Assistive Technology Spotlight
Explore Buddy Buggy
Buddy Buggy Co. manufactures two UTVs that allow a person to enter through a wheelchair lift and dock their chair into the "driver's seat" to begin their adventure. It includes a basket upfront for easy access to tools and other equipment.
The primary accessibility features on the Buddy Buggy are the wheelchair lifts and the joystick we use to operate the vehicle. The wheelchair lift we use has a carrying capacity of about 800lbs and can be controlled through a FOB on a keychain or by pressing a button on the dashboard. It can be operated manually if need be. The Buddy Buggy also uses joysticks instead of a steering wheel for easier operation.