Medline - Aluminum Transport Chair (12" Wheels) is a lightweight wheelchair with 12" that has a powder coated aluminum frame and hand brakes on the handles. The back folds down for easy storage and transport. There is a seat belt for added safety, nylon upholstery and padded arms. The arms on this chair is full length and permanent. Front wheels are 8" and rear wheels are 12". Transport chair weight capacity is not exceed 300 pounds. Frame color choices include: Blue. Seat size: 18" w x 16" d. Sold by the each.
Transport wheelchairs are low cost alternatives to more expensive standard wheelchairs. However, they are designed to be pushed by someone other than the user. These chairs are commonly used in hospital and home settings. These chairs have smaller wheels in the front and larger wheels in the back. The larger rear wheels make the chair easier to push. Caregivers can easily carry transport chairs in a vehicle and it can be stored in a trunk of a car. They can also be used around the house with little difficulty.
There are two types of people who use these chairs: those who have a mobility issue that will not allow them to use a standard wheelchair and those who do not need a standard wheelchair long-term. In each case, these chairs are much easier to use than standard wheelchairs and are less of a burden for the caregiver to push around. Works well in areas where space is limited.
Aluminum transport chairs are extremely lightweight. They weigh just 22 lbs. In comparison to standard wheelchairs, there is a lot less work and movement required to use one of these chairs. Medline also makes a Aluminum Transport chair with 8" in both the front and the rear. To view this chair see Medline - Aluminum Transport Chair (8" Wheels) MED808200ABE.