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Transport Chairs

FreeshipA transport chair solves limited mobility issues without the need to use a traditional wheelchair that is heavy and hard to collapse and put in a car. A transport chair typically has four small wheels, two in the front and two in the rear.

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Drive Duet Transport Chair & Rollator

A Combination transport chair and rollator. Comes ...


was $223.99

19 Inch Lightweight Transport Chair with Hand Brakes by Nova

Ride in style, comfort and convenience with your N...


Bariatric Transport Wheelchair by Drive

Heavy duty transport wheelchair by Drive Medical. ...


22 Inch Heavy Duty Transport Chair by Nova

Ride in style, comfort and convenience with your N...


Excel Freedom Plus Bariatric Transport Chair

Ultralight bariatric transport chair. Lightweight ...


Deluxe Go-Kart Steel Transport Chair by Drive

Steel transport chair by Drive with chrome finish....


Karman Ergo Lite (S-2501) Wheelchair

Lightest transport wheelchair on the market! Weigh...


Transport Chair Carrying Case with Strap

Transport chair carrying case with large shoulder ...


17 Inch Lightweight Transport Chair by Nova

Ride in style, comfort and convenience with your N...


Fly-Lite Transport Chair by Drive

A strong, yet lightweight transport chair with man...


was $226.65

Deluxe Lightweight Transport Wheelchair by Drive

Lightweight aluminum transport chair with 8 inches...


was $166.65

Deluxe Flyweight Transport Chair

Deluxe lightweight aluminum transport chair from D...


Medline Excel Translator - Combo Rollator and Wheelchair

Combination walker rollator & transport wheelchair...


was $266.65

Karman S115-TP Ergonomic Lightweight Transport Wheelchair

Highly customizable, lightweight transport chairs ...


was $711.25

Steel Narrow Fit Transport Chair by Drive

A top selling steel transport wheelchair with swin...


was $133.32

Lightweight Folding Transport Chair by Drive

This lighweight transport chair from Drive Medical...


Drive Folding Lightweight Transport Chair with Carry Bag

Super light folding transport chair with carry bag...


was $263.15

Karman Steel Transport Wheelchair - Fixed Full Arms

Steel travel wheelchair by Karman with fixed full ...


Karman Steel Transport Wheelchair - Detachable Desk Arms

Steel travel wheelchair by Karman with detachable ...


Karman Lightweight Transport Chair - Fixed Full Arms

Lightweight aluminum transport chair. Foldable w/ ...


Karman Lightweight Transport Chair With Hand Brakes

Aluminum transport wheelchair with handle brakes. ...


HybridLX Rollator Transport Chair By Lumex

The HybridLX is an innovative rollator that combin...


was $266.65

Excel Hybrid 2 Transport Wheelchair Chairs

Hybrid wheelchair that functions as both a simple ...


Choosing The Best Transport Wheelchairs

For the caregiver and patient alike, a transport wheelchair can be a godsend. Unlike a regular wheelchair, a transport chair can’t be operated by the person sitting in it. It has four small wheels and needs to be pushed from behind. However it has many advantages for the person doing the pushing.

Transport chairs are much lighter than regular wheelchairs. In fact, some are considered ultra-lightweight, coming in at just over 14 pounds. Even the average transport chair is still less than 20 pounds. They also fold nearly flat and are relatively easy to lift into and out of a car.

There are many circumstances in which a transport chair makes a great difference in quality of life for the person with limited mobility and their caregiver.

On a temporary basis, a transport chair is an essential aid during the recovery phase of an illness, when getting around on one’s own feet is still difficult, yet there are many doctor appointments to get to from home. Use the transport chair to get to the car, then from the car to the medical facility. A transport chair goes virtually anywhere—it’s a great way for the recuperating patient to enjoy some time outdoors when not yet able to walk for long stretches.

For someone permanently immobile, having a transport chair in addition to a standard wheelchair again makes going out easier, particularly if you don’t have a specially outfitted van with ramps to accommodate the standard wheelchair. It’s also a good option for a travel wheelchair when going by car or plane, for instance, because it is so easy to fold up and place in a car trunk or to gate-check when going on an airplane.

Although it can weigh less than half of the average wheelchair, transport chairs are made of durable construction. Most models can support a person who weighs up to 250 or 300 pounds. Bariatric transport wheelchairs are made for people up to 400 or 450 pounds. Because of this, the chairs themselves are heavier, weighing between 30 and 50 pounds.
Although a transport chair is easily folded, measuring before you buy is important, both for the user’s comfort and to be sure that a fully opened chair can pass through doorways and hallways inside your home. Be sure to consider the seat width for the user and look carefully at the overall width of the chair, measured from one outside wheel to the other outside wheel, to be certain you’ll have the clearance you need.

Worth A Look: “2 In 1” Transport Wheelchair Options

Innovations in transport wheelchair design have led to models that satisfy two needs. One example is the Drive Duet Transport Chair & Rollator. It has all the features of both mobility devices—users have a rollator when able to walk by themselves and a transport chair that can be pushed by a caregiver. The two position padded contoured back rest can be attached to the front or the back for maximum comfort and convenience. It weighs only 19 pounds and the large 8” casters are good for indoor and outdoor use.

Another choice is the Poly-Fly Lightweight Wheelchair/Transport Chair Combo. It’s a combination wheelchair and transport chair and has quick release 24” wheels and two sets of brakes to convert from one to the other. At 36 pounds, it weighs more than lightweight transport chairs, but less than the average wheelchair—a great compromise considering the savings of buying just one product.