What is a Super Heavy Duty wheelchair?
That being said, it is not only weight that needs to be considered but the body shape. Body shape determines the width of a wheelchair.
Regular wheelchairs can comfortably accommodate 100kgs. For users who are over this weight limit, they will need to consider a heavy-duty or super-heavy-duty wheelchair for mobility purposes.
A heavy-duty can usually accommodate 100 – 125kg. The super heavy-duty,125 – 150kg.
Similarly, regular wheelchairs have a seat width between 16 to 20 inches.
Heavy duty wheelchairs have seat widths from 20 to 30 inches. They are also more durable, and hard-wearing, due to the reinforced upholstery, frames, and wheels.
Consequently, because of the heavy reinforcement, bariatric wheelchairs weigh more than a standard wheelchair That being said, the WINFAR Super Heavy duty weights in at 21,5kg – and its still foldable and manageable for an adult male.
It is a testament to the durability of this wheelchair, that it is often seen in use in shopping malls and hospitals.
Considerations when choosing a Heavy Duty Wheelchair.
Standard wheelchair weight limits tend to be around the 100 – 115kg mark, so it is very important that you are accurately weighed. Never estimate.
Where will the chair be used? And how? It is critically important that if the heavy-duty wheelchair is for indoor use the home and/or work environment are considered. Because the chair is wider and deeper than a standard chair, it has a larger turning circle, which means it needs more space for comfortable maneuverability – especially when negotiating doorways and corridors.
Consider the selected wheel type of the wheelchair. Solid or PU (Polyurethane) tyres are made from rubber or plastic and are often considered the most suitable as they cannot be punctured or deflate. The major downside of a solid tyre is that it is heavier, making it more difficult to lift and transport. This may not be an issue but bear it in mind.
PRODUCT FOCUS: THE WINFAR SUPER HEAVY DUTY WHEELCHAIR
This top-of-the-range, super heavy-duty wheelchair is built to accommodate a larger frame.
It boasts a seat width of 55cm (22″), and can comfortably accommodate a weight capacity of 150 kg.
It features a sturdier, wider frame and comes with mag wheels and a double-cross brace,as well as a padded seat insert for extra comfort.
Standard features include:
- Reinforced steel with double crossbar
- Detachable, swing-away footrests
- Flip-Up, full-length armrests
- Leg strap for safety
- Removable, padded seat Insert for comfort
- 8×2″ solid front castors
- Solid 24″ MAG rear wheels
Strength: Made of dual, reinforced steel with a double cross-bar, that provides extra-strength support and stability.
Comfort: The Super Heavy Duty chair features a comfortable 22-inch wide seat, of heavy-duty, nylon reinforced upholstery.
– Padded for comfort, but removable for washing purposes.
– Armrests are full-length, for leverage.
– A leg strap secures the feet in position
Transport: The wheelchair folds easily and can be easily stowed in a larger/SUV-type vehicle trunk or storage.
– At 21,5kg, it’s not lightweight, but easy enough for an average male adult to carry.
– Footrests swing away for ease of transfer – and are detachable for ease of folding
– Armrests flip up for ease of transfer and folding.
– The chair fits comfortably through a standard doorway. Though we always encourage independent mobility, assistance would be required in confined spaces.
Safety: The chair is anti-tipping and features companion-activated wheel locks for safety.
Warranty|Guarantee: One-year guarantee on frame, warranty on all parts
Read our article on how to choose the right wheelchair for you, for further guidelines – or contact us at [email protected]
Once you have made your choice, we will help you set-up your chair to suit your particular needs.
We offer a back-up service with all our Wheelchairs. And an on-site Wheelchair repair service. In most cases, we are able to repair the chairs on the same day while you wait.
This summary is intended for general informational purposes only, and should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. You should read product labels and manufactures operating instructions. In addition, if you are taking medications or have any medical conditions, please consult with your doctor or physician first. WINFAR does not make any clinical, operational, or health advises to the improvement of your medical condition. The most suitable wheelchair and mobility device is what we seek for you and ask that you verify with a medical professional