FreeWheel Wheelchair Attachment
The FreeWheel Wheelchair Attachment will allow you to travel over difficult terrains with greater ease. That means that you can get to more places and enjoy greater independence.
- Single, larger wheel which provides a smoother ride over rough terrain
- Lightweight and portable
- Attaches to the footrest of most rigid-frame wheelchairs
Convert any wheelchair into an off-roader, and an all-terrainer, with the ingenuous FreeWheel wheelchair attachment, designed by Pat Dougherty. This lightweight and durable attachment made for aircraft quality aluminium attaches easily to almost all kinds of rigid-frame wheelchairs.
The larger single wheel allows you to traverse all kinds of terrains which would normally be difficult with the standard front castors of your wheelchair. These small wheels tend to get bogged down in long grass or on gravel, they have difficulty negotiating curbs, and they make uneven paths or snowy trails a nightmare to navigate. With the FreeWheel, however, you will be able to propel yourself across any kind or terrain unaided, as it raises the chair up off the castors and supports it on the one, much more versatile and practical wheel. When not in use, the FreeWheel wheelchair attachment hangs on the provided ‘perch’ on the back of your chair. To support the FreeWheel wheelchair attachment, your footrest needs to be quite strong, and the depth of the footplate must be at least 127-mm/5-inches.
Chairs with footplates higher than 120-mm/4.7-inches, or at angles greater than 12-degrees, will require a special frame to be able to use the FreeWheel. The set-up is easy, and full instructions are included. Depending on your type of wheelchair, and the footrests, you may need to make a few adjustments, but once done the FreeWheel clips on and off with ease.
Uneven terrains will no longer keep you on the sidelines, and on steep hills, where you may still require a helping hand, your pusher will appreciate how much easier it is to propel you with the FreeWheel Wheelchair Attachment.