There are many possible reasons why a person will need a wheelchair. It helps them become more mobile; others use it to aid them with their physical disability, while some need it to make long-distance trips.
Because of the diversity in their purpose, wheelchairs are now built in different ways to address the specific needs of their users. One of these is transport wheelchairs.
What is a Transport Wheelchair?
A Transport Wheelchair is the kind of wheelchair that requires external force for it to move forward. Simply put, it’s the kind that will demand an extra hand to push you forward. This wheelchair typically has smaller wheels, which makes it way easier and lighter to carry anywhere.
Who Should Get a Transport Wheelchair
Transport Wheelchair is perfect for individuals who suffer from severe physical or mental disabilities that prevent them from riding a self-reliant wheelchair or electric wheelchair. This kind of wheelchair is perfect for those who need someone to look over them all the time. Typically, this is applicable in cases of complete paralysis, or when a person has no limbs, wherein the person will require assistance from another to help move.
Also, this can work for those who are injured for some time and will significantly need the help of a nurse or aid to quickly go to the hospital like an injured athlete. Plus, for those who are price conscious and those who don’t see themselves using a wheelchair in the long run, getting a Transport Wheelchair can be a good buy.
Features of a Transport Wheelchair
Transport Wheelchairs come with four small wheels. The two wheels at the back are not flexible and cannot swivel. Only the front wheels have the power to switch and maneuver in different directions. As a safety feature, Transport Wheelchairs also comes with a safety lock that can be engaged and disengaged every time the user comes and goes.
The main difference between a Transport Wheelchair from a Regular wheelchair is that the former is highly dependent. Meaning it cannot work without the help of another person to push the user. By now, you should already understand the primary purpose of the Transport Wheelchair and the rationale on why it requires the help of another.
Most Transport Wheelchairs are foldable and compact in terms of size and built. This allows for easy storage, especially when storing inside the car while in transit. While most wheelchairs are bulky, Transport Wheelchairs can be folded, and since it comes with tiny wheels, collapsing it will come easy.
Since Transport Wheelchairs are primarily used indoors when going for checkups, malls, and indoor halls, it’s essential to know that its frame can easily fit through the halls and narrow doors. The good news is most Transport Wheelchairs sport a narrow frame that can easily pass through tiny hallways and doors, making your experience seamless.
Best Transport Wheelchairs
To help you get the best Transport Wheelchair, we’ve listed four of the most functional and durable Transport wheelchair that we’re offering. Read on below to know more about each kind.
If you’re looking for a Transport Wheelchair that can provide you with utmost comfort while maintaining its sleek and narrow built, then check out this Strongback Mobility Excursion 12 Transport Wheelchair 1003. This Transport Wheelchair comes with a patented Strongback ergonomics with easily adjustable posture support in the backrest and made even better with its ergonomic comfort-grip handles. In addition, it also comes with comfortable desktop-length armrests and swing-away detachable footrests for better convenience in collapsing and transporting the user.
As for its form, it comes in a narrow and ultra-lightweight built, enough to fit an average size adult weighing up to 300-lbs. It sports 12-inch wheels, perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. In terms of transportability, it only weighs 22 lbs. and measures 25 x 14 x 29.5 inches when folded. If you’re looking for a durable and affordable Transport Wheelchair, this Strongback Mobility Excursion 12 Transport Wheelchair 1003 is undoubtedly a good choice.
If you’re looking for a basic Transport Wheelchair that can serve all your needs without much fuss, then this Strongback Mobility Excursion 8 Transport Wheelchair is a good choice. This Transport Wheelchair comes with all the essential features of Strongback Mobility Excursion 12, from its patented Strongback ergonomics with easily adjustable posture support in the backrest, compact foldable design, the extra grippy handles. The main difference is that it only comes with 8-inch wheels, making it suitable for indoor use.
If you’re not a fan of the first two models, then let’s take it up a notch with this Strongback Mobility Excursion 12+Ab Transport Wheelchair 1001AB. This Transport Wheelchair comes with everything that the first two transport wheelchairs offer but comes in three sizes – 16-inch, 18-inch, 20-inch, all equipped with attendant brakes. The smallest size measures 25 x 14 x 29.5 inches when folded. The widest one is coming in at 25 x 14 x 32 inches when folded.
It also comes with 12-inch wheels, perfect for both indoors and outdoor trails. In addition, you get the same features from the patented Strongback ergonomics with easily adjustable backrest posture support up to swing away detachable footrests. So, if flexibility is what you’re looking for, then check out this Strongback Mobility Excursion 12+Ab Transport Wheelchair 1001AB.
If you’re looking for a dual-purpose wheelchair, you shouldn’t miss out on this Walk'n Chair Transport Wheelchair. You can either use it as a wheelchair or as a rolling walker. This Transport Wheelchair comes with adjustable footrests and handles that allow you to customize the setup according to your preferences. It comes with all the essential features that you’ll probably need, especially in terms of safety, as it comes with a brake lock system that ensures utmost stability and security. Plus, it’s highly functional with its spacious basket where you can put your essentials.
This Transport Wheelchair is undoubtedly the perfect choice for both physical rehab and ambulatory care purposes. The best part is, you won’t have to worry about passing through rugged terrain as it can easily pass through any kind of terrain, including dirt trails, grass, gravel, sand, and even snowy roads. Also, you benefit from its narrow framing for better transportability, making it a good choice for on-the-go individuals who want to go out and explore constantly. Overall, if you’re looking for a Transport Wheelchair that will give you the best value for your money, then this Walk'n Chair Folding Wheelchair is a must-have!
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