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Mobility scooters are recognized as one of the best means of movement for disabled and elderly people anywhere in the world including Australia. More and more people are relying on Mobility Scooters in there day-to-day life to help them to get around and keep some of their independence.
Before purchasing a mobility scooter, it is important to know the different types of scooters. Below are the three general types of scooters available:
Robust mobility scooters are designed for a wide range of terrain. Also, they have a weight limit of 160 to 220 kilograms. They are specifically designed with powerful features for outdoor use like a long battery life, headlights, brake lights, complete sets of running lights, three or four large tyres and well built frame and suspension. Because of the large build, a vehicle scooter carrier or lift may be needed to bring these scooters into other areas.
The standard type of mobility scooters are considered a combination of the heavy-duty and travel scooters. These are lighter than a heavy-duty scooter and not designed for all terrain. But on the other hand, they have weight limits of between 120 to 150 kilograms, 10km/hr speed and longer battery life than travel scooters. This type of mobility scooter can be used indoors but is normally suited for outdoor use
A travel type of scooter is a lightweight mobility scooter. They are adjustable and very portable because they can be disassembled into smaller parts to fit easily into car boots or other compartments for travel. They are ideal for indoor use and can also be used for driving around the neighbourhood. Travel scooters have a lower weight limit upto 110kgs and are less padded and sometimes don’t have enough lighting features, but their battery life is also lower than that of a heavy-duty type of scooter.
All of the above types of mobility scooters are electrically powered with rechargeable batteries. Each have a varying turning radius but the greatest turning circle is usually performed by the heavy-duty types
A Pull Apart Scooter can be dismantled into 4 to 6 smaller part as shown. Usually the heaviest part is not heavier than 13kg. It is easy to assemble and dismantle.
If you are unable to get to one of our showrooms, please take advantage of our obligation free scooter demonstration service at your premise. Just call us at 5539 2141 to arrange.
What comes with your new Mobility Scooter: