The Rear drive system is a traditional style of electric wheelchair and is used across a wide range of sizes of chair. Turning circle is slightly larger than a mid drive chair, however some people find that rear drive is easier to maintain in a straight line. Typically outdoor and larger electric wheelchairs tend to be of a rear drive style, particularly on rougher terrain where they excel.
A stable ride
For many people, the key benefit that a rear drive electric wheelchair has over other models is that it offers an extremely smooth and stable ride. Anyone who wants to get out of the house and experience the outdoors can can benefit from a rear drive chair. With toughness and durability as standard, these are chairs that will make it possible for you to get from place to place with the absolute minimum of discomfort, secure in the knowledge that your chair has the wheels and the power to get you where you need to go. The fact that the wheels in rear drive are large and strong, helps them to handle more difficult terrains, and also aids the smooth running of the chair. Keeping a straight line and handling bumps and hollows are the things rear drive electric wheelchairs are designed for.
Perfect for riding on pavements, crossing roads and getting about town, a rear drive electric wheelchair is ideal for those who want to be able to do their own shopping and to get out and enjoy an active life, without having to worry about irregular terrain and small bumps. These kinds of chairs also tend to offer more power than other varieties, so you can travel further, for longer, and really make a day of your expedition. Typically travelling at speeds of 4mph and upwards, very often a rear drive electric wheelchair will be able to function for at least 15 miles, and possibly over 20 miles, on a single charge, making this variety considerably more powerful than other types of chair.
Tailored precisely to meet your needs
As well as being built for strength, durability and providing a smooth riding experience, rear drive electric wheelchairs come with a range of features and accessories that make them adaptable to meet your precise requirements. With models that come in modular designs, so that they can assembled in such a way as to prioritise your comfort, and with adjustable backs, armrests and footrests as standard, you can be assured that with a quality rear drive electric wheelchair, you will be able to find a model that is comfortable and enjoyable to spend time in.
With so much to recommend them, the old idea of a rear drive being more cumbersome than other types, clearly need not be the case. Although generally slightly larger than other models, rear drive wheelchairs bring convenience and comfort, as well as power and durability – making them the perfect choice for many electric wheelchair users.
If you are unsure about whether a rear drive electric wheelchair may meet your needs, please feel free to call us and ask one of our trained advisors who will be happy to advise you. – 0800 4587 4014
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