Heavy duty power wheelchairs are generously sized and have high weight capacities, making them accessible for many people. These power wheelchairs are strong, run on battery power, and have customizable features for a perfect fit.
The heavy duty power wheelchairs on this page include weight capacities ranging from 350 to 600 pounds. Additionally, they are available with a wide range of seat widths, some as wide as 32”. Heavy duty wheelchairs are a practical alternative to traditional power wheelchairs, which have limited seat widths and lower weight capacities.
These heavy duty wheelchairs are designed to help keep you comfortable when you use them for hours at a time. They feature various seat type options, and some of them include elevating legrests for a customized fit. Many of these wheelchairs include a reclining back so that you can find the position that is just right for you.
Heavy duty power wheelchairs are controlled by the use of a joystick. They achieve top speeds between 4 and 4.5 miles per hour, and have travel ranges between 9.8 and 22 miles.
Because heavy duty power wheelchairs are larger than traditional power wheelchairs, they tend to also be heavier. Most heavy duty power wheelchairs will require the use of a vehicle lift for transportation. Some heavy duty power wheelchairs do fold up to make transportation easier.
It is important that the power wheelchair you use fits you correctly. Using a power wheelchair that is not suited to your body will only result in discomfort, and exceeding the weight capacity on a chair can damage the chair itself. If traditional power wheelchairs do not fit you correctly, then consider the additional sizing options in heavy duty power wheelchairs.
When ordering a heavy duty power wheelchair, proper fit is important to your comfort. Make sure that you take the time to have yourself measured for proper wheelchair fit. One advantage of heavy duty power wheelchairs is that they are available with a wide range of seat widths, creating a better overall fit and a more comfortable user experience.
Check Dimensions When Ordering a Vehicle Lift
Because heavy duty power wheelchairs are available with varying seat widths, the width of the overall chair may be greater than normal. When ordering a vehicle lift for your power wheelchair, check the dimensions of the chair to make sure that it will safely fit on the lift. If not, then you will need to find a different model or style of lift to accommodate your power wheelchair.