The aluminium construction of the Redgum 18″ Hematite Lightweight Transit Wheelchair allows it to have a total net weight of 8 kgs. The aluminum folding frame is powder coated in a deep marble red finish. This type of finish makes it easy to wipe down and keep clean, and harder to scratch. For added comfort, this lightweight transit wheelchair also features padded arm rests and a fold down back rest.
The Hematites’ solid 8″ rear tyres, and 8″ front rubber tyres make for a sturdy ride for the user. The manual brakes are located on the back wheels only. The seat and back rest areas are made from hard wearing and durable nylon upholstery. The swing away leg rests feature non skid/slip foot plates. As well as heel straps on the swing away foot rests, there is also a fitted adjustable seat belt and a storage is located on the back rest.
The Redgum 18″ Hematite Lightweight Transit Wheelchair is such a convenient option for to and from surgery or an operation. This wheelchair is a push along design and is not self operated like the Redgum 20″ Jade Lightweight steel Wheelchair. Being so lightweight, and having such an easy folding mechanism, it folds quite flat making it so easy to transport in most sized vehicles.