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Extra Large Heavy Duty Bariatric Wheelchairs

Bariatric Wheelchairs provide greater mobility for many who find themselves confined to a wheelchair. Extra-large wheelchairs are designed for bariatric patients to increase their mobility and improve their quality of life. These mobility devices include dual axle, steel transport, and extra-wide wheelchairs.

Reinforced with carbon steel, a bariatric wheelchair creates a solid, durable frame to confidently sustain heavier weights. Bariatric wheelchairs for sale have wider seats than standard options and range from 20 to 30 inches. This durable material with a wider platform allows for higher weight capacities, supporting upwards of 400 to 500 pounds. Vitality Medical supplies top-selling bariatric wheelchairs sold in the United States featuring transport, manual, and electric wheelchair models with a variety of optional wheelchair accessories.

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Bariatric Wheelchair Top Features

  • Cross-Bracing for Reinforced Strength
  • Rear Wheels Are Shifted Slightly Forward to Center Gravity
  • Thicker Tires Made With Denser Material to Handle Increased Load
  • Durable Carbon Steel Frame
  • Wider Seat Options
  • Reinforced Seat Material
Drive Bariatric Steel Transport Wheelchair

 

Benefits to Choosing a Heavy Duty Wheelchair

  • Freedom
  • Autonomy
  • Safety
  • Mobility
  • Comfort
  • Ample Room
  • Confidence
  • Comfortable Support

 

Types of Bariatric Wheelchairs


Reclining Bariatric Wheelchairs


Example:

Sentra Bariatric Full Reclining Wheelchair

Bariatric Transport Chairs

Example:

Drive Bariatric Transport Wheelchair

Bariatric Electric Wheelchairs (Battery Power)

Example:

Trident Heavy Duty Power Chair

 

Questions to Consider to Help Determine the Bariatric Wheelchair Style

  • How much time will be spent in the chair?
  • What activities will the chair be used for?
  • Does the user want electric power?
  • How much does the user weigh?
  • What is the weight capacity of the chair?
  • User height
  • User leg length
  • Arm usage

 

User Seat Size Measuring Tips

The user will measure from hip to hip and from shoulder to shoulder. A wheelchair needs to be wide enough to accommodate the user's arms so that their arms are not cramped against their sides. It also cannot be so wide so that the user slides around or does not have adequate arm support.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Bariatric Wheelchair?
It is a wheelchair for large bodies that are more than 100 pounds overweight or heavier than 350 pounds.

What size is a bariatric wheelchair?
This type is generally the same height as standard chairs but the seat is wider, typically between 20 to 30 inches.

What is the weight limit of a heavy-duty wheelchair?
The weight limit will depend on the model. The weight capacity ranges from 500 pounds to 700 pounds.

How wide is an extra-wide wheelchair?
To be classified as an extra-wide wheelchair, it ranges from 20 to 30 inches.

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