What to look out for when buying a heavy duty mobility scooter
Don’t take your dealer’s word for it - be an informed buyer! If you’re in the market for a high weight capacity scooter for the elderly, make sure the unit you buy fits the bill.
This collection only includes scooters that can carry 350 lbs or more. Though it is impossible to draw a firm line, 350 lbs is a good benchmark figure to separate standard mobility scooters from extra heavy duty ones.
We sell heavy duty models from the best brands with US bases with exceptional track record: Pride Mobility, Drive Medical (heavy duty models), Afikim and Merits Healthcare.
Is a heavy duty mobility scooter suitable as an off road scooter?
If you need to take your heavy duty scooter for the diabled outdoors, you’re in the right place. Though not every outdoor scooter is heavy duty, every heavy duty scooter is going to be suitable for outdoor terrain. Some more than others, though, see the next paragraph.
Though we define heavy duty scooter by bearing/weight capacity, some people for heavy duty models meaning suitable for difficult terrain or with a high ground clearance. If this is what you want to buy, we recommend our excellent “off road” mobility scooter collection.
The two collections do overlap but it’s best to see all your choices if weight capacity isn’t a priority for you.
How much are heavy duty adult scooters?
Cost is not something you can get away with on heavy duty units. Built stronger, they simply cost more. That doesn’t mean you need to pay an outrageous price for an HD unit! We have models for sale starting as low as $1299 (Drive Medical Phoenix Heavy Duty) all the way up to luxury HD scooters for $4000 and above.
Travelling with a heavy-duty mobility scooter
Unfortunately, travel mobility scooters are very rarely heavy-duty built, and this does exclude the overweight patient from a significant part of the mobility market.
Some notable exceptions worth highlighting: The Tzora Titan 4 and 3 and the Revo 2.0 by Pride Mobility. We even have a heavy duty folding scooter - the Triaxe Cruze by Enhance mobility has a weight capacity of 350 lbs - almost unheard of in its niche.
In most cases, a heavy duty scooter chair comes at the expense of easy transport, so be prepared to trade off that advantage for a solidly built vehicle that can take punishment both from the weight loaded onto it and the terrain it traverses.
Scooters ‘N Chairs is dedicated to looking after you when you need a heavy duty scooter, from your first visit to our website to after sales service. Call us or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be right there at your side.