Travel Power chairs are compact, very lightweight and easy to travel with. Most of these power chairs weigh less than 100 lbs. In addition, travel power wheelchairs break down so they can easily fit into the trunk of your car. The front small wheels are designed to enhance maneuverability indoors, in small apartments, narrow doorways and tight quarters.
Prices Start at: $1,199.00
Folding Electric Wheelchairs are very convenient for traveling. You can fold them for storing or transportation while traveling in a car, train, cruise or airplane. They weigh more than the travel power chairs. They are more suitable and comfortable, if you use it for an entire day.
Prices Start at: $1,499.00
Standard Power chairs come in different designs: rear, center or front wheel drive. Some models have suspension for comfortable outdoor use, while others are specially designed for indoor maneuverability. They provide a comfortable ride, a sharp turning radius and great battery travel range. Standard power chairs offer a wide range of options for suspension, driving, seating and accessories. These chairs don't fold or come apart easily for travel. Usually they are transported using a variety of manual or electric lifts and ramps.
Prices Start at: $1,475.00
Heavy duty power chairs are built for outdoor use or for heavy users. They are designed in either rear, front or mid wheel drive. They offer larger wheels for a smooth ride over rough terrain and wider seats for users comfort in mind. Larger motors and longer frames allow an increase of torque over standard power chairs. Some models can accommodate up to 700 lbs. There are many options, seating and accessories to choose from on heavy duty power chair.
Prices Start at: $2,275.00
Electric Powerchairs, Wheelchairs, Wheelchair Lifts, Discount Ramps and More!
Choosing a Power Wheelchair
When shopping for an electric wheelchair, Scooter Direct has the selection and expertise to make sure you get the right electric wheelchair for you. We know the choices for powerchairs available today can be confusing so we are here to assist. We understand the features and benefits of the different models available and can help you determine which electric wheelchair will best meet your needs.
Travel power wheelchairs are designed for portability but also work great in small apartments, stores, airports, cruise ships or malls. Our travel portable powerchairs disassemble for easy portability by removing the seat, battery pack and base. Most components are relatively light to lift which makes them perfect for most users.
Folding power wheelchairs combine portability with the comfort necessary full time usability. They have seating that are compatible with pressure management cushions, full length armrests and very supportive backrest. These models easily fit into automobile trunks or cargo areas for easy transport but their heaviest weights are typically more than the Travel Power chairs.
These chairs are built for more frequent use, higher weight capacity and longer travel distance than portable models. These units have larger seats, batteries and base weights and will likely require a wheel chair lift or carrier to transport.
Center wheel drive power chairs are also referred to as mid-wheel drive powerchairs. Center-wheel electric wheelchairs are the most maneuverable models available. In tight spaces, center-wheel drive electric wheelchairs require far less space for maneuvering than other power wheelchairs and they are easy to operate.
Front wheel drive powerchairs have larger drive wheels located near the front of the wheelchair. When turning, the wheels in the front are powered and fixed. It is the rear that pivots to control turning. This creates some adjustment to learn to compensate for. The large drive wheel on is located towards the back or rear on the base of these wheelchairs. Some people find rear wheel drive chairs very easy to maneuver. Typically there is very little power wheelchair behind the driver, making it visually easy to maneuver turns since you can see if you are about to hit anything with the majority of your chair.
There is no right or wrong choice for which wheel base to choose; It is really a preference as to which one the user prefers.
Heavy Duty Power Wheelchairs
Designed for higher weight users, these chairs have a weight capacity ranging from 400 lbs. to 700 lbs. Bariatric electric wheelchairs are available in a variety of styles, with various seating options.
Scooter Direct buys directly from manufacturers such as Pride Mobility, Drive Medical and Golden Technologies. Our processes and technology enables us to pass along significant savings to you. Now powerchairs and electric wheelchairs are more affordable for individuals that need to purchase a chair outside of Insurance. To expedite shipping, we have stock located in different areas of the country. ScooterDirect carries a large selection of products but we only carry the highest quality models from the top manufacturers.
We provide our customers service before, during and after the sale. Our staff understands that you are buying a product to improve your life so we will take the time to explain the features, accessories, warranty and the setup and delivery procedures. We have helped thousands of people improve their life with the purchase of the best mobility scooter to meet their individual needs.
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