May 1, 2024 | Terry Smith

How do bed movers attach to hospital beds and stretchers?

In this article, we’re going to look at how powered bed movers attach to hospital beds and stretchers, and how long this process typically takes. There are various brands and models of bed movers available, so I’ll do my best to include as many variations as I can in this article. 

Stamina Bed Movers

The TS5000 and TS6000 bed movers from StaminaLift both attach to beds and stretchers using a jaw mechanism, which clamps to the castor wheels of the bed/stretcher and lifts it slightly off the ground. The below animation shows this in action, showing the TS5000 bed mover attaching to the MultiFlow ED Stretcher:


This attachment process is very simple and takes less than a minute, and requires no manual effort. Simply line the bed mover up with the bed or stretcher, and use the bed mover’s joystick to operate the jaws. 

There are also wider jaws available for the Stamina bed movers, which allow attachment to very wide beds, should this be required. 

For more information on the Stamina Bed Movers, click here. 


Gzunda Bed Movers

Gzunda’s bed movers; the GZ10SL, GZS, and GZBari, have a slightly different attachment mechanism to the Staminas. Instead of attaching to the castor wheels of the bed/stretcher, they attach to the frame.

In the below video, we look at how long it takes to attach the Gzunda bed movers:

Most bed and stretcher frames are similar in design, but some models may not work with the standard hitch, which is why there are two different hitch options available for the Gzunda bed movers. Depending on which beds and stretchers you have at your site, you may have to have both hitch options on site, which can be easily changed when required. 

To find out more about the Gzunda bed movers, click here. 


PTS Bed Movers

The PTS P4 Bed Mover again attaches using a jaw mechanism, but instead of attaching to castor wheels, the claws clamp onto the vertical bar just above the wheel, as per the below photo:

The claws can be operated both electrically and manually, and fold up when the bed mover is not in use.

It’s worth noting that if you have multiple brands of beds and stretchers at your site, you will likely need to purchase a number of different claws from PTS, as they are not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. 

For more information on the PTS Bed Mover, please visit the manufacturers website. 


How do you know whether your beds and stretchers are compatible?

To help you identify whether your beds and stretchers are compatible with our bed movers, we’ve put together a compatibility list, which you can view here. 

Please note that only the Stamina and Gzunda bed movers are included on this list, as these are the ones we supply and provide support for. 



Interested in trialling a bed mover at your site? If you would like to get hands-on with our bed movers, or trial them at your site, please get in touch by either calling us on 01473 741144, or by submitting a contact form below, and we’ll get this arranged for you. 



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