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Transport Chairs

Transport Chairs

There are many reasons why a person may need a transport chair. Transport chairs provide aids to those who have limited mobility and can't independently move around. There are many types of transport chair, such as the heavy duty transport chair with armrests and side rails or the lightweight folding transport chair that is easy to carry and store when not in use.

What is the difference between a wheelchair and a transport chair?

Some people may not be able to discriminate between transporters and standard wheelchairs. While they are similar in some ways, there are significant differences between the two types. The main differences include size, height, weight capacity, and durability.

Transport wheelchairs and standard wheelchairs both serve the same general purpose: to allow people with lower-limb mobility issues to be able to move about their environments with some level of independence. However, they come in many different shapes and sizes, which can make the decision process about which one is best for an individual quite difficult. Let’s take a look at what makes these two types of wheelchairs unique.

Mobility and Freedom

Transport wheelchairs and standard wheelchairs both provide mobility and freedom to the disabled population. However, transport wheelchairs are designed for situations where a wheelchair may need to be carried up stairs, in small spaces, or over uneven terrain. The steering is different, with transport wheelchairs having a larger turning radius and standard wheelchairs having a smaller turning radius.

Transport wheelchairs are meant for short bouts of time. They can be use to go outside the home during a daytrip. As such, they tend to have portability in mind as well.

Transport chairs have seats which are usually of fabric construction, with little support. This helps them to fold easily.

Self-Propelled

Transport chairs are self-propelled for people to use that can't walk effectively. For the most part, they're used by those who tire easily and need assistance traveling long distances where there's no wheelchair access (i.e., pedestrian traffic).

The biggest difference is that standard wheelchairs are designed with large wheels so they can be propelled.

Invacare

Invacare Great Big Wheel Transport Chair - Aluminum

$269.00 $239.95

Invacare Great Big Wheel Transport Chair – Aluminum This Invacare Great Big Wheel Transport Chair is the perfect light-weight transport solution for people with impairments.  It's great for transporting patients across hospital dorms for...

Drive Medical

Drive Medical Steel Transport Chair, Fixed Full Arms

$299.98 $210.25

Drive Medical Steel Transport Chair, Fixed Full Arms Color : Silver Vein Frame and Black Upholstery Seat Width : 17"  and 19" Drive Steel Transport Chair Features Weighs 26 lbs Attractive silver vein finish (Figure A) Available in 17" or...

ProBasics

ProBasics Aluminum 19" Transport Chair with Footrests

$270.00 $239.00

ProBasics Aluminum Transport Chair with Footrests The ProBasics Aluminum Transport Chair is a compact, lightweight design with an easy-to-maintain finish. The flared handles and handy back-release hinge allow the back to fold down flat and compact...

Mobb Healthcare

MOBB Heavy Duty Transport Chair

$380.00 $345.95

MOBB Heavy Duty Transport Chair A transport wheelchair is an ideal chair for you if you require a walker with smaller wheels, less weight, and maximum portability. This heavy duty transport chair allows your companion to move you around with ease and...

Drive Medical

Drive Medical Aluminum Transport Chair

$296.92 $235.65

Drive Medical Aluminum Transport Chair This Drive Medical Transport Chair has a strong lightweight aluminum frame with 8" wheels and swing-away footrests. Transport chairs are designed to be pushed and are ideal for those who are unable to propel a...

Airgo

Airgo Comfort-Plus XC Premium Transport Chair

$608.69 $449.20

Airgo Comfort-Plus XC Premium Transport Chair The Airgo Comfort-Plus XC Premium Transport Chair is designed to be comfortable and practical. Airgo Comfort Plus Transport Chair Features Angled handlebars allow for more room for the user's...

Drive Medical

Drive Medical Fly-Lite Aluminum Transport Chair

$350.00 $295.00

Drive Medical Fly-Lite Aluminum Transport Chair Transport chairs are used to transport people who are unable to move around in a standard wheelchair. Mobility necessitates the presence of a second person. Transport wheelchairs are a great alternative...

Drive Medical

Drive Medical Travelite Transport Chair

$324.24 $268.95

Drive Medical Travelite Transport Chair The Drive Medical Travelite Transport Chair is a lightweight and portable chair with a sturdy aluminum frame. Travelite Transport Chair Features Folds for storage and transportation - comes with carry bag...

Invacare

Invacare Great Steel Transport Chair

$199.99 $189.99

Invacare Great Steel Transport Chair This Invacare great steel transport chair is compact and has lightweight features to help you wheel your patients around. Invacare is one of the most popular names within the medical industry. Their Invacare...

ProBasics

ProBasics Steel Transport Chair 19" Silver Vein Finish

$250.00 $220.95

Steel Transport Chair 19" Silver Vein Finish The ProBasics Steel Transport Chair is a lightweight steel-construction design with a chip-proof and easy-to-maintain finish. The flared handles and handy back-release hinge allow the back to fold down...

ProBasics

ProBasics Aluminum Transport Chair with 12" Wheels

$350.00 $300.00

ProBasics Aluminum Transport Chair with 12" Wheels  The ProBasics transport chair combines convenience, comfort, and safety in an excellent mobility aid. The foldable lightweight transport chair has a lightweight aluminum frame and padded...

BIOS Medical

Bios Medical Transport Chair

$295.00 $278.95

Bios Medical Transport Chair The Bios Medical Transport Chair is great for your daily routine. Transport Chair Features Foldable and compact for storage or transport Stain resistant 20" seat Hand straps, seat belt, leg bands 8"...

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