Like all modern Powerchairs it will need properly
reprogramming to suit its user. And to stop it feeling like the steering is connected
by stretchy rubber bands,
It is a little wider and longer than it really needed to be.
Its 25.5 inches wide much like MOST "full sized top end
powerchairs are. (That's slightly wider than
my own fat tyre equipped
powerchair) with non of those advantages
It has "full sized" group 24 approx 70ah batteries (essential
for a 6mph powerchair if its to be usable all day long by a heavy adult).
It has the usual "hit every door frame" swing away footrests.
Although a single central platform may be an option (check if available) and it
looks a lot "nose heavy" once the seat is in the correct position! Don't
worry sir, unless you make some modifications they are all like that as the
manufacturers are scared someone will tip out of the back on steep upward
It has black tyres (option) which I prefer. These are great
sizes for outdoors as well as indoors on a rear drive powerchair. With 14 inch
wheels on the rear (3.00 x 8 tyre) these work great indoors and out on smooth
pavements and carpets alike but unfortunately
much of the world
isn't smooth and this can be a problem with almost every modern
The front casters are 10 inch diameter (3.00 x 4 tyres) which
means they are quite big so they are pretty capable outdoors compared to other
chairs with smaller casters. See
tyres and Solid or
Pneumatic? to know what you really need! It also interestingly has
sprung front casters. I am going to order a set of those to fit to my
own powerchair ASAP!
In a rear drive powerchair like this Otto Bock 600 these 2
larger caster wheels seldom cause any problem indoors. Its easy to predict
or even see where they will swivel or move as you manoeuvre in a tight spot.
Mid drive, front drive, 6 wheel platform powerchairs all need
too many extra wheels sticking out in all corners, and behind you so these types
of chairs usually use smaller caster wheels to try and keep them "small" enough
indoors so the casters don't go hitting everything around you. Leaving
them at a disadvantage outdoors or in snow etc (Powerchairs
I think it has a
70 amp controller (may be wrong?) which is slightly
too small really. 80 Amps is a
sensible minimum for a reasonably
light adult person, 100 better still for an outdoor capable powerchair like this
one and a full
sized male adult. Same goes for any 6mph powerchair. But it depends on the
actual controller - some
don't do as you would expect!
Consider this: You need more still if its faster!
Because taller gearing sucks more power (amps). Which is why 8mph or faster
powerchairs are generally less powerful (less torque) and eat batteries fast
unless you are a skinny 14 year old girl... If you are really fat (think US
fat!) Then consider a 4mph high torque powerchair to get the range and torque
you will need.
If I didn't have my own 3
Custom Home Built Powerchairs then one of these
would be on my list to check out in more detail!