What Is A Heavy-Duty Electric Wheelchair?
A heavy-duty electric wheelchair, also known as a bariatric electric wheelchair, is a type of power chair designed for individuals who are heavier or have a higher level of mobility needs. These chairs typically have a weight capacity of 300-400 pounds and are built with reinforced frames and larger, more powerful motors to accommodate the extra weight. They also have wider seats and reinforced footrests for added comfort and support. Other features may include larger wheels, reinforced seat frames, and additional cushioning. They are specifically designed to support heavier users and are often used by individuals with disabilities, the elderly, or those recovering from injuries or surgeries.
Who Should Consider Purchasing A Heavy-Duty Electric Wheelchair?
Individuals who may consider buying a heavy-duty electric wheelchair include:
Individuals with a high level of mobility needs or who have a higher body weight: Heavy-duty electric wheelchairs are specifically designed to support heavier users and have a higher weight capacity than regular electric wheelchair.
Individuals who require a durable and robust mobility device: Heavy-duty electric wheelchairs are built with reinforced frames and more powerful motors, making them more durable and able to withstand more wear and tear than regular electric wheelchairs.
Individuals who need additional comfort and support: Heavy-duty electric wheelchairs have wider seats and additional cushioning, providing extra comfort and support for heavier users.
Individuals who are recovering from injuries or surgeries, or have a disability or chronic condition that limits their mobility: Heavy-duty electric wheelchairs can provide a safe and reliable way for these individuals to move around and maintain their independence.
Top 4 Heavy-Duty Electric Wheelchairs
Looking for a heavy-duty electric wheelchair with a state of the art headrest and back support? Look no further than the D11 by JBH Mobility. The D11 is an all-terrain airline-approved electric wheelchair for a reasonable price at Skyward Medical.
- Headrest: Added head support, adjustable to your liking.
- Added Support: Ergonomic backrest to give added support.
- Weight Capacity: 330 lbs.
- Washable: Removable, washable seat cushion and backrest (washable up to 95℃).
- Tires: Solid front and rear tires - no more punctures.
- USB Port: Battery with USB port, able to charge your phone.
- Airline Lithium Battery: 24V/6AH *2PCS airline approval Lithium battery with - chargeable on or oﬀ the board
Why We Like It:
This heavy-duty electric wheelchair by JBH Mobility is a one of a kind device, which checks several boxes. The D11 is a highly sought after electric wheelchair, so we recommend this chair to you based on consumer demand, as well as for its uniqueness.
The EW-M45 is a power wheelchair designed with travel in mind. Weighing just 59 pounds, this chair folds in half in only a few steps. Features include back seat pocket for storage while on-the-go, a specialty foam seat design for extreme comfort, and a large foot platform. This innovative power chair gives you the freedom to travel without having to worry about vehicle lifts or disassembling a scooter.
- Weight Capacity: 400 lbs.
- Travel Range: 15.5 miles
- Motor Size: Two 180W Brushless Motors
- Battery Size: Two 12V/6AH Lithium Batteries
- Brake: Intelligent Electromagnetic Brake
- Weight w/ Batteries: 59lbs.
Why We Like It:
The M45 by eWheels has a weight capacity of 400 lbs., which is significant because not many heavy duty wheelchairs in its class are capable that carrying capacity. A travel range of 15.5 miles is excellent and it also has added storage, two brushless motors, lithium batteries and an electromagnetic braking system. It's easy to see why we chose this heavy-duty electric wheelchair as one of our top choices.
ComfyGo Mobility Majestic IQ-8000 Remote Controlled Electric Wheelchair With Recline (17.5” OR 20” WIDE SEAT)
The IQ-8000 by ComfyGo Mobility is an aesthetically pleasing heavy-duty electric wheelchair, which is fully customizable from changing the color of the frame and cushions to ordering a larger seat. It comes with a headrest for added support and a USB port under the joystick, as a way to charge your phone.
- Weight Capacity: 286 lbs. / 310 lbs.
- Remote Control: The IQ-8000 can be remote controlled, allowing a caregiver or a close member of the family to control the chair using a wireless remote.
- Customize: Cushion and frame color, 17.5 or 20 inch wide seat.
- Range: Up to 10 miles for standard range – Up to 17 miles for long range
- Airline-Approved: Yes for standard range
- Tires: Solid front and rear tires (puncture proof)
- Net Weight with Battery: 55 lbs. / 61 lbs.
Why We Like It:
The IQ-8000 is loaded with unique features a customizable options. One of the more notable features is the use of the remote control, enabling someone off the wheel chair the ability to control it for the user, which is perfect for a caregiver. The IQ-8000 is airline-approved and has solid tires, so no more punctures while riding.
The DC01 by JBH Mobility is one of the only chairs on the market to have such a low weight (39.6 lbs. w/out batteries) while also having a high weight capacity (352 lbs.). The carbon fiber heavy-duty folding electric wheelchair is sure to turn heads and has the same functionality of its heavier counterparts. Anyone looking for a lightweight electric wheelchair with a high weight capacity should most certainly consider the DC01.
- Weight Capacity: 352 lbs.
- Weight w/out Batteries: 39.6 lbs.
- Material: Carbon Fiber
- Tires: Solid front and rear tires - no more punctures
- Joystick: Reliable, easy to use 360° joystick controller
- Motor: Two independently rear driven 180-watt brushless motors
- Brake: Intelligent electromagnetic brake (electronic regenerative disc brake) to ensure passenger safety
- Battery Life: Reliable and precise battery-life indicator
- Battery Type: Lithium Ion Battery
Why We Like It:
The DC01 is one of the only electric wheelchairs that falls under the definition of lightweight, while also being considered a heavy-duty electric wheelchair. This unique chair is sure to grab your attention, especially because the price is reasonable for such an exceptional device.
When looking to purchase a heavy-duty electric wheelchair, there are several important factors to consider:
Weight capacity: Make sure the wheelchair can support your weight and any additional medical equipment you may need to carry.
Durability: Look for a wheelchair with a sturdy frame and high-quality materials to ensure it can withstand daily use.
Maneuverability: Consider the turning radius and overall maneuverability of the wheelchair to ensure it can navigate tight spaces and make turns easily.
Battery Life: Check the battery life of the wheelchair to make sure it can last through the day.
Comfort: Look for a wheelchair with comfortable seating and adjustable features like headrests and footrests.
Price: Electric wheelchairs can be quite expensive, so make sure to compare prices and features to find the best value for your money.
Transportability: If you plan to transport the wheelchair, check the dimensions and weight of the wheelchair when it is disassembled or folded.
Additional Features: Like headrest support, remote control abilities, solid tires (puncture proof), customizable options, etc.
By considering these factors, you can make an informed decision and purchase a heavy-duty electric wheelchair that best meets your needs and budget. Heavy-Duty Electric Wheelchairs can be an excellent option and Skyward Medical has a wide selection of quality products from reputable brands at affordable prices.