Wheeldrive Wheelchair Power Assist
Wheeldrive is an innovative new design of wheelchair power add on featuring a unique dual drive hand rim which offers both continuous drive and power assist. The power assist is ideal when you simply need a little extra help when struggling up hills or going the distance. The continuous drive mode is like cruise control control for your wheelchair - just hold your hand on the smaller inner rim and your chair will power itself. This dual drive feature gives you the best of both worlds in that you can retain the active elements of your manual wheelchair but you can turn on the cruise control feature to turn your manual wheelchair into an electric wheelchair.
Why buy from us?
- - A trusted family business since 1846
- - We are lSO9001 accredited
- - We are members of the BHTA
- - We are an NHS and HSE supplier
The innovative WheelDrive power assist is designed to make driving your wheelchair easier - in every situation. And it offers therapeutic benefits at the same time. Due to its unique dual rim concept, WheelDrive not only gives power assistance while self-propelling, it also allows for continues drive. Enjoy more freedom and stay active – in your own manual wheelchair!
WheelDrive features a unique dual rim concept. The large ‘assist rim’ provides extra power assistance while self-propelling your wheelchair. Choose from three support levels, each with their own specific driving characteristics. The small ‘drive rim’ gives you continuous drive at three speed levels - like a 'joystick on the wheel', no effort required. Naturally, switching between both rims is easy. So you always get exactly the support you need!
Using your wheelchair with WheelDrive power assist wheels feels very natural - it is very much like regular self-propelling. You can easily switch the system on and off. Determine the level of support or speed you want and you will soon find how easy it is to switch between both rims. The top speed is 10 km/h (assist rim) / 6 km/h (drive rim). When driving down a slope, the motors will brake automatically - for maximum safety and security.
After prolonged manual wheelchair use, you can experience arm pain and shoulder pain or a decrease in strength. WheelDrive reduces the strain on muscles and joints, and helps to prevent these problems. At the same time, active mobility or exercise is stimulated, allowing you to stay active and independent.
Do you experience arm or shoulder pain, or a decrease in strength? Does your energy level fluctuate a lot during the day? Or is it just too demanding to propel your wheelchair all the time? Then you can benefit greatly from the WheelDrive power assist. However, WheelDrive is also a great solution if you are physically fit and simply want to go further!
Please note that single-hand operation and foot-propelling are not compatible with WheelDrive. In case of decreasing cognitive capacities or spasms the use of this wheelchair power add-on is advised against.
- Power assistance and continuous drive
- Unique dual rim technology
- Assist rim: Power assistance when self propelling
- Drive rim: Continuous drive - no propelling required
- 3 Drive profiles - easy selection with on wheel buttons
- Easy to mount on almost any wheelchair, without extra parts
- Intuitive and safe to drive
- Staying active with less complaints of pain
- 3,8 Ah Lithium Batteries
- Marathon Plus tyres as standard
- Maximum load capacity 130kg
- Maximum speed forwards 10km/h (assist rim), 6km/h (drive rim)
Complete System includes one set 24" drive wheels with quick release axles (QRA) incl;
- Anti-tip, set
- Batteries 3,8 Ah, set
- Charger 24V-1,8 Ah, set
Delivery, Installation & Enhanced Warranty Support Options
Standard Delivery only service.
We offer free courier delivery service on all orders over £100.00 ex VAT in the UK and Ireland excluding Islands and Scottish Highlands
Deliveries to the Highlands and Islands are available but will require a separate quotation supplied by John Preston Healthcare Group.
These items will be delivered direct to you via a courier or groupage service. Larger items of equipment may be delivered on a pallet, you will then need to remove the item from its packaging and carry out any assembly of the item. We, of course can always be contacted for assistance on the phone to help you with this.
Please note this is a normally a roadside delivery service. Larger items will be delivered in a box on a pallet and the driver only delivers to the roadside, therefore you will need to be able to unpack the box or move it to your home. And you may require two people depending on the item you have bought.
Orders under £100.00 are subject to a local area delivery charge as follows:
Mainland England, Scotland and Wales £10.20 inc VAT
Northern Ireland £4.00 Inc VAT
Republic of Ireland £5.60 inc VAT
Postage to Europe, by Courier, Express delivery to Europe by road:
Zone 1 - Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands - £22.50
Zone 2 - Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Poland, Switzerland - £25.00
Zone 3 - Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia - £27.50
Zone 4 - Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Spain, Sweden - £35.00
Please note : Delivery costs apply to products which are 1Kg - 5Kg. Those products which weigh more will be subject to a carriage quotation, which will be discussed with the customer and requirement payment before dispatch.
Please note this is a Roadside delivery service. The Item will be delivered in a box on a pallet and the driver only delivers to the roadside, therefore you will need to be able to unpack the box or move it to your home. And you may require 2 people depending on the item you have bought.
Enhanced Delivery and Installation Service – £114.00 inc. VAT
This enhanced delivery option is fulfilled by our logistics partners Healthcare Distribution Direct, specialists in the white glove delivery and installation of healthcare equipment.
Please note that this option will take longer than the standard delivery service due to availability of engineers in your area. Approximate expected delivery time for enhanced delivery will be around two weeks from the date of order but can be longer on occasion. It may also be delivered quicker if circumstances allow.
Should you proceed with this option, one of our team will contact you to advise delivery date.
Enhanced Delivery & Installation includes;
- Delivery of your order into your home by competent personnel
- Unpacking and assembly of your order
- Adjustment of the equipment to your needs
- A full demonstration on the safe use of your item
- Removal of all packaging
This is ideal for those customers who require assistance with unpacking and assembling an item and for whom the standard kerbside delivery is not an option.
We recommend this option for customers purchasing Mobility scooters particularly larger ones, Electric wheelchairs, electric profiling beds, electric riser recliner chairs, hoists and bath lifts.
This service is available throughout the UK and Ireland excluding the Scottish Highlands and all Islands.
The enhanced delivery option is not eligible for refund once the service has been fulfilled.
If you have any questions about this service just call our helpful team on 028 92 67 70 77 and we will be delighted to help answer any questions that you have.
Enhanced Warranty Package: £125.00 including VAT
Considering buying an electric wheelchair, mobility scooter, electric rise and recline chair, bath lift, hoist or electric profiling beds?
As manufacturers’ warranties do not in general include callouts and labour, we highly recommend our “12 Months Enhanced Warranty Support " which covers the cost of call outs and labour to diagnose faults and fit warranty parts for up to 3 call outs in year one.
Should your product develop a fault we will always try to diagnose the problem by telephone to provide the quickest solution.
If you opt in to the enhanced warranty support we will appoint a competent person to call out and fit parts under warranty and there would be no charge incurred for the call out and labour.
If you don’t opt in to this service, we can either despatch the parts via courier for you to appoint your own fitter or we would offer to arrange a chargeable call out for an engineer to visit.
This enhanced warranty option doesn’t cover the cost of call outs and labour to repair or fit parts not covered under warranty due to damage or customer misuse. In the event of non warranty parts requirements labour and call outs are chargeable at the standard rate.
Installation and Plumbing
Some of our products will require installation by a qualified person such as a plumber, electrician or engineer. This includes the installation of Stairlifts, overhead track hoists, Biobidet toilet washers, level access shower trays and our range of bath tubs. Please contact us if you require this service as this is not included in any of the above options.