A mobility scooter can make it possible for many mobility challenged individuals retain their independence, who otherwise may not have been able to go to the grocery store, the drug store, or to the mall. Mobility scooters come in many different shapes and sizes and depending on the type of scooter, it may be better suited to go four wheeling than your car. A mobility scooter is a device, generally electric, that allows a seated individual to move about freely and independently.
There are several heavy duty mobility scooters on the market. A heavy duty mobility scooter is generally not intended to be used inside of smaller structures like homes or in close corners like you might find in some stores. They are intended for the outdoors and have a much higher weight capacity. A heavy duty scooter can take you pretty much anywhere you want to go over most different types of terrain. One incredibly powerful and durable heavy duty mobility scooter is the Pride Hurricane.
It is a 4 wheel drive scooter and with high impact bumpers and fenders it is made to withstand scratches, chips, and dings. With wrap around handles the throttle can easily be operated with thumbs or fingers and it has a maximum speed of 9 mph. To put that speed in perspective this is about 3 times the average walking speed of a young male.
There are many well made and reliable electric mobility scooters on the market today. If you enjoy the outdoors, or if you live on a large spread of land, then a heavy duty scooter, like the Pride Hurricane, is for you.
by Brad Brubaker