optional built-in scale, allowing you to weigh your client while performing a routine transfer

Capable of lifting and transferring patients of varying abilities and body types, the TRAM features an innovative, patented, support system that secures the patient with a simple buckle. This enables the caregiver to quickly prepare the patient for a safe transfer.

At just over seventy pounds, the TRAM’s compact, ultralight frame is maneuverable in small or confined areas, as well as simple to transport or store. Quickly adoptable by multiple caregivers, the TRAM’s intelligent engineering significantly reduces back strain and stress – providing a smarter and safer environment for workers.

Features of the HTS

Use the slides below to learn more about the features and multiple functions of  the TRAM patient transfer device.

Body support system

rifton-tram-body-support-system[1]Rifton’s TRAM features an innovative support system that secures the patient with a simple buckle. This simplicity enables the caregiver to prepare the patient quickly for a safe transfer. Unlike other patient transfer devices, the TRAM has no slings and requires little or no preparation to transfer clients.

Optional scale

rifton-tram-optional-scale[1]The TRAM’s optional scale allows the caregiver to weigh a patient easily during transfer, as well as measure weight-bearing capability and progress, during supported ambulation.

Note: Purchasers must decide on the scale option at the time of purchase.

Built-in up & down switch

rifton-tram-up-down-switch[1]Raise and lower the TRAM using the single button built into the right steering handle. When the TRAM is being used as a sit to stand device, the caregiver can pull back on the handle to help raise the patient.

Three stage riser

rifton-tram-3-stage-riser[1]The carefully engineered, telescoping lift column gives the TRAM its low profile providing patients in the transfer device with the security and dignity of unobstructed eye contact with their caregivers and surroundings. The TRAM can be raised high enough to support a 6’4″ walking client and then retract down to 43.5″ for compact storage.

Expanding legs

rifton-tram-expanding-legs[1]Compact and low-profile, the TRAM can pass through a 28″ doorway with ease. Transfer in and out of the new, wider wheelchairs by rotating the leg expander. Lockable front casters make the TRAM a mobile, yet secure piece of patient transfer equipment.

Color-coded clips

rifton-tram-color-coded-clips[1]Caregivers can quickly hook the metal rings into one of the TRAM’s four color-coded clips. The clips have been color-coded for positive identification in written protocols.

Low-base option

rifton-tram-low-base[1]With a 3″ caster and lower frame base, the low-base TRAM does everything the standard Rifton TRAM does, plus it slides under beds with as low as 4¼” clearance. This option was designed for care environments where hospital bed floor clearance would hinder use of the standard TRAM.

rifton-tram-high-and-low-base[1]The standard TRAM caster as compared to the low-base TRAM caster.

Rifton TRAM (K310) Rifton Low-base TRAM (K320)
girthtrans[1] Important: User’s girthand height must not exceed these maximum dimensions.
Girth 22 – 60 22 – 60
Overall length 45½ 45½
Overall width 27½ – 40 27½ – 40
Overall height 43½ – 58 43½ – 58
TRAM weight 70 lbs 70 lbs
Turning diameter 50 50
Floor to top of base leg for furniture clearance
Minimum user armpit height (when standing or ambulating) 30½ 30½
Maximum user height (when standing or ambulating) 76 (6’4) 76 (6’4)
Maximum working load (lbs) 350 350
Lifting speed 1½ inch/sec with no load
Batteries 12V, 2.9 Ah valve-regulated lead-acid gel-type batteries. (Replacement batteries available from Rifton.)
Battery charger Wall-mounted charger, 100 – 240 V AC, max 650 mA
 Motor 24V, 6A, permanent magnet motor
Emergency lowering Electrical
Wheels Front: 100mm dual with brake; Rear: 100mm dual
Motor duty cycle Two minutes continuous use followed by 18 minutes idle

Use the slides below to read details on the function of each Rifton TRAM accessory designed for optimal performance during a medical transfer or in early mobilization of your clients.


rifton-tram-optional-scale[2]The TRAM’s optional scale allows the caregiver to weigh a patient easily during a routine transfer, eliminating that special transfer just for the purpose of weighing. In addition to providing medical transfers, the TRAM with scale, during supported ambulation, can measure how much weight the client is bearing, allowing the caregiver to measure and track weight-bearing capability and progress. More than just a disability scale or transfer scale, the TRAM with the optional scale becomes an extremely valuable piece of equipment.

Note: The scale must be included in the original purchase. It cannot be added later.

Forearm supports

rifton-tram-forearm-supports[1]Forearm supports are used to give extra lifting support for clients who have low tone or for clients who need their arms secured. The supports allow adjustments in every direction and angle to accommodate numerous positioning requirements. Forearm supports would also be an appropriate accessory if the TRAM is going to be used as part of ICU physical therapy after a stroke.

Forearm support dimensions:
Padded surface area: small: 4½” x 7″ large: 5″ x 8½”
Range of adjustment (elbow to fist):
small: 8″–12½” large: 10½”–16″

Arm platforms

k697-rifton-tram-arm-platforms[1]Arm platforms offer a simple alternative for clients who need less arm positioning. They attach to our adjustable arm prompt base and are made of an integral skin foam for padded comfort and easy cleaning.

Walking saddle

rifton-tram-walking-saddle[1]The walking saddle, available in three sizes, is used for sit-to-stand transfers and supported ambulation. Quickly hook up the walking saddle by attaching the rings to the color-coded clips. Note that the walking saddle may fit the patient best when the straps are crossed as shown in the photo. As well as providing support for ambulation, the walking saddle makes the TRAM an excellent device to provide early mobility in the ICU and for ICU physical therapy after a stroke.

rifton-tram-walking-saddle-dimensions[1]Key user dimension: (indicated by the u-shaped arrow in the photograph)

Half of thigh circumference:
Small: 4″ – 8″
Medium: 8″ – 14″
Large: 10″ – 18″

Additional battery

k307-rifton-tram-extra-battery[1]An additional battery may be needed in settings where frequent medical transfers are being made each day. A fully charged battery should deliver approximately 70 complete lift cycles depending on user weight.

Additional thigh straps

k308-rifton-tram-extra-thigh-straps[1]Thigh straps are used to make seated transfers. Choose either narrow (5″) or wide (7″), depending on the needs of your client. Additional straps can be purchased for individual clients. Made of water-resistant nylon, the straps can be quickly attached to the TRAM’s color-coded clips.

Directional locks

k309-rifton-tram-direction-lock[1]Directional locks for the casters make it possible to roll the TRAM straight down the hall without drifting laterally. The locks can be inserted into any or all of the four casters, although two should be sufficient to ensure a straight path. With the lock released the casters are free to swivel, allowing for maneuvers in tight spaces. If the TRAM is going to be used for early mobilization in the ICU, directional locks would be advisable.

rifton-tram-direction-lock[1]The directional lock on a standard TRAM.

rifton-tram-low-base-direction-lock[1]The directional lock on a low base TRAM.


Warranty Statement

If a Rifton product breaks or fails in service during the first year, we will replace it free of charge.

Return Policy

Are all products returnable?

No. There are no returns on the following categories of products: hospital beds, custom wheelchairs, lift chairs, wound care, incontinence items, masks, braces, stockings, shoes, bath safety products, and all custom built/ordered items including orthopedic supports.

How much are the return restocking fees?

A 25% restocking fees applies to all returns.

What's your return policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. You may return your purchase within 30 days of receipt - see below for exceptions.

  • To qualify for a return, please note the following:
  • Product must be unused, clean and not damaged
  • Original packaging and materials intact (i.e. instructions, warranty information)
  • Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer

How do I contact Daily Care, Inc?

Daily Care, Inc.
19330 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91356

Our Business Hours
Mon-Fri: 9 am-6 pm, Sat: 9 am - 4 pm Pacific Time

Phone: 818-705-0606
Toll Free: 844-819-4110
Fax: 818-705-0216

Email: info@dailycareinc.com