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4 Wheel Electric Mobility Scooters should not be used on the road unless it is impossible to travel on the footpath or pavement. If a pavement or pathway is unavailable, the device should be kept to the far side of the road and face oncoming traffic.

Yes, you can use a mobility scooter in the rain. As with any vehicle, you should move slowly and exercise caution when operating your electric mobility scooter in rainy weather. If you are dealing with very heavy rain, it's probably best to be covered to protect both yourself and the electrical controls.

The best wheelchair for the outdoors is this electric wheelchair mobility scooter, as its unique omnidirectional wheels help you get the best turning radius on the market! Both heavy duty and durable, this electric wheelchair has large front and rear wheels making it easy to maneuver and get around the community.

Users themselves can propel self-propelled wheelchairs by using push-rims fitted on rear wheels. They also come with pushing carer handles, which makes it easy to be caused by another person, if need be. Their larger rear wheels are an advantage when you need to push the chair over an obstacle.

Transport chairs move people around who cannot propel themselves using a standard wheelchair. A second person is required for mobility. For those who find a regular wheelchair too big or heavy to move around, transport wheelchairs are a great alternative.

Yes, you can get a wheelchair prescription. A doctor or allied health professional such as an occupational therapist can make the prescription to specify what dimensions and what size they need.

If you can find a compatible battery with higher power output and capacity, you can quickly get better speeds out of your mobility scooter. Even if you are not comfortable upgrading to a larger battery, replacing an old one can also help speed up those speeds.

Are Mobility Scooters Allowed in Shops? Yes! By law, all public buildings must have disabled access, and this includes access to mobility scooters.

All manual wheelchairs and transport wheelchairs fold down for easy transport. This way, they can be easily stored and tucked into most standard car boots for travelling from one place to another. 

The higher the climbing degree, the better the performance of the mobility scooter when driving up a hill. The more power or battery life your mobility scooter has, the better it will perform and last when going uphill.

The 4 Wheel Electric Mobility Scooter has a climbing capacity of 8 degrees and a 180W motor which helps the mobility scooter give a better performance going uphill.

Ten ways to make your auto-folding electric wheelchair more comfortable:

1) A ROHO Cushion

2) Lumbar Support

3) Cushioned Arm Rests

4) Footrest Adjustment

5) Cross Your Legs

6) Jay Backrest

7) Lateral Side Supports

8) Avoid Bulky Clothing

9) Recline the Backrest a Few Degrees

10) Custom Seating

Therefore, choosing one wheelchair or another will depend on three very personal factors: adequacy for the user, for the use, and the surroundings. Generally, all manual wheelchairs are configurable in terms of the size and position of the seat and back and have adjustable and detachable armrests and footrests. All the electric and manual wheelchairs here meet the Australian Standard sizes. This ensures your easy and safe departure from a building in an emergency.

Choosing the right wheelchair size is dependent upon many several factors. It depends on:

  • How much room or how compact would you like your wheelchair to be
  • If you want a foldable or compact wheelchair to bring on holiday
  • If you require an electric or manual wheelchair 
  • How tall you are
  • How much you weigh
  • If you are an amputee

1. Are you looking for a mobility scooter for indoor or outdoor use? There are different outdoor and indoor models of mobility scooters available, so choose depending on your use,

2. Are you looking for a mobility scooter for long distances travel? For long-distance travel, choose a scooter with a higher distance range. NOTE: The distance range may vary with the weight, terrain type, battery type, battery condition, tyre condition and battery AMP/hour

3. Would you use it on sand, dirt, gravel or grass? Uneven surfaces are not recommended for smaller wheels.

4. Do you have a small living space? Always good to compare the area against the dimensions of the scooter. NOTE: Most small mobility scooters can be dismantled or folded.

5. Do you have weight constraints? Lifts, cars and pathway bridges might not be able to carry the combined weight of the mobility scooter and user.

6. Are you going to carry any extra weight? Dogs, shopping bags, and walkers.. can slow down any mobility scooter.

You can cook in the wheelchair if you have had a home modification done to your home where the sink and stove have been lowered, and there is a space to fit the wheelchair.

It would help if you tried the following tricks to quickly make a wheelchair more comfortable.

  1. A cushion will make it easier for you to adjust to the wheelchair.
  2. Use gloves while moving your wheelchair, or your fingers may get blisters.
  3. Mostly, you'll have to use your upper body and arms to control your chair.

Above all, Lightweight wheelchairs are typically made from aluminium but sometimes from steel or a combination of both metals. This allows a less than standard weight of 17 to 22.5 Kg. Lightweight Wheelchairs generally weigh in from 13 – 15.5 Kg, making them lighter than any other standard wheelchair while providing the same support as any other manual wheelchair.

With proper care, the average manual wheelchair has a lifespan of four years.

On Average, depending on the scooter, a regular electric mobility scooter can generally vary between 135 to 225kgs. Although This Electric Mobility Scooter has a weight capacity of up to 180kgs, it is known for its Powerful Motor and Durability.

On Average, depending on the scooter, a regular electric mobility scooter can generally vary between 135 to 225kgs.

Four-wheel electric mobility scooters offer improved stability over 3-wheel scooters, making them a better option for users who regularly drive on uneven outdoor terrain. 4 Wheel Electric Mobility Scooters are configured like an automobile, with two drive wheels at the rear and two wheels for steering at the front.

No, it is straightforward to push a manual wheelchair. All of our manual wheelchairs are high-quality products and are lightweight and easy to use. Just move forward, and the wheelchair will quickly go!

No! Our Manual Self Propelled Wheelchairs are easy to push yourself and require only basic propelling skills. You can quickly get the hang of directing a manual self-propelled wheelchair, and this can help some wheelchair users become more independent.

The load capacity of a wheelchair/scooter may change according to the type of ground on which the wheelchair/scooter is used.

The supplier's stated load capacity may have been given for a product tested on flat ground.

However, the load capacity, performance and stability may change when the product is used on an incline.

These factors must be discussed with the supplier, including the maximum gradient on which a wheelchair/scooter should be safely used.

Bariatric manual wheelchairs accommodate tall and heavy users and provide a comfortable experience. If you are more than 40-50 kilograms overweight with a BMI over 30, then a bariatric wheelchair may be a good solution for your mobility needs.

Heavy duty scooters, sometimes bariatric scooters, are full-size, large scooters that can accommodate a higher weight capacity and offer excellent stability, tall suspension and mobility for outdoor use. They often have a weight capacity of at least 180 kgs.

Manual or self-propelled wheelchairs Are propelled by the occupant, usually by using large rear wheels, from 20-26 inches in average diameter, resembling those of bicycle wheels. The user moves the chair by pushing on the hand rims, circular tubing attached to the outside of the large wheels.

transit wheelchair is a particular type of wheelchair with small wheels, making them easier to manoeuvre. They are also known as transport wheelchairs and transit chairs.

The best electric wheelchair is the hybrid mobility scooter and power wheelchair; we have a wide range of heavy electric wheelchairs.

The best folding electric wheelchair is the Falcon 

Unique features that make the Falcon the best Power Wheelchair on the market:

  • Foldable and Compact, fitting into the tiniest of boot spaces
  • Re-programmable Joystick and customisable wheelchair
  • Stepless Reclining backrest
  • Foldable Central footrest and flip-up armrests

The best folding electric wheelchair is the Falcon 

Exceptional features that make the Falcon the best Power Wheelchair on the market:

  • Foldable and Compact, fitting into the tiniest of boot spaces
  • Re-programmable Joystick and customisable wheelchair
  • Stepless Reclining backrest
  • Foldable Central footrest and flip-up armrests

The most significant difference is that standard wheelchairs are designed with large wheels so you can propel yourself, while transport wheelchairs have tiny wheels and are meant to be pushed from behind by a second person. Transport chairs are designed to be made from behind.

The difference between a regular wheelchair and a transport wheelchair is that transport chairs have 8" -12" rear wheels that cannot be reached while sitting in the chair. Standard wheelchairs, however, are built with larger 18" -24" wheels topped with an easy-to-grip, rotating handrail that allows users to propel themselves forward. Another difference is that transport wheelchairs require a carer to get around from place to place, whilst wheelchair users do not need a carer to move around.

The lightest folding electric wheelchair is the auto folding electric wheelchair lightweight with remote control. This electric wheelchair only weighs 17 Kg! Making it one of the lightest electric wheelchairs in Australia worldwide!

The Most Powerful Mobility Scooter is the ELECTRIC MOBILITY SCOOTER!

This Electric Mobility Scooter with a battery of 24V 55Ah and a 700W Motor. On average, a regular electric mobility scooter can go up to 10km/h and have a driving limit of around 25kms. This Electric Mobility Scooter can go up to 12km/h, and its driving limit is between 35-40 km making it a powerful mobility scooter.

Electric wheelchairs are helpful for those unable to propel a manual wheelchair or who may need to use a wheelchair for distances or over terrain, which would be fatiguing in a manual wheelchair.

The difference between a wheelchair and a transport chair is straightforward. Wheelchairs have large wheels, so the person sitting inside can easily self-propel and push themselves. They have 8" -12" rear wheels that cannot be reached while sitting in the chairWheelchairs, however, are built with larger 18" -24" wheels topped with an easy-to-grip, rotating handrail that allows users to propel themselves forward. A transport chair is usually used for someone else to push the attendant; however, a wheelchair is self-propelled and suitable for both the user and carer.

Foldable Manual Wheelchairs are designed for people who are unable to walk at all or only able to walk very short distances. They allow people to remain independent in their homes, nursing homes or retirement village and access the local community. They come in two standard configurations: self-propel or transit.

Yes! You can rent a bariatric wheelchair in Australia from us. We have both manual and electric bariatric wheelchairs for a range of different people.

The best power wheelchair on the market is the Air Hawk

Unique features that make the Air Hawk the best Power Wheelchair on the market:

  • Portable and Lightweight weighing only 23 Kg
  • Heavy Duty Maximum weight capacity of 180 Kg
  • Re-programmable Joystick and customisable wheelchair
  • Impressive 25 Km mileage taking you far as possible
  • 2x Powerful Brushless motor
  • 2x heavy duty Pneumatic tyres
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