Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Heavy Duty Bariatric Wheelchair

Heavy duty wheelchair are also often known as "bariatric" wheelchairs. Any home medical products that have high weight capacities, whether they be wheelchairs, commodes, beds or anything else are more commonly referred to as bariatric products in the recent years.

Standard or "off the shelf" heavy duty wheelchairs are wheelchairs which will have a weight capacity of somewhere over 350 lbs. Of course, should the need arise custom wheelchairs can be ordered in cases where even heavier weight capacities are required.

  • Aluminum footplates are attractive, crack-proof and lightweight
  • Carbon steel frame with TRIPLE coated chrome for an attractive, chip-proof, maintainable finish
  • Comes standard with carry pocket on back rest
  • Composite Mag-style wheels with chrome hand rim are lightweight and maintenance free
  • Padded armrests provide added patient comfort
  • Precision sealed wheel bearings in front and rear ensure long lasting performance and reliability

Heavy duty bariatric wheelchairs for the larger user and the obese. Including extra large self propelled wheelchairs, heavy duty transfer wheelchairs and bariatric transport wheelchairs for the larger or obese user.Heavy duty wheelchairs are made with stronger axles, heavier tubing, double cross braces, gusseted frames and reinforced upholstery to be able to handle the weights required.

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Seat Widths and Depths
Seat widths for heavy duty wheelchairs will range from about 20" to about 30" depending on the model chosen.

Seat depths for heavy duty wheelchairs will range from about 18" to about 24" depending on the model chosen.

Seat Height
Seat heights on a heavy duty wheelchair range between 15" and 22" depending on the model chosen.

Back Height
The back height of heavy duty wheelchairs will be within a range of 16" to 26" but usually have some adjustability.

Casters, Wheels and Tires
The rear wheels on this category of wheelchair are normally 24" with solid tires but air tires and air tires with solid inserts are available on some models. I don't recommend air tires on a heavy duty wheelchairs because they can become soft fairly easily making the wheelchair difficult to propel.

Axle Plates
Axle plates are not common on heavy duty wheelchairs but there is at least one model that offers them as an option.

Brakes for heavy duty wheelchairs are invariably conventional push to lock or pull to lock with several models offering brake extensions as options.

Armrests can be full length or desk length, adjustable height or fixed height but normally will be removable.

Heavy duty wheelchairs usually offer either 60° conventional footrests or elevating legrests but there are a couple of models which offer 70° or 80° versions.

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