Sunday, August 14, 2011

Action TrackChair Review

Let’s review the Action TrackChair all-terrain wheelchair.  First let’s take a look at it straight from the factory, and its specifications.


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Height38 Inches
WidthModel SM: 33"
Model ST: 37", 39", 41", and 43"
Length42" / 48" w/ rear idlers
Weight350 lbs Approx.
Seat Height24 inches
Tilt angle for Chair20 degrees each way - ST Model Only
Track Size6.5″ x 90″
BatteriesTwo 12 volt Wheelchair Batteries
ControlsWheelchair Controls
Motors24 volt DC 24:1 ratio high thrust motor
Speed4-6 MPH
Turning RadiusZero
Width Between ArmrestsModel SM: 14"
Model ST: 18", 20", 22", and 24"
Ground Clearance3.5 inches
Battery Charger8 Amp
RangeVariable up to 10 Miles
Foot RestAdjustable Standard or Flip up
Accessory HoldersTwo on each side and two on back of chair
Lap BeltStandard
Warranty One year

For a paraplegic or an individual with upper body movement, this chair is perfect right from the factory in my opinion.

It is extremely well designed and capable of going over, through or around most types of terrain the average individual would like to traverse.  Unless you were purposely trying to get this wheelchair stuck, I believe you would be very pleased with its abilities.

The chair has five speeds which range from extremely slow( #1-3 in order to climb over logs etc.) to 80-100% of maximum power (#4-5) in order to cross fields or flat terrain. Once you master the control stick you can easily move about at maximum speed.  None of the speeds are extremely fast, but that is not what this wheelchair is designed for. The Manufacturer has balanced the speed controls to maximize the full potential battery life

The Action TrackChair comes with an onboard battery charger which is extremely quiet when charging the two dry cell batteries overnight.  Some wheelchair battery chargers are very noisy, thankfully this one is quiet.  The batteries were fully charged and ready to roll after 12 hours.

This chair operates flawlessly in the outdoors.  It is surprisingly quiet while moving over leaves, grass, mud etc.  It would be impossible to try and stalk game, due to breaking sticks etc. but it is quite getting to the ground blind.

I live in southwestern Pennsylvania, we have a variety of hunting land.  I can honestly say I can now go almost anywhere I choose to hunt thanks to the Action TrackChair.  It crosses small streams, goes through mud, high weeds, gravel or loose stones without spinning a track.

When I became paralyzed from the chest down in 1999, I thought I would never be able to go bow hunting again.  I gave away all of my hunting equipment and gave up the idea of enjoying the outdoors that I love so much.

It took me many years to get strong enough to want to experience hunting again.  Then the challenge became getting the right equipment to enable me to hunt as independently as possible. 

Groups such as Dreams Become Reality. Wild and companies like Be provide the resources and volunteers necessary to help individuals with disabilities get back to the outdoors. 

Having the right equipment gets me into the ground blind where I have the opportunity to harvest a mature whitetail buck or old Tom turkey.  Good luck to all of you disabled hunters, don’t let what you can’t do influence what you can.

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