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How to choose the best transit wheelchairTransit wheelchairs

Transit wheelchairs provide a simple and safe solution for short journeys and transportation of individuals with mobility issues. In this article we’ll explain:

–       What a transit wheelchair is

–       How to choose the best transit wheelchair

–       Whether a transport wheelchair is best suited to you

If you’re considering purchasing a transit wheelchair, here we’ll explain which type of person they are best suited to, how they can benefit you and how to choose the right model for your needs.

What is a transit wheelchair?

A transit wheelchair is a special type of wheelchair with small wheels, making them easier to manoeuvre. They are also known as transport wheelchairs and transit chairs. They are best used for quick, easy and safe transportation of elderly or disabled people between locations.

There are advantages both for carers and wheelchair users, as maximised comfort and safety plus lighter weight and ease of control makes them a great option for everyday use.

Transit wheelchairs are generally considered as a temporary, short-term or low use option. They are not suitable for rough terrain, long journeys or extended outdoor use. They also need to be pushed by an assistant or carer. Transit wheelchairs are ideal for:

–       Days out and day trips

–       Use on holiday

–       Help getting in and out of the house or to and from vehicles

–       Short trips to the shops

–       Assistance when attending hospital or medical appointments

–       The elderly, infirm or disabled

–       Low-level mobility issues

The best transit wheelchairs you can buy today

Patterson Medical Days Escape Transit Wheelchair

Patterson Medical Days Escape Lite Aluminium Wheelchair

Advantages

  • Lightweight and foldable aluminium frame
  • Height adjustable footrests are swing-away and detachable
  • Adjustable seat belt included
  • Foot lever to assist with getting up kerbs; Heel cups on footplates
  • 2 year warranty on main frame

17-inch Ultra Lightweight Transit Wheelchair

17-inch Ultra Lightweight Aluminium transit Wheelchair

Advantages

  • Silver aluminium frame with single cross brace
  • Grey two-tone upholstery with rear pocket
  • Half folding back mechanism
  • Folds up easily for storage and transportation

Lightweight folding aluminium transit wheelchair

Lightweight folding deluxe aluminium transit wheelchair

Advantages

  • Attendant Running Handbrakes. Lockable parking brakes.
  • Solid puncture proof tyres.
  • Flip up armrests to aid side transfer or sitting at a table.
  • 18″ seat width with calf support strap.
  • Removable backrest included.

 

Days Escape Lite Transit Wheelchair

Days Escape Transit Wheelchair

Advantages

  • Escape Lite has been specially designed for ease of transportation and storage
  • Attendant-propelled Wheel Chair
  • Maximum user weight: Standard & Narrow 100kg (15 3/4 st)
  • Durable padded full length armrests
  • 2 year warranty on main frame

Super lightweight folding transit wheelchair

Super lightweight folding transit travel wheelchair

Advantages

  • Super lightweight wheelchair that fold away
  • Folds away in to a carry case to fit in to a car or plane
  • Puncture proof tyres with detachable footrests
  • Desk arms so chair can be pushed under a table

Lightweight folding transit travel wheelchair

Lightweight folding transit travel wheelchair

Advantages

  • Lightweight folding wheelchair with Quick release / swing out height adjustable footrests.
  • Half folding back mechanism.
  • 18 stone maximum user weight. Fold up easily and compact so it can be stored and transported easily.

Aluminium Self-Propelled Wheelchair with 20″ Seat

luminium Self-Propelled Wheelchair with 20 Seat

Advantages

  • Lightweight aluminium frame
  • Quick release mechanism
  • Metallic red
  • Height adjustable
  • Anti-tip wheels
  • Adjustable rear wheel position

 

Roma Medical Transit Wheelchair

Roma Medical Transit Wheelchair

Advantages

  • 30cm rear wheels. 20cm front solid tyre swivel castors
  • Nylon cord seat and back – flame retardant.
  • Padded armrests. 
  • Loop cable brakes, progressive and parking.
  • Epoxy coated frame

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