Semi-electric beds by Drive Medical are made in various forms and functions to meet different user needs. The Competitor Semi-Electric Bed is a model that is made compact, complete with side rails, that will allow the leg rest and back support to be automatically adjusted with a remote.
The Competitor basically mirrors many of the patient beds found in hospitals throughout the U.S. And just like some of those beds, this frame comes with a pendant (hand remote) that glows in the dark and rests on a frame hook for easy use. The bed rails come fully retractable to both protect the patient from rolling out of bed and sliding down for an easy exit.
The height is adjustable, both from the leg and the deck. The adjustments can be made at the leg where the height is changed by unscrewing a wing nut and raising and lowering then locking it into place. The deck has a hinge bracket that is lifted or set lower on spaced metal pegs. Each peg has a safety guard that keeps it from disengaging. All of this can be done without tools. The head and foot frame are interchangeable.
The motor on the Competitor is self-contained to reduce weight and noise. It can be both assembled and removed with the patient in bed. Instruction on assembly, for both the frame and motor, is described in detail with the user manual that comes with the bed frame.
The Competitor Semi-Electric Bed comes with the following options and accessories:
- Semi-Electric Bed with Full Side Rails and Mattress (item #15560-PKG)
- Accessory: Trapeze for Competitor Bed (15560) (2 locking, 2 non-locking)
- Accessory: Set of 4 Casters for use with Competitor Bed (15560)
Competitor Semi-Electric Bed Features and Benefits
- Handrails are included with the bed.
- The motor operates silent and smooth.
- The motor will lift the leg and backrest by remote.
- The patient remote(pendant) clips to the frame for easy access.
- The remote is glow-in-the-dark and has bold lettering.
- The height is adjustable at the legs and the deck.
- The compact design allows all components to fit in a box.
The Competitor Semi-Electric Bed Specifications
- Manufacturer Number: 155600, 155600-PKG (With Mattress)
- Manufacturer: Drive Medical
- Box Dimensions:
- Length: 44.5 Inch
- Width: 35.5 Inch
- Depth: 9.25
- Frame Size: 84 Inch L x 35 Inch W
- Height (Adjustable): 11-20 Inches
- Weight Capacity: 450 lbs
- Warranty: Five Year Limited on Motor and Hand Control; Limited Lifetime on Welds and Frame; One Year Limited on all Other Parts and Components
- HCPCS: E0261, E0260
Competitor Semi Electric Hospital Bed Setup Guide (5:15 minutes)
The Drive Competitor Bed item #15560 comes in ultra-compact carton 36” x 9” x 45”. All components come in one carton including side rails, electronics and bed ends. Remove contents from the box. Bed comes complete with full side rails and retractable rail sockets to mount rail. Optional half rails are available item #15201BV. Bed will also be available without rails. To attach the head and foot spring, pull the black knob away from the frame and twist the lock open then slide the two sides together. The lock knob is spring-loaded and will lock into position when released and the two sections of the bed are flushed together. Twist to lock together. Lock the cotter pin with the attached clasp. Repeat on the opposite side. The Competitor Bed comes with a hand control that will illuminate when the bed is plugged into a wall outlet or with 9-volt batteries installed in the hand control. The blue light illuminates if there is a working backup battery installed or if the motor is plugged into a working electrical socket. Connect the 9-volt battery, sold separately, to the battery clip in the rear of the hand control. With this battery installed, the motor can be operated to return the sleep surface to the horizontal position in the event of a power failure. Note, before installing motor, plug hand pendant cable into motor as shown. To install motor, remove locking caps on top of the motor. Make sure white block is fully retracted. If it is showing, plug motor into the wall and with the hand control, lower the block until fully retracted. If block is showing, motor will not attach to bed frame. Prior to installation, make sure that the two white motor blocks are in the retracted position. With frames still on its side, align the opening on the head end of the motor with the flange on the head section of the bed. Make sure when you attach motors, they are placed on the correct flange, head-to-head and foot-to-foot. Insert the flange into the motor compartment. Align the opening on the foot end of the motor with the flange on the foot section of the bed and insert the flange into the motor compartment. With the palm of your hand, snap the motor flush to the actuator bar. Once in place, replace the motor covers to secure the motor. The Competitor Bed has an optional caster accessory, sold separately, model #15044SET. To install the casters, insert the stem of the caster into the leg receptacle as shown. It is recommended to install non-locking casters on each bed end. The locking casters should be installed diagonally form each other. Adding wheels will alter the height of the bed. Review bed height chart. The chart indicates the height adjustments as they relate to the two adjustment options. The Competitor Bed has two height adjustments. Adjustment 1 is located on the frame as indicated below. There is an upper and a lower position. Adjustment 2 is on the leg of the head and footboard. To adjust, loosen the thumbscrew on the leg and pull on the spring-loaded knob with one hand and slide the leg to the desired height with the other hand. Once the desired position is found, turn the thumbscrew until tight. Adjust other legs to the same position. Attach the headboard to the bed frame. Attach the footboard to the bed frame. Be sure the sleep surface is locked securely to the head footboard as shown. Receiver bracket mounts on the frame to eliminate the need for cross braces. Rail receiver brackets are retractable, ensures proper placement and reduces lost or forgotten components. To install bed rails, lift the head section and find the rail receptacle, located on the frame of the bed as shown. Pull receptacle outward and return head section to the flat position. Turn the receptacle in order to receive the rail. Repeat for all four-rail receptacles. Insert the bed rail into the receptacle. Repeat for the other rail. The competitor bed accessories are sold separately: Trapeze Bar item #15660TRAPEZE, Extension Kit item #15660EXTKIT. To install the 15660TRAPEZE bar, place the long chamber into the receptacle. Make sure the pin on the rod is placed into the slot on the receptacle. To install the 15660EXTKIT, remove the headboard and attach head portion of 15660EXTKIT to head section hooks of bed by sliding on and securing the head extension shorter piece and reattach the headboard. Raise the head spring. Slide the headspring extension component on the head section of the bed deck and secure using enclosed hardware.
- Additional Information
Additional InformationWhat's in the Box?
- Length Extended80-84 Inches
- Width35 Inches
- Height - Low11 Inches
- Height - High20 Inches
- Caster Height3 Inches
- Max Back Elevation80 Degrees
- Max Foot Elevation45 Degrees
- Product Weight143 lbs.
- Maximum Weight Capacity450 lbs.
- Frame/WeldsLimited Lifetime
- Mechanical1 Year
- Electrical1 Year
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