If you are buying a wheelchair for the first time you might find it useful to read our buyers’ guide to help you through your decision.
Why choose a heavy duty wheelchair?
If you or your loved one will be using their new wheelchair frequently and spending quite a lot of time in it then you should probably be considering a heavy duty version. More robust than light weight types, they will withstand heavier use and rougher terrain. They also tend to offer more comfort for the user.
Things to consider
The dimensions and weight of different brands of wheelchair vary, so it is important to check the details before making your purchase. It may seem obvious, but it’s wise to check that you, or your companion, can lift the chair and that it will fit through door frames if you are going to use it at home.
When a heavy duty wheelchair isn't the best option.
If you need to transport your wheelchair frequently then you may want to consider a light weigh version as they are designed to be easy to stow. Think about exactly how you will be using your wheelchair and weight up the options before making your decision. Our friendly team know all the products we sell really well and if you prefer to talk through the choices they are only too happy to help. Finally, if you are over 18 stone take a look at our range of bariatric wheelchairs which are especially designed to cater for larger users.