In our previous post, we listed specifications for several off-road power wheelchairs.
|Make/Model||Claimed Range||Load Capacity||Cost in U.S. Dollars (USD)|
|Viking 4x4||“19 miles”||352lbs||$9,987|
|Action Trackchair||“6 miles"||n/a||$15,000|
|BIG Bounder H-Frame||n/a||500 lbs||$11,995|
|Global Extreme Nomad||n/a||n/a||$7,495|
|Freedom 6x6||“3 hours"||n/a||$11,000|
|P4 Country 4x4||“18 miles”||262 lbs||n/a|
|Ziesel Tracked All Terrain||“5 hours”||n/a||$30,000|
|V6 Frontier Off Road Powerchair||“20 miles”||400 lbs||$13,665|
|X8 Extreme All Terrain Power Chair||“25 miles”||400 lbs||$15,995|
|Trac About All Terrain Power Chair||"12 miles"||350 lbs||$18,498|
This month New Mobility magazine had an interesting article on Track Vehicles. This article included manufacturers of the wheelchairs highlighted — Action Trackchair, Tank Chair and Trackmaster. The website for the first two included specifications of their wheelchairs but the latter did not. However, only the Action Trackchair listed its range — 6 miles/charge, for both the Action Trackchair and the Action Trackstander. Neither listed the load capacity (rider weight) for their track vehicles.
According to New Mobility, “[P]rices range generally from $10,000 to $15,000.” From the Tank Chair website, both the Tankchair and the Speedster, had a starting price of $19,500. Also, according to New Mobility, “TC Mobility [maker of the Tankchair] is now so busy manufacturing and meeting orders for vets that [the company] has decided [to] temporarily stop taking orders from private, non-vet parties.” So this limits the options of manufacturers of track vehicles at this time!