Heavy duty wheelchairs are designed for daily, rigorous use and also boast impressive weight limits. These versatile wheelchairs are suitable for both home use and for use in professional care settings. Heavy duty wheelchairs are sometimes called extra wide wheelchairs, due to their generous sizing and ability to accommodate many patients.
Most heavy duty wheelchairs are built on steel frames, rather than aluminum, which provides them with greater strength and an increased weight capacity. Some feature cross bracing for increased strength and stability. Heavy duty wheelchairs very closely resemble the appearance of the traditional wheelchair – most come with arm rests and swing-away footrests as standard features. Many heavy duty wheelchairs are designed so that they can be self-propelled or pushed by a caregiver.
Heavy duty wheelchairs feature weight capacities ranging from 250 to 700 pounds. Their seat widths range from 20” to 30”, which is much wider than the widths offered by traditional wheelchairs. Basic heavy duty wheelchairs are available at very affordable prices, with upper-level wheelchairs offering more features and higher weight capacities.
Heavy duty wheelchairs pose an advantage over traditional wheelchairs simply due to their versatility. These wheelchairs are excellent choices for settings which see a variety of patients, such as professional health care offices. When using a heavy duty wheelchair, a single wheelchair can accommodate patients of varying heights and weights, making the heavy duty wheelchair a practical choice.
At MedMart, we offer heavy duty wheelchairs by some of the top medical equipment manufacturers. Here you will find wheelchairs manufactured by Drive Medical, Karman, Medline, and Sunrise.
If you’re unsure of which heavy duty wheelchair is right for you or your business, please give us a call – we would be happy to help you find that perfect wheelchair.