5 Best Rear Wheel Drive Power Wheelchairs

 

Rear wheel driven power wheelchairs are equipped with two large drive wheels at the rear of the base, near the power source, and two caster wheels at the front, which makes it easier to propel the chair forward on any terrain and adjust to gradient changes while providing great control.

Rear wheel drive power chairs  also deliver a smooth and stable ride as they are equipped with shock absorbers and independent suspension on all the wheels. Although a rear-driven power wheelchair will turn slower, it gives the user enough time to adjust the joystick and complete the turn successfully.

5 Best Rear Wheel Drive Power Wheelchairs

 

Make

 Model

Weight Capacity

Turning Radius

Merits Health

P710 Atlantis

600 pounds

31.5 inches

Merits Health

P301 Gemini

450 pounds

21 inches

Pacesaver

Scout M1-350

350 pounds

28.8 inches

Shoprider

Streamer Sport

300 pounds

25.5 inches

EWheels

EW-M31

300 pounds

31 inches

 

1. Merits P710 Atlantis Heavy Duty Electric Power Wheelchair

The Merits P710 is a heavy-duty rear-wheel driven power wheelchair with weight capacity of 600 pounds, one of the highest on the market today, and with outstanding power and stability.

This unit is propelled by powerful high power dual inline motors that can easily climb inclines of 10 degrees without hassle. The motors are equipped with an advanced braking system which prevents rolling back while the wheelchair is stationery.

The brakes can also recover lost kinetic energy, which it then feeds back into the batteries for future use.

The P710 Atlantis has a 24 inch extra wide seat with a high seat back, adjustable armrests and footplate.

The Merits P710 Atlantis has a maximum operating range of 32 miles, top speed of 5 mph, a turning radius of 31.5 inches and ground clearance of 3 inches.

2. Merits Health P301 Gemini Rear Wheel Drive Electric Wheelchair

The Merits Health P301 Gemini is a powerful rear-wheel driven powerchair with an elevating seat option, which can raise or lower the seat by 10-inches.

The P301 Gemini runs off two 50Ah batteries, with enough power to give it a long battery range. This unit is equipped with a unique suspension system and a sophisticated programmable controller.

It has a comfortable 22-inch captain seat that swivels and folds, an adjustable head and backrest and a footplate.  

The Merits P301 Gemini has a weight capacity of 450 pounds, a maximum operating range of 20 miles, top speed of 5 mph, a turning radius of 21 inches and ground clearance of 4 inches.

3. Pacesaver Scout M1-350 Electric Power Wheelchair

The Pacesaver Scout M1-350 is another rear-wheel driven powerchair with front and rear drive programs. It comes with a patented flip-a-switch directional drive feature. This lets you switch from rear wheel to front wheel drive in a few seconds.

The Pacesaver Scout M1-350 has a weight capacity of 350 pounds, a maximum operating range of 25 miles, top speed of 4.1 mph, a turning radius of 28.8 inches and ground clearance of 2 inches.

4. Shoprider Streamer Sport Rear-Wheel Drive Power Chair – 888WA

The Shoprider Streamer Sport is a mid-size rear-wheel driven power wheelchair with excellent maneuvering capabilities allowing you to move around nimbly and precisely.

Power on this unit is provided by a U1 battery. It comes standard with self-diagnosing controllers, an off-board charger, and electromagnetic braking system.

The unit is equipped with a 19-inch adjustable seat and adjustable armrests, which fold up for easy transportation.

The Shoprider Streamer Sport has a weight capacity of 300 pounds, a maximum operating range of 8 miles, top speed of 5 mph, a turning radius of 25.5 inches and ground clearance of 3 inches.

5. EWheels EW-M31 Compact Power Chair

The EWheels EW-M31 is an affordable rear-driven power wheelchair with standard features. It is perfect for both the indoors and the outdoors.

It is equipped with an 18.5-inch adjustable captain’s seat that swivels and has adjustable headrest, seat back and armrests. 

The EW-M31 has an electro-mechanical braking system and a large vertically or horizontally adjustable footplate.

The EWheels EW-M31 has a weight capacity of 300 pounds, a maximum operating range of 15.2 miles, top speed of 4 mph, a turning radius of 31 inches and ground clearance of 2.4 inches.

Conclusion

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