Rents by the day, weekend, week or month
- Lightweight aluminum frame
- Fixed desk arms
- Quick release fold-down back
- Locking rear brakes
- Non-skid foot plates
- Weight capacity: 300 lbs
- Wheel size: 8 inches
- Dimensions when folded (approx.): 25″ x 9″ x 32″
- Weight (approx.): 19 lbs
What is the main difference between a Transport Chair and a Standard Wheelchair?
Wheelchairs can be self-propelled by the user and also pushed by the companion. The large 24” rear wheels with rims on a standard wheelchair allow the user to self-propel. This feature does add more weight and bulk to the wheelchair. Transport chairs on the other hand, have smaller rear wheels so the user cannot self-propel and can only be pushed by the companion. The transport chair is both lighter and more compact than a standard wheelchair.
Is Renting a Transport Wheelchair a Good Idea?
Transport chairs are not self-propelled, which means they can’t be pushed by the person sitting in the chair. The reason is that the four wheels on a transport chair are all small and because of that cannot be reached to propel, by the person sitting in the chair, therefore someone has to push the person sitting in the chair.
Renting a transport wheelchair is a good idea for someone who does not have the strength to propel themselves with a standard wheelchair and perhaps more importantly someone that can push them in the chair. A transport chair is a durable piece of equipment and is generally lighter than a standard wheelchair. This makes it easier to fold up and put into a vehicle, while being durable enough to accommodate someone up 300 pounds.
A transport chair, with its light design and good turning radius make it easy to maneuver inside the house or outside on flat smooth surfaces. This type of wheelchair is great for enjoying mobility at social gatherings, taking shopping trips or getting to appointments.
Renting a transport chair is recommended when the need is temporary. Generally, it is less expensive to rent a transport chair for a few weeks or a couple months.
Benefits of renting a Transport Wheelchair
- Lighter than a standard wheelchair
- Easy to push and maneuver
- Compact size fits it in a small back seat or trunk area without difficulty
- Safe to use
- Reduces the risk of falls
- Comfortable to sit in
Features of a Transport Wheelchair
- Adjustable footrests
- Safety belt
- Quick release fold down handles
- Fixed padded full length arms
- Locking wheels
If there is a longer term need for a transport chair or if the features of a basic transport chair do not suit your needs, you can explore other versions of transport chairs available for purchase. Features such as hand brakes, flip up or desk arms, larger wheels to travel uneven and or multiple surfaces are all options of an upgraded transport chair.
Transport Wheelchair Delivery Areas
Corona Del Mar
Zip codes where we deliver rental lift chairs in Orange County:
92603, 92627, 92604, 92651,92612, 92657, 92614, 92660, 92617, 92661, 92626, 92662, 92663,92620, 92646, 92651, 92708, 92704, 92705, 92707, 92602, 92630, 92637, 92647, 92648, 92653, 92656, 92701, 92780
Anywhere outside of our delivery address you are still welcome to rent a chair you would just need to pick it up by your self.