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Transport Wheelchairs - Shower Wheelchairs, Rollators, Commode Wheelchairs & Bariatric Wheelchairs

If you or a loved one needs a transport wheelchair or specialty wheelchair, look no further than Allegro Medical. Ideal for those who need a little extra help getting around, our transport chairs are lightweight and easy to maneuver and our specialty wheelchairs are designed with special features, like recline functionality or chairs made specifically for showering. Massagewarehouse.com proudly carries a wide range of transport and specialty wheelchairs from trusted brands like Nova, Drive, and Medline at the best prices guaranteed. Whether you're looking for transport chairs for clinical or personal use, we have something that will suit your needs.

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  1. Drive Medical Duet Transport Chair & Rollator Combo Drive Medical Duet Transport Chair & Rollator Combo
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  2. Healthline 180 Aluminum Shower Commode Chair - Standard Healthline 180 Aluminum Shower Commode Chair - Standard
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  3. Drive Medical Lightweight Aluminum Transport Wheelchair Drive Medical Lightweight Aluminum Transport Wheelchair
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  4. Nissin Travel Wheelchair - Lightweight Travel Chairs - Each Nissin Travel Wheelchair - Lightweight Travel Chairs - Each
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  6. Fly-Lite Transport Chair Fly-Lite Aluminum Transport Chair 19"
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  7. Nova Comet 329 Lightweight Transport Wheelchair Nova Comet 329 Lightweight Transport Wheelchair
    $249.95
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  8. Healthline 185 Aluminum Shower Commode Chair - Bariatric Healthline 185 Aluminum Shower Commode Chair - Bariatric
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  9. Tracer SX5 Lightweight Manual Wheelchair Tracer SX5 Lightweight Manual Wheelchair
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  10. Aluminum Transport Chair with 8 Wheels Aluminum Transport Chair with 8" Wheels
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  11. Drive Medical Lightweight Aluminum Transport Wheelchair Drive Medical Lightweight Aluminum Transport Wheelchair
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  12. Nova Comet 327 17 inch Lightweight Transport Wheelchair Nova Comet 327 17 inch Lightweight Transport Wheelchair
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  13. Drive Steel Transport Wheelchair Drive Steel Transport Wheelchair
    $151.91 - $155.39
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  14. McKesson Reclining Wheelchair and Detachable Desk Arms McKesson Reclining Wheelchair and Detachable Desk Arms
    $440.31 - $444.23
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  15. Bariatric Heavy Duty Transport Wheelchair with Swing Away Footrest Bariatric Heavy Duty Transport Wheelchair with Swing Away Footrest
    $293.65 - $300.00
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  16. Ultralight Transport Chair - 19 wide seat Ultralight Transport Chair - 19" wide seat
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  17. Drive Bariatric Transport Chair, Blue 22 Drive Bariatric Transport Chair, Blue 22"
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  18. Healthline 190 Aluminum Shower Commode Chair - Tilt - 190-24 - WITH 24 Wheelchair Wheels Healthline 190 Aluminum Shower Commode Chair - Tilt - 190-24 - WITH 24" Wheelchair Wheels
    $1,095.69
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  19. McKesson Transport Chair 19 Lightweight Silver Vein Steel, Fixed Arms, Padded Back - Each McKesson Transport Chair 19" Lightweight Silver Vein Steel, Fixed Arms, Padded Back - Each
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  20. Aluminum Folding Transport Wheelchair with Carry Bag - Each Aluminum Folding Transport Wheelchair with Carry Bag - Each
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What is the difference between a transport wheelchair and a standard wheelchair?

The main difference between a transport wheelchair and a standard wheelchair is wheel size. Since the standard wheelchair user provides the locomotion power, the wheels are large enough for the user to propel the chair with arm power. For example, a typical standard wheelchair has 18” to 24” rear wheels attached to an easy-grip rotating handrail for self-propulsion.

In contrast, a transport chair requires a second person to push the wheelchair occupant to a destination. As a result, a transport chair’s rear wheels are 8” to 12”. Also, transport wheelchairs and traditional wheelchairs have different braking systems. For the pusher’s convenience, transport wheelchairs feature push/pull handbrakes on the back handles, whereas the regular wheelchairs have lever controlled brakes just below the seat.

Additionally, transport wheelchairs are more travel-friendly than standard wheelchairs because they are compact, lightweight, and less bulky than other wheelchairs. You can easily store them in a car trunk or closet.

What is the typical maximum weight capacity of a lightweight transport wheelchair?

A lightweight transport wheelchair typically has a maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds. But some lightweight models can handle as much as 300 pounds. For comparison, heavy-duty wheelchairs have a maximum weight capacity of 450 to 700 pounds. When shopping for a lightweight transport wheelchair, you should test drive it to assess the chair’s ability to accommodate weight in both stationary and mobile conditions.

A transport wheelchair carrying a light person moves with less resistance than one transporting a person with a heavy build. This factor can affect the control and maneuverability of the chair because adding weight increases the chair’s center of gravity and lessens its ability to roll over rigid surfaces and rough ground.

How much does a transport chair weigh?

The weight of the transport chair varies according to type. If you’re looking for the lightest transport chair, the Ultralight Transport Chair- a 19” wide seat weighs around 15 pounds without footrests. Most lightweight wheelchairs weigh 25 pounds or less. However, some transport wheelchairs weigh 35 pounds or more.

Transport chairs are typically lighter than standard wheelchairs because they lack bulky wheelchair accessories like padded armrests, seat cushions, and backrests. As a result, you should factor in accessories and add-ons to your transport wheelchair’s overall weight.

Does Medicare pay for transport wheelchairs?

Like most mobility aids, Medicare Part B covers transport wheelchairs as durable medical equipment (DME). To qualify, your attending physician must turn in a written order that verifies you have a medical need for your transport wheelchair for mobility assistance in your home. The medical document must confirm that your doctor has concluded that you can’t perform routine daily activities without the transport wheelchair, making it an essential part of your treatment. In addition, your doctor and DME supplier must accept Medicare assignments.

Once you satisfy the deductible, Medicare Part B will pay 80% of the approved amount for your transport wheelchair. Medicare will also determine whether you should rent or buy your wheelchair.

How wide are transport wheelchairs?

You can choose between three transport chair sizes: narrow, medium, and wide. The narrow chair with a 17” seat size should comfortably fit users weighing under 120 pounds. For users weighing between 120 and 300 pounds, a medium chair with a 19” seat should provide a good fit. Also, people weighing 300 pounds. have the option of a wide chair with a seat measuring 22” and over. A prime example of a wide transport chair is the Drive Bariatric Transport Chair Blue 22”. It has a reinforced steel frame and a seat width of 22” for extra support.

Do transport wheelchairs fold?

Except for some specialty models, all transport wheelchairs fold to a size that can fit easily in a car or closet. Even the Drive Medical Duet Transport Chair and Rollator Combo folds to the standard 2.5’ high by 9” wide dimensions. This feature makes transport wheelchairs exceptionally convenient for travel or frequent trips around town.


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