|Karma KP 10-2 Power Wheelchair|
Front wheel Drive for Power Wheelchair:
Feature six wheels, including two rear anti tip wheels because they turn from the center like a top, they are considered the most maneuverable power wheelchair, even in tight spaces. The power base is usually separate from the seat and will accept any number of seating or power seating options, depending on wheelchair features.
- Front drive wheels are placed forward of where you sit
- very stable for uneven terrain or up and down hills
- climbs over small obstacles well
- slower overall speeds (about 5 - 5 ½ mph) because front wheel drive tends to "fish tail" at higher speeds
Your center of gravity is about even with the center of the drive wheel in a mid wheel drive chair, so the drive wheels essentially are under the user. You end up with equal parts of the chair in front of and behind your body. This type of chair is maneuverable in small spaces, with a turning radius of 24 to 26", depending on the manufacturer. Overall speeds are limited to about 5 ½ mph. Another consideration is terrain. When riding on uneven terrain or up and down curb cuts with a steep transition, there is a possibility of getting "stuck" on the front or rear casters, suspending the drive wheels so they have no contact with the ground.
|Karma KP 10-3 Power Wheelchair|
Excellent outdoor high speed performance and maneuverability.
Some models incorporate a folding feature.
Base is separate from seat and can accommodate a variety of seating and power seating options.