Heavy Duty Transport Wheelchairs
Heavy duty, or bariatric, transport wheelchairs are made with a reinforced frame and dual cross braces to support weight capacities over 300 lbs.
Additional features may include chairs that offer multiple seat widths, removable armrests, frame color, and with or without hand brakes. The larger 12" rear wheels allow for a more stable ride over rougher surfaces and the attendant operated hand brakes on the push handles on some models give the attendant more control of the wheelchair, especially when traveling down an incline.
All of these bariatric or heavy duty transport wheelchairs fold for storage and transportation and include removable, swing-away footrests. Transport wheelchairs are designed to be pushed by someone from behind the chair (attendant operated).