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Manual Wheelchairs

Manual Wheelchairs
Scooter Direct offers a large high quality wheelchairs selection for a very competitive pricing from top manufacturers such as Drive Medical, Pride Mobility, Merits Health and Medline. From standard, transport, lightweight, heavy duty, convertible, reclining, all terrain to pediatric wheelchairs. Backed up by many accessories including cushions, backs and tires. Our wheelchairs have many features to choose from: weight capacity,wheel styles, arm rests, leg rests and seating that can all be custom ordered to a user’s specific needs.

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  1. Rolleez Beach Wheelchair

    Healthline
    Model: ROLLEEZ
    • Free 6 Foot Umbrella
    • 4 High-flotation wheels with Non-corrosive nylon bearings
    • Easily disassembles into two pieces for transport and storage
    MSRP $1,664.00 MSRP $1,664.00 $1,549.00
    Rating:
    100%
    Call: (800) 987-6791
    Weight Capacity Heaviest Part
    250 lbs 45 lbs
    Weight Capacity 250 lbs
    Heaviest Part 45 lbs
  2. Karman Lightweight Heavy Duty Wheelchair

    Karman
    Model: KM-8520W
    • Composed of high-strength, aircraft-grade aluminum
    • High-grade flame retardant, breathable nylon upholstery
    • Adjustable Length, anti-slip footplate
    MSRP $1,648.00 MSRP $1,648.00 $1,384.50
    Call: (800) 987-6791
    Weight Capacity Seat Depth Heaviest Part
    350 lbs 18 inch 35 lbs
    Weight Capacity 350 lbs
    Seat Depth 18 inch
    Heaviest Part 35 lbs
  3. Bariatric Aluminum Transport Chair

    Drive Medical
    Model: ATC22
    • Lightweight at only 33 lbs!
    • Very convenient for storage
    • Attachable push bar with padded foam grip makes it easy to push
    • Fixed, full length padded armrests for additional comfort
    MSRP $954.97 MSRP $954.97 $389.25
    Call: (800) 987-6791
    Weight of Chair Weight Capacity Seat Depth Heaviest Part
    33 lbs 450 lbs 18 inch 33 lbs
    Weight of Chair 33 lbs
    Weight Capacity 450 lbs
    Seat Depth 18 inch
    Heaviest Part 33 lbs
  4. Heavy Duty Steel Transport Chair

    Drive Medical
    Model: BTR20 / BTR22
    • Dual, reinforced steel cross braces
    • 12" rear flat free wheels
    • Comes with swing-away footrests
    • Padded armrests provide additional comfort
    • Removable, reversible desk-length arms
    • Companion activated wheel locks
    MSRP $732.20 MSRP $732.20 $249.00
    Call: (800) 987-6791
    Weight Capacity Seat Depth Heaviest Part
    450 lbs 18 inch 41, 45 lbs
    Weight Capacity 450 lbs
    Seat Depth 18 inch
    Heaviest Part 41, 45 lbs

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1. What is a Manual Wheelchair?
Unlike powerchairs, these models are propelled solely by the user or a companion. Which chair you choose must match the capability of the individual using the chair and the assistance available to them.

2. What is a Transport wheelchair?
Generally, a transport wheelchair is a more narrow and lighter weight chair than a standard wheelchair, making it a great choice for tight quarters and narrow entryways. Transport chairs typically have smaller rear wheels meaning that customers cannot propel themselves and must be pushed by a companion or caregiver.

3. Is it possible to change the wheels?
Some chairs are convertible, meaning that larger wheels for the chair user to control the wheels themselves or smaller wheels to make the chair lighter to travel with and lift for the sake of the companion.

4. Are manual wheelchairs capable of being used outside on any terrain?
Most wheelchairs are designed for use on pavement or very firm ground because they have smaller, thinner wheels that would not work well in loose ground like grass, dirt or gravel. However, there are all-terrain wheel chairs designed for use on uneven terrains, even beach sand.

5. Can the seats on manual wheelchairs be reclined?
For safety, the majority of wheelchairs do not have the ability to recline due to the risk of tipping backwards. Some models are designed with ability to recline so if this is a requirement, you must check the specifications of the chair.

6. Can I use my wheelchair in the shower?
Generally no, but there are shower and bathroom chairs that are designed for use in the bathroom or in the shower.

7. What is the mechanism for braking on manual wheelchairs?
Braking is used by a lever that when depressed moves a bar against each wheel. Brakes can be locked on so that they do not have to be continually depressed to operate. Brakes are located on either the push handles or within reach while seated depending on the type of chair.

8. What is important when choosing a chair?
It is important to choose a chair based on how it is going to be used, where it is used and to choose a chair that matches the size of the person. Consider if it is only going to be used inside, who is going to operate the chair, does it need to be lifted, how large of a seat is needed and what is the weight of the rider.

9. Is there any wheelchair that the user can move using only one arm?
If you are not able to use either arm or do not have the strength or push the wheels then we would highly recommend a powerchair with joystick control. You can speak with a representative or your physical therapist for more input.

10. Do I need a seat belt while using a wheelchair?
Seatbelts are not required or needed for most users but we recommend you consult your caregiver or medical professional for advice when making this decision.