February 20, 2024 | Terry Smith

StaminaLift TS5000 Bed Mover vs PTS P4 Bed Mover; An Honest Comparison

When looking at implementing powered bed movers in your hospital to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury, you’re likely to come across multiple brands of bed movers on the market. The purpose of this article is to compare two of the most popular models; the StaminaLift TS5000 and the PTS P4 Bed Mover.

In principle, these bed movers are very similar; they both attach to a large variety of beds and stretchers, have high safe working loads, and are controlled similarly, however, this article will dive deep into the positives and drawbacks of each and reveal where they differ from each other.

What is the PTS P4 Bed Mover?

The PTS P4 Bed Mover is designed and engineered to adapt to hospital beds and trolleys and motorise them without lifting, pushing or pulling optimising manoeuvrability, compatibility and flexibility. The PTS P4 attaches to beds and mattresses just above the castor wheels using a modular claw system and is controlled using a joystick. 

Key Features of the PTS P4 Bed Mover

  • 800kg safe working load (SWL)
  • 360° rotation with remote control
  • Powered steering, variable speed control, auto braking and emergency stop function as standard
  • Attaches to a bed or trolley in approximately ten seconds
  • Compact, small footprint fits under bed or patient trolley

Key Benefits of the PTS P4 Bed Mover

  • Compact design. The bulk of the PTS P4 bed mover goes underneath the bed, meaning the additional length it adds is minimal. Once you have finished using the PTS P4, the claws fold up for compact storage. 
  • Compatible with a large range of beds and stretchers. The PTS P4’s claw system is modular and can subsequently be fitted to many beds and stretchers. 

Drawbacks of the PTS P4 Bed Mover

  • Joystick isn’t intuitive. Users of the PTS P4 bed mover report that the joystick is difficult to use, and not intuitive. This can result in the Portering team deciding not to use the equipment because they see it as a hassle and difficult to use. 
  • Requires modifying to suit different beds and stretchers. The downside to the bed mover being modular is that the porters may have to change the claw attachment multiple times throughout the day to be able to use it for each of your beds and stretchers.


What about the StaminaLift TS5000 Bed Mover?

The StaminaLift TS5000 is a bed mover that attaches to a large number of beds and stretchers via a jaw system that grips onto the castor wheels of the bed or stretcher. 

Key Features of the TS5000

  • 600kg safe working load (SWL)
  • Keyless control with safety lockout – to prevent unauthorised use
  • Jaw mechanism adjusts to capture wheel widths from 550 mm to 840 mm and wheel diameters from 125mm to 200mm
  • Ergonomically adjustable handle position for comfortable use by all operators
  • Automatic braking for safe operation on slopes or inclines up to 7 degrees

Key Benefits of the TS5000

  • Wide compatibility. The StaminaLift TS5000 attaches to the bed’s castor wheels, which are largely universal and subsequently the TS5000 can be fitted to most beds and stretchers. 
  • 360-degree turning radius, for easy manoeuvring through even the most challenging hospital corridors and doorways.
  • Effortless to operate – Fingertip controls and the optional ride-on platform mean the Stamina requires minimal physical input from portering staff, eliminating muscular strain and injury
  • 3 drive speed programs to choose from – to suit new users up to experts​
  • Keyless control with safety lockout – to prevent unauthorised use​

Drawbacks of the TS5000

  • Adds length to the bed or stretcher – The StaminaLift adds some length to the bed when attached, which can present problems if your hospital has small lifts or narrow corridors. 



Which bed mover should you choose for your hospital? 

Which bed mover you choose for your trust and hospitals will depend on your requirements and the hospitals you operate in, however, I trust this article has given you a good overview of the StaminaLift TS5000 and the PTS P4 Bed Movers, and the positives and drawbacks of each. 

Most hospitals would look to arrange a demonstration or trial of a bed mover before going ahead with a purchase, and this is something we are happy to arrange for you. Feel free to contact us on 01473 741144, or via the contact form below, to get the conversation started. 



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