It is sometimes a difficult choice as to whether you select a Transit or Self Propel wheelchair?
A lot of people who will use a wheelchair will need a transit ( Attendant controlled) wheelchair. This is because they will not be physically capable of pushing themselves in their wheelchair. However, I think that it is sometimes sensible to select a Self Propel wheelchair. Even if you are going to be pushed by a carer or a loved on. The larger rear wheels may make it more manoeuvrable when turning and easier to push normally.
There are both types of wheelchair shown here Transit or Self Propel. With the transit, you will always need a carer or a person you know to push you. This can be difficult for them because however light or heavy you maybe it is a solid weight to push. The small wheels on the transit style wheelchairs mean that they have to travel further to go the same distance as a Self Propel version.
With quick release rear wheels, it is probably easier to fold a Self Propel model than a transit style. Which will make the job of looking after the wheelchair passenger a lot easier. The fact of removing the rear wheels also makes the frame of the self propel wheelchair easier to load when travelling.
Whilst it is possible to buy a transit wheelchair for less money than a self propel there does not need to be a great deal of difference in the cost. The person who has to push the wheelchair will feel great benefit from the easier moving big wheels. After all the health and well being of the carer should be equally important.
If you want to be really active with your wheelchair and your carer the new G-Explorer could be the answer!
With its large rear wheels with mountain bike style tyres, this self propel wheelchair can expand your horizons.
Whether you prefer a transit or self propel wheelchair here at www.mobilityproducts4u.org we are sure to have one for you.