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Introduction

Mobility Aids

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Wheelchairs & Scooters are Mobility Aids which have been designed to assist persons with Mobility Impairments to improve their mobility if they are unable to walk. There are various types of Mobility Impairments that effect different people, so each person is unique and may require a specific type of Wheelchair or Scooter to suite their disability and circumstances. There are a wide variety of different types of these Mobility Aids which are available and include products such as:

  • Mobility Scooters: Are generally used by persons who can't walk long distances, but are able to use their hands & arms & are able to transfer in & out of the Scooter.
  • Manual Wheelchairs: There are a variety of different styles & types of Manual Wheelchairs which includes Rigid & Folding Wheelchairs, as well as Standing, Reclining, Transport or Transit, Evacuation, Off-Road and Sports Wheelchairs.
  • Power-Assist Wheelchairs: Are used by persons who use a Manual Wheelchair but may require some assistance to push the Wheelchair especially up hills.
  • Motorized Wheelchairs: Are available for persons with more severe disabilities, who may not be able to push a Manual Wheelchair.
  • Standing, Tilting & Reclining Wheelchairs: Are available as both Manual or Motorized Wheelchairs and supports the user with special requirements.
  • Shower Chairs & Evacuation Chairs: Are for those persons who need assistance getting from the bed to the shower or toilet & up & down stairs respectively.
  • Sports, Beach & Off Road Wheelchairs: Are Wheelchairs that are used in a variety of different sports & activities enjoyed by persons who use Wheelchairs. Examples of these activities include Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Dancing, Off-Road activities & Mountain Climbing, etc.
  • Pediatric Equipment: There are a wide variety of this equipment, including various types of Wheelchairs & Buggies which can assist children with Mobility Impairments to enjoy a better quality of life, these Assistive Devices are known as Pediatric Equipment and have been specially designed and manufactured to assist children, and adolescents with posture support, mobility, positioning and much, much more. These Wheelchairs & Buggies as well as various other types of equipment, are covered under our Pediatric Equipment section.

Various types of these Wheelchairs & Scooters are available throughout South Africa from organizations & companies such as QASA, Champion Of Hope, Prima CareSheer Mobility, Pro Mobility, Ability Assist, Sitwell, ShopriderWheelchairs on the Run, CE Mobility, Mobility Aids, Simplify Wheelchair Seating, Steenkamp and Snyman Inc. and Clinical Emergencies. Most of these companies can also service & repair the products that they sell, while companies such as Pro MobilityWheelchairs on the Run, Mobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies & Prima Care can also rent out various types of Wheelchairs & Scooters. Whatever your need may be, you can be guaranteed that you will find a Wheelchair or Scooter that will suite your needs or disabilities to enable you to become more mobile and independent. Please read the article below to find out more information about these Mobility Aids and the companies that provide them.Sitwell

Sitwell Technologies: are Specialists in the provision of Mobility & Assistive Aid Equipment for persons with physical disabilities. Sitwell Technologies represent all local suppliers as well as a number of International manufacturers of equipment, providing an unbiased view of all products available to the South African market. Their approach to Mobility is about providing a holistic solution to each individual’s needs. Sitwell Technologies also provide good quality 2nd hand products and are based in Johannesburg but can provide products throughout South Africa. You can contact them at: Tel: (+27) 11 440 8226 or email: mobility@sitwell.co.za or www.sitwell.co.za Address: 41 11th Avenue, Highlands North, Johannesburg.

Sheer Mobility: is in the market with a mission to make quality assistive devices more affordable in this country. "OurSheer Mobility imported range of European & American quality accredited products includes a wide variety of assistive devices, including "Mobility Aids" such as walking aids (rollators and walking frames), manual wheelchairs (lightweight wheelchairs and standard wheelchairs), a power wheelchair (the Rhino Power electric wheelchair)." They also install, service & repair many of the products that they supply. Sheer Mobility are based in Cape Town but can provide products throughout South Africa. You can contact them at: Tel: (021) 552 5563 or Email: brobinson@sheerocean.co.za or www.sheermobility.co.za Address: Unit 6, 14 Esso Road, Montague Gardens, 7441

Shoprider™: Represents the range of electric mobility scooters and wheelchairs manufactured by the Pihsiang Corporation in Taiwan. Pihsiang's manufacturing plants have been certified for ISO 9001, ISO14001 and ISO 13485 standards.Shoprider

For the last 30 years Shoprider SA has been serving the Southern African market from Centurion in Gauteng, and as the business and market has grown, we have added representatives in key areas. Shoprider SA carries a full range of stock items which is held at our centrally located, workshop/showroom in Centurion. Shipment of parts and scooters to anywhere in the Southern African continent is not a problem. We believe that our after sales service and support give Shoprider South Africa the competitive edge when it comes to customer satisfaction and our ongoing commitment to quality control. We keep a full compliment of spares on site at all times to ensure that our customers are not left stranded. Our technicians are fully trained, offering in-house service and manufacturing where needed. All our work is guaranteed. At Shoprider South Africa, we are passionate about providing you with the perfect portable scooter or wheelchair, giving you the personalised mobility and flexibility you need. In partnering with top European and US manufacturers, we have expanded our services to include vehicle conversions for easy and practical transporting of your portable mobility scooter or electric wheelchair.

"You can contact Shoprider at: Tel: (012) 653 1168 or Email: shoprider@icon.co.za or www.shoprider.co.za or Address: 70 Jakaranda street, 13 Diamond park, Hennopspark, Centurion, Gauteng.

Prima Care: specializes in providing a wide variety of products and services for persons with disabilities in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and throughout South Africa! They are a Home care, Hospital & Medical Equipment Provider and have Health Care Consultants with many years of experience and extensive Knowledge to assess your needs and help you choose the products best suited for you. “We pride ourselves in supplying high quality products from trusted and well known German and Other suppliers. These products include a variety of Pediatric Equipment, Adjustable, Hospital & Home Care Beds, Mobility Scooters, Oxygen Concentrators, Alternating Pressure Mattresses, Anti-Bedsore Mattresses, Ripple Mattress, Walkers, Rollators, Mobility Aids, Wheelchairs, Wheelchair Cushions, Wheelchair Ramps, Power Wheelchairs, Rise Recliners, Grab Rails, Bed Rails, Shower Aids, Commodes, Toilet Aids and Much More. Our locations are staffed with certified fitters who offer private services in our stores or in the convenience of your own home. We also supply speedy delivery of our products and good After Sales Service, with trained technicians and a vast range of spare parts available to ensure that our products exceed their life span. Prima Care also rent out a variety of products to those clients that may only need the product for a limited period of time, therefore accommodating our clients’ needs to ensure their funds are maximized to their full potential. Please feel free to contact a Prima Care professional to assist, you can contact us on: +27 (021) 555 1596, via email: info@primacare.co.za or visit our web site at: www.primacare.co.za to see our extensive catalog of products which we deliver country wide to your door!

Simplify Wheelchair Seating: specializes in providing a wide variety of products and services for persons with Mobility Impairments in Cape Town. Simplify Wheelchair Seating is owned and run by Antoinette Pienaar who has been in the wheelchairSimplify Wheelchair Seating business for the last 8 years. “I believe in providing an honest and reliable service to our clients and their families in the comfort of their own homes, we will visit you in your home to access what you require and will provide you with the best products to suit your needs at very competitive prices, giving you peace of mind and ensuring that your life is as comfortable as possible. We supply and Service a variety of products including Mobility aids, Transfer aids, Pressure care products and Bathroom Aids. We also stock spares for these products and specialize in providing seating and positioning to make sure that you correctly positioned in your wheelchair. Please feel free to contact us for a quote or assessment, you can contact me on my cell: 084 866 5763 or landline : 021 981 0569 or contact me via my website at: www.simplifywheelchairseating.co.za or on my facebook or via email: simplify.wheelchair.seating@gmail.com

“Wheelchairs on the Run” was established in 2002 and has grown into a company that is not too big to care and not too small to make a difference. At Wheelchairs on the Run our customers are offered a variety of products and services at competitive prices, these products include both, Manual and Motorized Wheelchairs, Mobility Scooters and a wide variety of other Assistive Devices such as Backrests, Walkers, Bath Lifts, Oxygen Concentrators and many more. We also buy and sell 2nd hand wheelchairs and offer a variety of services including Wheelchair Hire and Repairs on Manual or Motorized Wheelchairs as well as Mobility Scooters. We at WHEELCHAIRS ON THE RUN also provide a variety of guides to help you through determining which functions will best complement your lifestyle whether this is your first Wheelchair or you've had a few that haven't worked out. We do this in conjunction with our occupational therapist on call. “Wheelchairs on the Run” are based in Roodepoort, but also have branches in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria. Please feel free to visit their shop at: 281 Ontdekkers Road, Carenvale, Roodepoort, 1724 or contact them in the office at: Tel: 011 955 7007 or on their Cell: 083 7392074. Alternatively you can email: sally@wheelchairsontherun.co.za or visit their Website: www.wheelchairs-ontherun.co.za

Pro Mobility: are Authorised Agents for Autochair and Ardoo Products in South Africa, Pro Mobility provides leading-edge services and solutions to those with mobility and agility impairments or limitations. With first class service and support, we cater individually to each of our clients to find the best accessible solutions according to their mobility needs. They sell and rent out a wide variety of "Hoists, Lifts, Ramps & Transferring Aids" as well as other Assistive Devices such as Bathroom Aids, Mobility Aids and Pressure Care Products. They can also install, service & repair many of the products that they supply. Pro Mobility has their main branch in Durban, but have branches in Johannesburg & Cape Town. You can contact them on: Cell: +27 (0) 83 775 0611 or via Email on: clinton@pro-mobility.co.za or via their web site: www.pro-mobility.co.za Durban Address: PO Box 2123, Westville, Kwa-Zulu Natal, 3630, South Africa.

Ability Assist: stock and sell a wide variety of these different types of Eating, Drinking and CookingAbility Assist Accessories, as well as other types of assistive devices and accessories, including Presssure Care, Mobility & Transfer Aids. These products can be purchased online at: www.abilityassist.co.za , or from their offices in Boksburg in Gauteng at: Unit 7, Lincoln Business Park, Cnr Malcolm Moodie Crescent & George Palmer Street, Jet Park, Boksburg, 1459. Please contact them before visiting them,  Ability Assist can be contacted on: (011) 894 5667, or  email them at: info@abilityassist.co.za

CE Mobility: supply a wide range of Services and Assistive Devices for persons with Mobility Impairments, which include Manual and Motorized Wheelchairs and other Mobility Aids. CE Mobility was established more than 65 years ago and during that time they have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience about wheelchairs, seating and everything that goes hand in hand with it. CE Mobility“We are proud to be the largest wheelchair manufacturer and distributor in South Africa. We were the first company in SA to employ Occupational Therapists and the first to invest in Pressure Mapping technology. Leading the way is what we have always done and continue to do.” CE Mobility supply products throughout South Africa and have branches in Roodepoort, Rivonia, Pretoria East, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Cape Town, Bloemfontein and George. You can visit their website: www.cemobility.co.za to contact a branch in your area or contact them at their Johannesburg branch at: Tel: 010 593-2903 or email: candice@cemobility.co.za

Mobility Aids: specializes in providing a good quality service and a wide variety of products and services for persons with disabilities in Gauteng and South Africa. Mobility Aids have been serving persons with disabilities since 1995 and carry a wide range of products including Hospital Beds, Mobility Scooters, Pressure Care Mattresses, Walkers, Rollators,Mobility Aids Wheelchairs, Cushions, Ramps, Power Wheelchairs, Bathroom Aids, Eating and Dressing Accessories and much more. "We offer a good After Sales Service, and can service and repair your Assistive Devices, we also rent out a variety of products including Hospital Beds, Walkers, Crutches, Commodes, Wheelchairs and More. Please feel free to contact us should you have any queries or are interested in a particular product. Mobility Aids is based in Benoni, at 7 Kei Road, Farrarmere, you can contact us on: 011 849 2810 or 011 425 1095 or email us on: info@mobilityaids.co.za. Alternatively you can visit our web site to view our products at: www.mobilityaids.co.za"

QASA: The QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) is a non-profit organisation (NPO 000-881) of Quadriplegics and Paraplegics living in South Africa. QASA’s mission is to be an effective “co-ordinating, policy-making and supporting organisation striving to prevent spinal cord injury and to improve the lives of quadriplegics and paraplegics by securing resources to advocate, educate, capacitate, support and mobilise.”

QASA now has six regions and has provincial organizations within QASA, which are able to assist it's members in a particular province. The six Regional Associations which are affiliated to QASA are: Gauteng South, Gauteng North, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, North West and KwaZulu-Natal. The QASA Management Board is made up of representatives of each Regional Association.QuadPara Association of South Africa

QASA runs a number of Projects and Services which include: Providing Equipment Funds, Batteries & Equipment to rent such as Beach Wheelchairs, as well as Advocacy & lobbying; Conducting awareness campaigns on the cause and prevention of spinal cord injury; Publication and distribution of information on disability rights; Rural outreach; Developing social enterprises to sustain individuals and Regional Associations; Providing sport and hobby activities; driver training in adapted vehicles, Provision of transport, Provision of education bursaries and facilitating skills development through internships, Computer training, Consulting, Disability sensitizing and workshops.

QASA is sustained by strategic relationships with corporates, social enterprise, the National Lottery Commission and a number of campaigns & events. Some of QASA’s projects generate revenue which services the essential non-revenue generating projects. Read the article below to find out more about the Wheelchair Fund & Wheelchair Spares & Accessories, or visit our Organizations - QASA Page. You can also contact them through their website at www.qasa.co.za.

Steenkamp and Snyman Inc., is a registered Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics Practice who specialize in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Wheelchair Seating Solutions, they are located in Montana, Pretoria and was established in 2015. Steenkamp and Snyman Inc. is headed by Nicola Steenkamp and Dorinda Snyman who are both registered Medical Orthotists and Prosthetists with a passion for the industry and a combined experience of more than twenty years.Steenkamp and Snyman Inc.

They have a vision to grow the practice into a successful multi-disciplinary service, working closely with doctors, physiotherapists and occupational therapists to provide the necessary rehabilitation needed to treat a wide range of patients. “We want to help patients to affirm their lives by responsibly utilizing the latest technology advances in the field of Orthotics and Prosthetics. To achieve this vision we consistently strive to provide excellent customer service and continuity of care to all our patients.”

Steenkamp and Snyman Inc. provide a high quality service and products to individuals with amputations, disabilities and injuries alike through supplying effective Prosthetic, Orthotic and Mobility solutions which will enhance their independence and quality of life. “We work closely to provide patients with advanced and quality products that will function in their rehabilitation process and constantly learn from our partners and keep up to date with their technological advances in the field of bracing and supports.” Some of the other products that they supply include but are not limited to: Prosthesis; Walking Aids; Paragolfer; Pressure Care Cushions; Pediatric Wheelchairs; Motorized Wheelchairs; Manual Wheelchairs and Standing Wheelchairs.

Please feel free to contact Nicola Steenkamp & Dorinda Snyman for assistance on Tel no: 082 319 2991, Mobile no: 082 338 2430, or email us on: steenkamp.op@gmail.com. Alternatively you can visit their website at www.steenkamporthotics.co.za, or visit them at: Zambezi Junction, South Entrance, Shop 36A, Cnr of Breed str and Zambezi Dr, Montana, Pretoria, South Africa.

Scooters & Shopriders

A Mobility Scooter allows a user with normal balance and foot, knee or hip conditions to unload the lower extremities. Scooters substitute for walking by providing a wheeled device on which the user sits. Mobility Scooters are electrically powered and are useful for persons without the stamina to walk longer distances but who are still able to stand & walk a few steps, sit upright without torso support, & have use of their arms & can control the steering. They include people who Suffer from coronary or lung issues, Some forms of arthritis, Obesity, Some Paraplegics & Amputees, The Elderly, etc. Mobility Scooters are generally more affordable than Motorized Wheelchairs & are therefore a cheaper alternative.

Mobility Scooters have a seat over three, four or now five wheels, a flat area or foot plates for the feet, and handlebars or a delta-style steering arrangement in front to turn one, two or three steerable wheels. The seat may swivel to allow access when the front is blocked by the handlebars. Mobility Scooters are usually battery powered and require a battery or two which are stored on board the Scooter and are charged via an on-board or separate battery charger unit.

The steering column is centrally located at the front of the Scooter & may contain other features such as a speed limiter, lighting controls & turning signals. A battery use indicator is also often also included. The forward/reverse direction can be controlled by thumb paddles, finger controls, or a switch.

Disadvantages of Mobility Scooters Include:

  • The steering mechanism requires shoulder, hand strength, & some upper-body mobility & strength, including an upright posture.
  • Scooters also have fewer options for body support, such as head or leg rest and are rarely designed for ease of patient transfer from seat to bed.
  • There longer length, limits their turning radius & ability to use some lifts or wheelchair-designed ramps around corners. The longer length may also make it difficult to reach door-opener buttons or doorknobs.
  • Some Mobility Scooters have low ground clearance which can make it difficult to navigate certain obstacles, such as traveling in cities without proper curb cuts.
  • Navigating in restricted spaces, whether in the home or in public spaces & buildings can also be a problem.
 

These limitations may prevent some persons with disabilities from using Scooters but Scooter limitations may vary depending on model & manufacturer. A limitation of one make/model does not necessarily carry over to all Scooters. Four-wheel Scooters have a larger turning radius in general, than a three wheel Scooter. When purchasing a Scooter, you should compare length, width, turning radius & ground clearance to ensure the Scooter will fit with most commonly encountered obstacles in the user's environment.

Types of Mobility Scooters

There are three main types of Mobility Scooters available in South Africa, they include:

  1. Small, Lightweight Scooters for travel, which fold or are easily disassembled into smaller parts for easy transport.
  2. Medium Size, Mid-range Scooters are intended for both indoor and outdoor use & may also be able to fold or be disassembled.
  3. Large, Heavy Duty Scooters are ideal for rough outdoor terrain.

1. Lightweight Foldable Scooters 

Small Lightweight Scooters which fold or are easily disassembled into smaller parts are ideal for easy transport and travelling. There are two main types of Lightweight Foldable Mobility Scooters which are available in South Africa, they include 3 Wheel Scooters and 4 Wheel Scooters.

3 Wheel Scout Drive Medical Mobility Scooter:

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3 Wheel Small Lightweight Scooters: These types of Scooters include a variety of different makes including:

3 Wheel Scout Drive Medical Mobility Scooter: The Spitfire Scout is compact, lightweight and easy to disassemble, it has an easy tiller adjustment to suit user requirements, a removable seat & fold down tiller. This Scooter (pictured right) has a weight capacity of 130kg & splits easily for storage and transportation, so is perfect for taking wherever you want to go. The 3 wheel option boasts a much better turning circle, making it easier to manoeuvre in tight spaces & negotiating indoor obstacles, it combines easy and convenient mobility with superior value & can be disassembled quickly and easily into five easy-to-handle pieces for loading into a car, truck, or van. The three-wheel version offers great features like a quick connect battery pack and a delta-style tiller to make operating the scooter easier for those with limited strength or dexterity. This model comes with color-through panels to hide scuffs and scratches which is easy to change. It has a top speed of 6.5kmph & a Maximum range of 10 miles on a full battery charge. It also has an easy to remove battery pack fitted with 2 x 12 Ah airline friendly batteries with an easy to carry handle and locking mechanism & the on board and in house charging as standard. The Scooter also includes a comfortable lightweight seat which swivels 360° for easy transfers on and off the Scooter & an automatic electromagnetic brake system, height adjustable seat to suit user comfort requirements & delta barsShoprider SL7_3N Scooter are standard. The stylish silver wheel hubs with black wheel rims & black puncture proof non-marking tires are standard along with the rear anti tip wheels, front removable storage basket & the width adjustable flip up armrests which are added for flexibility. The anti roll back safety device prevents the Scooter from rolling backwards on hills, while the free wheel facility allows movement of the Scooter without switching the motor on. It is available to purchase from companies such as Prima Care, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

The Shoprider SL7-3N Scooter: is one of the smallest Scooters available and allows you to move through small spaces with ease and stability. The compact size makes it ideal to transport and it would fit into the smallest car boot. The Shoprider SL7-3N Scooter (Pictured above right) is the smallest Scooter in the Shoprider range, is affordable and comes with full features. With its patented quick connect battery pack, charging your Scooter has never been so easy. This product is available to purchase from companies such as Shoprider, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Mobility-Scooter-Drive-Medical-ST1

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4 Wheel Small Lightweight Scooters: These types of Scooters include a variety of different makes including:

Mobility Scooter - Drive Medical - ST1: The streamlined ST1 (pictured right) offers everything you need for simple, independent convenience. This product is available to purchase from companies such as Prima Care, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote. If you prefer to rent the Strident Scooter, you can contact companies such as Prima Care to find out more.

Mobility Scooter -Mobie Foldable: The Mobie Mobility Scooter (pictured right) is a space saving, lightweight folding Mobility Scooter that allows you to get around safely with the greatest of ease. It requires no tools or assembly, and can be easily folded and unfolded in less than a minute. It is available to purchase from companies such as Prima Care, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote. If you prefer to rent the Mobie Scooter, you can contact companies such as Prima Care to find out more.

The Mini Scooter 4 Wheel HS295: The 4 Wheel Mini Scooter (pictured below right) is lightweight & weighs only 49 Kg’s but is ideal for persons of up to 136 Kg. It has 4 wheels which means greater stability & a small turning circle of only 86,0 cm for easy manoeuvrability indoors and is compact enough to use in smaller spaces. It is ideal for loading into a car boot as it dismantles into 5 separate pieces for loading, the heaviest part weighs only 15,0 Kg. It has a height adjustable seat for comfort, the seat can also swivel, which is ideal for easy getting on and off the Scooter & the seat can also swivel to use at a table. The battery packMini Scooter 4 Wheel HS295 removes for convenient charging & the solid tyres means no punctures. This Scooter also includes a front basket to carry small items. It is available to purchase from companies such as CE Mobility, Clinical Emergencies, Prima Care, Simplify Wheelchair Seating, Wheelchairs on the Run & Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There are various other Lightweight Scooters which are available to be purchased from companies around South Africa including Shoprider, Wheelchairs on the Run, Prima Care, Mobility Aids, CE Mobility, Clinical Emergencies & Simplify Wheelchair Seating, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote. If you prefer to rent a Lightweight Scooter, you can also contact companies such as Prima Care, Mobility Aids & Pro Mobility to find out more, or visit our Equipment To Hire Page - Scooters to find out what is available in South Africa.

2. Medium Size, Mid-range Scooters

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Medium Size Mid-range Scooters can be used for both indoor and outdoor use, they usually have a speed of about 8 to 11 km/h and may also be easily disassembled into smaller parts which is ideal for easy transport and travelling. There are two main types of these Mobility Scooters which are available in South Africa, they include 3 Wheel Scooters and 4 Wheel Scooters.

3 Wheel Medium Size Scooters: These types of Scooters include a variety of different makes including:

The Shoprider 778NR: The Shoprider 778NR (pictured right) is a high powered and exceptionally well-built 3 wheeled Scooter, it has a carrying capacity of 135kg and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use, it can be used for shopping in the city or trips to nature. Thanks to its 3 wheels, it is very agile which enables it to cope with small curves. The Scooter comes with pneumatic tyres and has a comfortable swivel and rotating seat. It has a length of 1150mm, width of 600mm & 2 x 36 Amp batteries with a 0.8 hp motor, a range of 20-25 km & a speed of 8km/h. This product is available to purchase from companies such as Shoprider, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Midi Scooter HS-360 or 320: These Scooters (pictured right) are available in 4 or 3 wheels respectively they are stableMidi Scooter 3 or 4 Wheel enough to go over the tricky terrain you often encounter on our roads and pavements but is still compact enough to get through those tight spaces. They are available to be purchased from companies around South Africa including Wheelchairs on the Run, Mobility Aids, CE Mobility & Clinical Emergencies, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote. 

4 Wheel Medium Size Scooters: These types of Scooters include a variety of different makes including:

HS 295 Mobility Scooter: Is very compact and is easy to assemble store and transport. This 4-wheel Mobility Scooter  is one of the most convenient mobility scooters available, it is easy maneuverabel and is loaded with an 18 inch padded and adjustable seat, for such a compact handicap scooter. It disassembles into 4 main parts very easily and is an affordable scooter that goes a long way on a single charge. This mobility scooter has a great turning radius and is known to be a very durable, long lasting scooter. This product is available to purchase from companies such as Wheelchairs on the Run, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There are various other Medium Size Scooters and Shopriders which are available to be purchased from companies around South Africa including Shoprider, Pro Mobility, Wheelchairs on the Run, Prima Care, Mobility Aids, CE Mobility, Clinical Emergencies and Simplify Wheelchair Seating, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote. Most of these companies can also service & repair the products that they sell, while companies such as Sitwell, Wheelchairs on the Run and Shoprider also sell good quality 2nd hand products. If you prefer to rent a Heavy Duty Scooter, you can contact companies such as  Mobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies, Prima Care, & Pro Mobility to find out more, or visit our Equipment To Hire Page - Scooters to find out what is available in South Africa.

3. Large Heavy Duty Scooters

Hercules TE 778XLS

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Large, Heavy Duty Scooters are ideal for outdoor use and rough outdoor terrain, they are available to purchase from various companies in South Africa. These Scooters usually have a speed of 15 km/h and cannot disassemble into smaller parts for easy transport. There are two main types of these Mobility Scooters which are available in South Africa, they include 3 Wheel Scooters and 4 Wheel Scooters:

3 Wheel Large Heavy Duty Scooters: These types of Scooters include a variety of different makes including:

Hercules TE-778XLS: Known as the “Hercules” this heavy-duty three-wheeler (pictured right) has a powerful 2hp motor. The turning seat is extra wide and the Scooter has a carrying capacity of 170kg, with the heaviest part being 116kg. 3 Pneumatic tyres, a full lighting system including indicators and full suspension is standard. Powered by two 50amp x 12volt batteries this Scooter is very luxurious & provides a great performance and exceptional manoeuvrability but still fits through a normal door. It has a length of 1340mm & a width of 700mm, with 2 hp motors, & a range of 30-35 km with a top speed of 15 km/h. This product is available to purchase from companies such as Shoprider, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Shoprider TE-889XLS Mobility Scooter

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4 Wheel Large Heavy Duty Scooters: These types of Scooters include a variety of different makes including:

TE-889XLS: This Mobility Scooter, (Pictured right) has a revolutionary design, the sleek body incorporates twin head-lights, tail-lights, indicators and hazard lights. It’s imitation wood, Delta Control steering system will give unsurpassed driving comfort. This pedigree model features full suspension, a full lighting system and is driven by a powerful 2h.p. motor. The extra wide captain's seat is standard. This product is available to purchase from companies such as Shoprider, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

HS-890 Mobility Scooter: Has an extra spacious 22 inch 360 swivel seat which supports as much as 210kg in weight capacity making it great for above average body size. The HS-890 is capable of going 14 Kmph and lasting as long as 38 km. It is great for practically all terrains and runs on 13 inch tyres for a smooth drive over rough terrain. The high back contoured seat, full light kit with directional blinkers, as well as the full swivel, sliding seat add all the comforts for travel. The height, backrest, and arm widths on the seat is adjustable and they have a manual locking swivel mechanism. The distance from the tiller to seat can be adjusted & the seat is capable of rotating 360 degrees via a lever under the seat. All components are totally enclosed underneath the frame to avoid damage and dirt getting into them. Contact Wheelchairs on the Run to find out more or to receive a quote.Maxi Scooter HS-580

Maxi Scooter HS-580: The Maxi Scooters (Pictured on the right) is one of the largest Scooters on the market & provide peace of mind with their extra stability, long range batteries and powerful motors. These Maxi Scooters are available to purchase from companies such as CE Mobility, Wheelchairs on the Run & Clinical Emergencies, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

The Envoy 4 Mobility Scooter: enjoys a whole host of excellent features including Stylish silver wheel hubs, Delta bars as standard, Black pneumatic tyres, all-round suspension, a powerful 350W motor, LED headlights and large range batteries. It has a top speed of 4mph and a maximum range of 30 miles. Contact Prima Care to find out more or to receive a quote. If you prefer to rent one of these Scooters, you can contact companies such as Prima Care, contact them to find out more.

There are various other Heavy Duty Scooters which are available to be purchased from companies around South Africa including Shoprider, Wheelchairs on the Run, Prima Care, Mobility Aids, CE Mobility, Clinical Emergencies & Simplify Wheelchair Seating, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote. If you prefer to rent a Heavy Duty Scooter, you can also contact companies such as Prima Care, Mobility Aids & Pro Mobility to find out more, or visit our Equipment To Hire Page - Scooters to find out what is available in South Africa.

Automatic Scooter Lift

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If you use any of these types of Mobility Scooters and Shopriders listed above, you may require a suitable Vehicle and Vehicle Aid to assist you to lift and transport your Scooter. There are Various types of this equipment which is available to purchase in South Africa, they include products such as the:

Automatic Scooter Lift For Your Mobility Scooter: This motorized lift assists you to lift your Mobility Scooter in & out of the car with ease. This new innovative lifter now makes transporting your Mobility Scooter easy. The Hercules is a foldable and portable lifter designed to make it easier to lift the Scooter by automatically hoisting it, then enabling you to guide it into your car, truck or van. The lift is powered by the battery on the Mobility Scooter, with one simple plug into your Scooter, it is ready to use. This product is available to purchase from companies such as Prima Care, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

These and other types of Mobility Scooters Vehicle Aids are available in South Africa to purchase from companies such as Prima Care, Pro Mobility, ShopriderWheelchairs on the Run, Clinical Emergencies, Mobility Aids & Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Most of these companies can also install, service & repair the products that they sell, visit our Vehicle Aids page to find out more about other types of Vehicle Aids that can be used to transport your Scooter or Shoprider.

Wheelchairs

"The wheelchair should not be symbol of disability. A wheelchair is a vehicle to liberation and freedom; a chariot for independence. - Rick Hansen"

Wheelchairs are used by persons with Mobility Impairments who find walking difficult or impossible due to illness, injury, or disability. There are a variety of different types of wheelchairs, with some allowing either manual propulsion by the seated occupant turning the rear wheels by hand, or electric propulsion by motors. There are often handles behind the seat to allow the wheelchair to be pushed by another person. In recent years a combination of manual and electric propulsion have been introduced.

When first injured, and faced with the decision to choose between all the different types of wheelchairs which are available, it is sometimes difficult to know what is an appropriate wheelchair for you. Everyone is different and choosing the wrong wheelchair can lead to a wide range of complications. Click on the link, "What Is An Appropriate Wheelchair?" to find out more about this, or read the article below to find out what types of wheelchairs are available in South Africa.

Manual Wheelchairs

A basic manual wheelchair (pictured right) incorporates a seat, foot rests and four wheels: two caster wheels at the front and two large wheels at the back which usually have handrims, with which the user can propel the chair forward. Most wheelchairs also have two push handles at the top of the backrest to allow for manual propulsion by a second person. Everyone is different and requires different needs, Manual Wheelchairs are therefor often customized for the user's needs. Such customizations may include the seat dimensions, height, seat angle, footrests, leg rests, front casters, anti-tip bars or wheels and safety belts. Some Wheelchairs also offer support for limbs or you neck or head and also include Accessories such as: Wheelchair Bags, Wheelchair Trays/Tables, mounts or carrying devices for crutches, walkers or oxygen tanks, drink holders, & clothing protectors. Visit our Accessories page to find out more about various Accessories available for Wheelchairs in South Africa.

There are also a variety of different types of Manual Wheelchairs. Everyday Manual Wheelchairs come in two major designs:

  • Rigid Wheelchairs
  • Folding Wheelchairs.

"Wheelchairs that have an "X" frame design fold from side to side and are considered folding wheelchairs. An "X" frame is basically the cross-frame members that can be seen when looking under the seat from either the front or back of the wheelchair.

Wheelchairs known as rigid framed will not fold from side to side and are in the non-folding group of wheelchairs. In the wheelchair industry, Rigid Wheelchairs are usually considered wheelchairs that athletes and young sports minded users would be interested in but others can benefit from these wheelchairs as well."

To find out more about the Pros and Cons of Folding vs Rigid wheelchairs, click on the followiong links below:

Rigid Wheelchairs

The Rollability MK2

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Rigid Wheelchairs are increasingly preferred by active users, they have permanently welded joints & fewer moving parts, which reduces the energy required to push the wheelchair by eliminating points where the wheelchair would flex as it moves. Welding the joints also reduces the overall weight of the chair. Rigid chairs typically feature instant-release rear wheels and backrests that fold down flat, allowing the user to dismantle the chair quickly for storage in a car. Visit "Transferring & Loading Wheelchair Into A Vehicle" to find out more.

There are a wide variety of different types of these Rigid Wheelchairs, some are now made from ultralight materials such as aircraft aluminium, titanium or Carbon Fiber. Some of these wheelchairs also include Accessories that can be purchased with the wheelchair or added to the chair later. They include products such as: "Loopwheels Wheels", "Soft Wheels", "Off-Road Wheels" or "Polymer Shock Absorbers", which cushion the bumps over which the chair rolls. Shock Absorbers may be added to the front wheels or to the rear wheels, or both. Other products include the "Icon Nu Drive Lever Propulsion" which can be fitted to your wheelchair, as an alternative to pushing. (Visit our Spares & Accessories section to find out more.)

Rigid Wheelchairs also have the option for their rear wheels to have a camber or tilt, which angles the tops of the wheels in toward the Wheelchair, which allows for better propulsion by the user which is desired by long-term users. Sports Wheelchairs also have large camber angles to improve stability (Visit our "Sports, Exercise & Rehabilitation Equipment" page to find out more about these products.).

Various types of Rigid Wheelchairs are available to purchase in South Africa, some are imported, while some are manufactured here, these Wheelchairs include products such as the:

CSEI Evo (Double Post) Carbon Fiber Wheelchair

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The Rollability MK2: This rigid frame wheelchair, (Pictured above right) is the lightest adjustable locally manufactured rigid wheelchair with less than 8kg of loading weight. It is fully custom built for your needs and specifications without compromising on weight or quality. The wide variety of colours and design options together with the slim tube and open frame design, make it easy on the eye and even easier to load into a vehicle. The modern single tube design allows ease of passing the wheelchair over your lap in the motor car. With hundreds of options and adjustments, you can truly customise the MK2 to suit every aspect of your life. They are available to be purchased from companies around South Africa including Wheelchairs on the Run, Mobility Aids & CE Mobility, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote. 

CSEI Evo (Double Post) Carbon Fiber Wheelchair: This rigid frame wheelchair, (Pictured on the right) is innovative in terms of technology, with the materials and design, giving the most of the attention to the end user. It was engineered and built entirely in Italy and combines the lightness of carbon fibre, the style of Italian design and easy handling, to make a beautiful, lightweight, easy to handle and customizable wheelchair which comes in different colours, patterns, design and styles. Contact Sitwell to find out more or to receive a quote. This Wheelchair also comes in a Single Post design.

Motus Wheelchair

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Motus: The Motus Wheelchair (pictured right) can be used by persons with Paraplegia, Spina bifida, Poliomyelitis, Hemiplegia, Muscular dystrophy, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Rheumatic disorders or Amputation. The Motus Wheelchair is a versatile all-round wheelchair with compact dimensions and a closed anterior frame which is foldable and easy to stow. The Motus has a robust, highly stable construction with precise adaptation of seat geometry, seat height and centre of gravity. It has numerous options and accessories, including back upholstery made of breathable material. This Wheelchair is available to purchase from companies such as Steenkamp and Snyman Inc., contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

These and other types of Rigid Wheelchairs are available in South Africa to purchase from companies such as Prima CareSheer Mobility, Pro Mobility, Sitwell, ShopriderWheelchairs on the RunCE Mobility, Mobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies, Steenkamp and Snyman Inc. and  Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Most of these companies can also service & repair the products that they sell, while companies such as Sitwell, Wheelchairs on the Run and Shoprider also sell good quality 2nd hand products. If you prefer to rent a Wheelchair, you can contact companies such as Wheelchairs on the Run, Mobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies & Prima Care who can also rent out a variety of these Wheelchairs.

Folding Wheelchairs

Folding Wheelchairs are easier to transport, these wheelchairs can also be light & can be folded for storage, or placement into a vehicle. They are generally used for lighter people, who are less active & do not jump pavements, or go up & down steps, by avoiding these activities will help the chair to last longer. Some Folding Wheelchairs are often cheaper like those used by hospitals, doctors rooms, shopping centres, etc.

Quickie Life

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Their are various types of Folding Wheelchairs which are available to purchase in South Africa, some are imported, while some are manufactured here, these Wheelchairs include products such as the:

Quickie Life: The Quickie Life is available as a fixed front or swing-away, the Quickie Life, (Pictured on the right) can cater for a number of needs and requirements & combines a quality, lightweight build with a stylish design. It is available in two frame types:

  • The fixed front (weighing from 12.kg with wheels) provides the user with less play whilst propelling the wheelchair.
  • The swing-away version ensures easier transfers and a more compact size when folded for transportation.

The Quickie Life is fully adjustable and can be configured to suit you and your lifestyle, it is available to purchase from companies such as Wheelchairs on the Run, Mobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies & CE Mobility, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Sheer Mobility Foldable Manual Wheelchair

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The Quickie Neon: has an innovative cross-brace and fold-down backrest, the Neon achieves folded dimensions unheard of up to now and is the smallest wheelchair in its class, it fits in practically anywhere in the car, travelling, at work or leisure. It is perfect for the active person, as it is extremely small and an absolute lightweight with a weight of 9.7 kg’s, but has a weight capacity of 125 to 140 kg for reinforced chairs. This wheelchair is available in sizes 12”- 20”, with various rear wheel, seat and castor options. This Wheelchair is available to purchase from companies such as Mobility Aids, CE Mobility & Wheelchairs on the Run, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Sheer Mobility Foldable Manual Wheelchair: Has a high strength ultra lightweight frame with swing back arms and a quick release multi position rear axle, with height adjustable front castor forks, Padded breathable nylon upholstery, 6” x 1” cast wheels with lightweight polyurethane tyres, 24” x 1”, lightweight aluminium spoke rear wheels, swing away or swing in detachable footrests, adjustable length foot plates and high impact composite foot plates, removable armrests, angle adjustable foot plates, backrest that are height adjustable and a weight carrying capacity of 100kg. This Wheelchair is available to purchase from companies such as Sheer Mobility, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Start M2 Wheelchair

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Start M2 Wheelchair: The Stuart M2 Wheelchair (pictured right) is primarily for use by geriatrics but may also be used by persons with Rheumatic complaints, neurological deficits like MS or Parkinson’s disease. The Stuart M2 Wheelchair is fully configurable and lightweight with an aluminium frame which is silver metallic in colour and tip-assist integrated into the frame. The seat and back is upholstered with black nylon and the side panel with armrest as height adjusted table options available. The M2 also includes a Knee lever wheel lock and individual footrests which are angle-adjustable and have plastic foot plates and swing-away footrest holders. This Wheelchair is available to purchase from companies such as Steenkamp and Snyman Inc., contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

These and other types of Folding Wheelchairs are available in South Africa to purchase from companies such as Prima CareSheer Mobility, Pro Mobility, Sitwell, ShopriderWheelchairs on the RunCE Mobility, Mobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies, Steenkamp and Snyman Inc. and Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Most of these companies can also service & repair the products that they sell, while companies such as Sitwell, Wheelchairs on the Run and Shoprider also sell good quality 2nd hand products. If you prefer to rent a Wheelchair, you can contact companies such as Wheelchairs on the Run, Mobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies & Prima Care who can also rent out a variety of these Folding Wheelchairs.

Besides the 2 main types of Manual Wheelchairs, there are a variety of other types of Manual Wheelchairs that may fit into the non-folding or folding category depending on the type of chair and functions needed. The following Manual Wheelchairs are also available in South Africa:

  • Standing Manual Wheelchairs
  • Tilting Manual Wheelchair
  • Reclining Manual Wheelchairs
  • Off-Road or All-Terrain Wheelchairs
  • Bariatric Manual Wheelchairs for heavier and larger people.
  • Pediatric Wheelchairs for children
  • Transport Manual Wheelchairs

Standing Wheelchairs

Roc Hydraulic Standup Wheelchair

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Standing Wheelchairs can also be known as a Standing Chair and are similar to a Standing Frame, which allows a wheelchair user to raise the chair from a seated to a standing position. (See our "Sports, Exercise & Rehabilitation Equipment" page to find out more about Standing Frames.) The standing wheelchair supports the person in a standing position and enables interaction with people and objects at eye level. Standing wheelchairs can be either manually operated, have power-operated wheels but manual lifting mechanisms or be fully powered with, for example, hydraulic lifting mechanisms. They are used to achieve regular mobility and to stand the person up using hydraulics or other power sources. Some standing wheelchairs may be driven from the standing position, however there is some medical concern of an increased risk of long bone fractures while driving due to the legs being under a heavy load. Standing wheelchairs are used by people with mild to severe disabilities including: spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, post-polio syndrome and more. Standing Wheelchairs offer many health benefits and studies have shown evidence that standing wheelchairs help improve circulation, urinary health, bowel function and bone density. Standing wheelchairs may also improve over all quality of life and independence among users. There are a variety of different types of Manual Standing Wheelchairs which are available from various companies in South Africa, they include products such as the:

Roc Hydraulic Standup Wheelchair: This Standing Wheelchair (Pictured on the right) is ideal for indoor activity and has medium adjustability. It has a simple, light weight design with a unique easy control, dual gas assisted lift pumps and an advanced stability design with dual safety protection to prevent an accidental improper operation, therefor making standing-up and sitting-down easy and safe. It is available in size: 16", 18" and has multiple adjustments to fit the user size. It has an adjustable: back height, seat depth, footrest height and has a load capacity of 110kg's. The Roc Hydraulic Standup Wheelchair is available to purchase from companies such as Wheelchairs on the Run, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

These and other types of Standing Manual Wheelchairs are available in South Africa to purchase from other companies such as CE Mobility, Mobility Aids & Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Most of these companies can also service & repair the products that they sell, while companies such as Sitwell, Wheelchairs on the Run and Shoprider also sell good quality 2nd hand products. If you prefer to rent a Wheelchair, you can contact companies such as Wheelchairs on the Run, Mobility Aids & Prima Care may also rent out a variety of these Wheelchairs.

You can also visit our Standing Motorized Wheelchairs section below to find out more about the different types of Standing Motorized Wheelchairs that are available in South Africa and the companies that provide them.

Tilting Wheelchairs

Alu Rehab Netti 4U CED Tilt-In-Space

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Tilting Wheelchairs have seating surfaces which can be tilted to various angles. The original concept was developed by an orthotist who worked with children with disabilities and observed that postural deformities such as scoliosis could be supported or partially corrected by allowing the wheelchair user to relax in a tilted position. When tilting a Wheelchair, the seat-back, seat base, and leg rests tilt back as one unit, similar to the way a person might tip a four-legged chair backwards to balance it on the back legs. Tilting wheelchairs are preferred by people who use molded or contoured seats, who need to maintain a particular posture, they are commonly used by persons with cerebral palsy, muscle diseases, or limited range of motion in the hip or knee joints. Tilting options are more common than reclining options in wheelchairs designed for use by children, or for those who need to keep a communication device, powered wheelchair controls, or other attached device in the same relative position throughout the day. The feature is also of value to users who are unable to sit upright for extended periods for pain or other reasons. Manual Tilting Wheelchairs for adults are available from various companies in South Africa and include products such as:

Alu Rehab Netti 4U CED Tilt-In-Space: Is ergonomically adjustable to multiple positions and sizes and is suitable from Head and high-level spinal injury to an active user. The Netti 4UCED aluminium chair offers excellent ergonomic seating solutions and is user-friendly with functional red operating handles. The armrests can be folded up to facilitate a side and sling transfer. The seating chassis is adjustable for stability, support and comfort, the Seat and backrest cushions are interchangeable to ensure correct seating support, growth is also accommodated. The chair is lightweight and foldable, making it easy to transport and ideal for users with Degenerative diseases, as this chair offers increased support as one’s needs change. This smooth-running comfortable wheelchair has an attractive design, compact low weight and narrow overall width and is therefor easy to use. Contact Sitwell to find out more or receive a quote.

Other Manual Tilting Wheelchairs are also available from various other companies including Prima Care, CE Mobility, Mobility Aids, Sitwell and Simplify Wheelchair Seating, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote. Most of these companies can also service & repair the products that they sell, while companies such as Sitwell and Shoprider also sell good quality 2nd hand products. If you prefer to rent a Wheelchair, you can contact companies such as Wheelchairs on the Run, Mobility Aids & Prima Care who may also rent out a variety of these Wheelchairs.

Tilting Wheelchairs are also available in different types of Motorized Wheelchairs, as well as a variety of Manual and Motorized Pediatric Wheelchairs and Buggies. The Motorized Wheelchairs which have Tilt function also often have a Recline function. Visit our Tilt and Recline Motorized Wheelchairs section below to find out more about the Tilt and Recline Motorized Wheelchairs which are available in South Africa and the companies that sell them, or visit our Pediatric Wheelchairs page to find out more about the Tilt Manual and Motorized Pediatric Wheelchairs and Buggies that are available in South Africa and the companies that sell them.

Reclining Wheelchairs

Reclining Wheelchairs allows the use to recline the backrest down at different angles, while the seat base remains in the same position. When fully reclined, it spreads the person's weight over the entire back side of the body, in some chairs the leg rests can also be raised, while some reclining wheelchairs lean back far enough that the user can lie down completely flat. Reclining wheelchairs are preferred in some cases for some medical purposes, such as reducing the risk of pressure sores, providing passive movement of hip and knee joints, and making it easier to perform some nursing procedures, such as intermittent catheterization to empty the bladder and transfers to beds. These Wheelchairs are also useful when visiting the dentist or for people who may want to take a "nap" in their Wheelchair. The use of reclining wheelchairs is particularly common among people with spinal cord injuries such as quadriplegics. Their are various types of Manual Reclining Wheelchairs which are available to purchase in South Africa, they include products that recline partially or recline fully and include wheelchairs such as:

The CE Semi Recliner is ideal for those who require a reclining backrest and head support. It has a Removable head rest support and quick release rear wheels, the foldable steel frame is available in sizes 14”, 16” and18” and this chair is often prescribed with elevating footrests. It has a reclining backrest of 0 to 30 degrees and a standard seat with a weight capacity of 110kg. This Wheelchair is available to purchase from companies such as Wheelchairs on the Run, CE Mobility, Clinical Emergencies & Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more or receive a quote.

Wheelchair – Drive Medical – Recliner

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Wheelchair Drive Medical Recliner: The Drive Medical Reclining Wheelchair is a full recliner with a new state-of-the-art hydraulic reclining mechanism that allows for infinite adjustments up to 180 degrees. The Drive Medical Reclining Wheelchair, (Pictured on the right) is available to purchase from companies such as Prima Care, contact them to find out more or receive a quote.

WR Full Recliner Wheelchair: The rear axle base moves, providing a stable center-of-gravity in a reclined position. It has a dynamic recline range from 95” to 175”, +/- 5 º. The multiple wheel offerings allow variation of seat-to-floor heights. The Urethane read tires mounted on “no flex” wheels offer superior performance with Urethane casters for a better ride and lighter weight. The Heavy-duty inner liners keep seat and back from stretching. The Drive Medical Reclining Wheelchair is available to purchase from companies such as Wheelchairs on the Run, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There are various other companies that sell various other Manual Reclining Wheelchairs, including Prima Care, Wheelchairs on the Run, CE Mobility, Mobility Aids & Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Most of these companies can also service & repair the products that they sell, while companies such as Sitwell and Shoprider also sell good quality 2nd hand products. If you prefer to rent a Wheelchair, you can contact companies such as Pro Mobility, Mobility Aids, Wheelchairs on the Run, Clinical Emergencies & Prima Care, who may also rent out various Manual Wheelchairs.

Reclining Wheelchairs are also available in different types of Motorized Wheelchairs, as well as a variety of Manual and Motorized Pediatric Wheelchairs and Buggies. The Motorized Wheelchairs which have Recline functions also often have a Tilt function. Visit our Tilt and Recline Motorized Wheelchairs section below to find out more about the Tilt and Recline Motorized Wheelchairs which are available in South Africa and the companies that sell them, or visit our Pediatric Wheelchairs page to find out more about the Tilt Manual and Motorized Pediatric Wheelchairs and Buggies that are available in South Africa and the companies that sell them.

Off-Road & All Terrain Wheelchairs

Off road RoughRider Wheelchair

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Off-Road or All-Terrain Wheelchairs allow users to access terrain otherwise completely inaccessible to a wheelchair user. There are a variety of different types of these Wheelchairs including Wheelchairs used for everyday use and Wheelchairs that have been developed for sports and activities.  All Terrain Wheelchairs which have been developed, so persons with disabilities can enjoy sports and activities such as Mountain Biking and going to the beach. There are also various different Manual Beach wheelchairs which can be used for going on the beach, into the water on uneven terrain, or even on snow. Visit our section on Accessible Beaches to find out more about renting these Beach Wheelchairs or visit our "Sports, Exercise & Rehabilitation Equipment" page to find out about other Beach, Off-Road or Sports Manual Wheelchairs which are available to purchase in South Africa.
Many South Africans who use Wheelchairs love the outdoors, or live on farms or in Rural areas where the roads are extremely uneven, Off-Road Wheelchairs can therefore come in very useful. There are a variety of different types and styles of these Off-Road Wheelchairs which are available in South Africa, including:

The Off Road  RoughRider Wheelchair: This Wheelchair takes you places where the average wheelchair cannot go. The Off Road RoughRider, (Pictured on the right) has proved itself in 45 other countries as the ultimate Off-road wheelchair. The revolutionary design moves castors forward without increasing the overall length of the wheelchair. This reduces the amount of weight that the castors bear allowing for easier propulsion over uneven terrain. Produced in South Africa in collaboration with Whirlwind International. The Off road RoughRider Wheelchair has a revolutionary frame design that allows it to fold, with a height and tension adjustable backrest. The Wheelchair also includes height adjustable footrests, 37mm heavy duty bearings, 4cm Rubber castors and wide rear wheels with solid tyres, that will get you over almost anything. The Off road RoughRider Wheelchair is available to purchase from companies such as Wheelchairs on the Run, Mobility Aids & CE Mobility, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Top End Crossfire All Terrain Wheelchair

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Top End Crossfire All Terrain Wheelchair: The Top End Crossfire All Terrain Wheelchair (pictured right) is the monster truck of wheelchairs and is designed for those people who like to hike, fish, camp, hunt, kayak, garden or go to the beach. Designed and manufactured by Top End, the Crossfire All Terrain Wheelchair has a rugged custom built rigid frame built of 6061T6 Aluminum with a reinforced open frame design and equipped with enormous 25” x 2.75” knobby wheels and huge 8” x 2” front casters for extreme traction. It is engineered with mega ground clearance, plus forward and side-to-side stability to assist you to conquer the toughest terrain. With a weight capacity of approx. 113 kg and an adjustable center of gravity, footrest height/angle, seat and back upholstery, and back height, it is an excellent choice for anyone wanting to go off-road. The Top End Crossfire All Terrain Wheelchair is available to purchase from companies such as Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There are various other companies that sell these and other Manual Off-Road Wheelchairs, including Wheelchairs on the Run, CE Mobility, Mobility Aids and Clinical Emergencies. Most of these companies can also service & repair the products that they sell, while companies such as  Wheelchairs on the Run, Sitwell and Shoprider also sell good quality 2nd hand products. If you prefer to rent a Wheelchair, you can contact companies such as such as Pro Mobility, Mobility Aids, Wheelchairs on the Run, Clinical Emergencies & Prima Care, who may also rent out a variety of these Wheelchairs, contact them to find out more.

You can also visit our Off-Road Motorized Wheelchairs section below to find out about the different types of Off-Road Motorized Wheelchairs available in South Africa and the companies that provide them, or visit our "Sports, Exercise & Rehabilitation Equipment" page to find out about other Off-Road or Sports Wheelchairs that are available.

Bariatric Wheelchairs

Super-Heavy-Duty-Wheelchair

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A Bariatric Wheelchair is designed to support larger people and heavier weights. Most standard Wheelchairs are designed to support no more than 113 kg's on average, but there are a variety of different types of these Bariatric Wheelchairs and other Bariatric equipment such as Bathroom Aids, Walking Aids and Pressure Care Mattresses, which are available in South Africa and can support people weighing up to 125 kg. This Bariatric equipment is available from various companies in South Africa and include Wheelchairs such as:

Wheelchair - Super Heavy Duty: Is the ultimate in economical heavy duty Wheelchairs, this versatile Super Heavy Duty Wheelchair (pictured right) has a Steel Powder Coated frame, with a seat width of 55cm and a weight capacity of 125kg. The double cross brace gives added support to a comfortable ride which includes a 24" padded seat cushion, Rubber Pneumatic mag wheels & solid foam front castors. With a weight of 21.5kg and detachable foot rests and flip-up arm rests, this Folding Wheelchair can be fairly easily transported, it is available to purchase from companies such as Prima Care, contact them to find out more or receive a quote.

CE Bariatric Wheelchair: This Heavy-Duty Wheelchair is wider and stronger than most Manual Wheelchairs on the market, it is available in various widths and has a weight capacity of 140 kg + & is also available in extra-large and extra-strength sizes of 20″, 22″ and 24″ seat widths. The CE Bariatric Wheelchair has been designed and manufactured locally & is available to purchase from companies such as Mobility Aids & Clinical Emergencies, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

These and other Heavy Duty Wheelchairs are also available to purchase from companies such as Prima Care & Mobility Aids, while companies such as SitwellWheelchairs on the Run and Shoprider also sell good quality 2nd hand products. If you prefer to rent a Wheelchair, you can contact companies such as as Pro MobilityWheelchairs on the Run, Mobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies, Steenkamp & Snyman Inc. and Prima Care, who may also rent out a variety of these Wheelchairs, contact them to find out more.

You can also visit our other Assistive Devices pages to find other types of Bariatric Equipment, or click on: Heavy Duty Motorized Wheelchairs to view the section below about Heavy Duty Motorized Wheelchairs which are available in South Africa.

Buggy's & Pediatric Wheelchairs

Pediatric Wheelchairs are another available subset of Wheelchairs. Some Assistive Devices have been designed to be used by both adults and children, but there is some equipment including Pediatric Wheelchairs which has been designed specifically to assist children with Mobility Impairments to enjoy a better quality of life. There is also a wide variety of other Pediatric Equipment which has been specially designed and manufactured to assist children, and adolescents with posture support, mobility, positioning and much, much more, this equipment includes: Adjustable Beds, Mattresses, Strollers, Manual and Motorized Wheelchairs, Buggies, Hoists, Slings, Shower and Bath Chairs, Lifts and many other recreational items such as Dancing Wheelchairs, Computer Aids and the Tricycles. Due to the wide variety of different types of these products that are available throughout South Africa, we have allocated a specific page to deal with these products and the companies that provide them in South Africa, such as Prima Care, Mobility Aids, Sitwell Technologies, Steenkamp and Snyman Inc. and Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Some of these companies can advise you on which products would best suite you and also assist with seating and positioning and the service and repairs of the equipment that they sell.

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Transport & Transit Manual Wheelchairs

Transit Wheelchairs

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Transport & Transit Wheelchairs are used to move people around who cannot propel themselves using a standard wheelchair, they are ideal for people such as the elderly who find a regular wheelchair too big or heavy to move around. They are often more compact and lighter compared to standard wheelchairs and have smaller back wheels, so cannot be propelled forward by the user sitting in the Wheelchair. There are a variety of different types of these Wheelchairs available to purchase in South Africa, they include products such as:

Wheelchair - Transit: This Transit Wheelchair has a compact frame yet can accommodate most users, it is incredibly lightweight and is easy to fold. The Transit Wheelchair is designed for absolute convenience in every aspect, it has a small frame yet is large enough to accommodate most users, it is also incredibly lightweight and easy to fold. The Transit Wheelchair is most ideal for travelling as it can be stowed away in the smallest of spaces and and in a moments can serve as a Transport Chair when needed. This Aluminium super lightweight chair has flip-up armrests, a seat belt, 15cm solid mag rear wheels, 12cm front castors and attendant brakes. It has a weight of 6,9kg and a weight capacity of 100kg with an overall width of 51cm's; Seat width of 38cm's; Seat height of 45cm's and a Handle height of 88cm'. This Transit Wheelchair is available to purchase from companies such as Prima Care, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Pride YK9093 Manual Wheelchair

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Transport Wheelchair: This Folding Wheelchair (pictured on the right) is ideal for short distance indoor transport. It has a 19″ Seat Width, Foldable Backrest, Flip up armrests, Fixed footrests, 6″ front castors, 12″ rear spoke wheel with PU tyres and a weight of 9.6kg. Contact Ability Assist to find out more or to receive a quote.

Wheelchair - Super Lightweight - Transport: This Folding Wheelchair weighs only 9.5kg and folds to fit most of the smallest cars boots on today’s roads, thanks to the Fold-able backrest, Flip up arm rests and lightweight construction. It has a maximum weight capacity of 100kg and has fixed foot rests and a rear wheel brake lever. It also includes a 19” Seat Width, 6” Front Castors, 12” Rear Castors, Spoken Wheels with PU Tyre’s and Seat Belt for added safety. This and other Transport Wheelchairs are available to purchase from companies such as Prima Care, Mobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies & Simplify Wheelchair Seating, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Other similar Transport Wheelchairs are also available from companies such as Ability Assist, Prima Care, Mobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies, Sitwell and Simplify Wheelchair Seating , contact them to find out more or to receive a quote. Companies such as SitwellWheelchairs on the Run and Shoprider also sell good quality 2nd hand products. If you prefer to rent a Wheelchair, you can contact companies such as Pro MobilityWheelchairs on the Run, Mobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies & Prima Care, who also rent out a variety of these Wheelchairs, contact them to find out more.

Other Types Of Manual Wheelchairs

There are various other types of Manual Wheelchairs, such as: "Evacuation Chairs" and "Commode Wheelchairs":

Evacuation Chairs: are used by persons who are unable to walk up and down steps and need to be evacuated due to emergency or if the Elevators are not available or not working. Evacuation Chairs are also known as disabled evacuation chairs, stairway evacuation chairs, fire evacuation chairs or airport evacuation chairs, which are used to assist wheelchair users in airplanes. Click on the link below to visit our "Hoists, Lifts & Transferring Aids - Evacuation Chairs" and find out more about these different types of Evacuation Chairs and Equipment, or click on the link below to find out about other types of Hoists, Lifts & Transferring Aids.

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Commode Wheelchairs: are used by persons with Mobility Impairments who need assistance due to a walking difficulty or complete inability to walk. It enables the person to go from the bed to the shower or bathroom & can then be used in the bathroom & shower. A Commode Wheelchair has an armrest, pail, cushion, & wheels to transport you easily to the bathroom or shower. Most Commode Wheelchairs have a removable pail and flip back armrests, as well as a cushion which helps improve the user's comfort and support. The patient can either be maneuvered over the toilet, or the Commode Wheelchair can be used as a portable toilet that can be placed at the bedside of a patient whose activity is limited. Click on the link below to visit our "Bathroom Aids - Commodes & Shower Chairs With Wheels" section to find out more about these Commodes, or click on the link below to find out about other "Bathroom Aids & Accessories"

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Power-Assist Manual Wheelchairs

For many years there were three main types of Wheelchairs available to persons with Mobility Impairments, they were: Manual Wheelchairs, Scooters & Motorized Wheelchairs. A forth option has recently become available for wheelchair users, this is a combination of a Manual Wheelchair & a Motorized Wheelchair. There are couple of different types available to purchase from various companies in South Africa, they can take one of three forms:

  • delivered directly through an auxiliary drive wheel.
  • integrated with the hub of hand-propelled wheels, so that any force on the pushrims is magnified by the drive system.
  • mounted under the wheelchair and controlled as with a Power Wheelchair, but with the motive force either transmitted to the main wheels via a friction drive system.
Easy Drive

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The SmartDrive: Is a revolutionary new power assist device, (Pictured on the right) which clips easily onto your Manual Wheelchair. You tap the pushrim and the SmartDrive accelerates, tap again and it maintains that speed until you brake by simply tapping twice. Weighing less than 6kg's, the SmartDrive is easy to install and transport and can be fitted to rigid or folding wheelchairs. It is believed that the use of this device may reduce the frequency of upper limb injuries & allow an individual to use a manual wheelchair for a longer period of time. It is significantly easier for individuals to propel on carpets, dimple strips, up a ramp, as well as up curbs. Individuals report that it provided relief when fatigued & that the wheelchair went faster resulting in accomplishing more in the day. It also gives higher comfort & easier propulsion as compared to a normal manual wheelchair.

The Pushtracker wrist band is also available with the Smart Drive, it has an OLED screen and allows you to track your daily propulsion actiivity and customise the control mode to suit you and your environment. The MX2+ control mode opens this amazing product to even more users. Double tap to start ramping up your speed, tap to coast at your current speed and the double tap to brake, this product is deal for weaker pushers.

These products are available to purchase from a number of companies including Wheelchairs on the Run, Mobility Aids & CE Mobility, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Alber E-Motion M25

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The Alber E-Motion M25 Power Drive: The Alber E-Motion M25 Power Drive (pictured right) offers extra power and a lighter weight in comparison to the previous model. Each wheel weighs only 7.8 kg, a 33% reduction from the M15 and is now available in three wheel sizes, 22", 24" and 26". It is ideal for active individuals looking for a powerful and versatile mobility solution to suit a busy lifestyle. This product is available to purchase from companies such as Simplify Wheelchair Seating, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

The Alber E-Fix Add-on Drive: can turn your manual wheelchair into a compact electric wheelchair with, the drive can be individually programmed and can therefore be adapted perfectly to meet your personal needs. The electric add-on drive is the simple way to increase your freedom of movement, the e-fix also allows you to cover greater distances and handle slopes effortlessly. This product is available to purchase from companies such as Simplify Wheelchair Seating, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Quickie WheelDrive Power Assist: The innovative WheelDrive power assist is designed to make driving your wheelchair easier - in every situation, offering therapeutic benefits at the same time. Due to its unique dual rim concept, WheelDrive not only gives power assistance while self-propelling, it also allows for continues drive. This product is available to purchase from companies such as CE Mobility and Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Benoit Light Drive Powerdrive Motor adaptation Unit

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Benoit Light Drive Power drive Motor adaptation unit: The Light Drive, (Pictured on the right) can be used by nearly all wheelchair users. It turns your manual wheelchair into an ultra-light, high-performance electric wheelchair in a matter of seconds. The Light Drive’s compact design means that it can fit into the smallest of cars. It is a breeze to take to the shops or to meet up with friends, you can even take it on holiday as it can travel on the plane in the luggage compartment, once on holiday, you have much greater freedom of movement. The Light Drive is equally at home in the city or in the country as it works on many types of terrain, you can also use reverse gear to get over larger obstacles like pavements and small steps or small obstacles in your path. The Light Drive has the advantages of a manual wheelchair and the power of an electric wheelchair. The Light Drive is controlled with a joystick and yet remains as manoeuvrable and as easy to use as a manual chair, by releasing the clutch you can freewheel giving you the freedom to choose when to use it. It gives you the freedom to climb hills with no effort, coast across the grass, sweep along gravel paths, in short, most things pedestrians can do.

This product is available to purchase from companies such as Sitwell, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote. Companies such as Sitwell also sell good quality 2nd hand products.

Motorized Wheelchairs

Motorized Wheelchairs, also known as Electric Wheelchairs or Powerchairs, are generally four-wheeled or six-wheeled and can be folding or non-folding. Some designs have the ability to be partially dismantled for transit, while other Non-Foldable Wheelchairs are generally bulkier and need to be transported in bigger vehicles and loaded with Ramps or lifts. Visit our section on Vehicle Aids to view the different options to assist you to load your Motorized Wheelchair or Scooter into your Vehicle.

There are four general styles of Power Chair drive systems which exist, they include:

  • front
  • centre
  • rear wheel drive
  • all-wheel drive.

Centre wheel drive Motorized Wheelchairs have castors at both front & rear for a six-wheel layout. A basic Motorized Wheelchair (pictured right, click to enlarge) incorporates a seat, backrest, foot rests and four wheels: two caster wheels at the front and two slightly larger wheels at the back which may also have anti-tilt wheels. The powered wheels are typically somewhat larger than the castor wheels and the castor wheels on a Motorized Wheelchair are typically larger than the castors on a Manual Wheelchair. Motorized Wheelchairs also have 2 motors on the rear wheels, with a Wheel lock and two push handles at the top of the backrest to allow for manual propulsion by a second person should the need arise. These Wheelchairs also include a Controller with a joystick and a battery pack with batteries. Everyone is unique and requires different needs, Motorized Wheelchairs are therefor often customized for the user's needs, these customizations may include the different types of Controllers, Backrests, seat dimensions, height, seat angle, footrests, leg rests, head rests and safety belts. Some Wheelchairs also have Accessories such as: Lights and indicators, Wheelchair Bags, Wheelchair Trays/Tables, mounts or carrying devices for crutches, walkers or oxygen tanks, drink holders, & clothing protectors. Visit our Accessories page to find out more about various Accessories available for Wheelchairs and their users in South Africa.

Controllers

Motorized Wheelchairs have Controllers which use joysticks that are most commonly mounted on an arm-rest, which allows the user to access multiple control modes. Controllers can be set up on the left or right hand side, depending on your preference. Some models of Motorized Wheelchairs have a controller which can swing-closer to assist in comfort when driving, or out of the way to make space if the user wishes to move under a table or use a Lap Tray, it can also be removed to aid in side-transfers.Controllers

Some wheelchair users who are unable to use a hand controller due to a high leval injury, have various alternatives, such as Chin or Head Controllers as well as Sip-and-Puff Controllers, (pictured on the bottom right), which works by blowing into a sensor. In some cases the controller may be mounted for use by an assistant walking behind the wheelchair rather than by the user.

It is also possible to control your wheelchair via a remote control or with your Smart Phone, while experiments have been known to use 'Thought-Control' to control Motorized Wheelchairs. This works by the detection of brainwaves or nerve signals via sensors on the scalp or elsewhere, and has been demonstrated in the laboratory environment.

There a various other types of Wheelchair Controllers that are available but less common, click on the link: Types Of Controllers, to find out more, or contact one of the companies listed below to see what these companies have available: Prima CareSheer Mobility, Pro Mobility, Ability Assist, Sitwell, ShopriderWheelchairs on the RunCE Mobility, Mobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies, Steenkamp and Snyman Inc. and Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Most of these companies can also service & repair the Controllers of Motorized Wheelchairs that they sell.

Seating & Positioning

The correct Seating & Positioning is very important for persons using Scooters, Manual, Motorized and Sports Wheelchairs, everyone is different and the seating on these Scooters and Wheelchairs can vary in design. There are a wide variety of different types of  products which are available in South Africa to ensure that you are sitting correctly, the correct product and set-up will not only prevent pressure sores, but could also assist with breathing; prevent back problems such as Scoliosis and also assist you to be able to push your wheelchair and to even drive a car better. Various Backrests, Belts, Straps and Harnesses are also available for persons with the increased need for stability in their trunk area, while various types of cushions are available for persons with increased risk of pressure sores from sitting. Specialist seating solutions are also available for users who need individually tailored support, it is not only important to have the correct product, but the Set-up, angles and length of the Seat, Backrests, Leg Rests and Footrests are also important. Some Wheelchairs have powered adjustment in the Seat, Backrests, Leg Rests and Footrests for those users who need to vary their seating or leg position.

There are various companies in South Africa that not only sell these various types of products mentioned above, but also specialise in Pressure Mapping and Seating, they include companies such as Prima Care, Mobility Aids, Sitwell, Steenkamp and Snyman Inc. and Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Click on the link below to visit our "Seating & Positioning" Page, so as to find out more about these Products and Services which are available and the companies that provide them.

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Foldable Motorized Wheelchairs

Electric Wheelchair – KD Smart – Folding

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Folding Motorized Wheelchairs are generally lighter, smaller Wheelchairs which are often more suited for indoor use, some of them may even be referred to as "Indoor Motorized Wheelchairs". These wheelchairs are generally narrow and shorter, to enable better manoeuvring around tight corners and the Controls are usually simple. Due to the smaller design, the wheelchair is usually less stable outdoors and the tyres are often smoother (once called carpet tyres) to look after the flooring in your home. Their are various types of these Wheelchairs which are available to purchase in South Africa, these wheelchairs include products such as the:

The Electric Wheelchair KD Smart Folding: This Motorized Wheelchair, (Pictured on the right) is convenient, innovative and portable. Weighing only 60kgs, it is light weight and folds in seconds, so it is incredibly easy to store and transport. This wheelchair also comes with a completely removable seat and cover which makes it extremely accessible and easy to clean. It is FDA Approved and is one of the most affordable Motorized Wheelchairs on the market and does not require any maintenance. This product is available to purchase  from companies including Prima Care, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There are various similar types of these Wheelchairs which are available to purchase from other companies in South Africa, including  Sitwell, Prima Care, Mobility Aids and Simplify Wheelchair Seating, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote. Most of these companies can also service & repair the Motorized Wheelchairs that they sell, while companies such as SitwellWheelchairs on the Run and Shoprider also sell good quality 2nd hand products, contact them to find out more.

Rhino Motorized Wheelchair

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Not all Foldable Motorized Wheelchairs are only used indoors, there are also various types of these Wheelchairs which are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, these Wheelchairs are sturdy enough to be used outdoors but light enough to be folded and transported in the boot of a car. These Wheelchairs are available to purchase in South Africa from various companies and include products such as the:

Rhino Power Chair: This Motorized foldable wheelchair is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. It has a foldable powder coated frame with a padded breathable nylon upholster and a Tension Adjustable Backrest. It is available in seat width sizes of 42cm and 46cm, with a detachable comfort thick cushion and 10” x 3” front wheel with air foam tyres and 16” x 3” rear wheels with air foam tyres. The Wheelchair has a weight carrying capacity of 100kg and has a maximum speed of 9 Km per hour and a range of 15Km. It also includes Flip back armrests, Footrests that swing away as well as a P&G Controller, 2 x 320 Watt motors, and a Charger HP 24V 4A is included. This product is available to purchase from a number of companies including Sheer Mobility, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There are also various other similar types of these wheelchairs which are available in South Africa, contact one of the companies listed below to find out more about these wheelchairs that they have available: Prima CareSheer Mobility, Pro Mobility, Ability Assist, Sitwell, ShopriderWheelchairs on the RunCE Mobility, Mobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies and Simplify Wheelchair Seating, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote. Most of these companies can also service & repair the Motorized Wheelchairs that they sell, while companies such as SitwellWheelchairs on the Run, Mobility Aids and Shoprider also sell good quality 2nd hand products, contact them to find out more.

Non-Foldable Motorized Wheelchairs

Non Foldable Motorized Wheelchairs are generally sturdier and bigger in design than the Foldable Motorized Wheelchairs mentioned above, they are available in various sizes and can usually be used for both indoor and outdoor use. These wheelchairs have a reasonable range in the batteries and fairly grippy tyres which are not as big and knobbly as the tyres on Off-Road Wheelchairs. Their are various types of these Non Foldable Motorized Wheelchairs which are available to purchase in South Africa, some are imported, while some are manufactured here in South Africa, they also include products such as Outdoor Motorized Wheelchairs which have a considerable range, a large wheelbase to help with stability, and large tyres which improve the comfort and handling of the wheelchair. These Outdoor Motorized Wheelchairs can sometimes be driven indoors in adapted environments, but not around a typical home. Various types of Non-Foldable Motorized Wheelchairs are available to purchase in South Africa from various companies and include products such as the:

Shoprider G424L Electric Power Chair

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Quickie Puma 40: The Quickie Puma 40 is highly adaptable with a smart and modular design, you can choose the best adaptions and functions for maximum independence in your daily life. The Sedeo Pro seating and FTSS suspension are just two outstanding features that make the Puma 40 a perfect blend of function, comfort and design. This product is also available in options which offer Tilt and Height Adjustable options, it is sold by a number of companies in South Africa, including Simplify Wheelchair Seating, Wheelchairs on the Run, Mobility Aids and CE Mobility. Contact them to find out more or to receive a quote. They can also service & repair the products that they sell.

Shoprider G424L Electric Power Chair: (pictured above right), Is their flagship model. The two 75 Amp batteries guarantee a long distance drive, it has a large seat with reclining backrest and was the first in South Africa to introduce colour change panels so that you can easily change the colour of your Power Chair to suit your mood. Panel cover colours include: red, silver, black, champagne-all metallic. This product is sold in South Africa by Shoprider, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote. They can also service & repair the products that they sell.

Juvo

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JUVO B4 & B: The Juvo B4 & B (pictured right) is a Motorized Wheelchair which is suitable for use by persons with Paraplegia, Tetraplegia, Hemiplegia, Rheumatic disorders and Geriatrics. These wheelchairs are individually adaptable with two different drive bases -  Rear-wheel drive or front-wheel drive. There are also different seat options to choose from including Vario Adjust Seat, Contour Seat or Baxx Line rigid back shells and two different control devices to choose from, including VR2 and TEN°, as well as special controls for chin or lips. Additional safety features include anti-tipping wheels, vibration compensation and swivel lock to mention but a few. Additionally a user may choose to add a selection of accessories such as a USB an power interface, LED lighting, cup holder or sturdy luggage carrier. This product is available to purchase from companies in South Africa including Steenkamp & Snyman Inc., please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

The Invacare Kite: is unique in performance, driving comfort, compactness and personalisation. Designed for active individuals, this remarkable chair has a compact design making it ideal for outdoor activities and comes with a wide range of colour options.  Its Dual Swing Technology (D.S.T.), provides a unique suspension system to guarantee a superior driving experience with improved comfort and traction. You can choose from a selection of seven stylish shroud colours combined with two frame and three rim colours to personalise the powerchair. The powerchair (pictured on the right), features large batteries for increased range, 4-pole motors and 120A power module, large front and rear wheels and an exceptionally compact base which enables a smooth outdoor performance during everyday activities. The optional smooth-drive front castors are set toKite Motorized Wheelchair further improve and allow for an exceptionally smooth and comfortable ride. The smart control system enables programming and maintenance updates to be made wirelessly and in real time, plus it has straightforward access to statistical and diagnostic information, giving complete visibility to professionals. This product is also available in options which offer Tilt and Height Adjustable options, it is sold by a number of companies in South Africa, including Simplify Wheelchair Seating Contact them to find out more or to receive a quote. They can also service & repair the products that they sell.

There a various other types of these Wheelchairs available in South Africa, contact one of the companies listed below to find out what they have available: Prima CareSheer Mobility, Pro Mobility, Ability Assist, Sitwell, ShopriderWheelchairs on the RunCE Mobility, Mobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies, Steenkamp and Snyman Inc. and Simplify Wheelchair Seating, contact them to find out more or receive a quote. Most of these companies can also service & repair the Motorized Wheelchairs that they sell, while companies such as SitwellWheelchairs on the Run and Shoprider also sell good quality 2nd hand products, contact them to find out more.

Heavy Duty Motorized Wheelchairs

Heavy Duty Motorized Wheelchairs, also known as Bariatric Wheelchairs, fill the needs for larger, heavier people, with various models whose weight capacities can be any where from 400 lbs. up to 1,000 lbs. and with seat widths up to 48" and seat depths up to 23" to accommodate these heavier users. These Wheelchairs are available to purchase in South Africa from various companies and include products such as the:

HS 5600 Power Wheelchair: The HS-5600 is a great option if you’re considering a heavy duty Bariatric power wheelchair. The HS-5600 power wheelchair is full of comfort and power. Featuring a 20-inch captain’s chair with a seat belt which can support an above average body build weighing as much as 181kg. The HS-5600 power wheelchair is rear wheel drive and uses 14-inch drive wheels allowing it go through most terrains reaching a speed of 8 kmph / 5 mph. Definitely a reliable ride to take around town, the HS-5600 lasts up to 24 kmph before needing a full charge & has a comfortable two tone captain style seat, durable steel frame with supporting casters and rear wheel drive with air filled quality tries. The powerful dual motors are ideal to move its 181kg weight capacity. This product is available to purchase from a number of companies including Wheelchairs on the Run, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There a various other types of Heavy Duty Wheelchairs which are available in South Africa, contact one of the companies listed below to find out what they have available: Prima Care, Sitwell, ShopriderWheelchairs on the RunCE Mobility, Mobility Aids, Steenkamp & Snyman Inc. and  Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Most of these companies can also service & repair the Motorized Wheelchairs that they sell, while companies such as Sitwell, Wheelchairs on the Run and Shoprider also sell good quality 2nd hand products, contact them to find out more.

There are also various other types of these Heavy Duty Motorized Wheelchairs which are available in South Africa that offer a variety of additional features including: Tilt and Recline, Height Adjustable and Standing features which are not only "Nice To Have" but are also very beneficial to your health and offer various other benefits. Some designs are too large or heavy for certain wheelchair spaces, cinemas, public transport & wheelchair lifts are frequently designed around a typical manual wheelchair. Motorized Wheelchairs, however, frequently exceed the size and weight limits of manual wheelchairs. This, the layout of your home & the type of transport you use, should also be considered when you buy a wheelchair. Read the article below to find out more about these products that are available in South Africa and the companies that provide them.

Tilt and Recline Motorized Wheelchairs

As mentioned above, some Motorized Wheelchairs also have a tilt-in-space, or a reclining facility for users who are unable to maintain an upright seating position for long periods. These Motorized tilt-in-space and Recline Wheelchairs work in a similar way and offer the same benefits as the "Tilt Manual Wheelchairs" and "Recline Manual Wheelchairs" listed above accept they offer more independence to the user, as they are able to Tilt or Recline without the user asking for assistance.

P201 Tilt & Recline

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There a various types of these Tilt and Recline Motorized Wheelchairs available in South Africa, these functions are also often found in the Standing Motorized Wheelchairs (mentioned below) and the Height Adjustable Motorized Wheelchairs listed above, as well as the Puma 40 and Kite Motorized Wheelchairs. Other types & models of these Motorized Wheelchairs include:

The P-201 Tilt and Recline Motorized Wheelchair: (pictured on the right), offers various seating positions, including tilt-in-space and recline functions. The modular construction makes disassembly for maintenance quick and simple. This Wheelchair comes in various seat depths and widths (12” to 20”) and has a speed of 7.3km/h and weight capacity of 136kg. It has an electric seat tilt adjustment from 3.5° to 16.5° and an electric back recline adjustment from -5° to 45°. The armrest has a height and width adjustment and can be detachable along with the leg rests. This Wheelchair has a maximum weight capacity of 91 kg to 95 kg and a range of up to 40 km with a height of 100cm, length of 120 cm and width of 61 cm to 71 cm. This product is available to purchase from a number of companies including Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

CE Velocity: The CE Velocity is a rigid, Motorised Wheelchair with large chunky wheels, powerful 400 Watt motors, super-sized batteries and added suspension, perfectly equipped to take on tough South African terrain yet sensitive enough to manoeuvre indoors. Available with optional motorised tilt in space and/or lift module. The robust Monotone frame is designed to offer uncompromising strength and durability. The CE Velocity has been designed around large front castors which allow for excellent access of difficult terrain. Features include an adjustable backrest angle, fold down backrest for easy transport, a motorised Tilt-in-space and/or Lift options, large front castors and rear wheels, rear suspension for comfort, superior offroad capabilities, adjustable seat depth with a full range of customisation options. It also includes 2 x 50Amp/hour sealed lead acid batteries. This tilt-in-space Motorized Wheelchair is available from a number of companies including Wheelchairs on the Run, CE Mobility, Mobility Aids & Simplify Wheelchair Seating, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There are various other types of Motorized Tilt and Reclining Wheelchairs which are available in South Africa, contact one of the companies listed below to find out what they have available: Sitwell, Wheelchairs on the RunCE Mobility, Mobility Aids and Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Most of these companies can also service & repair the Motorized Wheelchairs that they sell, while companies such as SitwellWheelchairs on the Run and Shoprider also sell good quality 2nd hand products, contact them to find out more.

Height Adjustable Motorized Wheelchairs

Permobil F5 Corpus

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Vertical movement is necessary in order for people to function and participate in a three-dimensional world. A common intervention that provides vertical mobility within a wheelchair is a seat-elevating device, hence, the provision of a power adjustable seat height (PASH) system. These Height Adjustable Motorized Wheelchairs are medically necessary as they offer a number of advantages including:

  • Enabling transfers across unequal surface heights such as a bed, toilet, or other surfaces, which is a necessary part of the daily routine. This is easily done by adjusting the seat height slightly above the surface to be transferred to a lower surface as gravity assists transferring in a downward direction.
  • Seat elevators may also help reduce secondary complications to the shoulders. Studies have found an association between overhead activity and the development of shoulder pain. Adjusting the height of your Wheelchair can help persons with Mobility Impairments to reach items on shelves or counters as well as light switches, therefor not only assisting to prevent strain on the shoulders but also increasing ones independence.
  • An elevating seat may also allow a person in a wheelchair to hear and engage in conversations within a noisy environment, as well as to see and navigate more safely through a crowd of people. When talking at eye level with others, it reduces the need to look up and relieves strain on the neck and may help enhance vision.

There are various different types of these Height Adjustable Wheelchairs which are available to purchase in South Africa from various companies, they include products such as the:

Electric Wheelchair – Solax – Seat Lift

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The Permobil F5 Corpus:The F5 Corpus features an array of advancements to help increase the stability of the chair for a smooth, comfortable ride. This F5 Corpus ( pictured above right) has a smaller footprint with an improved center of gravity, a more rigid chassis, fully independent suspension and a lower seat-to-floor height. The new three-point tilt and elevator system provides solid stability and performance. The standard 12km/h motor package with improved torque allows users to easily navigate obstacles at any speed. Options include: black tires with more aggressive tread patterns, chrome accents and two additional color options. This product is available from a number of companies including CE Mobility & Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more or receive a quote.

Electric Wheelchair Solax Seat Lift: The Solax Electric Wheelchair (pictured right) has a nifty Seat Lift, this function allows the user to access higher levels, the Telescopic lift function also known as Height-adjustability, rises the seat from 56cm’s to 71cm’s. The Power lift chair is perfect for both in and outdoor use, as the tight turning circle makes it really easy to navigate indoors and around narrow corners. This rear-wheel driven Wheelchair has a powerful 180 watt motor, with a maximum speed of 6 kmph and can easily can take on hills with up to a 12 degree gradient, it has 25cm solid rear wheels and heavy-duty 15cm solid front wheels. The battery has an impressive 25km per charge, which is almost double that of the average Class 2 Mobility Scooter. Other features include the lightweight frame which has a weight of 36kg's and a weight capacity of 136kg’s. It has a comfortable seat with an adjustable headrest and flip-up armrests. The seat width is 46cm and the seat depth is 42cm, with an overall width of 60cm’s and overall length of 82cm’s. This product is available from companies such as Prima Care, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Pride Mobility Quantum Rehab: Pride Mobility Quantum Rehab has features like standard 6 mph motors, advanced responsiveness, and optional iLevel® power adjustable seat height, the Q6 Edge® 2.0 Power Chair is engineered to meet the performance needs of the most active user. The Q6 Edge 2.0 Power Wheelchair accepts a complete range of seating and electronics options to deliver exceptional rehab capability at excellent value. This product is available to purchase from a number of companies including Sitwell, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There a various other types of these Height Adjustable Wheelchairs available in South Africa, contact one of the companies listed below to find out what they have available: SitwellCE Mobility, Mobility Aids and Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Most of these companies can also service & repair the Motorized Wheelchairs that they sell, while companies such as SitwellWheelchairs on the Run and Shoprider also sell good quality 2nd hand products, contact them to find out more.

Standing Motorized Wheelchairs

A Standing Wheelchair is one that supports the user in a nearly standing position, they can be used as both a Wheelchair and a Standing Frame, allowing the user to sit or stand in the Wheelchair as they wish. These Wheelchairs often go from sitting to standing position with a hydraulic pump or electric-powered assist. Some options are provided with a manual propel model & power stand, while others have full power, tilt, recline & variations of other power stand functions. They are available as a rehabilitative medical device and can be found in both Manual & Motorized Wheelchairs.

F5 Corpus VS

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Certain high-end Motorized Wheelchairs feature a 'standing' capability in which either the entire seat elevates to bring the user to standing height or the seat-base, seat-back & leg rests move in conjunction to bring the user into an upright position. The Motorized Wheelchair may or may not be able to move while in the elevated position. The benefits of such a device include:

  • aiding independence & productivity
  • raising self-esteem & psychological well-being
  • heightening social status
  • extending access
  • relief of pressure & reduction of pressure sores
  • improved functional reach
  • improved respiration & reduced occurrence of UTI
  • improved flexibility & maintaining bone mineral density
  • improved passive range motion, reduction in abnormal muscle tone, spasticity, & skeletal deformities.

There are a wide variety of different types of Standing Motorized Wheelchairs which are available in South Africa including the:

C1000SF

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Permobil F5-VS Standing: This Motorized Wheelchair ( pictured above right) allows you to stand and drive at any point of the stand sequence. You can enjoy social interactions that are face-to-face as well as all the positive health outcomes like greater pressure relief, improved circulation and more. With the F5 Corpus VS, there are no compromises, Permobil have combined all of the features of the world-renown Corpus seating system, along with standing functionality. With the F5 Corpus VS, users may stand and drive at any point of the stand sequence, and the redesigned chest bar offers added comfort and stability. These Motorized Wheelchairs are available to buy from various companies in South Africa, including CE Mobility & Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

C1000: The C1000 Standing Motorized Wheelchair (pictured right) is suitable for use by persons with Paraplegia, Tetraplegia, Hemiplegia, Rheumatic disorders and Geriatric. The C1000 has very good outdoor and indoor driving properties with a low seat height which easily fits under tables and workstations - cumbersome transferring is not required. Special controls are possible, thanks to its new type of steering, the C1000 DS is extremely manoeuvrable and can practically turn on the spot. The easy to use and understand enAble50 control can be adjusted individually and combined with all Otto Bock special controls. In addition the enAble50 special control offers an environment control, in this way various household appliances such as TV, light switches or your PC can be controlled via the C1000 DS input module. This product is available to purchase from companies including Steenkamp & Snyman Inc., please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Phoenix Standing: This Phoenix II is the latest model of one of the best Motorized Standing Wheelchairs in the market. Now you can move in standing position and recline 25 degrees for more comfort. It comes with full specifications including an adjustable headrest, H-shape harness for safety and LED light for going out at night. Contact Wheelchairs on the Run & Mobility Aids to find out more or to receive a quote.

WOR Power Stand up & Recline: This Wheelchair includes 320 watt motors and a speed of 8-15 km/hr and a range of  ±30km with a max user weight of 120kg. It has Electro Magnetic Brakes, a Max climb Angle of 12 degrees, Powder coated steel frame & PG Controller. This Stand up with Recline Motorized Wheelchair is available from a number of companies including Wheelchairs on the Run, contact them to find out more or receive a quote.

CE Standing Wheelchair

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CE Motorized Standing Wheelchair: This Power Chair (pictured on the right), is designed for both comfort and durability, it is also an economical alternatives to more costly products. Standing Wheelchairs offer many health benefits listed above, but with the simple flick of a switch, you can reap all the benefits of standing. This Wheelchair comes with an option of 16″ and 18″ seat widths, has a silver frame and an option of a left or right hand drive, with a toggle switch which activates the motorized stand function. It also includes knee and pelvic support straps to secure you safely to the wheelchair. Contact Wheelchairs on the Run, Mobility Aids & CE Mobility to find out more or to receive a quote.

There a various other types of these Standing Motorized Wheelchairs which are available in South Africa, contact SitwellWheelchairs on the RunCE Mobility, Mobility Aids, Steenkamp & Snyman Inc. and Simplify Wheelchair Seating to find out what they have available. Most of these companies can also service & repair the Motorized Wheelchairs that they sell, while companies such as Sitwell, Wheelchairs on the Run and Shoprider also sell good quality 2nd hand products, contact them to find out more.

Off-Road Motorized Wheelchairs

Off-Road Motorized Wheelchairs allow users to access terrain otherwise completely inaccessible to a Wheelchair user. Due to the fact that many South Africans live on farms or in Rural rough areas where the roads are extremely uneven, Off-Road Wheelchairs can come in very useful. There are a variety of different types of these Off-Road Motorized Wheelchairs including some very large outdoor Motorized Wheelchairs which have been designed with cross-country mobility in mind, which can also go on the beach, as well as those that include a kerb-climber, or can climb steps. Some all-terrain Motorized Wheelchairs designs have been produced with tracks rather than wheels, but these are not in common use, other designs have also incorporated stair-climbing abilities, have been developed for sports and other activities. There are a variety of different types and styles of these Off-Road Wheelchairs which are available to purchase in South Africa, they include the following:

X8 Off Road Wheelchair

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The Magic Mobility Frontier V6 All-Terrain: is a Mid-wheel drive, Motorized Wheelchair with tremendous off-road and kerb-climbing abilities. The low-pressure tyres give the wheelchair a far smoother ride and phenominal climbing ability. The 14" drive wheels, 10kph max speed and two 800W motors gives you a powerful package with all the rehab adaptations at your disposal. This product is available from various companies including CE Mobility & Mobility Aids contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

The Magic Mobility Extreme X8 Off-road Wheelchair: (pictured right) is a 4WD Powerchair that can cope with any environment you throw at it but still custom made to suit your individual rehab positioning and requirements. With a user weight limit of 182Kg, top speed of 10kph and 700W Gear in Line Motors you can trust this tough, rugged Wheelchair for all your outdoor adventures. This product is available from various companies including CE Mobility & Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There a various other types of Off-Road and Stair Climbing Motorized Wheelchairs available in South Africa, Contact Us to find out what other types of these Wheelchairs are available in South Africa and which companies supply them.

Wheelchair Fund

Organizations such as The QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) have a Wheelchair Fund that provides Wheelchairs, Seating, Assistive Devices andQuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) Mobility Aids for people who need specialised seating and wheelchair requirements. Members can apply, are assessed and are awarded Wheelchairs to suit their mobility need, therefor ensuring that members are as mobile and functional as possible. QASA also provides peer support as part of our empowerment responsibilities, batteries for Quadriplegics using power wheelchairs, and various publications.

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Transportation & Use

Most Motorized Wheelchairs that do not fold, need to be transported in a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV)  or on a rear Scooter/Wheelchair Carrier. One of the biggest obstacles that many Persons With Mobility Impairments often encounter, is getting their independence back and being able to drive a vehicle again or even being able to be transported in their own vehicle, especially if they use a Motorized Wheelchair. Thanks to advances in technology, there are a variety of different types of equipment & adapted vehicles available, which are supplied by companies such as Pro Mobility, Shoprider, Cape Mobility, Prima Care, Sitwell, Clinical Emergencies, Mobidrive, Skyjacks, Mobility Aids, Ability Assist, Wheelchairs on the Run & Simplify Wheelchair Seating. There are also organizations such as Rolling Rehab, National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) & QASA which can give you advice and help get you back on the road safely, thus giving the independence back to many persons with disabilities.

Click on the link below, or the "Vehicle Aids" button on the left menu to find out more about these Products and Services available in South Africa and the companies that provide them, or visit our: "Vehicles,Vehicle Aids & Driving" section to see what types of Vehicles and "Vehicle Aids" would suite you, and what companies and organizations can help you to get back on the road again.

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If you do not have your own transport and you use a mobility aid that does not fold and fit into a average vehicle, you may need to contact a company that specializes in accessible transport for persons with a disabilities, visit our Accessible Transport Services & Vehicle Hire page to find out more.

Wheelchair Spares & Accessories

Many of the Assistive Devices mentioned on this page, require installation, servicing and maintenance, which should be done by a specialist, this is especially true for Mobility Aids, such as Wheelchairs, Walkers & Scooters. Some of these products are imported from countries overseas, while some of the equipment is manufactured in South Africa. From time to time, parts for this equipment may need replacing, it is therefor very important to purchase your equipment and Assistive Devices from reputable dealers, such as those companies listed on this website, which not only sell good reliable products, but also supplies a good after sales service, that also includes supplying and stocking the spare parts such as Tires, Tubes, Wheelchair Batteries, etc. Many of the companies listed on this web site, not only supply the equipment listed but also specialize in repairing, setting up, fitting and installing the products they supply, so that the Assistive Device is custom fitted to suite your needs. Before purchasing a product, please check that the company you purchase it from, offers a good after sales service, or contact any of the following companies on these links below to see what products they can Service and Repair: Prima CareSheer Mobility, Pro Mobility, Ability Assist, Wheelchairs on the RunCE MobilityMobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies, ShopriderSitwell, Steenkamp & Snyman Inc. and Simplify Wheelchair Seating.

Some of the companies listed above also supply a variety of other Accessories which are available in South Africa, they include items such as:

  • Loopwheels Wheels: Loopwheels are supplied by companies such as Sitwell and are designed to help you push over uneven streets, cobbles, grass, rough tracks and gravel paths, with less effort. Read More: ....
  • Nu Drive Lever propulsion fitted to your Wheelchair: Are supplied by companies such as Sitwell and is an innovative new lever-drive propulsion accessory for manual wheelchairs, providing more mobility and improving physical well-being. You don’t need to propel your chair by gripping the wheel rims by hand; instead, you can propel yourself forwards, backwards, manoeuvre and brake, simply by pushing the levers. Read More: ....
  • Light Weight Wheels: Companies such as CE Mobility & Mobility Aids supply a variety of Lightweight, sleek and stylish wheels to add the finishing touch to your wheelchair. These wheels are not only good to look at but are also brilliantly engineered by to create stronger, lighter and faster wheels.
  • Batteries: The electric motors of Motorized Wheelchairs are usually powered by two 25 to 60 amp-hour rechargeable deep-cycle batteries. These should give the chair enough power to last at least one day between charges. Most Motorized Wheelchairs carry an on-board charger which can be plugged into a standard wall outlet. It is very important that you buy the correct battery for your chair & also get a guarantee. Batteries can end up costing you a lot of money, if you buy the wrong type or do not look after them properly. Batteries should not be allowed to go flat, they should be regularly charged, even if you don't use your wheelchair for a period of time. Companies that sell Motorized Wheelchairs & Scooters, often also sell the batteries, they include companies such as SitwellWheelchairs on the RunCE Mobility, Mobility Aids, Clinical Emergencies & Simplify Wheelchair Seating.

SABAT BATTERIES: If you are a QASA member and own a motorized wheelchair you can apply to QASA for a set of batteries which are sponsored by SABAT. SABAT sponsors every QASA member with an electric wheelchair, one set of batteries each year. The battery project is a partnership between QASA and SABAT which has been in operation since July 2003. This project hasQuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) ensured that thousands of quadriplegics and paraplegics remain mobile. All that an applicant needs to do is contact their regional office to obtain a form. Once the form is completed the regional office will forward it to the national office where a database of applicants is kept. The national office then sends the applications forward to SABAT which will arrange for the battery to be made available at the nearest SABAT dealer to the applicant.

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Reference

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