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A manual wheelchair lift operates without any electrical power at all. You can operate it by using just a few pounds of force. For instance, Mobil Lift CX, offered by Planet Mobility, allows the wheelchair user to roll onto a platform. An outside attendant operates a crank to raise the platform. With this model, five pounds of force is necessary to lift 150 pounds of weight and eleven pounds of force is needed to lift 300 pounds of weight. The manufacturer lists a time of 20 seconds to reach the maximum height of the manual wheelchair lift. The wheelchair user simply rolls off the platform onto a bridge ramp once he or she reaches the appropriate level.