Medline K2 Basic - Wheelchair (Desk-Length Armrest) is a basic wheelchair made with vinyl material and is ideal for people who like to propel in their chair. The K2 wheelchair has a carbon steel frame with a rugged silver-vein finish. Both the armrest and the seat are upholstered and padded in vinyl. Seat dimensions are available in two sizes: 18"w x 16"d or 16"w x 16"d. There is a chart pocket on the back of the chair and it has a dual axle hemi-height which will raise and lower 2". Seat to floor height range is 18" to 20".
These wheelchairs weigh 38 lbs and the weight capacity is 300 lbs. The arms are desk length and are removable. This K2 Basic wheelchair offers the option of swing away footrests or elevating footrests that rise up and down to allow for mobility and comfort and it contains dry natural rubber.
The "K2" code is the one of the most basic code that is assigned to a standard wheelchair. K2 wheelchairs are designed with the shorter person in mind, that is why the floor to seat height is adjustable by 2". K2 chairs often sport the lower seat options, allowing for easier movement while seated in the chair. Ideal for someone who likes to use his or her feet to propel while seated in the chair. It is a sturdy and durable standard width wheelchair for everyday use.
The difference between the K1 and the K2 chairs are in the materials used to make each. The K1 is made of nylon and the K2 is made of easy to clean vinyl.
Note: Elevating leg rest models feature a notched, stainless steel ratchet bar to lock the legrests securely in place. Both the elevating and swing away legrest are detachable.