Wheelchair Rental FAQ
What is a transit wheelchair?
A transit wheelchair is a wheelchair which is designed to be pushed by an attendant. It has small wheels which means the user cannot propel themselves. There are different types of transit wheelchairs available. Some are steel and some are aluminium. The aluminium transit wheelchairs are nice and light and are excellent for folding up for travelling.
What is a self-propelled wheelchair?
A self-propelled wheelchair is a wheelchair with large rear wheels. It is designed to allow the user to propel themselves. They do not need an attendant to push them. Our self-propelled wheelchairs can be folded compactly for travel purposes. Many of them have half folding backrests and pop off wheels for simple storage.
What is a paediatric wheelchair?
A paediatric wheelchair is a wheelchair that has been specifically designed for a child. The seat widths are smaller than standard wheelchairs to ensure that the child is comfortable and supported. Paediatric wheelchairs are also very robust and designed to suit the needs of a child.
What is a bariatric wheelchair?
A bariatric wheelchair is a heavy duty wheelchair designed especially for larger users. A bariatric wheelchair is available in seat widths up to 33.5 inches. They can take a weight capacity up to 47 stone.
Why might I need to rent a wheelchair ramp?
Wheelchair ramps allow you to have safe access into busses, trains, cars and buildings. Our rental ramps are suitable for use with wheelchairs, powerchairs and mobility scooters. A person might rent a ramp to make their home more accessible during construction work or yard work. Wheelchair ramps are regularly rented by hotels and schools in order to make their premises safe and accessible to wheelchair users.