Selecting the Right Mobility Scooter for you

 

Many people are already sold on the benefits of a mobility scooter, thanks in part to tv commercials or word-of-mouth from friends that have already purchased units. However, you may be confused about selecting the right product for you.

A recent study by AARP reported that just 4.6% of scooters are currently ridden indoors only. While 37% ride them outdoors only, and 58% are used both indoors and outside. AARP also asked how long they were used: 15% use their scooters more than eight hours a day, 13% between four and eight hours, and 27% them between one and four hours a day. The largest segment of respondents, 37% do not even fire up their scooter every day. (http://www.aarp.org)Phoenix HD 3 wheel

If you want to avoid selecting the wrong type of mobility scooter then you should consider the following:

  1. What is your height and weight? If you are too heavy or use the scooter in the wrong way, you can tip over. AARP reported that 32% of scooter owners have tipped over at least once. So, one of the most important question a buyer can ask themselves is “How stable is the scooter?'”
  2. What activities do you like to do on a daily basis? Will you go inside only or outdoors?  Paved surfaces only, gravel, grass, etc.?
  3. How long will you be on the device in a given day?
  4. Do you need to transport the scooter? Will your scooter fit into your vehicle? Can you lift the weight of the heaviest part or do you need a lift?
  5. Do you need any special mobility accessories such as a walker holder or oxygen holder? The point of a mobility scooter is to make a person’s life more convenient, and the accessories that are available are meant to do the same thing. Most people want their scooters customized to fit their personal needs, and accessories are a great way to do that.
  6. Can you stand up when necessary to reach counters or do you need a power elevating seat?
  7. Are your hallways, bathrooms or other rooms in your home too tight to turn around? If so, you might need a power chair instead of, or in addition to, a scooter.

Phoenix HD 3 wheel

Pride Pursuit Sport 36 Volt Outdoor Mobility Scooter Just Released!

Tampa, FL September 12, 2014 –Scooter Direct is excited to announce the Pursuit Sport 36 Volt Mobility Scooter manufactured by Pride Mobility is now available for delivery. The much anticipated Pursuit Sport, model MV714, is Pride Mobility’s ultimate outdoor mobility scooter.

The Pursuit Sport 36 Volt Mobility Scooter offers the smooth maneuverability of a smaller 4-wheel mobility scooter along with high-performance features like 36 volts of power, full suspension and a hydraulic sealed brake system. The Pursuit Sport 36 Volt features sleek, aggressive style and a wealth of standard luxury touches including a full steering wheel with integrated digital display, making it the ultimate outdoor scooter.

Pride Pursuit Sport 36 Volt Features:

  • Full suspension for optimal handling
  • 36 volt battery system with (3) 12-volt 55 AH batteries
  • Up to 9 MPH and 22 Mile Driving Range
  • Deluxe reclining high-back seat with headrest and sliders
  • Full steering wheel with integrated digital display
  • 400 lb. weight capacity
  • Throttle control selection switch allows control by the left or right hand
  • Increased horn volume
  • Water bottle holder and rearview mirrors standard
Pride Pursuit Sport 36 Volt

Pride Pursuit Sport 36 Volt

The New Drive Medical Cobra GT4 Heavy Duty Scooter Is Now Available At ScooterDirect.com!

 

Scooter Direct now offers the New Cobra GT 4 wheel mobility scooter with a  are 450 lb capacity, 35 miles driving range at a top speed of 10 mph over rough terrain! A 7 inch ground clearance and 14″ x 4″ tires are great for off road!

The Drive Cobra GT4 has a 24V x 950W x 5200 rpm motor and two 12V 75AH batteries giving maximum power, distance and speed.  Front and rear wheel suspension, pneumatic tires, infinitely adjustable tiller and a comfortable, fully adjustable seat with slide and recline, provide an extra smooth ride on long distance travel.

The ergonomic handle and control panel is full featured with half-speed control and a full lighting package provide a safe ride.  A 25″ base width passes through tight spaces with ease. This heavy-duty scooter is loaded with great quality and safety features to provide years of dependable service and safe travel over any terrain.

Cobra GT4 Heavy Duty Scooter

Cobra GT4 Heavy Duty Scooter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drive Medical Cobra GT 4 Heavy Duty Scooter Features:

  • New, innovative design for a distinctive, stylish appearance.
  • One-touch, infinite tiller angle adjustment allows the user to easily position the tiller into the ideal driving position.
  • Ergonomic delta control handles makes it easier for users with limited strength and dexterity to operate the scooter.
  • “Blade” style alloy wheel rims.
  • Efficient, extra bright LED lighting.
  • Choice of Full size, Sport Style, Captain’s Seats in 20″ or 22″ widths.
  • Seats are height adjustable, swivel and feature a fold-down, reclining backrest. Seats can be adjusted forward or backward on auto-style slides.
  • Padded armrests feature easy turn cylinders for angle adjustment.
  • “High/Low” switch for instant speed control.

Scooter Direct carries a wide variety of outdoor mobility scooters and other mobility products to help you get mobile.  For more information on this scooter: http://www.scooterdirect.com/drive-medical-cobra-gt4-heavy-duty-scooter.html

Scooter Direct has helped thousands improve their independence using electric mobility scooters, power chairs, mobility lifts, wheelchairs and lift chairs.  We know you will be pleased with our exceptional service.

Activecare Osprey 4410 Scooter Is The Best Outdoor Mobility Scooter Available Today!

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THIS SCOOTER HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.

SEE THE COBRA GT4 AS A THE REPLACEMENT MODEL

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Scooter Direct offers the ActiveCare Osprey 4410 Scooter capably handles up to 500 lbs for trips of up to 25 miles at 10mph over rough ground! Large tires and a seven inch ground clearance mean you can go anywhere!

The Osprey 4410 Heavy Duty Scooter is an outdoor beast with a 24V x 920W x 3700 rpm motor and two 12V 75AH batteries giving maximum power and distance.  Some of our customers even use this as a personal golf cart.

The new generation ergonomic handle and control panel greatly improves handling and comfort. Tiller is infinitely adjustable for easy reach and operation. A 29″ base width passes through tight spaces with ease. Front and rear wheel suspension and pneumatic tires provide an extra smooth ride. This heavy-duty scooter is loaded with great quality and safety features to provide years of dependable service and safer travel.

Activecare Osprey 4410 Scooter Features:

  • Armrests are padded and adjustable.
  • Ergonomic throttle control on a Delta Tiller
  • Seat back reclines and features adjustable headrest.
  • Available with 20” or 22” width Captain’s Seat with slide.
  • 13” x 5” Pneumatic tires and full suspension.
  • Charger ports located on tiller and rear shroud.
  • Infinitely adjustable tiller.
  • Headlight, Turn signals/hazards, Rearview mirrors and Front Basket
  • Additional hand-operated drum brake.

Activecare created such a great line of scooters that Drive Medical purchased the company and is still manufacturing this scooter under the name Drive Osprey 4410 scooter

Scooter Direct carries a wide variety of outdoor mobility scooters and other mobility products to help you get mobile.  For more information on this scooter: http://www.scooterdirect.com/osprey-4-wheel-large-scooter.html

Pride Go-Go® LX with CTS Suspension: 4-wheel model now available, 18 amp battery option for 3 and 4-wheel models now available



A 4-wheel version of the Pride Go-Go® LX with CTS Suspension is now available. An 18 amp battery option for both the 3-wheel and 4-wheel models of the Go-Go LX with CTS Suspension is also now available.

The new Pride Go-Go LX with CTS Suspension (Comfort-Trac Suspension) brings an innovative level of performance features and value to travel mobility. Featuring CTS independent front and rear suspension, a sleek style, feather-touch disassembly and standard LED lighting, the Go-Go LX with CTS Suspension is the most advanced travel mobility product available.

Features include:

  • CTS Suspension (Comfort-Trac front and rear independent suspension)
  • Feather-touch disassembly permits simple frame separation with only one hand
  • Charger port in tiller
  • All-new frame design easily disassembles into five super lightweight pieces for convenient transport and storage
  • Standard front tiller-mounted basket included
  • Convenient off-board dual voltage charger can charge battery pack on-board or off-board

Click here to view the product sell sheet.

Click here to view the Go-Go LX with CTS Suspension product training video and see it in action.

Go-Go LX with CTS (Comfort-Trac Suspension) now available



The Go-Go® LX with CTS (Comfort-Trac Suspension) brings a new level of performance features and value to travel mobility. Featuring CTS independent front and rear suspension, sleek style, feathertouch disassembly and standard lighting, the Go-Go LX with CTS Suspension is the most advanced travel product available.

Scooter Direct supplies a FREE 1 Year In-Home Service Warranty.  

Highlights of the Pride Go Go LX 3 wheel scooter

  • CTS (Comfort-Trac front and rear independent suspension)
  • Standard LED lighting
  • Feather-touch disassembly permits simple frame separation with only one hand
  • Auto-connecting front-to-rear cable
  • Includes two sets of easily changeable colored panels in Red and Blue
  • All-new frame design easily disassembles into five super lightweight pieces for convenient transport and storage
  • Charging Port on Tiller for convenience and on Battery Pack
  • FREE Accessories Included

Summary Specs of the Pride GoGo LX portable mobility scooter

  • Top Speed: 4.4 MPH
  • Driving Range: 5.9 Miles
  • Ground Clearance: 1.5″ at motor
  • Turning Radius: 33.5″
  • Carrying capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Heaviest Part: 34 lbs. (Front Section)
  • Total Weight: 125 lbs.

Ideal uses of the Go Go LX model SC50LX

  • Maximum comfort for a Portable Mobility Scooter
  • Optimal for those with back pain
  • Inside and outside, paved surfaces preferable
  • Easy disassembly for travel without a scooter lift

Learning About Bariatrics and Obesity

Bariatrics is the study and treatment of obesity and those diseases associated with obesity. Diet, exercise, behavior modification, lifestyle changes, institutional and home medical equipment, medications and, in some cases, surgery are the tools used by bariatric physicians to help patients manage obesity.

What is Obesity?

Obesity is defined as an excessively high amount of body fat or adipose tissue in relation to lean body mass. The amount of body fat (or adiposity) includes concern for both the distribution of fat throughout the body and the size of the adipose tissue deposits. Body fat distribution can be estimated by skin fold measures, waist-to-hip circumference ratios, or techniques such as ultrasound computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging. 2

What is BMI?

Body Mass Index or BMI is a tool for indicating weight status in adults, representing weight levels associated with the lowest overall risk to health. It is a measure of weight for height. For adults over 20 years old, BMI falls into one of these categories: 3

BMI:

  • Below 18.5 Underweight
  • 18.5 – 24.9 Normal
  • 25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
  • 30.0 – and above Obese

How Does BMI Relate To Health?

The BMI ranges are based on the effect body weight has on disease and death. As BMI increases, the risk for some disease increases. Some common conditions related to overweight and obesity include: 3

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Premature Death
  • Some Cancers
  • Diabetes

Other Indicators of Health Risk.

BMI is just one of many factors related to developing a chronic disease (such as heart disease, cancer or diabetes). Other factors that may be important to look at when assessing your risk for chronic disease include: 4

  • Diet
  • Physical Activity
  • Waist Circumference
  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Sugar Level
  • Cholesterol Level
  • Family History of Disease

 

2- CDC Nutrition and Physical Activity http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/defining.htm

3- CDC Nutrition and Physical Activity http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/bmi/bmi-adult.htm

4- CDC Nutrition and Physical Activity http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/bmi/bmi-means.htm

5- NIH Obesity Research, NIH Obesity Research Task Force Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity Research

http://www.obesityresearch.nih.gov/News/background.htm

 

IF YOU ARE A VERY LARGE PERSON, YOU CAN STILL BE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE.

Very large people face special challenges in trying to be active. They may not be able to bend or move in the same way that other people can. It may be hard for them to find clothes and equipment for exercising. They may feel self-conscious being physically active around other people.

Where To Begin?

• Start Slowly – The body needs time to get used to a new activity.

• Warm Up – Warm-ups gets the body ready for action. Warm up activities include shrugging shoulders, tapping feet, swinging arms and marching in place. Everyone should spend a few minutes warming up for any physical activity–even walking.

• Cool Down – Slow down little by little. Individuals should walk slowly or stretch for a few minutes to cool down. Cooling down may protect the heart, relax muscles, and keep individuals from getting hurt.

• Set Goals – Set short-term and long term goals. A short-term goal may be to walk 5 minutes on at least 3 days for 1 week. A long-term goal may be to walk 30 minutes on most days of the week by the end of 6 months.

• Get Support – Get a family member or friend to be physically active with the individual. It may be more fun, and less routine.

• Track Progress –  Individuals should keep a journal of their physical activity. People may not feel like they are making

progress but when looking back where the program started, individuals will be pleasantly surprised.

• Have Fun – Individuals should try different activities to find the ones they really enjoy.

 

What Activities Can An Obese Person Do?

Weight-Bearing Activities: Activities like walking and golfing, which involve lifting and pushing your own body weight.

 

Non-Weight-Bearing Activities

Activities like swimming and water workouts, which put less stress on the joints because individuals do not have to lift or push their own weight.

 

Lifestyle Activities

Activities like gardening, which do not have to be planned.6

 

Caution

Before starting any physical activity program, contact a medical professional.

 

6- NIH Publication No. 04–4352, May 2004–Article “Active at any Size”

http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/nutrit/activeatanysize/active.html.htm

Scooter Direct offers the Highest Weight Capacity Portable Scooter on the market.



Scooter Direct offers the Drive Medical Phoenix HD which was designed to bring travel scooters to a greater range of people than ever before.  This Portable Scooter offers a weight capacity of 350 lbs with a heaviest part of only 31 lbs.

The Drive Medical Phoenix HD 3 wheel scooter can be easily disassembled and can be loaded into even the smallest vehicles, eliminating the need to for a scooter carrier.  The 3 wheel scooter works on paved surfaces both in and outdoors.  For those wanting more outdoor activity, there is also a Phoenix 4 wheel model with 9” x 3” front and rear tires.

Every Phoenix scooter comes with both blue and red interchangeable color panels. The Phoenix Portable Mobility Scooter features a convenient, compact design that makes assembly and disassembly easy and will fit into even the smallest cars.  The Phoenix HD 3 wheel comes with a headlight, a padded hand grip with finger-pull throttle, comfortable height adjustable seat with a flip-back and width adjustable armrests.

Drive Phoenix HD 3 wheel Features:

  • Weight Capacity of 350 pounds
  • Battery Pack with two 18ah batteries has a range up to 15 miles.
  • Disassembles into 4 lightweight pieces; Heaviest Part: 31 lbs.
  • Charging port on tiller to prevent bending
  • Able to charge battery pack separately from scooter
  • Padded handle bars with easy pull throttles
  • Standard headlight and large front basket
  • Top Speed: 4 MPH
  • Ground Clearance: 2″
  • Turning Radius: 32″
  • Total Weight of scooter: 106 lbs.

Scooter Direct carries a wide variety of Travel Power Wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility products to help you get mobile.  For more information on this scooter:

http://www.scooterdirect.com/drive-medical-phoenix-hd-3-wheel.html

Magneta Wheelchair and Electric Scooter Trailer

Transporting a heavy electric wheelchair or travel scooter can be difficult. If you have a small car, you’re limited to lower-capacity hitches, which can’t handle the tongue weight necessary for a hitch carrier. But with this trailer, which is designed specifically to carry electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters, you can haul almost any wheelchair or scooter with nearly any car, no matter how small.

Scooter Trailer

Electric Scooter Trailer

Loading and unloading a wheelchair or travel scooter on this trailer is a snap. You simply roll your mobility device up the loading ramp to the carrying platform of the trailer. With a ramp that’s 4′ long and a platform that’s 11″ off of the ground, this trailer forms a gentle slope that will make loading your cargo easy. And the ramp pivots up, held in place by two sturdy, locking arms for travel.

Four tie-down points let you securely strap down your electric wheelchair or mobility scooter. And to deter thieves, you can lock your wheelchair or scooter to the trailer with cable locks (sold separately). You will be able to travel with confidence that your ride will be there when you get to your destination.

This trailer is built for both strength and good looks. The square and rectangular tube stock is stronger than the flat stock or angle iron commonly used on other trailers. The chassis is finished with a black powder coat to fight rust, and the deck and ramp are constructed of aluminum with a polished finish and a built-in tread plate pattern for sure footing. Assembles with basic hand tools (a drill with a 5/16″ nut driver is recommended).

Removed tongue to minimize storage space needed to store the trailer.

Magneta Scooter Trailer

Magneta Scooter Trailer being loaded

Features:

  • High-capacity transport trailer carries your heavy electric wheelchair or power scooter with ease
  • Lightweight trailer can be towed by the smallest car
  • Low-profile design keeps trailer close to the ground for easy loading and unloading
    • Loading ramp pivots up to travel securely
  • Polished aluminum platform with tread plate pattern won’t rust
  • Tie-down points let you secure your electric wheelchair or travel scooter with up to 4 cargo straps (sold separately)
  • Leaf-spring suspension gives your cargo a smooth, gentle ride
  • Black, powder coated steel tube construction makes for an extraordinarily sturdy frame
  • Removable tongue minimizes trailer storage space
  • Composite fenders, trailer lights, 4-pole flat connector, wiring and safety chains are included
  • Easy assembly with basic hand tools – Ships unassembled – ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
  • Licensing paperwork included
  • Made in USA

Additional specifications:

  • Deck height: 11″
  • Length (excluding tongue): 7-1/2′
  • Removable tongue: 2″ wide x 3″ tall x 6′ long
  • Fender dimensions: 22″ long x 8″ wide x 12″ tall

Hippocampe All Terrain Wheelchair – New Feature

 The Hippocampe All-Terrain wheelchair is a best outdoor all terrain/beach chair on wheels.  It provides access to the Beach/Water sports and other outdoor arenas including winter activities

The latest feature release of the Hippocampe Beach Wheelchair is extra large rear wheels that allow it to work in even the softest beach sand, mud and the most extreme outdoor conditions.  Now you can experience even more of the outdoors with this new accessory.  The Hippocampe wheel chair was designed for use by people of all ages, sizes and disabilities including wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.

Hippocampe Beach Wheelchair

Hippocampe Beach Wheelchair with Large Balloon wheels

The low seat of the Hippocampe beach wheelchair makes it simple to transfer oneself between the ground and the chair. At only 31 lbs, it is light and floats in the water as will each of its component parts.  All its parts are sand and water resistant and its aluminum tubes are sleeved to stop them getting hot in the sun.

A major innovation is the double width wheels designed to make movement on sand easier.  There′s no longer any need for massive arm muscles to move round the beach in complete freedom! A push bar and towing kit allows assistance by others when required.

Its neutral buoyancy design allows it to be used in or out of the water – including the sea.   And sand is no longer a barrier to enjoying beach sport: Hippocampe′s innovative double width wheels make travelling on sand simple while sleeving on the aluminum tube frame helps keep them from getting hot in the sun.

Robust and extremely stable, this smart sports vehicle packs down into a stylish carrying case in moments. Plus, it’s corrosion resistant frame is maintenance-free – just rinse with fresh water.

Scooter Direct is proud to offer customers the highest quality mobility products manufactured by premier dealers such as Pride Mobility.  Accessibility is easier than ever, thanks to the low seat of the Hippocampe More information:      http://www.scooterdirect.com/hippocampe.html

Hippocampe Beach Wheelchair

Hippocampe Beach Wheelchair

Pride Jazzy1450 Bariatric Powerchair Available At ScooterDirect.com

Pride Mobility announced the release of a new Jazzy electric wheelchair named the Jazzy1450 which is a front wheel drive model with a 600 lb weight capacity model available at Scooter Direct.

The Jazzy 1450 was built to carry the user in a chair built for rugged durability and exceptional power necessary to carry bariatric riders. Its unique design delivers high-performance operation indoors and out.  This unit is available with a maximum seat width of 32 inches and maximum depth of 28 inches.

Pride Mobility offers a two year warranty on electronics and an 18 month warranty on the drive motor.   Scooter Direct includes a one year In-Home Service warranty which can be used in any of the continental US states.

Pride Mobility Jazzy 1450

Pride Mobility Jazzy 1450

Pride Mobility Jazzy1450 Features:

  • 600 lb weight capacity
  • Speed up to 4.5 mph
  • 3” Ground Clearance
  • Swing Arm Suspension
  • Intelligent Braking (electronic, regenerative disc brakes)
  • Two-motor, front wheel drive
  • 14” solid Drive wheels and 9” Rear Casters
  • Medium Back Seat with Headrest

Scooter Direct is proud to offer customers the highest quality mobility products manufactured by premier dealers such as Pride Mobility.  For more information: http://www.scooterdirect.com/pride-jazzy-1450_832.htmScooter Direct has helped thousands of people improve their independence using electric mobility scooters, power chairs and portable carts.  We are certain that you will be surprised how easy it is to become mobile and enjoy your life to the full.

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Battery Test for Mobility Scooters or Powerchairs

Tools Required: Battery Load Tester

You can measure battery voltage using a conventional voltmeter and get an acceptable reading of 12 – 14 Volts but you still may not have enough power to drive the Power wheelchair or Mobility Scooter. You need to test the batteries under a “Load State” – (e.g. sitting in and driving the Mobility Chair).

Batteries that fail when used under a load may change the performance behavior of the Mobility Device. Most controllers need a minimum of 18 volts to function properly.  Batteries that fail under a load may not have enough power to operate the Equipment properly. See Picture 1 for load test connections.

To load test the batteries:

  1. Remove the chassis shroud or open the Battery Pack as needed to access the scooter batteries
  2. Disconnect the battery cables.
  3. Connect load charger terminal connectors to the battery terminals. Make sure the Positive connector of the load tester is connected to the positive terminal of the battery and the negative connector of the load tester is connected to the negative terminal of the battery.
  4. Hold the Load On switch on for 10 seconds.
  5. Read the meter with the load on.
  6. Determine if the battery is good or bad while under a load.
  7. If the battery is bad, replace the battery at http://www.scooterdirect.com/batteries~29.htm
    1. It is recommended that both batteries be replaced at the same time.
    2. If the battery is good, then the batteries are not the problem. Continue to troubleshoot unit by checking battery connections and harness connections.
Battery Load Tester

Battery Load Tester

Pride Go Go Assembly and Disassembly Instructions

Pride Go Go Disassembly

Pride Go Go Disassembly

DISASSEMBLY

You can disassemble the Pride Go Go Scooters into five pieces: the seat, the front section, the rear section, the basket, and the battery pack.  No tools are required to disassemble or assemble your Travel Scooter. Always disassemble or assemble your Portable Mobility Scooter on a level, dry surface with sufficient room for you to work and move around—about 5 feet (1.5 meters) in all directions. Remember that some Travel Scooter components are heavy and you may need assistance when lifting them.

WARNING! Do not lift weight beyond your physical capability. Ask for assistance when necessary while is assembling or assembling your Travel Scooter

 

Disassembled Travel Scooter

  1. Lock the tiller in the straight ahead position by pushing the tiller lock knob in and turning it clockwise 90°. The front wheel must face forward in order to lock the tiller.
  2. Remove the seat by lifting it straight up and off of the Travel Scooter. If you encounter resistance when removing the seat, disengage the seat rotation lever and swivel the seat back and forth while lifting up on the seat.
  3. Remove the battery pack from the Travel Scooter.

Frame Separation

  1. Lower the tiller and tighten the tiller adjustment knob.
  2. Lift up on the frame release lever until the frame hooks are no longer resting on the lower frame tube.
  3. Slowly separate the two sections of the Travel Scooter.
Pride Go Go Assembly

Pride Go Go Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

ASSEMBLY

NOTE: Before attempting assembly, tilt the rear half of the Travel Scooter slightly back on the anti-tip wheels.

  1. Use the frame release lever to lift the front section as you align the frame hooks of the front section with the lower frame tube of the rear section.
  2. Once the frame hooks are over the lower frame tube, lower the front section completely. This will engage the frame lock-up.
  3. Raise the tiller and fully tighten the tiller adjustment knob.
  4. Reinstall the battery pack.
  5. Reinstall the seat and rotate it until it locks into place.
  6. Unlock the front wheel by turning the tiller lock knob 90° counterclockwise.

WARNING! After assembly, make absolutely certain the tiller lock knob is in the unlocked position before riding your Travel Scooter.

Pride Go Go Frame

Pride Go Go Frame

Create an Active Lifestyle with a Mobility Scooter

EV Rider Vita

EV Rider Vita Active Lifestyle Mobility Scooter

Confinement can be the most depressing situation that handicapped individuals can experience. Nobody wants to stay in the house for a long time, especially when it is not necessary. Devices like walkers are a great tool for those with balance issues or needing more support. For those who need more than just a walker to get around, especially for longer distances, there are many mobility scooters on the market.

Electric mobility scooters are designed to provide disabled people with a safe mode of transportation to the nearest store, park or community building. These battery operated chairs can be three or four wheeled, with easy operation. The reverse as well as forward motions can be controlled by the rider using a switch or finger controls or by thumb pads as per the design of the device.

Most scooters run at the speed of 5 miles per hour, have electronic brake systems which provide brake lock without roll-back on inclined surfaces. Headlight dimming and blinking mirrors are useful for signaling, while the multifunctional display panel shows information such as battery power capacity. Some units come with air-filled tires and other are foam filled so that flattening is not an issue. Seat upgrades are available, which includes armrests, belts, and full-circle swivel.

Making the right decision on the right mobility scooter for you will depend on several factors:

  • Comfort – Does the scooter fit you? Is it long enough? Can you sit correctly?
  • Travel – Will the mobility scooter be used to travel indoors or outdoors? Most can be used both indoors and out. A 4-wheel mobility scooter is typically better for outdoors. 3-wheel scooters are better to navigate in tight rooms because of smaller wheels and much smaller turning radius
  • Capacity – Will the scooter support your weight, now and in the future?
  • Terrain – Do you intend to navigate difficult terrains? Four wheels will provide you with extra power and stability
  • Mobility Accessories – Do you want to include accessories in your scooter, like canopies for rain protection or storage for crutches or Oxygen Tanks?
  • Price – What is your budget?

With mobility scooters, individuals with a disability can get around to the places they want and need to go in a safe and secure way. The secure features prevent and protect them from accidents and indeed increase their movement on wheels, and provide them a uniquely comfortable travel experience.

To add to the comfort of the scooter, there are many customizable options available to suit anyone’s lifestyle. Options range from special seat sizes and styles, storage holders for beverages, canes, or even oxygen tanks if needed. There are also variable speed ranges and battery sizes that may be offered as choices for customizing your mobility device.

Scooter Direct staff is available to assist you in choosing the right device for your specific needs.  Call today and let us assist you in getting your life back.