Heavy Duty Lightweight Transport Chair
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|Product Weight - Min||25 lbs.|
|Seat Width - Min||20.5"|
|Seat Width - Max||21.5"|
|Seat Height - Min||19.5"|
|Seat Height - Max||19.5"|
|Weight Capacity||300 lb|
|Back Height - Min||19"|
|Back Height - Max||17.5"|
|Adjustable Back Angle||No|
|Suggested HCPCS Code||E1038 E1039|
Seat Width: Measure the widest point of your body between the knees and hips. Add at least one inch- to this measurement for some extra breathing room. If you typically wear bulky or heavy clothing, such as during outdoor use in winter, you may wish to add two inches to this measurement to give yourself adequate room to move.
Back Height: This measurement will determine the distance from the seat base to the top of the wheelchair's seat back. Typically, you'll want to measure from the most posterior point of your body to the center point between your shoulder blades. Some users may prefer a higher back for added support, but remember that the higher the back of the chair is, the less room you'll have to rotate your upper body while seated.
Front Seat to Floor: Measure your leg from the back of your knee to the sole of your foot. Unless you are choosing a foot-propelled wheelchair, you will want to add two inches to this measurement to give yourself plenty of clearance for a footrest.
Camber: This is the term for the angle of the wheels in relation to the vertical plane of the wheelchair. A typical wheelchair has a 3-degree positive camber; sports models tend to have greater positive camber to allow for more user agility during athletic activity. If you are unsure how much camber you require, please call out wheelchair specialists at 1 (800) 251-7250 for assistance before you place your order.
Seat Depth: Measure from the most posterior point of your body to the interior of your knee, deducting two inches from the total. You may require a greater amount of leg overhang to lift your legs during use; if so, consult your rehabilitation professional for guidance on adjusting your measurements accordingly, or speak with one of our manual wheelchair specialists by dialing 1 (800) 251-7250 to get the right fit.
Rear Seat to Floor: This is the distance from the ground to the rear edge of the wheelchair's seat. Comparing this measurement to the front-seat-to-floor measurement will give you an idea of the wheelchair's rearward slope - sometimes referred to as the "dump" or "squeeze". Your individual physical needs and capabilities will affect how steep you wish the rearward slope of the chair to be.
Hanger Angle: This measurement specifies how far your toes will extend from your body when seated, and is measured horizontally. The tighter your hanger angle, the less space you'll need to turn your wheelchair around. The flexibility of your legs and knees may also impact the hanger angle you will want to choose. Most wheelchairs have a hanger angle of about 70 degrees, and the farthest hanger angle available on any wheelchair is 60 degrees. Pediatric chairs have a hanger angle of 90 degrees to accommodate the shorter leg length of child users. A hanger angle is difficult for a wheelchair user to measure on their own, so we highly recommend calling one of our manual wheelchair experts at 1 (800) 251-7250 to help you find a chair with the optimal hanger angle for your needs.
|VERY Satisfied: Lightweight yet constructed very well|
Mar 12, 2014 10:36 PM
|Bootsea from Germantown, MD would recommend this to a friend.|
|A Little About Myself|
Lightweight Person transporting Mom
Lightweight yet you can feel its sturdiness & very solid construction when pushing it. Easy to handle indoors and outdoors * I'm lightweight myself (100 lbs soaking wet); Mom is 160 lbs; I had no problems transporting her, even one-handed while pulling a suitcase; very smooth. * Light & easy to lift into my SUV with no problem. * Took it on travel and everyone that handled it at the airport loved it.
* I'm only 4'11" so for me the handlebars seemed a little high (but not too bad); they were great height for my 6'2-1/2" husband. * Footrests'/straps were a bit awkward & a bit of a nuisance and my Mom didn't quite like them. But we managed. * My Mom could get away even with the brakes on...not always, but sometimes - if she pushed hard enough. LOL Didn't leave her alone on any inclines to see if it would actually hold... * Cushion falls through the back
|Service & Delivery|
Great customer service; prompt delivery.
WE are very pleased with the chair, the customer service we received from Lisa, and such prompt delivery. I only gave it 4 stars for the minor "cons"; no major issues here that would keep me from recommending this product. :-) Took it on travel and everyone that handled it at the airport loved it. So I referred them to Lisa at US Medical Supplies because she was great, shipped chair pretty quickly and I received it promptly within 2 days! Well priced. * Totally satisfied!! WE would definitely recommend this to a friend. Actually, I recommended it to several people throughout our trip. :-)
|6 of 6 people found this review helpful|
Jun 24, 2013 2:49 PM
|BradleyJL from Scenic downtown Rockfall CT would recommend this to a friend.|
|A Little About Myself|
Slaved into medical service
Wider than most. Lightweight. Well built.
None that I have seen so far.
|Service & Delivery|
Talk to Lisa and let her know what you are looking for. She is top notch and knows the products and will steer you to the right chair for your needs. As for delivery?... Ordered on Thursday, on my porch on Tuesday. That works for me!
We were looking for a chair that was well built and large enough for my Dad to fit in, but light enough for my Mom to be able to lift in and out of the trunk of the car without getting hurt handling it. For our needs it is to live in the trunk and be used at the destinations... restaurants, offices, etc. This chair meets those requirements with a sturdy lightweight frame and a few extra nice features as well. The larger rear wheels make it easier to roll on less than stellar sidewalk conditions. The hand brakes are comfortable and easy to use and keeps the chair under control on ramps. While we have only had this for a month, it is meeting our needs very well. It is only a half pound more than his old transport chair which was too small for Dad... and this chair is considerably better built! It is a bit narrower out of the box than advertised... a little less than 20 inches between arm rests, but it is also still brand new. Dad is happy, Mom is happy, and safe from getting hurt.
|18 of 18 people found this review helpful|