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Folding transit wheelchair

Folding transit wheelchair


Regular price $520.00
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A robust and economical transit wheelchair.

This robust yet economical transit wheelchair is ideal for home and care facilities.
It folds easily for storage or transportation, and the removable armrests and swing-away leg rests assist with getting in and out of the chair - an excellent benefit for the user and caregivers.


  • Requires a caregiver to push the wheelchair
  • Powder-coated steel frame
  • Detachable full armrest
  • Swing-away footrest
  • Steel chrome handle rim
  • Plastic black footplate
  • Plastic front fork
  • Folds for easy storage and transport
  • PU arm pads for extra comfort
  • Nylon upholstery 
  • 8" x 1.25" (20 cm x 3 cm) front castors with PU tyres
  • Optional: anti-tippers and elevating leg rests


Seat Width 16" (40 cm) or 18" (45 cm)
Seat Depth 16" (40 cm)
Folding Frame Yes
Tilt in space No
Recline No
Minimum Seat to seat-to-floor height 19.5" (49.5 cm)
Standard legrest style Swingaway
User Weight Limit 150 kg
Total Unit Weight 19.5 kg
Seating Slung nylon upholstery
Armrests Removable full length
Brakes Push to lock
Rear Wheel Size 12½" PU mag wheels (31.75 cm)
Castor Size front 8" x 1.25" PU front (20 cm x 3 cm)
Overall Dimensions Open 63 cm W x 106.7 cm L x 91.4 cm H
Overall Dimensions Folded 27 cm W x 106.7 cm L x 91.4 cm H

How do I fold my manual wheelchair?

One of the easiest ways to do this is to lift under the centre of the wheelchair seat upholstery. To unfold the wheelchair, tilt slightly to one side and press on one or both seat rails.

And remember to keep your fingers and hands clear of any moving parts! If you don't, you'll only do it once. Ouch! 

How do I know what size wheelchair is suitable for me?

Just like items of clothing such as shoes, the wheelchair must fit the person using it well enough to ensure they are comfortable and that it's not likely to press on any part of their body, as this has the potential to create pressure areas.

To ensure the right fit, you need to be able to tell us the following:

  1. The measurement from your bottom to your shoulder (taken when you are sitting).
  2. The measurement is from the back of your bottom to the back of your knee.
  3. The measurement from behind the knee to your heel (when sitting).
  4. The most comprehensive measurement of your backside when seated.
  5. Telling us your weight also helps, as different wheelchairs have different user weight limits.

If you can't get all these measurements, there are a couple of simple things that you can do once you are in a wheelchair to make sure that it fits you okay:

  • Is there enough room to slide your hand down between the armrest and your thigh? If this is not possible, you need to try a larger size.
  • Can you put two fingers behind your knee before hitting the seat upholstery? If not, you must get a wheelchair with a more extended seat depth.

The good news is that if you are working with a therapist to help select a suitable wheelchair, they will take all the necessary measurements during your assessment, so you don't need to worry about this!

Why do you need to have leg rests that swing away?

If the leg rests swing away, the wheelchair user can get closer to an object they are being transferred onto, like a bed or a chair. The swing-away leg rests also make it easier if a hoist or piece of equipment is used to help transfer the wheelchair user and get them closer to the wheelchair, making the transfer more accessible and safer.

Once I have my wheelchair, what maintenance is it going to need?

Most wheelchairs come with a basic instruction manual outlining any specific regular maintenance required for that model.

In general, it is a good idea to check the following monthly:

  • If you have pneumatic tyres on your wheelchair, check that the air pressure in the tyres is correct – the correct pressure is indicated on the side of the tyre.
  • Check the axle housing is free from dirt, hair and mud. Clean any dirt or hair gathered around the axles – the wheels must spin freely.
  • Check the castors run smoothly – make sure there is no hair, fluff or grit in the castors.
  • Check the brakes hold the tyre firmly in place and are easy to put on and off.
  • Check the nuts and bolts are all tight and secure.

Other words of advice when choosing a wheelchair.
Try as many as possible – visit one of our Resellers who will hold several different models in stock so you can compare them there. Their staff are trained to assist people in finding the right size wheelchair for them within their price range.