Heavy Duty/High Capacity Power Wheelchairs

These heavy construction power wheelchairs are designed for security and peace of mine. Rated for 350 Lbs. and higher. These Power wheelchairs are built sturdy to last. Some even allow folding for ease of transport. ... READ MORE

Heavy Duty/High Capacity Power Wheelchairs

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    1. EWheels EW-M47 Power Heavy Duty Folding Power Wheelchair
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      $1,799.00
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    2. Merits Health Travel-Ease Folding Powerchair (22" Seat Width)
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      $2,534.00
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    3. Merits Health Gemini Powerchair (Optional Power Lifting)
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      $2,688.00
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    4. Drive Trident HD Heavy Duty Power Chair
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      $2,699.00
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    5. Ewheels EW-M51 Heavy Duty Power Wheelchair
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      $2,999.00
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    6. Merits Health Travel-Ease Folding Powerchair (26" Seat Width) Heavy Duty
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      $3,100.00
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    7. Pride Jazzy® Elite HD Heavy Duty Power Wheelchair | This is an FDA Class II Medical Device*
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      $3,699.00
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    8. Pride Jazzy® 614 HD Full Size Power Wheelchair | This is an FDA Class II Medical Device*
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      $3,699.00
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    9. Merits Health Vision Super Power Wheelchair (Optional Power Seat Lift)
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      $3,891.00
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    10. Merits Health Atlantis Heavy Duty Powerchair
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      $4,232.00
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    11. Pride Jazzy® 1450 Full Size, High Capacity Power Wheelchair | This is an FDA Class II Medical Device*
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      $4,499.00
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    12. Foldawheel PW-4x4Q Stair Climbing, All Wheel Drive, All Terrain Power Wheelchair
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    These heavy construction power wheelchairs are designed for security and peace of mine. Rated for 350 Lbs. and higher. These Power wheelchairs are built sturdy to last. Some even allow folding for ease of transport. For more questions, please don’t hesitate to call 1-877-234-2018.

    How to choose the right Power Wheelchair for you.

    What are the different types of Power Wheelchairs?

    What are the different types of drives systems on Power Wheelchairs?

    Why is your living environment important?

    What seating and positioning options available on Power Wheelchairs?

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    Power Wheelchair Buying Guide

    Allowing those with little strength and stamina to travel distances with ease. Power wheelchairs feature a variety of design types; from travel chairs to heavy-duty models and mid, front and rear-wheel drive types. This variety allows for greater use in different scenarios or terrain. The sophistication in the controls allow for ease of use with those having limited hand dexterity. Power chairs offer great turning radius for indoor use and around tight spaces. With Power Chairs take very little effort to use, it is a good idea to have a supplemental excercise program available along with a good cushion to prevent muscle breakdown.

    RehabPulse has a large selection of Powerchairs and electric chairs, wheelchairs that can be of great help to restore your mobility

     

    1—Portable, full-size or heavy-duty?

    When selecting the right type of power wheelchair, consider how often you will be using the chair. Will you be in it all day? Will you only need it occasionally? Do you travel regularly by car?

    • Travel/portableTravel power wheelchairs are normally front or rear wheel drive. They can fold or easily dissembled by removing the seat, battery and base to fit in a trunk of a car or in airplane cargo. These chairs tend to be smaller, so they are great for apartments, malls or even to go on vacation. There may be less padding on the seat so it may not be comfortable for people that spend the majority of their day in the chair or extra support is required. The weight capacity is normally around 300 lb.
    • Full-sizeA full size chair may be a better choice if the user will spend most of the day in the power wheelchair. Full-size power chairs generally have larger seats, armrests and footrests as well as more padding for comfort. It also has greater travel range since the battery is larger than travel/portable power wheelchairs. The weight capacity is normally around 300 lb.
    • Heavy-dutyPeople who are over 300 lb. will need a heavy duty power wheelchair with a reinforced frame and wider seating area. The wheels and casters for these types will tend to be wider as well to support the chair with the user in it. The weight capacity for most heavy-duty power wheelchairs is 450 lb.; more customized wheelchairs have a weight capacity of 600 lb. Typically these powerchairs have a longer range since the battery is larger.

    2—Select the right drive system

    • Front wheel drive - Front wheel drive power wheelchairs can maneuver well over small obstacles. They have a respectable turning radius and are easier to maneuver within the home or in tight spaces. Although these chairs are known for providing good stability, they can fishtail when turning at high speeds. Front wheel drive power wheelchairs are suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
    • Mid wheel drive - These chairs boost the tightest turning radius of the three drives, and are great for use in apartments, malls and anywhere else space is limited. They are very easy to maneuver indoors or on flat surfaces outdoors, but do not maneuver as well over hills or rough terrain.
    • Rear wheel drive - Rear wheel drive power wheelchairs maneuver well over rough terrain making them a good choice if you enjoy the outdoors. Having the drive system in the rear allows for greater maneuverability, even while traveling at high speeds. They do have larger turning radiuses, so they may be difficult to maneuver indoors.

    3—Environment

    It is important to consider your living environment.

    • Indoors - Make sure the power wheelchair can fit and maneuver indoors. Measure the doorways and hallways in your home (be sure to account for hinged doors which can reduce the doorway opening by 2″). The doorway opening should be large enough for the power wheelchair as well as the armrests and joystick if it protrudes beyond the base of the chair. You should also be able to navigate through hallways and make 90° turns into rooms. Spacing in bathrooms is typically tight and must be considered—can the power wheelchair maneuver around the toilet and sink.
    • Outdoors - The terrain will affect the range of the chair. Larger and wider wheels will travel better over rough terrain, making the ride smoother.

    4—Seating and positioning

    Most users spend a lot of time in their power wheelchairs, so seating and positioning are very important for their health and comfort. The power wheelchair will have to accommodate custom backrests and seat cushions made of contouring forms, gels and other materials for those who require additional support. Individuals who are unable to or have limited ability to shift their weight should select a power wheelchair that can tilt-in-space or recline to relieve pressure and increase blood flow. These types of chairs can also ease transfers for caregivers and help manage posture for the user.

    • Tilt-in-space - changes the orientation of the chair without changing the angle of lower body.
    • Recline - changes the degree of recline for the backrest while elevating the legs.

    The rider must be properly measured and fitted for the power wheelchair to ensure that all their needs are met. An ill-fitting power wheelchair may result in ailments such as pressure sores, and can exacerbate pre-existing conditions. An occupational therapist working with a pre-qualified dealer in your area can help ensure that the right fit power wheelchair is selected.

    RehabPulse is a specialized web store offering different types of powerchairs including standing wheelchairs, all terrain powerchairs, folding chairs, complex rehab powerchairs and also stair climbing powerchairs. RehabPulse has dedicated technical experts that are here to help you make the best choice for your individual situation. Give us a call at 1-877-234-2018.

    RehabPulse is one of the largest web stores for Power and eletric wheelchairs and offering rehabiliation solutions.

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