How to Put Together a Hospital Bed

Most electric hospital bed, regardless of brands, generally can be assembled in the same way. Usually the time to assemble a electric hospital bed for sale is under five minutes. When you purchase a hospital bed, detailed instructions will be included. However, the general setup is the same for full-electric, semi-electric and manual hospital beds. The foot-spring and head-spring sections will latch together in the center. This is easiest to do by setting both parts on their sides, then connecting the two sections together. Connection is made by hooking the bottom head spring center mounting latch to the bottom foot spring center mounting rivet.

After the two pieces are connected together, you can then straighten out the bed base to lay flat on the floor. All home-care beds have spring-links that connect the two spring sections from both pieces together. This will provide a complete surface connection for the hospital mattress. There will be multiple links on either side that must be connected together.

The next step is to manually move up the inner pull tube until the spring button clicks into the adjustment hole of the outer pull tube. After the click, you’ll want to reinforce by inserting the clevis pin into the lift arm slot. You’ll add the grommet and washer, and secure with the hitch hospital bed

Before connecting the head and footboards to your hospital bed, you’ll first want to install the head and footboard caster wheels into the boards. Many brands contain universal casters, but check your specific instructions to verify. The headboards and footboards have a gear where the bed-ends will attach to. You’ll want to connect one side at a time. Have another person hold the headboard, or lean it against a wall so that you can pull up the head spring section, by the side, and move it up until the rivets on the corner plates are high enough to place into the corner locks on the bed end. Shift the bed end towards the head spring section and place the rivets into the corner locks. Repeat the process to connect the footboard.

The drive-shaft is what moves the bed both up and down. At the headboard there is a “T” device where the rod connects. At the foot end the rod attaches directly into the “T” shaft of the motor. The rod will run straight from the headboard down to the motor (by the feet). Press the spring button on the inner shaft and insert the inner shaft into the outer shaft. Make sure the spring button is in the correct hole. Attach the inner shaft to the bottom gear box output shaft on the head-side of the hospital bed. Push in on the spring loaded end of the drive shaft and attach it to the foot-side of the hospital bed. The next step is to snap in the motor. The motor will be marked to show which side faces the head and foot. It is easiest to again have thebuy hospital bed online on it’s side when snapping in the motor.