Bariatric Wheelchair Hire

Our Bariatric Wheelchair is designed for users from 26 stone through to 50 stone and has a wide 26 inch seat. Made of sturdy steel, it is capable of comfortably taking larger and heavier users.

Product Description

The Bariatric Wheelchair features 60cm self propelling puncture proof rear tyres, double cross brace, detachable desk arms and swing away detachable footplates. It is self-propelled to allow the wheelchair user to propel themselves around, and to also provide a smoother ride when used outside. Convenient push handles at the back allow the wheelchair to be pushed by an attendant too.


The folding frame allows the bariatric wheelchair to be easily stored or transported in the back of a car. However, the steel construction means that the wheelchair is relatively heavy compared to aluminium wheelchairs, and will realistically require two people to lift. Additionally, the larger frame size means that it will take up more space in a car, so it will not fit in the boots of smaller vehicles.


The padded seat sling is comfortable for general use - however for people spending long periods of time in the wheelchair, a comfort cushion is available to hire as an extra for £2 (ex VAT) per week.

For those that need to elevate one or both legs, we also hire out a Bariatric Wheelchair with Elevated Leg Rest.

Key Features

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    Strong steel frame
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    50 stone capacity
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    Extra-wide 26 inch seat
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Hire Service

We offer a flexible hire service ideal for those that might not know how long they need their equipment for. The minimum hire period is just two weeks, and payment is then taken on a fortnightly rolling basis until you return your equipment.

For peace of mind, the team at Wheelfreedom are never far away. We pioneered the original nationwide wheelchair hire service back in 2007, and continue to provide the only all-inclusive rental service to this day. We have helped out tens of thousands of customers, and our service comes with all of the following as standard, with no hidden charges or extras:

  • Full international insurance - with no excess, and wear and tear covered, giving you peace of mind as you travel.

  • Free next-morning replacement - in case of any problems, to keep you mobile.

  • Flexible hire periods - no need to decide in advance how long you want your equipment for, as we understand needs and recovery periods aren't always certain.

  • Range of sizes available - including different seat widths, to provide a comfortable fit for those of different body sizes and shapes. We don't believe that "one size fits all".

  • Next-morning delivery - just order by 3.30 pm.

  • Bespoke foldable transport box - smart and easy to store.

  • Fully serviced and steam-cleaned - so your wheelchair arrives in the condition you'd expect.

  • No notice period for cancellations - we can collect the working day after you contact us.

  • Crash-tested equipment - all our wheelchairs except the Bariatric Wheelchair are fully crash-tested.

  • No deposit taken - to keep things affordable for you.

Product Specification

Weight26kg / 4st 1lb
Crash TestedNo
Folded Width39cm / 15.35in
Wheelchair TypeAdult Wheelchair, Bariatric Wheelchair
Folded Height89cm / 35.04in
Folded Length89cm / 35.04in
Max Seat Depth51cm / 20.08in
Max Seat Width66cm / 25.98in
Min Seat Depth51cm / 20.08in
Min Seat Width66cm / 25.98in
Max Seat Height48cm / 18.90in
Min Seat Height48cm / 18.90in
Weight Capacity317kg / 49st 13lb
Max Overall Width89cm / 35.04in
Min Overall Width89cm / 35.04in
Max Overall Length89cm / 35.04in
Min Overall Length89cm / 35.04in